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Ages 7-18 | For Advanced Skiers
Times: 8:30am to 3pm (Lunch Break 11:30am to 12:30pm)
 
Allegro is a high level recreational ski program that thrives on a fun; is a fast paced environment where young skiers will gain confidence and grow skills necessary to ski anywhere on the mountain, in any conditions. Groups will spend time learning how to manage smaller sized natural and man-made features, that include jumps, moguls, boxes or rails. This program provides a great introduction into what it's like being a Freestyle and/or Freeskiing competitor without the added commitment. Participants will establish goals that would include performing basic tricks on jumps and boxes, skiing a mogul line top to bottom with airs and skiing switch comfortably on green terrain. Though not a requirement, participants are encouraged to compete in one competition a year at Stratton. A rolling skills assessment will provide performance measurements and will be used to map continued participation within the program. USSA Short Term License is required for participation in any USSA event. Event registration fees are not included.

Twin Tip Skis Highly Reccomended.

UPDATED: SWSC Freestyle/Freeskiing End of Season PARRRTAYY!

UPDATED!! The party will be held in the BLACK BEAR LODGE'S GREEN MOUNTAIN BALLROOM!

Calling all Allegro, Freeskiing and Freestyle People!

What a great season we have had, and this coming weekend the sun is going to be shining bright with fresh snow! We will have our annual Freedogger Open on Saturday! This club event is an anything goes, (within ability) no rules hot doggin' fun run down the World Cup moguls and new this year we are adding a slopestyle/halfpipe component on Suntanner to take advantage of the awesome freestyle terrain on that trail. Athletes are encouraged to show off the skills they learned this year and parents have been known to bring a cooler to sit on and watch. Costumes are encouraged and will factor into the fun. See you at line up at 8:30am Saturday. We will have costume judging, team photo and then head to World Cup. We will regroup after lunch at the flag, for a safety lap through the park to look before we leap and then have an open "jam" format. The day will conclude with an End of Season Bash as we take over the Black Bear Lodge's Green Mountain Room starting at 5:00pm.

To recap the important parts:

8:30am Line up and costume judging.

9:30ish Freedogger on World Cup

11:30 Break for lunch

12:30 Suntanner safety lap and open jam session.

5:00-8:00pm End of Season Bash at the BBL - Green Mountain Room (Athletes are free, all others $40.00 each)

5:00-6:00 Après Cocktail hour with apps & uniform fitting (NEW uniforms next season, see photos in the blog below)

6:00-7:00 Southern BBQ! (Beef Brisket, tender and with all the fixin's)

7:00-8:00 Awards Presentation

Travel safe, and see you this weekend! 

All the Best,

Tim Massucco

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Uniforms for 2019-2020

We will have NEW uniforms for next season as Spyder is getting out of the team uniform business. We are proud to announce Helly Hansen as our new supplier in conjunction with Zipline Mogul Pants! We will have sample jackets and pants to try on Saturday, March 23rd from 5:00-6:00pm in the Sun Bowl Lodge. Stratton Retail will be taking orders on site and have other merchandise available as well. Delivery of the uniforms are scheduled for the beginning of next season on Thanksgiving weekend. We will post the order form on the blog later this week, with instructions on how to purchase if you are unable to join us at the End of Season Bash.

View the Jackets: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nACl2eTtrYjYtVbjaBW5yMW8pn3oSc1g/view?usp=sharing

View the Mogul Pants: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LxU6cD60AU2fdnwI_OYzSOcVs0nmcEVV/view?usp=sharing

 

Info on Summer Camps

All Out Freestyle is the preferred summer camp partner of SWSC Freestyle. We have received confirmation from many of you that you will be attending All Out Freesrtyle's Mt Hood training camp, June 23rd- July 6th. Please visit AllOutFreestyle.com for more information and to register. Bruce Bolesky and I will be coaching and we will be bringing in some high profile guest coaches as well. Freeskiers are very welcome!
 
Our thoughts about Mt Hood is that it would be extremely beneficial for us as a team to continue working together on specific skills that we have improved all winter and try to keep establishing upgrades. The long and short of it is, it would be great to have our squad at Mt  Hood this summer to really work on skills and bond as a team. Hood is an awesome time and we are going to have a great staff to work with everyone.

 

 

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SWSC Freestyle- End of the Year Video

Hi Everyone! 

I am starting to put together pictures and videos for our end of the Year Video that will be shown at the banquet next Saturday night. If you have any photos and/or videos please email them to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Thank you!!!! :)

Sam Johnston 

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SWSC Allegro: Presidents Week and Beyond

Hello Allegro!

I would like to thank everyone for their patience during our busy event schedule we had this winter. I am very happy to say, the events our Freestyle/Freeskiing program are responsible to host, have been completed. We did a fantastic job and if you volunteered, I would like to thank you for your support, hosting World Class events here at Stratton.

If you find yourselves around Stratton this week, please join us for our "mini camp" that we are hosting. Cost to attend our mini camp is $175. We will meet Tuesday thru Thursday that mirrors our normal program schedule. If you are interested in signing up for the mini camp, the event is listed on our website calendar and can be found here: http://www.strattonwintersportsclub.com/freestyle-events-calendar/377 We will have both Freeskiing and Freestyle covered during the camp.

I look forward to finishing the season strong and be sure to make your calendars for our annual Freedogger Open (get your costumes ready!) and end of season party, Saturday, March 23rd. Again, thank you for your support and dedication to our program and making our community a fun an exciting place to be.

All the Best,

Tim Massucco

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Allegro Program on MLK Weekend: Powdah and COLD!

Allegro Program on MLK Weekend: Powdah and COLD!

Hello Allegro!

I hope everyone is all rested up after a fantastic Stevek Mogul Challenge weekend, and those Allegro athletes that had their first taste of competition, we hope you truly enjoyed it. I would like to thank the parents for volunteering their time, making the weekend's events the best anywhere.

This weekend looks to be very interesting, we will have Beeline open to all athletes on Saturday for some fun mogul skiing, Tyro Terrain park got a refresh this week. Sunday morning we are going to wake up to about 2 FEET of snow +/- 6" and its a POWDAH DAY! Monday looks to be EXTREMELY COLD and highs look to be around -10ºF If you are not prepared to ski on Monday, please stay inside, minutes of exposure can cause severe frostbite. Please be very careful with younger athletes. Those that wish to brave the elements, be prepared and coaches will be on the look out for Frostbite every run.

We have a new terrain park manager, Zach, who stopped by our office this week to share his exciting vision, taking Stratton Parks into a new chapter. His plans included a greater focus on safe progressions, being athlete focused, and creating fun venues that EVERYONE can have a GREAT time on. He tells us Old Smoothie will be refreshed in the coming week or two as well. Welcome back to the Stratton Team and we look forward to your creations!

I wanted to let everyone know that our club is hosting a Freestyle NorAm on February 2-3 and we are hosting athletes from around the world! If anyone would like a front row seat to the biggest skiing event Stratton is hosting this year, even just for a few hours of time, please volunteer here: https://www.timetosignup.com/smwsc/folder/1065 we thank you very much for your time and effort in doing so.

I hope everyone has a safe drive and bring your snorkels and powder straps!

Best,

Tim Massucco

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Stratton NYE & Stevek Mogul Challenge

Good Morning!

As we close out this year I wanted to reach out about two things, the athlete showcase during the Stratton NYE Fireworks that highlights our program and the Stevek Mogul Challenge.

Athlete Showcase - 21 Jump Salute

This is a tradition that started 15 years ago to honor Steven G Kenney otherwise known as "Stevek". He was a pioneer of our strong seasonal programs at Stratton and was the leader of the Allegro/Freestyle program at Stratton for over 30 years. We build a jump at the base of Suntanner and have athletes jump and showcase their talent during the torchlight and fireworks. We are asking the Freeski Comp Team, B Team & A Team to take part because it's advanced nature. Training at 7:00pm for one hour, please stage at ski school and DO NOT approach the jump without coaches supervision. The show will start at 8:30 with torchlight, jumping then fireworks.

Stevek Mogul Challenge

As a member of the B Team & Allegro program, we invite everyone to take part in the Stevek Mogul Challenge. This is an event not to miss. This is a competition and while Allegro is not a competitive program, we highly encourage all Allegro athletes to try this great event! This event is a US Ski & Snowboard sanctioned event, hosted by Stratton Winter Sports Club.
 
To get signed up...
 
Step 1: (Deadline December 31st prior to 6:00pm) Athletes must have a short term US Ski & Snowboard membership or a competitor license that corresponds to the athlete's age. (Please note General Memberships are NOT valid for this event) Membership fees and more info can be found hereTo get a US Ski & Snowboard Membership please click here.
 
Step 2: (December 31st at 6:00pm) Register for the Stevek Mogul Challenge on Monday December 31 at 6:00pm. To register, have the USSS membership number handy and please click here: http://www.easternfreestyle.org/schedule?FILTER=EQSC&SEASON=2019 (You are looking to click on the green blinking light next to the Stevek Mogul Challenge event. You have the option of doing one or two events. Friday is both girls AND Boys, Saturday is Girls ONLY and Sunday is Boys ONLY. Be sure you understand this when registering, it will help everyone. If you are interested in only doing one day, we encourage you to sign up for Saturday (Girls) or Sunday (Boys). Cost is $65 per day.
 
Step 3: Attend the event Please  click here for the official schedule. You must be very punctual on event mornings and encourage athletes to show up early so they feel relaxed and comfortable. This event is very big deal to the Athletes and we make every effort to make sure this event is a fun, memorable event that participants will talk about for decades.
 
Here is a summarized schedule:
January 10th Extra practice
January 11th Boys & Girls Competition
January 12th Girls ONLY Competition
January 13th: Boys ONLY Competition
 
Thanks for a great week, despite the challenging weather conditions!
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