Tristate U16 Championships this weekend!!!

Hey U16’s!

Just a reminder that U16 Championships are this coming weekend at Jiminy Peak! Registration ends Wednesday, February 21st at noon!  For details, click here.

SL will be on Saturday and GS will be on Sunday so make sure that you bring the correct equipment for the right day!  Also a reminder to have your skis tuned properly and that you apply the correct wax for warm temperatures (between 35-42 deg F).  I suggest something with flourinated wax like Swix F4.

John Thompson (aka Oliver’s Dad) made a reservation for 10 at Patrick’s pub in Pittsfield for Saturday night at 6:00pm.
Please email by Thursday if you plan on attending so he can adjust the reservation up or down if needed.  John’s cell#: 646-467-4790
Looking forward to seeing you all this weekend!
Coach Pat
“Ski fast…Take chances…”


Interclub refunds and registration

Anyone who had already registered through 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 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.


Tristate U16’s! Weekend Update!

Hey U16’s!

Big thanks to Katie and Chris Cashen for hosting the End-of-the-Season Party for Tristate Racers!  The food was delicious and it was great to have all the racers and parents under one big tent!  I especially love the turn around by the kids with their paper plate awards for the coaches!

Saturday, February 17 – GS Training on Lower Alley Cat; Sunday, February 18 – SL Training on Lower Alley Cat

We will be training GS on Saturday then SL on Sunday in preparation for the upcoming U16 Championships @ Jiminy Peak the following weekend.  Please warm up at the Quad @ 8:25am and meet your coach to head up for your warm up run and inspection of the course when it’s ready.

Parent volunteers, thank you so much for your help last Sunday in the rain!  We will need your help again to set up the B-Netting in the AM on Saturday.  Please meet up at the Pump House at the top of Lower Alley Cat when the Quad opens.  Since we will train SL on Sunday on Lower Alley Cat, we will leave the fencing up overnight.  We can really use your help on Sunday at 12 Noon to break down the course and B-Netting.

Reminder – No training on President’s Day, Monday!

Looking forward to seeing you all!

Coach Pat

“Ski fast…Take chances…”




U14 Championship Qualifiers

Thank you for waiting patiently! We finally have the names of the qualifiers for the U14 Tri-State Championships held March 3rd and 4th at Berkshire East. Congratulations to our racers for their accomplishment, we are very proud to send such a strong group of racers. From here, Eastern and Piche Qualifiers will be determined. Registration is open on

A big thanks to Doug Mann for compiling the stats for Tri-State!

Gregory Levin
Ionnis Schatmann
Alexandre Gagnon
Parker Levin
Jonathan Dase
Philip Mann
Connolly Cashen
Quentin Balboni

Charlotte Van Der Linden
Eleanor Smith
Haley Olson
Sydney Weinberg
Ruby Blunt
Georgia Maitland

First Alternate: Sorrell Reeves

Tristate U16’s Bousquet SL & Weekend Update!

Hey U16’s!

Saturday, February 10 – Bousquet SL

Just a reminder that registration for our last SL race of the regular season ends at noon today!  Make sure to register at Here’s the info for the race!  Click here.


Saturday Night – End-of-the-Season Party @ the Cashen’s

All TS racers and family members are invited:
Tri-State Pot Luck & BBQ Social and Paper Plate Awards – Feb 10th @ 5pm 
The Cashen’s will once again host the best event of the year, our Tri-State Social and Paper Plate awards!! THANK YOU CASHENS!! This is a huge undertaking and we will need all your help to make it a success. Please sign up and let us know what you will be able to bring. Thank you, Tara, for making the sign-up sheet!

Sign up Genius form click here –

LOCATION – (about 20 minutes from Catamount just off Rte 23),  81 Roxbury Road | Hudson, NY 12513

Again, this is for ALL TS – U12/14/16/19 Athlete’s, family members and coaches!!
Any questions please let me know and see you all there.
Coach Charles.
Sunday, February 11th – GS Training on Lower Alley Cat
In preparation for U16 Championships @ Jiminy Peak, we will be sharing a course


Sunday, February 11 – GS training on Lower Alley Cat

In preparation for the U16 Championships @ Jiminy Peak, we will train GS along with the U12/14’s on Lower Alley Cat.  Make sure to remove your chin guard and bring your GS skis/poles! Please meet Coach Pat at the Quad at 8:25am sharp to warm up.

Parent volunteers!  We can really use your help setting up fencing in the AM and breaking it (and the course) down at 12 noon!  Please report to the pump house at the top of Lower Alley Cat when the Quad opens and again at 12 noon!

See you this weekend!

Coach Pat

“Ski fast…Take chances…”

Tristate U16 Race & Weekend Update!

Hey U16’s!

Wachusett Mountain GS

What a great race at the Wachusett Mountain GS last Sunday for Team Catamount!  Congratulations to Winnie Mann for her 4th place finish!  And there were so many other great performances as well by our boys and girls!  A 12th and 13th place from Frannie Mann and Ava Amuso, a 13th place 2nd run by Lael Cashen, an 11th place 1st run for Ethan Leifer, and a 12th place 2nd run from Dax Roy!

SL training this weekend

This Saturday AND Sunday we will be training SL on Race Slope in preparation for our SL race next Saturday @ Bousquet.  Please be ready to meet your coach at the Quad @ 8:25am on both days!  Please bring your SL skis and equipment for the weekend.

Jiminy Peak U19 GS

Any U16 going to this race should pair up or inspect in groups and check in with Coach Mark and Coach Ken at different key spots in the course.  Since you will be missing SL training, have a goal for the day; race and free ski with a purpose.

Coach Pat

“Ski fast…Take chances…”



Tristate U16’s Weekend Update!

Hey U16 Racers!

Saturday U19 Beast GS

Any U16 racers racing @ Beast on Saturday should check in with Coach Ken and Coach Mark for inspection and getting staged for your runs!  Make sure to make use of the day with free skiing on the side of Competition or on Flying Cloud.  Work on pressure before the fall line and releasing before the transition as that will be our focus during Saturday training @ Catamount.

Saturday Training GS

We will be training on Lower Alley Cat on Saturday in preparation for the Wachusett GS on Sunday. Training on Lower Alley runs from 8:25am – 12:00pm and we will again need parent assistance at 8:30am and 12:00pm to set up and break down fencing. A reminder to racers to remove your chin guards.  We will then ski together as a group from 1:00-2:00pm after lunch to continue our focus on generating speed in the turn with early pressure and release!

Sunday Wachusett Mountain GS Race

If you missed it, you can still register the morning of the race but a $10 late fee will apply and you will be placed at the back of the pack for the 1st run.  2nd run seeding will be 1st run dependent with the usual flip 30.

Registration starts at 7:30am in the Granite Room of the base lodge. Course inspection begins around 8:15am, forerunners run at 9:10 and the race begins at 9:30.   Click here for information about the event.

See you at the mountain!

Coach Pat

“Ski fast…Take chances…”