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Year of Birth: 2011-2012

The U8 program is designed to introduce young skiers to the Stratton Mountain racing program, all mountain skiing, and skiing fundamentals. The program offers a fun approach to free skiing, drills, and skills. The U8's participate in Stratton’s fun Jr World Cup race series during the season.

Times: 8:30am to 3pm (Lunch 11:30am to 12:30pm). Year of Birth: 2011 & 2012

Thank You SWSC!

Thank You SWSC,
 
The 2018/19 SWSC season has come to a close and what an amazing last weekend we had! Saturday we were treated with a late season powder day and Sunday we had bluebird skies for the Annual SWSC Club Championship race! Congratulations to Skye Greenberg (U14) and Declan McNamara (U19) on their 2019 Club Champion titles!
 
The 2018/19 season was an amazing one! The club was the biggest we've ever seen (305 athletes) and SWSC had an amazing group of coaches, crew, parents, and athletes. We hosted 13 races, 2 VARA projects, a massive Skating party, and a huge awards banquet. We added a very successful SWSC Parent Education Series, the U14 Vermont State Championships event, the Eastern Masters Championships, and the very important #Shred4Nate race in memory of Nathan Carreira. 
 
We couldn't have done all of this without a great parent group and lots of parent volunteers! We also couldn't have done all of this without our amazing SWSC coaches, timing crew, and event crew! This is a truly professional and dedicated team that make sure things are perfect everyday for the athletes. I make sure to thank them every day for their commitment and hard work and I hope you're all doing the same!! We are very lucky to have the team we do and their love for SWSC is why the athletes have fun and learn every weekend and why we are so successful. 
 
There's a lot of wrapping up to do over the next few weeks/months and some athletes are still racing. We already are in the planning stages for 2019/20 and the head coaches had a great end of year round table meeting to review and build the new program. We have some great new projects in the works and we are excited to announce them!
 
There's a lot happening during the off season as well. We have lots of athletes joining the Mt Hood and Saas-Fee training Camps over the summer, as well as athletes already registering for the Fall Copper Thanksgiving Camp in November. Off Season camps are a great way to build skills in a non-competitive environment with professional coaches! All these camps sell out, so let me know if you're interested! More skiing = more progress
 
We are also working on a new fall conditioning plan that will take place in the NYC region. Our Fall Fitness sessions are great and it's fun to get out and train on Stratton Mountain, but we want to get MORE kids involved! This will be a great way to get the team together and get ready for the winter!
 
Don't forget to order your team clothing for 2019/20!! The orders are due TODAY March 25! Contact Trisha Kramer with questions. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
 
It's been an amazing season and I can't thank everyone enough for all your commitment to SWSC!! A BIG "thanks" to Stratton Resort and the Stratton Ski & Board Club for their commitment to SWSC! We couldn't have done it without your support! Please let me know if you're up over the next few weekends, it would be great to see you all!
 
Thank You for an incredible year SWSC!!
 
 
 

 

David A. Edry

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Summer Ski Planning!

SWSC,

The 2018/19 Season is coming to an end. It's been an amazing season and one that had highlights for all athletes. Congrats to everyone in SWSC on all their hard work and dedication!

Don't let all the hard work end in March! Lots of improvements can be made in a short time over the summer and fall. Time on snow matters with athlete development and supplemental skiing and training is a great way to continue the progress made over the winter. A short 2 week Summer training camp can be as much skiing as a month of skiing in the winter and incredibly productive!

U.S. Elite Camps is the preferred summer ski camp for SWSC. SWSC coaches, as well as additional full time coaches work with the athletes in a fun summer environment to offer the additional training needed off season. No racing, no pressure, just athlete skill development. U10's through U19's and Masters can all benefit from addition ski time. U.S. Elite Camps uses only professional, experienced coaches for all camps. There are no kid/athlete 'coaches' at these camps, only Professionals. The camp also brings a house mom/nurse to care for the younger ones and offer 24hr care!!

There are three off season ski training camps offered. Go to the Camp Website for more information on the camps. www.uselitecamps.com

Mt Hood, Oregon. 2 sessions on a summer Glacier!
           June 25-July 5       ~8 Days on snow.   (*U12's thru U19's)
           June 25-July 10    ~12 Days on snow. (*U12's thru U19's)

Saas-Fee, Switzerland.  A European Training Experience
           July 23-Aug 6        ~11 days on snow. (*U14's thru U19's)

Copper Thanksgiving Camp.  A fall Race Prep Camp on the best early season training site in the USA!
           November 24-29   ~6 days on snow.  (*U10's thru U19's). Travel Days: Nov. 23 & 30

Notes:
Copper and Mt Hood have Day camper and Boarding Camper Options.
*Age classes based on 2019/2020 US Ski & Snowboard age classes.

In the works....

Master Copper Training Camp.  A Masters training camp to help jump start the year!
           November 11-15**    ~5 days on snow. **Dates are tentative. 

There are also additional adventures for those interested.

U.S. Elite Adventures offers two exciting camps for kids AND adults!

Cycle in Riccione Italy! This adult camp is for those parents looking to go and pedal around Italy and enjoy the Adriatic coast line! No experience needed! We supply guides, bikes (if needed), transportation, etc!

Youth Leadership Hiking Camp in Chamonix France! This leadership camp follows a curriculum to help teach leadership skills while hiking in the Alps of France, Switzerland and Italy! An amazing opportunity for kids to learn and adventure!


Get fired up for some great summer skiing and adventures!! Check it out!

 

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SWSC Alpine Clothing Orders Due-March 25th!

SWSC Families!
 
This is the FINAL WEEKEND of the SWSC Alpine Program! It will be a fun weekend and I look forward to seeing everyone!
 
SWSC 2019/20 Clothing order is DUE MONDAY-March 25!
 
The 2019 SWSC Alpine Clothing Order forms are below. I emailed out the graphics last week. If you need the graphics again, please email me! (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).
 
The team clothing must be ordered by March 25th
 
If you want the newest Helly Hanson Athlete team gear for next season, they must be ordered by Monday. 
Forms must be emailed to Tricia Kramer. Contact Tricia Kramer with ordering questions: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  802.297.4090
 
Looking sharp SWSC!
 
 

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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          DATE    
NAME     ATHLETE NAME:      
ADDRESS     PHONE        
CITY      E-MAIL         
STATE   ZIP Customer no.        
CARD ON FILE IN RTP? Y………..N Credit Card #        
SALES PERSON____________________          
               
QTY STYLE # STYLE  COLOR  SIZE DESCRIPTION COST  
  29505 JR- SPRINGBOCK JKT BLACK   WINTER SPORTS CLUB $260.00  
  29328 A- SPRINGBOCK JKT BLACK   WINTER SPORTS CLUB $340.00  
  29505 JR- PINE PUFFY BLACK   WINTER SPORTS CLUB $280.00  
  29502 A- PINE PUFFY  BLACK   WINTER SPORTS CLUB $360.00  
  29267 JR - ZEBROID HYB JKT RED   WINTER SPORTS CLUB $140.00  
  29101 A- ZEBROID HYB JKT RED   WINTER SPORTS CLUB $160.00  
  29875 JR- FALCON FZ PNT BLACK   WINTER SPORTS CLUB $160.00  
  29873 A- FALCON FZ PNT BLACK   WINTER SPORTS CLUB $210.00  
  CUSTOM SUIT Junior - Sync  GS Suit AS   WINTER SPORTS CLUB $380.00  
  CUSTOM SUIT Adult - Sync GS Suit AS   WINTER SPORTS CLUB $499.00  
          SUBTOTAL    
          SHIPPING 20.00  
          TOTAL     
 
             
               
               
               
               
***RETURN FORM TO This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. BY MARCH, 25TH 2019***    
*** K = Kids sizing 6 to 16 A = adult men's sizing XXS  to XXL ***        
               

 

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Last Weekend!!! UPDATED please re-read!!

How fun was the banquet!?!?

If you missed it, I have your award. Thank you to everyone who came! Adria was so excited to see you all!! Myself (Nicole), Adria, Ryan and Zander are so grateful to all of you. This year was fantastic! And all of the beautiful handwritten notes are really heartfelt. We thank you for your generous gifts. And the pictures everyone made of their favorite part in U8s, are perfect!!

The last World Cup race was lots of fun and the U8s did a fantastic job.  The videos are on Sprongo at this link: https://sprongo.com/team/68183/playlists

*UPDATED* This SUNDAY (date changed) is our last race - Club champs @ 9:45am . Costumes are encouraged :) Race will be held on Frank's. Unfortunately the Sunday race (Heinze Paul) has been cancelled. Normal times all weekend!!!

*UPDATED* We will also take our trip to the candy store SUNDAY around 2 pm. Please put $5 in your child's pocket (if their pass works that is fine too). 

Sunday we will be skiing everywhere!!

This is our last blog post. Please keep an eye on your emails for next year registration. Dry land sessions (usually 3). Summer and fall equipment days. And camps as well! There is an awesome camp over Thanksgiving for the entire family in Colorado. It is a great trip for everyone. These emails will continue to come from Dave  Edry.   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Stratton does turns off our emails in April. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Please if anyone has questions about equipment, age groups, racing, housing, or just about the program for next year please feel free to email me this summer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

*UPDATED* Don't forget to order your clothing for next year SWSC has a new line this COMING year. If you did not come to the banquet you did not get to see the AWESOME new coats. They look pretty stellar!! SWSC 2019/20 Clothing order is DUE MONDAY-March 25!

 
The 2019 SWSC Alpine Clothing Order forms are below. I emailed out the graphics last week. If you need the graphics again, please email me! (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).
 
The team clothing must be ordered by March 25th
 
If you want the newest Helly Hanson Athlete team gear for next season, they must be ordered by Monday. 
Forms must be emailed to Tricia Kramer. Contact Tricia Kramer with ordering questions: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  802.297.4090

 

Don't forget end-of-the-year tuning is extremely important please drop your skis off to get tuned and prepped for the summer. Putting your skis away with wax on is important. Make a note in your calendars to check equipment in the fall. It is important to make sure you have the right equipment at the start of every season.

Enjoy Spring and Summer. I will see you in the fall and on the hill come December :) 

-Coach, Nicole

 

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March 16th & 17th

What an amazing weekend!!

If only every weekend could be like that! Saturday was absolutely outstanding! Bluebird day to fresh powder day all day Sunday what more could we ask for!

Thank you to everyone who came and put on a fantastic tubing party! The kids could not stop talking about it all day Sunday :)

This coming weekend is our last world cup! Saturday is a normal start time. Lunch is 12 to 1 (times may change depending on how the race runs). Awards around 1:15 pm. This race will take place on North American (Frank's Fall Line). there will be no skiing after this race all coaches are needed for set up for the banquet.

**Banquet - Saturday** RSVP required. Contact Edry if you haven't rsvp'd yet. In Black Bear lodge. Green Mtn room.  4-5 cocktails, 5-6 dinner, 6-7 awards. Parent volunteers are needed for set up!! Go to volunteer link on SWSC site. 

A lot of people have been asking about Adria. You will get to see her here at the banquet! :)

I have also been getting a lot of emails asking if kids are welcomed... This is an award banquet for them!! Please bring them!! U8s - Masters!! 

U8s your homework this week is to draw me a picture of your favorite thing you did this season in U8s. Please bring it to the banquet :) 

This year has been amazing! I cannot thank all of the parents enough for bringing your kids every weekend and dedicating your time to our program!! To all of the parents who helped out this season at races you are amazing!! Keep volunteering!! Also thank you for all of the beautiful cards, handwritten notes, pictures and generous gifts!! Very thoughtful!! We all thank you!! Myself (Nicole), Adria, Ryan and Zander :)

Can you believe we only have two weekends left!?!? I cannot believe it!!!! CRAZY!!!!!

 

-Coach, Nicole

 

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