What a fun weekend it was watching you all compete in skiercross. I’d like to give a big shout out to Julia P. (pictured), Conor M., and Sebastian C. for claiming spots on the podium. Julia and Conor took home gold medals both days and Sebastian took home a bronze on Sunday. Max H. competed his way to finals but was just shy of a podium. The course was the most fun and challenging skiercross course I have ever seen Stratton build and I’m excited to ski it with you all as the season continues.
Stratton has a new Terrain Park manager, Zach, and we are very excited to see his talent and creativity at work! Tyro has a fresh new look and Smoothie will will get a makeover in the coming week or two.
This weekend we have a rail jam on Sunday (1/20). You can register here: https://usasa.org/regions/new-england/southern-vermont.
Note on this weekends weather: We are scheduled to get a huge snowstorm on Saturday thru Sunday and looking at the local forecasts, 2-3 FEET is not out of the question. On the backside of the storm Monday morning low temps are forecast to be -20ºF (without wind chill), if athletes are not prepared, they should stay inside. Use extreme caution with the younger groups especially. Frostbite happens in minutes at these temperatures if you are not careful.
Looking ahead at next weekend (1/25, 1/26, 1/27), we will be at Mount Snow for our first slopestyle competition of the season. Along with all the powder skiing we will do this weekend, we really need to work on having 3 tricks, making sure they all link up, ready to throw at Mount Snow, and it looks like this will be the perfect weekend to work on them.
Safe travels and I look forward to seeing everyone in a few days!