Dear U16 parents and athletes,
We had a great turn out for our Tuning Clinic and Pizza party on January 30th. Thank you to Coach Charles and Coach Pat for leading the clinic. If you missed it and have any questions about tuning or equipment, please don’t hesitate to ask your coaches.
Catamount’s very own tuning shop can do race tunes and is offering a discount to all racers: $200 for the season, for one race tune per week! Races tunes (wax and side edges) are $40.
U16/U19 Schaefer Cup SL recap:
U16s had a great start at the SL Schaefer Cup Race on Tuesday. Conditions were difficult, especially the 1st run for our boys (which saw ruts as large as we had in training over the camp) however our U16s stuck it out and finished! If you were not following along live timing this Tuesday, you can see the results posted here:
Friday, January 3rd, bonus training day. Both GS and SL gear (including armor)
Racers will meet at 9:30am for warm-up, then meet the coaches on Race Slope in SL gates for 2 hours. After the SL gate training, we will be in GS skis for directed free skiing with coaches. All U16 and U19 racers available are welcome.
U16 GS Qualifier Race @Berkshire East – January 4th
Our next U16 race is a GS at Berkshire East this Saturday, January 4th. Please make sure you have registered! Thank you to Tara Mann for looking into a race fee discount at Berkshire East, all Cat racers will get a 10$ club discount. However, make sure to bring your season pass on race day, you won’t be issued a ticket.
Race Day Info:
Registration at the Beast is from 7:00-7:45 am on the 2nd floor of the main lodge. Load the lift at 7:45a for inspection beginning at 8:00 am. The race is scheduled to begin at the end of inspection around 9 am. Make sure to get there early so your racer can get a proper inspection of the course. They are responsible for making their way to the start BEFORE their bib # is called. If a racer misses their start, they will automatically be placed at the end of the run. The order of this race is as follows: Women first, then Men. Seeding will be based upon current USSA points by discipline. Random Seed Draw for the 15 athletes with the lowest points. 990s will be randomly seeded after racers with points. At the end of the 1st run, the course is reset and then re-opened for inspection. The 2nd run should begin about an hour after the last racer finishes their 1st run. The second run start order will be flip 30 based upon first run finish time. DSQ/DNF, if allowed to run, will run bib order.
U16/19 GS Race at Berkshire East – January 5th (originally Dec 31st)
If you are planning to attend, please register right away so coaches know how many racers plan to stay back at Catamount for training. Those staying back will train SL for the upcoming January 11th SL race at Bousquet.
We wish everyone a happy and healthy new year!
You U16 Coaches: Sonia, Charles and Greg.