MMSC Snowboarding

MMSC Snowboarding
Photo by Brian Jenkins

Monday, November 28, 2011

Monday 11/28 update

Photo by Robin Bourdeau
    Green Mountain Freestyle center has added 2 more tramps. The finishing touches were completed around 11pm Sunday 11/26. With help from Jeff Fay, Nick Citro, Gary Bourdeau and Scott Adam the second stage of GMFC development is complete. With all 3 tramps in place and ready to go. GMFC prepares to expand it's reach and open to the public on 12/26 with it's first official open house.

    Everyone here in Stowe is  hard at work preparing for MMSC's opening day this Saturday. The mountain has been hard at work maintaining it's base through this warm spell. Temps are expected to drop on Thursday and snow making temps should continue through the weekend.
Due to this crazy warm weather our schedule is still TBD. An official weekend schedule will be sent out Thursday night. Please keep an eye out for that email and a post on our social media sites.

All info will be updated at as well as and!/MMSCSnowboard

Also for current schedule information and updates please use the snowboard calendar on our page. This calendar uses google cal. which can be linked to you iphone or android phone. Directions and more info on linking you phone with the calendar is coming in the next few days.

    This Wednesday from 5-7 is the Burton kids softgoods roundtable. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early in order to provide plenty of time for organization. Pizza, snacks and drinks will be provided. If you have not yet RSVP'd please do so ASAP. Our GMG tumbling session will be pushed back to 7:30-8:30 for this night.

    Dec. 9-10-11 MMSC Snowboarding will be holding a mini camp in Killington. Some details are still being worked out. But there are some details that are set.

Ticket prices will be as followed.

Adult $89
Young Adult (ages 13-18) $75
Junior (ages 12 & under) $66

Adult $123
Young Adult (ages 13-18) $103
Junior (ages 12 & under) $90

There are 8 spaces in dorm style lodging available for anyone who would like to travel and Stay with the coaches.

The coast will be $120 per person for 2 nights and transportation. (Food is not provided, money must be sent to buy food)

For families who will be traveling to Killington and staying with their riders there is a lodging discount that would be available. Please contact me for further details.
There will be a small charge yet to be determined to cover coaches cost.

In order for me to finalize these details please email me asap if your child plans to attend this camp. Please let me know if you would like you rider to travel and stay with the coaches or if you plan on traveling down to Killington and with your own lodging.
Also include if 2day or 3day camp will be attended.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Green Mountain Freestyle Center Grand Opening and Open house!

It's Official Green Mountain Freestyle Center @ Green Mountain Gymnastics will hold it's first open house Dec 26 from 5pm-9pm. We will have trampoline demonstrations, super reduced rate intro certification sessions  and registration for our grand opening holiday camp. Which will run from 12/27-12/30 6pm-8pm. All are welcome. Contact me for further details. Special pricing for all MMSC snowboard athletes, plus early registration discount available now until Dec.24.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

November 16th weekly update. OPENING DAY APPROACHES!!!

Photo by Brian Jenkins @

This past Saturday MMSC and Green Mountain Gymnastics debuted the new trampoline set up at GMG's open house. GMG is celebrating the opening of there new location @ 260 Avenue D #30  Williston, VT 05495 and the addition of the new freestyle training center. The MMSC snowboard coaching staff has designed the program that will be used and will play a large roll in the operation of the facility. This facility is planned to open to the public in January of 2012. As for now it is the exclusive indoor training center for MMSC snowboarding. We will continue  our training sessions tonight 11/16 with tumbling and Saturday 11/19 with our trampoline foam pit session.

  Wednesday 11/23 is the scheduled opening day for Stowe Mountain. The debut of the new four runner quad is set for 8:00am this Wed. Traditionally opening day can be a bit crazy and the conditions are especially challenging. I do not recommend bringing our young riders out to opening day. However if you do plan on riding opening day please be smart and limit your time to a few runs. There is a long season ahead of us, and opening day energy has been know to get the better of us all. A good hike might be a wonderful way to stay away from opening day crowds and still get on the mountain. 

Monday, November 7, 2011

MMSC snowboard Nov. 7 weekend recap and weekly update

Photo by Brian Jenkins @
This past Saturday MMSC began its first session of our new indoor freestyle training program @ Green Mt. Gymnastics. Using foam pits, Trampolines, tumble tracks and spring floors, MMSC coaches work with riders to learn air awareness and body control. Coaches guide each rider through progressions that teach proper front flips; back flips and overall take offs and landings.

This session will continue to evolve over the next 7 weeks. Our facilities are still a work in progress and will expand in the coming weeks.

On Wednesday the 9th we will have all of our riders focus on tumbling and continue to expand there knowledge of body control.

On Sunday this weekend MMSC held it's second rail session of the season @ the Burton factory Jib park. Parents and coaches trucked over 3 tons of snow to make it happen. We had a great turn out and all had a ton of fun. It's a great chance for us to get on snow and begin to dial in tricks before our mountains are even open. Thanks to all of our dedicated parents who helped out.

WCAX channel 3 news stopped by to film us and interview Jamal and some of our kids. The coverage aired on the 5pm news as well as the 11pm news and the 6am news.

Next Saturday is our MMSC Hall of Fame Dinner. Where parents and coaches kick off the season with a semi formal social event. This event is a huge fundraiser for MMEF our scholarship foundation. Also this coming Saturday will be our second session of our GMG freestyle program. This session will be held as an open house, and the time will be moved from 2pm - 4pm due to the HOF dinner.

Hope to see many of you this week.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Nov 3rd weekly update.

Hey Everyone,
 This past Wednesday was our 2nd annual impact night at Burton. We had a great turnout and an amazing time was had by all. Thank you to all who came and made our night super successful. And a special thanks to Burton, Bryan Huber and Jeff Boliba for putting it all together

We have a some more exiting news to announce.

     MMSC snowboarding is proud to tell you that we will offer for the first time, a 7 week indoor freestyle training session. In partnership with, Green Mountain Gymnastics in Williston on Ave. D, MMSC Snowboarding has built a training program that will allow our riders to train twice a week in the gym on trampolines, foam pits, and a tumble track. We will work on developing air awareness, body control, and proper take off and landing techniques.
This session will begin on Saturday 11/5 from 6pm-8pm and will continue every Wed and Saturday until Dec. 21st.

Wednesday sessions will have a tumbling focus and will be held from 7:15pm-8:30pm. Wednesdays will mainly be coached by some of the best GMG coaches with input from our MMSC coaches.

Saturday will be more freestyle snowboard specific, with the MMSC coaching staff leading the way.

Fees will be as followed,

7 weeks Wed. & Sat. 14 nights for $350

7 weeks just Wed. 7 nights for $150

7 weeks just Saturday 7 nights $225

All athletes must fill out a new waiver at the start of the session.

Due to the new structure to keep things simple for GMG this first session, all payment will be made out to Scott Adam. Once the structure is set in place and GMG is prepared to deal with our program, all payments will be shifted to GMG. This is a brand new program that has just been created with in the past few months. We are the first in Northern Vermont to do a program of this kind, I am very exited to be able to present this exclusively to MMSC for the first time.

    Next, this Sunday 11/6 from 12pm-3pm MMSC will hold it's 2nd Burton rail session at the Burton Jib park next to the Skate bowls. A helmet must be worn by all riders and a new waiver must be filled out for this event.

Once again we will be looking for volunteers to help shovel and gather snow. If you have a truck, a trailer, or a shovel to help gather snow, please meet in the Burton parking lot @ 10am.

Our first snow pickup will be in Montpelier, at Central Vermont Memorial Civic Center @ 9am. Anyone able to help with this first pick up please email me.

    Last, I would like to tell you all that the calendar on our MMSC website, under snowboarding has been updated. This calendar as of today contains all of our important dates through August 2012, including all purposed summer camps.USASA dates and holiday camps. Please check it out, any changes in our schedule will be updated there.

Thanks once again to all who have been putting in time and dedication to make our program the best it can be.

I hope to see you all this weekend.