Category Archives: Updates

Catamount Race Team Jackets (Last Call!)

Last call for Catamount Ski team jacket orders! SYNC order will be finalized Monday morning, get yours today!

Steps on how to use the store:

  1. Navigate to: http://teams.syncperformance.com/teamlogin/
  2. Use this password in the “Organization Members” field on the right: catamountski
  3. Place your order and it will be shipped to your home!

If you are wondering about sizing – you can find the size chart here:  https://www.syncperformance.com/pages/size-chart

If you need more info about specifics for each item, you can check out their main website for the items you are interested in:  https://www.syncperformance.com/

Sorry for the inconvenience and thank you!

NOTE: If you have any questions about your order please contact Tara Mann:  mann.tara@gmail.com  

Catamount Race Team Jackets (Reminder)

Last reminder , Get your Jacket Orders in !  Thursday, November 1st. Final deadline

Steps on how to use the store:

  1. Navigate to: http://teams.syncperformance.com/teamlogin/
  2. Use this password in the “Organization Members” field on the right: catamountski
  3. Place your order and it will be shipped to your home!

If you are wondering about sizing – you can find the size chart here:  https://www.syncperformance.com/pages/size-chart

If you need more info about specifics for each item, you can check out their main website for the items you are interested in:  https://www.syncperformance.com/

Sorry for the inconvenience and thank you!

NOTE: If you have any questions about your order please contact Tara Mann:  mann.tara@gmail.com  

Catamount Race Team Jackets (Reminder)

There were technical issues with the “SYNC Performance store” and some parents had problems finalizing their orders.

These issues have now been resolved and to give everyone ample time to order, the deadline has been extended to Thursday, November 1st.

Steps on how to use the store:

  1. Navigate to: http://teams.syncperformance.com/teamlogin/
  2. Use this password in the “Organization Members” field on the right: catamountski
  3. Place your order and it will be shipped to your home!

If you are wondering about sizing – you can find the size chart here:  https://www.syncperformance.com/pages/size-chart

If you need more info about specifics for each item, you can check out their main website for the items you are interested in:  https://www.syncperformance.com/

Sorry for the inconvenience and thank you!

NOTE: If you have any questions about your order please contact Tara Mann:  mann.tara@gmail.com  

Catamount Race Team Jackets

Dear Catamount Racers, Parents and Coaches:

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.

Featured Products:

  • Championship Jacket ($119): Same jacket as last year in 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

Steps on how to use the store:

  1. Navigate to: http://teams.syncperformance.com/teamlogin/
  2. Use this password in the “Organization Members” field on the right: catamountski
  3. Place your order and it will be shipped to your home!

If you are wondering about sizing – you can find the size chart here:  https://www.syncperformance.com/pages/size-chart

If you need more info about specifics for each item, you can check out their main website for the items you are interested in:  https://www.syncperformance.com/

Thank you, Coach Sonia

NOTE: If you have any questions about your order please contact Tara Mann:  mann.tara@gmail.com  

Catamount Racing 2018/2019

HELLO CATAMOUNT RACERS !
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.
AND
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.
-Steve Adams

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

Catamount Race Report

Greetings,

Headed for the annals of alpine ski racing, February 5, 2017, will be heralded  as a banner day on all fronts. Our course crew had the course set and ready for inspection by 8:30, missing gate judges accounted for and in place for the first run, forerunners at the start area and on course by 9:00, timing system fully operationally after a day of trial-and-error on Saturday, coaches and racers ready to go for a 9:10 first run start, no delays impeding a second run, parents cheering section fired up, Dohr family antelope stew simmering and savored by many, no protests filed, results tabulated and ready for coach review in record setting time (thanks Glen and company), award ceremony capping the end of an exciting and fun-filled day, families safely heading home with several hours of day light to navigate by.

Catamount’s IC attendance of 115 racers surpassed the previous record which stood at 105 competitors; both records were set at our home course.   Sixty two boys and 53 girls accepted the formidable GS challenge.  Aside for a few minor lapses, Catamount racers finished clean and unscathed from their experience.

Trips to the podium were equally represented by our girl and boy teams.  A total of 31 racers (29%) earned this recognition;16 girls (30%) and 15 boys (24%) respectively.  An additional 28 competitors (59 total or 51%)  turned up the heat and raced to top 10 finishes.  Separated by gender, 31 girls (58% of their total) and 28 boys (45%) demonstrated that they posses the requisite skills to advance up the ranks and avoid playing second fiddle to any and all challengers.

An equal number of classes exist for girls (7) and boys (7).  In other words, there is the opportunity for 14 racers to reach the top rung (first place honors) in their respective divisions (U7 thru U13/15).  Ten Catamount racers effectively managed their resources, e.g., attitudes, skills and tactics and definitively earned the accolade of first place  finisher.  Viewed in other terms, Catamount racers were only 29% shy of completing a sweep of first place finishes.

Posting the 2 fastest combined efforts for the day were celebrated by Catamount racers.  On the boys side of the ledger, U12 Ryan O’Claffy’s  execution  of combined skills and effort accomplished this feat.  The Glatt Bros were on a mission and close in pursuit to attain the honor.  Sydney Dohr persevered and out performed the remaining field of girls to claim overall recognition.

Training attendance and our team’s work ethic has been impeccable this season.  Factors such as these contribute to the overall enthusiasm and team achievements.  Bravo!

“If there were an instrument by which to measure desire, one could foretell achievement”-
Willa Cather

Regards,
John Greaser

Butternut Race Report

Greetings,
 
Catamount racers kicked off, or more appropriately, kicked out of the start gate with a contingent of 97 competitors at the first race of the season. This total far surpasses any previous turnout for the season’s opener.  Fifty one boys and 46 girls were up for the challenge provided by Butternut’s GS course.  29 (30% of total) racers earned top 5 recognition.  When separated by gender, honors go to 17 girls  (37%) and 12 boys (24%) respectively.  Girls managed to place a team member from each age bracket (total of 7) on top of the podium.  Boys secured a podium rung in 6 out of their 7 brackets.  
 
When extending our focus to top 10 finishes, our racers demonstrated parity with 25 girls and 24 boys respectively achieving this status (49 total or 51%).
 
Vying for a sweep of top 5 finishes in the girls division were U8s and U12s.  Four racers from each bracket landed on the podium.  On the boy’s side, U13-15s narrowly missed a top five sweep with 3 podium qualifiers.
 
The day was fault free with 0 DNFS and DQS. 
 
Over the past several years, Catamount racers have consistently captured honors for the fastest time of the day.  Matthew Glatt kept the tradition alive by posting the fastest boy’s time of the day.
 
Koodos to coaches and parents for the ongoing support and commitment to make IC 2016-17 race season another successful one.  Rain, sleet, sparse cover, you name it, our race family has demonstrated that perseverance and an optimistic attitude can over come adversity.  Across all age groups, our racers have demonstrated improvement in both their technical prowess and tactical race savy.  Looking forward to another record setting attendance for our home race.
 
Regards,
 
John Greaser