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Year of Birth: 2009-2010

The U10 program focuses on building strong free skiing technique with an introduction to ski racing. Basic balance and skiing fundamentals will be promoted as well as an introduction to race training. The 4-5 Southern Vermont Council races scheduled are designed to give the participants the opportunity to experience fun competition. Athletes are required to be members of the Vermont Alpine Racing Association (VARA) and US Ski & Snowboard. No 'soft ear' helmets are permitted. 

Times: 8:30am to 3pm (Lunch 11:30am to 12:30pm). Year of Birth: 2009 & 2010

U10 March 15th - 17th

Hi everyone,

I hope you are looking forward to this very busy weekend.   On Saturday we have our last World Cup race and the SWSC Awards Banquet.  On Sunday we will train for the Club Championship next weekend.  Last Sunday the athletes did a good job at Willard in the interesting weather.  Congrats to all U10s who participated, and to the top 10 finishers.



3 Morgan Dennes

5 Chase Hamilton

4 Rosario Holscher

6 Roarke Greenberg

5 Evangeline Okie

7 Brenner Rosen

6 Miriam Baron

8 Ian Zwick


The results for the Willard race can be found at VARA thru this link: https://www.vara.org/results/willard

Friday Training: 9:00 - 11:30am and 12:30 - 2:30pm.  Training. Please remember that you must RSVP through the RSVP form on Thursday.

Saturday: Jr World Cup, Soldeu Andorra

Schedule: The national teams will be participating in the Final World Cup on the legendary Avet piste in Grandvalira – Soldeu (aka: Frank’s Fall Line).  Athletes may wear GS suits.  Please have them practice taking off their side zip pants or shorts.  They may also wear their team colors (of the country flag).  The teams and bibs will be the same as the last World Cup.

         8:30am  Team meeting

         9:30am Team Inspection of the Soldeu, GS on Frank’s Fall Line

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 awards.

Sunday: Training

We will have fun training and exploring the mountain and working on transferring pressure to the outside ski, earlier in the turn.

A Few Notes:

·       SATURDAY EVENING 3.16.19: SWSC Awards Banquet

Black Bear Lodge

             4-5pm  Social hour-drinks & apps.

5-6pm  Dinner

6-7pm  2019 Awards Presentation!  RSVP REQUIRED


·       Upcoming Races: .

March 23- SWSC Club Championships GS on Franks.  

March 24- The Annual Heinz Paul Memorial Race!  Entry: $ TBA   (Last Day of the Race Program :(  )  We will train as well.

April 6-7-The annual Sugar SL at Stowe. A historic race that is fun for everyone and an incredible spring raceTo enter, go towww.adminskiracing.com


It has been a pleasure working with the U10s this season, and on behalf of all the U10 coaches, thank you for a fun season.   We have enjoyed skiing with the U10s and watching their progress as they improve their technique and racing tactics.



Harriet, Mike, Bob, Jackie, Alex, Kirstin and Hilary


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U10 Plan- March 9-10, 2019


We are coming to the end of the SVC race series.  Great job this season to all the U10s on their improvement and accomplishments.  We have a few more weekends to continue having fun, learning and racing.  Congratulations to all the U10s who participated in the Bromley Dual Panel Slalom, and to the top 10 finishers:


 Girls Race 1

Boys Race 1

Girls Race 2

Boys Race 2

3 Morgan Dennes

8 Will Alexander

2 Miriam Baron

5 Brenner Rosen

4 Miriam Baron

9 Chase Hamilton

3 Eliza DeChristopher

7 Chase Hamilton

5 Rosario Holscher

10 Ian Zwick

4 Rosario Holscher

8 Roarke Greenberg

6 Eliza DeChristopher


5 Morgan Dennes

9 Will Alexander

7 Evangeline Okie


6 Evangeline Okie

10 Anders Hildebrand

10 Lola Sullivan




 Bromley race results can be found at VARA thru this link: https://www.vara.org/results/svc-u10-dual-panel-slalom-x-2/1410/

For this weekend:

Friday: No Friday training this week due to the U14 State Champs!! Please volunteer!! 

Saturday: Training for Willard Stubbie Slalom race

Sunday: Willard Stubbie Slalom Race

Entry fee: $35. Cash or checks only. Parent tickets will be available at registration table. All racers must be current members of VARA and USSA.


7:30-8:30am: Registration in the Willard Mountain Main Lodge.

8:45am: Lift open to athletes and coaches.

8:30am: Coaches’ Meeting at finish area

8:50-9:30am: Course Inspection.

9:45am: Race Start

Second run: approximately one hour after re-set of course

Other Information:

• No Dogs are allowed on the mountain or in the spectator area
• The course will be set on the Colonel, accessed by either chairlift. Spectators can view race from base of mountain behind the fencing.
• All spectators must remain behind the orange fencing for safety.
• Bib return at the finish line after second run.
• Awards will be in front of the Willard Mountain Race Center approx. 1/2 hour after completion of the race

Willard Mountain Address:

77 Intervale Road
Greenwich, NY 12834


I would recommend looking up directions on google maps before you leave your house.  Sometimes their is an area that you may not have cell service.

Good luck on Sunday,


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Friday Training-Update

We've had an exciting weekend of racing!
  • 7 SWSC U12's are Headed to Piche's!
  • 10 SWSC U14's are headed to the VT State Champs at Stratton!
  • 2 SWSC U14's are headed to Piche's!
  • 2 SWSC U16's are headed to U16 Eastern Championships!
  • 9 SWSC U16's and U19's are headed to the Eastern High School Championships!
Wow!! Congratulations to the entire team! Everyone has been amazing and all the hard work over the season is paying off!
Friday Training Update
This coming Friday thru Sunday SWSC is hosting the Vermont U14 State Championships! This is an exciting event and a huge undertaking for the SWSC event team and coaching staff. 
With this, there will be no Friday training this week. All available coaching staff will be needed to run Friday's championship race. We don't cancel Friday training often, as we know it's an important training day for the team, but it's hard to find parent volunteers on Friday's and we are still not covered appropriately for the race. 
Please come and volunteer and cheer on the SWSC U14's at the State Champs!!


David A. Edry

SWSC Program Director

Stratton Mountain Resort

5 Village Lodge Road

Stratton Mountain, VT 05155

802.297.4075 (office)

978.505.8443 (cell)

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U10 March 1st (OMG) – March 3rd

We had a very productive weekend of training, working on rolling the ankles, transferring weight to the outside earlier in the turn and finishing the turn over the outside ski.  We will continue this focus this weekend along with preparing for the dual panel slalom race at Bromley.

Friday: Training: 9:00 - 11:30am and 12:30 - 2:30pm.  Please remember that you must RSVP through the RSVP form by Thursday

Saturday: Slalom Training

Sunday: Bromely Dual Panel Slalom race

Registration: 7 to 8 am upstairs in the Wild Boar Base Lodge.

Entry fee: $35. Athlete’s bib is lift ticket to the race hill.

Athletes can pay online at www.adminskiracing.com or pay at day of registration. Online payment is open until noon on Friday, March 1st. There are no guaranteed refunds after race registration closes. Registration day checks to be made payable to the Bromley Outing Club. 

Parent ticket vouchers are available at the volunteer table.

The race course in set on East Meadow, accessed by the Alpine Chairlift. The start is to the right as one exits the lift. Lifts open at 8:30 am. Inspection open at 8:45 am to 9:15 am.

First run women is scheduled to start at 9:30 am followed by first run men. First run even bib numbers on blue course; odd bib numbers on red course. Second run: odd bib numbers on blue course; even bib numbers on red course. Athletes will run in bib order by gender first run. Second run full field flip by gender – women start first.

Race #2 will start approximately one hour after Race #1 is complete. First run even bib numbers on blue course; odd bib numbers on red course. Second run: odd bib numbers on blue course; even bib numbers on red course. Athletes will run in flip bib order by gender first run. Second run in bib order by gender.

Bib return: at the finish line or second floor of the Bromley Outing Club.

Awards for the two races will be in front of the Bromley Outing Club after completion of the race.

Please note that GS suits may not be visible.

Good luck to all athletes,


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U10 February 22nd -24th

Hope everyone is enjoying some time off this week,

Congratulation to all the World Cup Teams and to Norway for winning the Gold.  It is always fun to race at Stratton in front of a great supportive crowd.  We did take video of the racers and you can find them on Sprongo.  I apologize in advance for the second run video as I did not realized there was a “draw” button on the video camera, which I hit by accident, so there are scribbles on the video☹.  Please find the videos at this link: https://sprongo.com/playlists/157963/68183/t


Friday Training: 9:00 - 11:30am and 12:30 - 2:30pm.  Training. Please remember that you must RSVP through the RSVP form on Thursday.


Saturday and Sunday:  This weekend our focus will be on improving technique.  We will work free skiing and in courses, pressuring the outside ski earlier in the turn, while keeping contact with the fronts of the ski boots.  The snow conditions should be great, so skiing in the woods may be a good place to be on a crowded weekend, which is comparable to slalom training.

A Few Notes:

·       Please ensure that the athlete skis are kept sharp.  If they are not sharp the athlete loses confidence as they slide around the race course and the 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 multiple layers is the best way to keep the athletes warm. 


See you on the Mountain,


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