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Berkshire East Interclub Race Postponed

The Berkshire East Interclub Race will be Postponed, most likely occurring in March. There is an expectation that the Blandford Race will be cancelled. We do not have a clear understanding of the issues but Blandford was scheduled to hold a number of races this year and has been unable to open due to lift issues. this has caused a massive scheduling problem.

INTERCLUB RACE Sunday 1/21 at Butternut

Hi Everyone,

Below is the scheduled agenda for the Butternut Race Event on Sunday 1/21:

Registration 7:00 to 8:00 in the Upper Lodge, room closest main mountain

Coaches Meeting 8:00-8:15 at Timing Building

Inspection 8:15

Inspection Closes 8:50

8:50 No Movement on the Hill

Forerunner 8:55

Race Start  9:00

 

Please note there will be no free-skiing on the race hill during the race.  Only coaches will be able to transport jackets while side slipping down the race course to transport jackets.  Athletes and parents will be sent down to skier’s right Chute/Nuthatch Trials to get to the bottom.

Second run will begin 1 hour after first run finishes

Coffee will be served at Registration

All athletes except Butternut will get lift tickets

Parents and family lift tickets $25.00

Skillsquest will run concurrent with GS (planned morning only as necessary)

10 year old and up  will start in skills quest/6 to 9 yr old after their first run.

Athletes can do Skillsquest multiple times but should not interfere with there scheduled run.

 

Reminder No Day of Registration will be allowed.

Interclub Year End Celebration

Yesterday may have been the last race, but its cold, they just made snow so its not over yet. This Saturday (March 11) we will have a fun skiing day followed by a celebration with awards for our racers and recognition of our dedicated coaches.

Party at 2pm-ish, PA to provide Pizza and Parents are encouraged to support the potluck. I have a sign up at:

http://www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C054AAEA628A7F58-interclub

It may have been a long season of early mornings but we encourage you to keep your kids skiing for the few weeks that are left. This is the time of the year that all those practices and drills get perfected and added to muscle memory.

Otis Recap

Greetings,

The excursion to the Otis SL race was attended by fewer Catamount racers (39 total) than the average turnout to this competition for the past several seasons. Do in part of course because our U8s were held in lock down at our home base. However, the day turned out to be productive for the contingent of Catamount racers who competed. Although the course set was quite cut and dry, surface conditions presented a stimulating challenge. In spite of this factor, our racers, determined as always, deciphered tactics to pass this test. A few miscalculations culminated in a total of 9 faults (DSQs & DNFs) for the two combined runs. Quite minuscule when tabulated across a total of 78 runs for our racers. Percentage wise this total amounts to 0.1%

Trips to the podium were well represented by Cat racers. Nine girls (43% of total) raced to top 5 finishes. Another 5 girls joined the podium finishers to expand results to top 10 achievements (67% of total). Boys were equally represented on the podium with 7 top honors (39% of total). Seven additional teammates earned top 10 finishes (78% of total). Mathew Glatt, who is on his way to Pische finals, added another “fastest boy” title to his dossier for the season.

With one remaining race, Bousquet GS, one of our goals should be to increase representation for this event. Our racers have demonstrated grit, tenacity, perseverance, and a desire to improve their racing prowess throughout the season. They should have the opportunity to show case their efforts and hard work. Weather permitting, two runs are scheduled for this final competition. All Aboard!

Regards,

John Greaser

Tristate U12 & U14 racers this weekend!

Good luck to all of our U12 racers who will be competing at U12 Championships this coming weekend at Blandford Ski area!!!

For our U14 racers, we will be training SL on Saturday on Race Slope (and Lower Alley Cat with the U16’s and U19’s for racers going to Piche/Easterns) and GS on Sunday on Lower Alley Cat with the U16’s and U19’s. If the weather does not hold up or there is not enough snow, then GS training will occur on Race Slope.

Coach Pat

“Ski fast…Take chances…”