MMSC Snowboarding

MMSC Snowboarding
Photo by Brian Jenkins

Saturday, December 24, 2011

MMSC Snowboarding Holiday week schedule

Saturday we will once again begin to gather at MMSC at 8am. We will have all riders prepared and on snow by 8:30. Saturday we will ride to 12:30.

Sunday and Monday we will be off, to let everyone enjoy a peaceful holiday.

Tuesday-Friday we will meet each day at MMSC @ 8am. We will ride till 3:00pm each day.

Also a reminder 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.

Next week 12/31 & 1/1 MMSC snowboarding will take a holiday break and ring in the new year with family and friends. MMSC will hold its cruise into the new year fun race and many will be on hand for this event. There will be 2 runs back to back then a bbq at the club, and awards. The day will finished after that around 2pm. This a great social event and a great way to celebrate the new year with our MMSC community. Racing begins at 8:30.

All info and schedules can be found @

Any changes will be posted at and!/MMSCSnowboard

Thursday, December 15, 2011


Here is the info for tomorrow nights USASA rail jam.

Rail Jam #1 Friday Dec 16th @ Sugarbush....
Registration will be in the Mushroom at Lincoln Peak from 3pm-4pm. Each Rail Jam will have a theme and #1's theme is Helmet Safety. Winners of each age group will go home with a new RED helmet.
We will have alumni Mike Schwarz "Winter Socks" for sale for $20/pair. Mike is a NVT Alum who sustained a TBI during the World Quarter Pipe Championships, and is continuing to recover from his life changing injury. We will have footage from the soon to be released video "Moving Forward" by Shreddy Times chronicling the story of Danny Toumarkine's TBI, and find it VERY appropriate that Vermonter Kevin Pierce took his first runs after his TBI on Dec 13th in Breckinridge, CO!!
Remember all USASA events require helmets for all competitors.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

NVT kicks off it's season with a Rail Jam.

 SMR has continued to expand terrain here and the 5th ave. park is OPEN! We have an exciting week ahead.

This Friday will be our first USASA competition for the year. We will kick things off with the first ever official USASA Rail Jam at Sugarbush. Registration will be held from 3pm-4pm. Practice will be held from 4pm-4:45pm.
The event will kick off at 5pm. Athletes will receive national ranking points to qualify for Nationals. The top overall impression Male,Female, Skier and Boarder of the first two jams will receive a spot in the USASA exhibition at the X games in Aspen.
Specifics of registration location and venue coming soon.

All athletes must have current USASA membership. More info can be found at

It would be great to see a large representation from MMSC at our first event. Please email me to let me know if you will be coming to Sugarbush.

Friday, December 9, 2011

MMSC Snowboard weekend #2

As you all know the temp's have begun to cooperate with us and snow making has begun again. Stowe Mountain Resort is working tirelessly to expand terrain. Now if mother nature would help out with some natural, we will be in good shape.

For this coming, weekend terrain will still be limited. However we will still meet for a full day. The the Spruce base day lodge will be the meeting area for this weekend. The day lodge is the temporary lodge in the parking lot of Spruce camp.

Our day will begin at 8:30. Each group will start with a warm up.

Our morning session will be held from 9-12:15

We will meet for lunch back at the Spruce day lodge. 12:15-12:30

We once again will do a small warm up and return to snow for the afternoon.

The Afternoon will run from 12:45- 2:45.

All riders can be picked up at Spruce day lodge. Unless other prior arrangements have been made.

Please let the coach that your rider will be with know if there will be any changes to the normal schedule.

Also a reminder! MMSC's Annual meeting is this Saturday from 1-2:30 in the club house.
This is a very important meeting. If you can make it I encourage you to do so. We will be electing new board members and there will be a vote on new bylaws.
This is an essential meeting and all snowboard parents from all programs are encouraged to attend. If not please vote for the board of directors by proxy found in Igor's email.

Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Camp Cancelled.

Our Killington camp has been cancelled. Due to the recent weather that has reduced the level of open terrain and the forecast for the coming week, I feel that a camp at Killington will not be a benefit to us at this time. We will work to reschedule a camp later in the season.

Just a reminder. We will meet a the Mansfield Base this morning at 8:30. At 11:00am we will head up to the club and finish with some Yoga/Stretch session and continue goal setting.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Due to unfriendly temp's we have a change of plans for Saturday.

Photo by Scott Adam 12/1/11

This Saturday is the day we have all been waiting for opening day at MMSC. But unfortunately as you all know the weather has not been our friend. The temps have dropped below freezing again (finally) last night, which allowed for snow making to resume. After getting out on the hill today and seeing the condition of the hill, I have made the call that we will not be taking the crew on snow for Saturday. We will however still meet at the club at 9pm till 12pm. We will spend time doing individual goal setting and other team building activities. Our focus will be on flexibility, and core strength. Please have all riders come prepared in athletic type shoes and appropriate clothing to be outside as well as inside.
We will hold an organizational parents meeting from 12-1pm Saturday.

In addition to Saturday's training at MMSC we will still hold our GMFC training session from 6-8.

On Sunday depending on the temps and snow making progress. We will plan to meet at Mt. Mansfield Base Lodge at 8:30 we will ride till 11:00. We will then offer a core strength and stretch session back at MMSC from 12-1. Any help we can get to transport kids to MMSC would be appreciated. Please stay tuned to for any changes to our face book page or the MMSC blog.

Looking forward to seeing you all this weekend.

Think Snow!