THE MAGIC RACE ON SUNDAY HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO THE SNOW STORM. WE WILL HAVE FUN AT STRATTON INSTEAD! Once we have a new date for the race, we will let you know.
Last weekend was very productive. We had an indoor session to discuss GL racing, and trained for this weekend’s busy schedule.
Friday Training: 9:00 - 11:30am and 12:30 - 2:30pm. GS training. Please remember that you must RSVP through the RSVP form on Thursday.
Saturday: Please see the schedule below for the Wengen Jr World Cup GS race. The athletes will be randomly chosen for a National Team assignments and will keep the same team for all 3 Jr World Cup races. GS suits are allowed. If the athletes have side-zips pants, please have them practice taking them off and on.
Wengen, Switerland the world-cup giant slalom run on the Kuonisbärgli (aka Suntanner)
8:30am Team meeting
9:15am Team Inspection of the Adelboden GS on Suntanner
9:45am-ISH Start 1st Run
10:45am-ISH 2nd Run. No break. 2nd run starts immediately after 1st run.
11:45am-ISH Group Photo at the Race Finish
12:00 – 1:00pm Lunch
1:15pm Awards outside the Mountain Sports School
Afternoon ski training following award to practice for the Skills Assessment
Parents, family and friends are welcome to line the Finish area and take as many photos as possible. The race course will be closed to only racers, coaches and race officials. Looking forward to watching the top athletes from Austria, Canada, Croatia, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and USA compete in this famous Swiss GS event.
Sunday: Dual GS at Magic
Registration: 7:30 am to 8:30 am in the lower level of the base lodge. On site USSA and VARA registration is Internet access dependent. All athletes should have proper credentials in place prior to registration. All Vermont affiliated athletes should be members of VARA and USSA.
Entry fee: $45. Athlete’s bib is lift ticket. Cash or Checks Only.
Parent tickets are available at the registration table.
All Volunteers welcome! You may offer to volunteer.
The course is on Showoff, accessed by the Red chair.
Inspection: 8:15 to 9:10. Inspection by side slip only. Do not slip the race line..
Start time: 9:30 am women followed by men – Red course, Blue course - second run (opposite color) will take place immediate following the completion of the Men’s run.
Second RACE will start approximately one hour after completion of first race.
Bib return: at the finish line or in the base lodge.
Awards will be on back deck approx. 45 minutes after completion of the race
Please note that GS suits may only be worn as an under layer. They cannot be seen (no training shorts)
Monday 8:30 - 11:30am and 12:30 - 3:00pm. We will be changing our focus to slalom so that we are prepared for the Bromley race.
A Few Notes:
· Please ensure that the athlete skis are kept sharp. If they are not sharp the athlete loses confident as they slide around the race courses and mountain. It is much easier to go faster in a race course if you know your skis will hold. Most of the shops in the area have a seasonal sharpening program which is much more economical.
· Please ensure that your athlete is dressed warmly and have hand warmers, (if necessary). Dressing in layers is the best way to keep the athletes warm. Also, if we the forecast is for “clear snow” (rain), please dress appropriately. It is usually warm; however, having rain gear is very helpful.
Fun, fun, fun,