This info is primarily for parents of Tri-State athletes but it is available and important for all.
US Ski & Snowboard now requires all the coaches and volunteers to complete a background screening and also to complete a course administered by the US Center for SafeSport. Catamount coaches are no exceptions and they have taken the training.
Recently, the US Center for SafeSport also published a Parent Toolkit to help you understand how best to help your child understand and identify Physical, Emotional and Sexual Abuse. The toolkit also outlines what to do if you suspect something is wrong.
The toolkit is very extensive. It is broken down into sections based on a child’s age and how best to deal with discussing these issues based on their age. We suggest you read through the full booklet but at a minimum the sections that apply to you and your children. The information in the booklet is not only applicable to ski racing or Catamount but really applicable to any difficult situation a child could end up in. It is a great resource for parents.
If you have any questions, there are multiple resources at the end of the booklet that can help.
This year our Catamount Race Team will again be offering high-quality SYNC Performance products to outfit our athletes. The team store has a lot of great new options for you and your athlete at discounted prices. An especially big thank you to Michael Leifer for arranging this for us once again!
PLEASE NOTE: each item must have a minimum of 5 orders to process. You will be reimbursed should any item not reach this minimum amount.
The Deadline for Orders will be Sunday, October 28th – expected delivery Date will be around December 15th – 20th.
Championship Jacket ($119): Same jacket as last yearin Black for Tristate Racers – great jacket to wear on and off the mountain featuring a large “Catamount Alpine Racing Team” logo on the back and with USSA Logo and Tristate Logo On Sleeve
Junior Blaster Parka ($199): in Red for Interclub Racers– warm (insulated 160mg – much warmer for younger racers) and waterproof with an arctic collar and helmet-compatible hood. The race red color makes sure your athlete will stand out on the mountain and stays warm & dry! Has the same logo as the black jacket – large “Catamount Alpine Racing Team” logo and USSA Logo on Sleeve
Training Jacket ($119): In men’s and women’s styles with a full zip and comes in a number of colors. Great breathable stretch layering piece for on the mountain or off the mountain with the USSA Logo on side
Training Vest ($97): In men’s cut, features a double-knit weave to maintain your core warmth for optimal performance No Logos for those who don’t like logos
Men’s Switchback Vest ($134): In men’s cut, stylish black/silver color in a lightweight, waterproof, breathable with a drawcord at the waist – USSA Logo Logo on the sleeve
Women’s Puffy Vest ($119): A versatile vest for wearing over a long sleeve layer or jacket, great weatherproofing and hood to hold off the cold with USSA Logo on the sleeve
Locker Pack ($97): In black or red is all you need to carry everything to the hill and back. It’s like having a ski locker with you
The 2018/2019 Race season is fast aproaching. We look forward to a great new season at catamount this year and can’t wait to see everyone again.
First and foremost, please submit your team registration forms ASAP to take advantage of the pre season pricing which ends on 10/ 31. The forms are currently out of date on the website, we are waiting for that to be resolved, until then please fill out the follow form and specify 2018/2019. CATAMOUNT RACING REGISTRATION FORM
Second, We want to let everyone know about a couple equipment events coming up
“Racer’s Night” at Ski Haus , rt. 7 New Milford, CT. Where you will recieve special pricing and discounts on you equipment for the upcoming season, as well as access to numerous representatives from several companies. This event will take place on Saturday October 6th 5pm to 8pm.
The “Used Equipment and Clothing Consignment Sale” at Butternut Ski Area.
Proceeds to benefit the Ski Butternut Adaptive Program.
Shopping Hours: Saturday 10/6 to Monday10/8; 12pm to 5pm
Drop off Hours: Friday 10/5 from 2pm to 5pm or Saturday 10/6 from 10am to 12pm
(Unsold items must be picked up on Monday, 10/8 by 5PM or they will be donated to charity
Lastly if you have any questions along the way do not hesitate to ask. Please keep an eye out for upcoming news regarding racing. We will but posting and early calendar very soon.
Looking forward to tomorrow’s race and end of year party! Please try to arrive at mountain by 830 so we can have an accurate list of participants.
All racers should meet their coaches at the Catamount chair as usual at 9 sharp to ski and then inspect when course is ready.
We will plan on starting the race at 10. There will be 2 timed runs (run without a lunch break)
At the end of the second run, we hope that some parents and coaches will give the course a try- and will have all the racers gathered at the bottom of the course to cheer!! Maybe we can get a group photo then.
After the race, we will meet in the taconic lodge for a pizza and pot luck party/end of year interclub party with awards for all and trophies for race winners. Feel free to bring a dish, beverage, utensils, cups, or napkins to contribute to the pot luck.
We could use help tomorrow with race and party. Please check when you arrive as to how you can help.
Anyone who had already registered through adminskiracing.com for the Blanford race event should have received a refund on Feb. 2nd .
The Butternut event on Saturday 3/3 will be considered a new and separate event. If you have not already done so, you will need to register your interclub racer / racers at adminskiracing.com ASAP. Butternut will not accept same day registrations.
If you have not yet registered for the Otis event ( (8 and up Event Only )(training at catamount for 7 and under)) on Sunday 2/25 or Bousquet on Sunday 3/4 please do so as well.
Our Last Event on Saturday March 10th at Catamount will be a fun end of season event and there will be no registration required. Pizza party following the event.