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Friday, December 28, 2012

Holiday Weekend update 12/28

As you all know the snow is good up here. We have enjoyed a great holiday week so far. There is plenty of powder to be had by all. All of the coaching staff is looking forward to an amazing weekend full of fun and great riding. Today all groups are spending time working on board control, body position and race training drills.

On Saturday all groups will meet at the club at 8am and ride till 3pm. Sat. morning we hope to spend running gates and working on race drills. Location is TBD we will have more info in the AM. All groups will continue to work on edge control and overall riding skills. We will then add those skills to jumps in North Slope park.

On Sunday we will have the first 2 Giant Slalom events of the season at Smugglers Notch. Once again USASA events have age groups starting at 6yrs. This GS event is a great way to introduce all riders to competitions. I encourage every one of our riders at all age levels to come out and race in this event on Sunday. Saturday only kids are encouraged to join us for this race. In order to race all riders must have a USASA membership which can be purchased  here. qualify for USASA nationals riders must have 3 results in the event that they would like to qualify in. There are only 3 scheduled GS's in NVT so Sunday is 2 shots at getting the results needed. Additional info can be found here.
There will be two coaches at this race all riders will meet the coaches at registration and head out to the hill to inspect the course together. Please send me an email to confirm your plans for Sunday.

All info about the event is below.
NVT EVENT INFO...GS #1 and GS #2... Sunday December 30th @ Smugglers Notch Resort Registration will be open from 8-9am in the Smugglers Notch Ski and Snowboard Clubhouse. Anticipated event start at 10am. Due to the double event day format, we will be charging $60 for the day ($30 if you are only attending one of the races). Remember there is now online registration available as well as day of registration.
All racers will need to fill out a liability release for Smugglers. Please print out the attached release and bring it with you. Parents signature is required.

For those not racing on Sunday there will be coaches at the club at 8am. I know getting up the hill in the am can be tough but please try to be on time each morning. If you do arrive late go to the main office and have Eric Smith reach us on the radio. The coaches will not always be available by cell phone.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Schedule Change for Dec. 26th.

I hope you are all enjoying time with family and friends. There will be a change to our holiday schedule. Due to issues beyond my control Wednesday the 26th will no longer be a full day for all programs. We will move our scheduled day to Thursday 12/27. Wednesday the 26th will now be an optional 1/2 day for Comp team only. There will not be access to the upstairs of the club on that day. We will meet in the locker room downstairs in the club. We will ride from 8:30am-12pm.

Thursday the 27th will be a full training day for all programs. We will meet at the club at 8am and ride till 3pm.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

12/20 Update and rail jam info

Things are looking good for the weekend. In the last few days we have gotten between 7" & 11" of new snow through out the mountain. SMR is in the process of building the North Slope terrain park and there will be jumps to hit by the weekend! In addition  this Saturday is our first USASA Northern Vt. event. Saturdays rail jam is the first of four rail events for the season. Each event is a chance to earn points to qualify for USASA nationals in Copper Mountain Colorado in April. USASA events are for all ages. So there is opportunity for everyone. I encourage all of our riders to give all events a shot at some point through out the season. Remember to qualify for nationals riders must have three results in the disciplines that they want to qualify in. There are multiple ways to qualify for Nationals.

 1st. be the winner of your age group in your home series. (Northern Vermont)
2nd. National Ranking. Each result earns you points in your home series or on the road visiting other series. After the Winners of each series are giving spots. The remaining spots are filled by national ranking based on points earned.
3rd. Over all points ranking. For riders competing in all events invitations are sent out for each age group for the top points earners in the overall categories.

Nationals is a great way to give a rider a view into the national scene of snowboarding. Its a great way to meet people from all around the country and experience the worlds largest snowboard contest. Nationals is a game changer for many kids and can open their eyes to a world of new possibilities. I would love for all of our kids to experience nationals. It is something that they never will forget.

For riders not competing on Saturday there will be training at Stowe. Riders will meet the coaches at 8am. and ride till 3pm.

December 22, 2012 EVENT INFO BELOW
NVT now has ONLINE REGISTRATION!!! WAHOOO! Check it out under the events tab on the USASA site under Northern Vermont region.
NVT EVENT INFO...Rail Jam #1... Saturday December 22 @ Sugarbush Resort Registration will open at 10am and close at 11am in the Octagon at Valley House Lodge at Lincoln Peak, the Rail Garden is located right outside. Practice times will be announced at registration. The NVT Event Fee is $25, make checks out to NVT. Please anticipate a $10 additional competitor fee if you are not a Sugarbush season's passholder. The resort staff will be at registration to issue these Rail Garden hiking tickets for liability reasons. ALL COMPETITORS MUST BE MEMBERS OF THE USASA, REGISTER ONLINE BEFORE SATURDAY!! NVT accepts only checks or cash for onsite registration and membership renewal. Event kick off is scheduled for 12noon and will run in age appropriate heats based on competitors registered.
USASA XGames Rail Jam Once again the powers that be are asking each series to give them their best Rail Jammmers, 1 Male & 1 Female Rider and 1 Male & 1 Female Skier to participate in the USASA Rail Jam at the XGames. Those chosen will compete on the XGames rails in front of XGames spectators for top honors among all the USASA invitees. Northern Vermont Judges, TS's and Series DIrector will announce our final four at the conclusion of the Jay Peak Rail Jam on Jan 12th. Performances in the first three NVT Rail Jams (Dec 22 @ Sugarbush, Jan 5 @ Sugarbush and Jan 12 @ Jay Peak) will help determine who those final four will be!!!

Monday, December 10, 2012

December 14, 2012 
Cochran’s ski area and Green Mountain Freestyle Center will team up to bring the first event of it’s kind at
Cochran’s. The event will take place under the lights at Cochran’s on Friday night 12/14. Skiers and Boarders will compete on a selection of rails thatwill be set up to
test the skills of riders and provide a great chance for our local kids to display there skills. Registration will be held the day of the event from 3:30-4:30 and will cost $20. A portion of the proceeds will go to “Snow Fun” scholarship fund which supports freestyle snowsports athletes. Practice will be from 3:30pm-4:15. The Event will start at
For more info about Cochran’s ski area
For more info on Green Mountain Freestyle Center
Cochran’s Ski Area PO Box 789 910 Cochran RoadRichmond, Vermont 05477
Phone: 802-434-2479 Email:
Green Mountain Freestyle Center 260 Avenue D Williston Vt. 05495 Ph# 802-652-2455

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Full time weekend program's begin Saturday 12/1

Winter has been kind to us so far. If you haven't been out on the hill yet, you are missing out. The snow is great. Stowe Mountain Resort has been working on expanding terrain and adding to the already impressive trail count. Their new snowmaking is a game changer. The amount of snow they have been able to produce is incredible. Things are looking very good for this weekend.

All full time weekend programs will meet at the MMSC club house at 8am Saturday. Things will kick off with a quick warm up and a short team meeting with the coaches. Please remember to check all of your gear and make sure everything fits and is in working order. If you have any gear issues that you need help with please tell a coach as soon as you get to the club to avoid any unnecessary delays. Coaches will look at all stances and gear set ups before we get on snow.

 We will end the day at 3pm at the club house. At that time we will have a parents meeting to kick off the season and get everyone on the same page.
All paper work needs to be in before we get on snow Saturday. If you have not filled out all of your paperwork please take care of it ASAP to avoid any issues. 

All full time tutorial programs will begin next Tuesday. Training  will be available for those people Tue, Thur.

I look forward to being back on snow with you all this weekend.

Think snow!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Weekly update 11/8 Impact night

The season is drawing near, and the lifts will begin to spin at Stowe this Saturday for season pass holders only. Please be aware that opening day can be crazy so if you plan to go out on the hill please be careful and take it easy for your first day back. I do not recommend that our youngest riders come out to ride for the opening day event. The limited terrain and the abundance of enthusiasm can make for dangerous situations for younger riders. 

MMSC snowboarding will continue our preseason training at GMFC this Sunday 4:30-6:00pm space still remains for any new comer who have not had a chance to get their preseason time in yet. Please contact me for further info.

This Tuesday Nov. 13th we will not have training at GMFC we will instead once again hold our 3rd annual Impact night at the Burton snowboards factory store in South Burlington.  We will hold mandatory base line testing for all athletes 10yrs or older, and have clinics given by Burton Staff. All MMSC families will receive a Burton store wide 40% discount for all MMSC team members for this night only. Please wear you team sweat shirt to help the staff identify you. The MMSC Snowboard Program will have a written protocol addressing head injuries as well as injury management. This season we will make the most of the Impact Program with help from Dr. Bryan Huber.  Bryan will address the whole team and discuss head injuries and other topics related to our sport. We will begin to meet at 4:30 in the lobby of 80 industrial Ave. the factory store. Our Medical talk will begin around 5pm. Testing will begin shortly after. There will be multiple clinics as well as music, give aways, drinks, light food and SWAG. This is a great event to kick off the season and get to know others on the team. In the past we have gone to KOTO's for a team dinner after, this plan is in the works once again. Looking forward to seeing you all there.

Last but not least Dark Side Snowboards is offering a discount for all MMSC riders through their web site. Go to and enter this code for your discount: MMSC
Offer ends on Nov. 25. Shipping is not free.

Friday, November 2, 2012

MMSC hike scheduled for tomorrow has been canceled.

Our MMSC hike scheduled for tomorrow has been canceled due to the weather. But Please come out to GMFC from 4:30-8:30 to help raise money to support 2 local kids. There will be an open gym with prizes, raffles and giveaways. We will have music and food for sale. The open session will be $10 and all certs will be $20 all night. You can donate to this cause at any time through.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

MMSC Snowboarding Program Philosophy and Goals

MMSC Snowboarding is a complete snowboard education program that
offers coaching for all levels of snowboard competition from first time
competitors to academy level Olympic hopeful athletes. This program
is focused on fun, learning and progression, while coaching the
whole athlete.
Our programs are gauged for kids of all ages from 6yrs through post
high school grads. We compete and practice in all events in the
competitive snowboard world including, Halfpipe, SlopeStyle, Rail
Jams, Boarder X, GS, and SL.
Our goal is to give our riders every opportunity to reach their full
potential, while having as much fun snowboarding as possible.
• Have Fun!!!! Athletes who have fun and love what they do are going to progress
faster and to a higher level then those who do not. What we experience on the
mountain at all ages stays with us in all we do throughout life.
• We want every rider to set goals and continue to adjust them throughout the
season. Our coaches will provide all the tools necessary for each rider to reach
there full potential.
• Every one of our riders should take with them the love of snowboarding and the
self-confidence and responsibility that they gain from riding with MMSC
• Skills!!!!!!! Our mission as a program is to give each rider the skills they need to
be the best rider they can be. We want all riders to train in and learn the skills of
Halfpipe, Slopestyle, freeriding and racing. By developing a solid all around set
of skills, riders will have the tools they need to pursue excellence in whatever
direction they choose to, and have a ton of fun doing it.
“MMSC is driven to become the best snowboard program
anywhere, while having as much fun as possible!!!!!!”

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Open House at the MMSC club house on spruce peak.

The season is fast approaching and the preparations are being put in place to kick this season off in grand fashion. This coming Saturday we will start things off with our Open House at the MMSC club house on spruce peak. At 9am our amazing coaching staff will guide a hike on spruce peak. This event will be a great chance to introduce friends who may be interested in our snowboard programs. Remember that our community is only as great as the people involved in it. You have the chance to make this MMSC snowboard community the best around. So tell your friends and family about what we are building here at MMSC and lets get more rippers involved in our community. Around 11am we will introduce the coaching staff and allow you to get to know them a bit more. We will hold our first team meeting shortly after and discuss the season ahead. We will follow our meeting with the handing out of this years team gear to all registered riders. There is also a club wide BBQ to follow.

In addition to our open house we have our pre-season training happening this week. Tonight we have training from 7pm-8:30pm at GMFC. Sunday from 4:30-6 we will continue with our training at GMFC come on out and begin to prepare for the season with the rest on the team. Spots are still available for these sessions and the pricing will be as follows. Once a week for 8 weeks will be $120. Twice a week for 8 weeks will be $240.  Any 4 sessions for $100. Single day rates of $30. To register please print and fill out the forms below. All checks made payable to Scott Adam.

Last but not least our preseason trip to Copper Nov. 25th through Dec. 3rd is still on the table. As of now one person is committed to this trip. We need to make a decision on this trip asap. Please contact me if you have interest in sending you rider to get some early season training at the site of the USASA nationals and Woodward at Copper. We will be making a final decision on this trip by Friday.

I am very exited to see you all this weekend.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

10/16 weekly update.

The temps have dropped and there has been some snow atop of Mt. Mansfield. The Lifts began turning last week at Killington and Stowe tested it new snow guns this past Saturday. We are getting close to snow season.

This week there are a few events on the schedule.

1st. Tonight we will continue with our preseason training at Green Mountain Freestyle Center from 7-8:30pm.
Our preseason training program will lead us right up to the start of the competition season. Everyone will have the option to train at GMFC with our MMSC coaching staff once or twice a week. Our MMSC sessions will be held Tuesdays from 7pm-8:30pm and on Sunday's 4:30pm-6pm. We will offer an 8 week session with a bonus 9th week for make ups. The pricing will be as follows. Once a week for 8 weeks will be $120. Twice a week for 8 weeks will be $240.  Any 4 sessions for $100. Single day rates of $30. To register please print and fill out the forms below. All checks made payable to Scott Adam.

2nd. On Thursday at Green Mountain Freestyle Center we will hold a free session during the day from 1pm to 3pm. Vermont Public Television will finishingthe filming they started last February at the NVT USASA Halfpipe competition at Killington and during a training day at Stowe. The crew captured a ton of on-snow footage as the MMSC riders took their runs and interacted with the coaches afterwards. They did interviews with several of our competitors and filmed the awards ceremony. It will all be edited, put together and aired in the near future. MMSC riders who are available to participate in the 1:00 pm filming are encouraged to attend. Please contact me to confirm that you’ll be there.

3rd. Our weekly pre season hike will be canceled this Saturday. However everyone is encouraged to come out and see the Invite only rail jam at the Alpine Shop in Burlington from 1pm-7pm . Some of the MMSC coaching staff will be there at the GMFC booth with a mini tramp set up. This event is sure to be a lot of fun. There is also a movie premier after at Higher Ground. Come on out and watch some of the top skiers and riders in the area battle it out for cash and prizes.

And of coarse don't forget our open house Sat, Oct 27 - MMSC Open House - Bring your a friends or neighbors who might like more information about MMSC  Have them come to the Open House and talk to the coaching staff to find out what our snowboarding programs have to offer.

As a reminder for all MMSC snowboard updates and information on any event changes. Please "LIKE" Mt. Mansfield Snowboard Club on Facebook. or join the MMSCsnowboarding blog

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

USASA NVT Schedule is now official

DEC!! ! ! ! ! !
22 Rail Jam @ Sugarbush (1) ! ! !
30 GS @ Smugglers Notch (1 & 2)
5 Rail Jam @ Sugarbush (2)
6 Slalom @ Stowe (1 & 2)
12 Rail Jam @ Jay Peak (3)
13 Slopestyle @ Stowe (1)
19/20/21...MLK WEEKEND
25 USASA Regional Golden Ticket @ Loon
26 USASA Regional Golden Ticket @ Loon
27 Pipe @ Stowe (1)
2 BX/SkierX @ Smugglers Notch (1)
3 BX/SkierX @ Smugglers Notch (2)
9 BX/SkierX @ Jay Peak (3)
10 Slalom (3) and GS (3) @ Stowe
23 Slopestyle @ Sugarbush (2)
24 Pipe @ Stowe (2 + 3)
9 Molly Rail Jam (4) @ Smugglers Notch
10 Slopestyle @ Smugglers Notch (3) and End of Season Party

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

MMSC Snowboarding is ready for Winter.

Summer is officially on it's way out and it is time to prepare for winter. The coaching staff is getting ready and have begun to put things into place for the season. There are many things happening here at MMSC. Once again we are planing our Impact and store night at the Burton store. We are still finalizing the dates but we should have them out to you soon.

Our preseason training will kick off Oct 2nd at Green Mountain Freestyle Center. This season once again we will offer a preseason training program that will lead us right up to the start of the competition season. Everyone will have the option to train at GMFC with our MMSC coaching staff once or twice a week. Our MMSC sessions will be held Tuesdays from 7pm-8:30pm and on Sunday's 4:30pm-6pm. We will offer a 8 week session with a bonus 9th week for make ups. The pricing will be as follows. Once a week for 8 weeks will be $120. Twice a week for 8 weeks will be $240. Please contact me to register.

In addition to the GMFC training the MMSC coaching staff will begin our weekly hikes on Saturday Oct 6th. More details will come the week of the first hike.

I am also putting together a pre season training trip to Copper Mnt Co. November 25th through December 3rd. We will need at least 5 riders to make this trip happen. The price is still to be determined. Please contact me asap if you are interested in this trip.

There are many more exciting things in the works for this season so please spread the word and let all of your friends neighbors and relatives know about all of the great things happening at MMSC snowboarding. Help us build this amazing community and make our MMSC snowboarding team as strong as it can be.

I am looking forward to seeing you all again. Think Snow.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

2012 Summer camps

The off season is a very important time in the development of winter athletes. We are providing many opportunities for all of our riders to continue to train this season both on snow and off. This season we will be offering a series of indoor camps at the freestyle center in Williston as well as trips to France, Mt. Hood as well as Lake Placid in NY. We will also make available a series of local physical training days and group hikes through out the summer. Our hope is to provide as many opportunities as possible for all of our riders to continue to develop through out the offseason in order to come out stronger and better then ever next season.
Here are some on the dates that have already been established.

June 19th-June 30th Le Duex Alps France.
Le Duex Alps includes 2 Halfpipes multiple jump lines for all abilities, a BX coarse, air bags and a rail line that continues on forever.
Traveling to Le Duex with experienced top notch MMSC coaches and training HP, Slope and BX for 10 days is an invaluable opportunity.

Attached below is additional information on our France trip and registration forms.

ON Snow camps.

July 6th-13th Mt Hood Or.

MMSC coaches will take a group of riders to Mt. Hood for a camp which will focus on freestyle elements including HP, Jumps, and rails. We will focus on building our bag of tricks as well as continuing to develop the trick we already have established. Through video review each day as well a guided drill we will work on the ground work needed for future success.
 Please contact me for more details.

July  16th-23rd Mt Hood Or.
This camp will be scheduled if needed. Depending on the interest in on snow camps.

GMFC Camps

July 9th-13th
July 23rd-27th
Aug. 6th - 10th
Dry land Physical Training camp Aug 13th-17th

Please contact me to reserve a spot or call GMFC

Water ramp camp

July 30th-Aug 3rd

Our MMSC coaching staff will lead camps at The Lake Placid Olympic Jumps center. Camps will focus on specific trick development using trampolines to learn the body movement and then taking the tricks to the water ramps in order to further develop the skills on our boards. Repetition will be the key performing each new skill multiple times in order to build the comfort level to take the new skills learned to the snow in the up coming season.

Please contact me for details on any of our camps.

Enjoy spring everyone, I am looking forward to seeing you all very soon.

Friday, March 30, 2012

USASA 2012 Saturday training schedule.

Saturday's training day is very packed it will be necessary to bring a back pack with water and lunch. For the riders competing in all events. It will not be possible to eat lunch inside. Riders training during our pre camp may opt to not train in all events during Saturdays scheduled training sessions. That decision will be made by the coach for each group on a by case basis.

Coach; Scott
Group 2 HP 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM
Group 2 SS 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
Group 2 BX 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM
Group 2 GS/SL 2:00PM-3:00 pm
Group 2 RJ 3:15Pm-4:00Pm

Coach:Nick C
Group 3 GS 9:00am- 945pm
Group 3 SL 10:00am-10:45am
Group 3 HP 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
Group 3 SS 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM
Group 3 BX 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM
Group 3 RJ 3:30pm-4:00pm

Coach: Jamal
Group 4 BX 8:00 AM – 9:15 AM
Group 4 GS 9:30Am-10:45Am
Group 4 SL 11:00am-12:15am
Group 4 HP 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM
Group 4 SS 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM
Group 4 RJ 3:30PM-4:00

Coach: Nick P
Group 5 SS 8:00 AM – 9:15 AM
Group 5 BX 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM
Group 5 GS 11:00am-12:15pm
Group 5 SL12:30pm-1:45pm  
Group 5 HP 2:00PM – 3:15 PM
Group 5 RJ 3:30pm- 4:00pm

Thursday, March 22, 2012

MMSC snowboard year end celebration!

As all of you know nature has decided to bring an early spring in full force. With the past week in the 60's and 70's we have lost much of our snow. The mountain is looking like it's the end of April not March. However this weekend we will celebrate our season and roll into nationals with our energy at an all time high level.

Our weekend is packed full of events, starting with the end of the season celebration at the Huber's house on Friday at 6pm. There will be an amazing spread of food and a ton of fun for all. The coaching staff will recognize all of our MMSC snowboard team riders, as well as hand out a few special awards. This is a special chance to recognize our riders in our small private community setting.

We will also hold an auction for a few items to raise funds to cover the wax order for nationals and other unforeseen trip expenses.

Next on the schedule will be a scheduled 1/2 day of training for select athletes competing at nationals in slope style. We will have coach's on hill to prepare riders for nationals.

Also for all MMSC snowboarders there is the MMSC club championship dual GS race on Slalom hill. All MMSC snowboarders are encouraged to race in this fun event. Registration is from 7:30am-9pm at MMSC. There are awards for snowboarders in traditional age groups. For any rider competing at Nationals this is one more great chance to get some

There will a BBQ for all MMSC families at MMSC following the race.

Saturday night at The Stoweflake resort at 5:30 MMSC will hold it's end of the season banquet. All MMSC families are invited. I have adjusted our travel schedule in order to make sure I can speak at this event and recognize our snowboard program and our riders in this MMSC public community venue. Dinner starts at 6pm. Awards @ 6:30. If you are interested in attending please contact Ashley Sargent for more details.

Sunday there will not be training. Take the day relax and enjoy.

This has been an amazing season and we have received an incredible amount of support and help form many people. None of our success would be possible with out the dedication and support of the amazing parents that make up our program. I would like to thank you all for giving your child the chance to grow up in an amazing setting, in a great community, through such an incredible sport.

 I would like to thank a few of you who have made incredible donations both with your time and your resources.

1st a big thank you to Jeff Boliba! Jeff has spent an unmeasurable amount of time and effort helping me make this program what it is. His dedication to the sport of snowboarding and to our program at MMSC is unreal. Thanks for all you do Jeff.

Next Marjorie Fay and her Husband Jeff. Marjorie has spent countless hours compiling results and reporting them to the Stowe reporter as well as putting together a news letter for us on a regular basis. She has also spent her time fund raising for us through out the season.
Jeff has not only spent hours upon hours of time helping us build and design GMFC, but he has also spent weekends of his life driving a few athletes around the North East in order to get the training and competitions we needed for our riders.

An amazing thanks also goes out to Dan Keen and Lamoille Valley / Twin State Ford for sponsoring us this season with a brand new van. That van is the sole reason we were able to make any of our trips happen. We were able to get our riders the training they needed to have an amazingly successful season. Dan has also allowed us to drive the van to Copper on Sunday with our tuning gear and our riders boards saving us a ton of money in airfare and baggage fee's and insuring our boards and tuning gear gets to Colorado with out a problem.

Also a big thanks goes out to Bryan and Sandy Huber for the amazing party's they have put together for us in there wonderful home. Thanks to Bryan for all of his support on the medical side of our program as well.

Thanks to all who spent time on the PAC. Those many nights spent in conference calls were very helpful.

There are so many more I would like to thank however there is only so much time. So thank you all once again from myself and the entire coaching staff.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

USASA 2012 Nationals Info!!

Invites begin rolling in the next 24 hours!!
If you are a Pre-Qualified invite, or our NVT Invite in a particular discipline you will see your invites first. PLEASE accept or decline these immediately as it will help roll the NR Invites quicker. There is a GREAT DEAL of individual responsibility in preparing for this event, so check your emails and check under the Events tab above for the Nationals updates.
There is TONS of info!!
Young riders, check out the Lil' Rascals Rail Jam sponosred by USASA and Burton on March 2nd!!
Each week kicks off with an Opening Ceremony and as always we are going to kick out in style in yet another year of Vermont Flannel Company flannel. Buying local and keeping it all Northern VT!!!
Order deadline on the flannel shirts is Friday March 16th, if you miss it we will not re-order, so get on it!!
Family members feel free to join us in the parade with your own shirts on!!
They are available in Men's XL-XS and Youth M, S, XS. Send size to
Shirts are $50, checks made out to NVT and sent to 421 Vt Rt 15 Underhill, VT 05489.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

GMG Training session will be moved!

Due to a Birthday Party at GMG we will have to move the training session. I am looking at 3:30pm-5pm. I will confirm asap. Please stay tuned.

Training at Stowe canceled today.

Due to high winds and the potential for rain today MMSC snowboarding will not train today Saturday 3/3. This will be a great chance to give our riders a rest after 9 hard days of riding.
We will however offer a training session at GMFC at 1pm til 3pm.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Doug E Fresh, Pressing it out!

Another Brian Jenkins Masterpiece!

Weekly Update 3/1-3/4

I hope you are all loving this fresh pow that has been falling this week. Winter has finally decided to join us, better late then never. The conditions have been amazing and I am so exited to finally be able to get into the woods.

As you my have heard our Killington trip this week was a big success. All of our MMSC riders made huge strides forward. The progression we have seen is amazing for all our riders, even with out our own pipe this season. I am very stoked to see the development in the next few weeks months and years for our crew. Our MMSC snowboard future is looking very bright!

Looking ahead at the next few days to come, we have a few events on our plate.

First tomorrow March 2nd, we will finish up our USASA NVT season at Smuggs with the final slopestyle and rail jam of the season.
Slopestyle #3 and Molly Rail Jam.  We will Register from noon-1pm at the Madonna Base Lodge, the event will take place in the Zone park off the T-Bar. The event will be a 1 run and done event.
After the Slopestyle we will move down to Morse and Sir Henry's under the lights for the  Molly Jam and NVT End of Season Party @ the Jam...please bring a munchie snack to share, chips and dip, chips and salsa, cheese and crackers, veggies, fruit, ect..and BYOB. NVT will have a raffle so bring your pennies, and as every year, the NVT competitor who raises the most money for the Molly Fund will ride/ski at no event cost for the 2012/2013 season.

Saturday and Sunday will bring a few more options.
Option A.
USASA SVT event's at Mt. Snow for Slope style on March 3 and a Halfpipe on March 4. Traditionally Southern Vt is the toughest region in the nation. This will be a great warm up for nationals. However due to the weather we may be canceling this option. Please stay tuned over the next 24hrs for this final decision.
Saturday's Weather for West Dover Vt. : Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 1pm, then showers likely. High near 48. Breezy, with a southeast wind 16 to 22 mph becoming west. Winds could gust as high as 33 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Option B.
For any rider who is still in need of Halfpipe points. March 4th in the USASA Maine series will hold a double event. From the looks of things all of our Half Pipe riders are set and this event is no longer needed. 
Option C

We WILL send any rider in need of Slopestyle points to the Hunter Mt. NY's Catskill series March 4th. This event would be a down and back event. There is also a Slope style at Windham, Mt. NY. on March 10th for any rider who may need points. Nick "Sev" P, will be heading down on Sunday morning leaving from Shaw's market at 3:30am.

All other riders will train at MMSC as usual Saturday,Sunday, and Monday

Sunday, February 26, 2012

USASA NVT Halfpipes at Killington 2/27 & 2/28

I hope you all got out and enjoyed all of the fresh pow out there the last few days. I never thought it would come this season, it's been amazing surprise. I hope it continues for the rest of the month.

As you all know the next few days our Northern Vt. USASA series will hold it's Halfpipe events at Killington. There will be a van leaving from Shaw's in Waterbury at 5:30am. Everyone needs to meet at Shaw's the van will not be leaving from Stowe. Space in the van is limited so please contact me if you will be needing transportation to Killington. Also all riders attending Killington's pipe events will need to bring $20 to cover coaches expenses while at Killington. All folks riding in the van please bring $20 for Gas as well.

Our house in Killington has bedding for 12 plus plenty of floor space. We still have space in the house and all are welcome. We got a hot tub!

Here is the link to our house.

The cost for the house will be $55 per person, per night.

The house is booked from Sunday night till Wed. morning.

The Address is: 217 Off McClallen Drive,Killington,VT 05751

Dinner for Monday night has been covered. We still have Tuesday's dinner to fill. If anyone  would like to volunteer to cover dinner on Tuesday please email me.

Wednesday we will stay at Killington to ride pipe and film for a special spot on VPT. Our Lift tickets will be $39.

The Van will return to Stowe on Wednesday afternoon.

See you all soon.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

SAT FEB 25th Slopestyle POSTPONED!!!

SAT FEB 25th Slopestyle POSTPONED!!!
Due to extreme weather conditions on the mountain we are postponing for Sat, but look to tuck a "one run and done" slopestyle event in before the Molly Jam on Friday March 2nd.

Stay tuned for confirmation.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Weekly update for 2/10-2/12

 This past weekend was a very successful weekend for MMSC with lots of great results both Saturday in Halfpipe at Loon Mt, NH. and at Stowe for GS. Our MMSC riders continue to make us proud on many levels.

This week is again a very busy one.

Saturday we will send a crew of riders to Loon New Hampshire for a Half Pipe contest. We will leave from Mac's Market in Stowe @ 5:15, Shaws parking lot in Waterbury @ 5:30. This trip will be a down and back trip the only cost for this trip will be gas. I am estimating the cost will be between $15 and $20 a rider depending on the #.

Remember all riders must register online for the New Hampshire series HP. To register please go to From there click on the shaded box to the right of the chosen event;  If you will not be attending with your child please contact so she can email the waiver to you.

After the contest which should be over by noon. We will stay and train for Sunday's slope style and then return @ 3:30. This will be a great opportunity to get a half pipe result in the books before our NVT HP's in Killington. The New Hampshire series is a great series to continue to work on developing our half pipe skills and to get experience in a competition setting. This series is a small series, the events run quickly. Please email me asap if you are interested in heading to loon on Saturday.

After further review and doing an analyzation of this Saturdays forecast we will change plans and offer slope training on Friday instead of Saturday at Sugarbush. Saturday is forecasted to be very cold and windy which does not make for good slope style training weather.

I am still currently working on discounted passes for Sugarbush. I hope to have more solid information for you all tomorrow.

Nick "Sev" Pintauro will meet everyone in the Mt. Ellen base lodge at 9:45am. Our full day crew will ride till 12:00 and break for lunch from 12:00 till 12:45. Any rider who can not make the morning but would like to meet up for the afternoon should be there by 12:45. After our lunch break we will ride the Mt Ellen park till 3:30.

Please email me if you plan to ride Sugarbush on Friday. Also include if you will ride full day or just Afternoon.

Sunday we will have our first USASA NVT slope style at Sugarbush. Registration will be on the third floor in Mt. Ellen Base Lodge from 8-9am.

Last this Sunday we will have coaches available at Stowe for any rider not competing in Slopestyle. Please email me if your rider will not be competing in Slopestyle at Sugarbush but will be training at Stowe on Sunday. In order to Staff correctly for Sunday I will need to know asap.

Friday, February 3, 2012



SO PUMPED to bring you this info!!!! We will be traveling as a series south to Killington and running two definite and possibly three pipe events in the Dew Tour/Free Flow Tour 22ft competition pipe. Sunday Feb 26th will be an NVT practice day with a reduced $35 ticket for NVT competitors. Pipe #1 will happen on Monday Feb 27th and Pipe #2 (and possibly #3, given numbers) on Tuesday Feb 28th.  We will be traveling with our own judges and most likely need volunteers for staffing, and I will have more details on lodging and such in the coming week, but wanted to get this info out to you immediately!


Stay tuned to more info. Including a potential extension of our trip to include an extra day of training. Details on this will come in the near future. I would love to look into a MMSC house for the trip. If anyone has contacts and would like to begin looking at a house that would hold our team and families please do so and keep me in the loop.

Weekly update for 2/3-2/5.

This past weekend was very successful and productive. 9 riders took the trip to Mt Snow to train in the 18' half pipe. 3 of those riders stayed and trained in the HP for an extra day. Lots of progress was made by all, it was a great opportunity to ride a perfect 18'er with sunshine and soft wall's. On Sunday the majority of of team competed in Sl/GS at our first events at Stowe this season. Many riders found success and everyone had a blast.

Looking ahead to this coming weekend. We once again will take to the road and travel to get some pipe time on Friday at Loon Mt., NH. before our first HP competition of the season on Saturday. This event will be our first chance to get a HP result to have a chance to qualify for USASA Nationals in pipe. Unless USASA NVT arranges to have it's HP events outside of NVT, hitting the road and competing for national ranking spots maybe our only way to qualify for HP for Nationals this season. Loon will be a great way to get an early season result in the books. With there only being one open public half pipe at this time on the east coast the playing field should be level. No one on the east coast outside of Southern VT. has had a chance to compete or train in HP. So this will be a great chance to gauge the natural ability of our riders against others on the east. I encourage all who have interest of competing in half pipe and USASA nationals to make this trip. The details are still being worked out, I should have more info to you as soon as I have it. If you have any connections in the Loon area for lodging please let me know. All registration must be done online. To register please go to From there click on the shaded box to the right of the chosen event;  If you will not be attending with your child  please contact so she can email the waiver to you.

Our plan is once again to take a crew down in the Van early Friday morning ride HP all day, stay that night in Loon. We will compete on Saturday then return with the majority of the riders to race on Sunday at Stowe. We will potentially offer an additional day of HP training at Loon, once again on Sunday for any rider who will not be racing at Stowe.

Please email me asap to let me know if your rider will be making this trip. Also please let me know if your rider will need transportation and lodging. If you will be making the trip with us please let me know if you will have room for others that may need transportation.

On Sunday we will once again host a GS/SL at Stowe on Exhibition hill. registration will once agin be held at Midway lodge from 8-9am. I would love to see all of our riders there once again.

Looking even further ahead.

Wed. Feb 8th 12:30-3:30 we will offer a half day training for all riders who have early dismissal. We will meet in the Den at Mansfield base lodge.

Saturday Feb 11th once again we will head to Loon for HP #2. We will have more details on this trip in the days to come.

Wed. Feb. 22nd we will offer a trip to North Creek Ski Bowl for the USASA Adirondack series Boarder Cross X's2 event for anyone who need additional starts in BX to qualify for nationals. This USASA event will be a double event. Please email me if you would like to attend this BX. Anyone who missed one of our BX's at Smuggs should plan to attend this event.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Weekly update for 1/27-1/29

Once again sit back relax and prepare for a ton of information all at once. At this point of the season we are in full operation mode. There is a lot happening over the next few months and due to the unpredictable weather we have been facing we have many challenges set out in front of us. The largest obstacle is the possibility that Stowe Mountain Resort may not have a pipe this season. USASA half pipes have already been taken off of our schedule at this point. Paige is working on securing a pipe at another resort to hold NVT events in, however these events are not a sure thing at this point.

In order to protect our kids chances to get the three results needed to qualify for Nationals in Half Pipe. I have put together a plan to guarantee our riders a shot for nationals. As you all know this weekend will begin step one of this plan. We will take riders down on Friday to Mount Snow to begin training in there 18' HP. Some riders that are not racing in GS and SL over the weekend will stay and ride pipe for the weekend.

The second step in my plan will happen next Saturday 2/4 at Loon Mt., NH. The USASA New Hampshire series will hold a HP event on Saturday. We will be sending a van down with any athlete who chooses to go. We will also potentially stay with any athlete that will not be racing at Stowe on Sunday in order to get additional pipe training at Loon.

The New Hampshire series is large and they require that all riders register online for all events. To register for this event please go to;
Then choose NH region and all of the events will come up. From there click on the shaded box to the right of the chosen event;  If you will not be attending with your child  contact so she can email the waiver to you. All waivers must be signed by the parent, not the coach, per USASA NH.

    As for the events this weekend. Saturday at Smuggs will kick off our NVT racing events. Saturday will be Slalom #1 & #2. Registration will be at the Smuggs ski club once again from 8am-9am.

On Sunday we will be at Stowe for SL #3 & GS #1. Registration will once again be from 8am-9am. Location has yet to be announced. I would think it would happen at Midway but the details have not been announced as of this time. Please stay tuned to for details.

I hope to have every MMSC rider compete this weekend in all 4 races. Race events are the best way to get introduced into the world of competing for all ages. GS and SL events give a rider a chance to test their board control skills and develop more confidence on there board. GS and SL are the building blocks to success in all snowboard events. I hope all riders and families will come out and support our MMSC community this weekend both at Smuggs and especially on our home mountain Stowe.

Looking ahead in March 7th-10th Stratton, VT will host  Burton's 30th anniversary US OPEN.
Each year at the Open there is a JR. Jam half pipe event on Sunday to wrap things up for the year. It is a great chance to get into a 22' professionally built pipe. For all riders 13 and under this is an amazing experience to ride a Pipe of this quality on a large stage. Registration closes Feb 1st. To register for this event please go to and click on Junior Jam Registration on the left hand side.

The following week for all riders 13 and over,  March 12th-16th The USSA revolution tour will be coming to Mt. Snow.
This is a great chance to compete in Slopestyle and Halfpipe in a larger setting against some of the best amateur snowboarders in the country. This event will be a great warm up for Nationals. Go to for info and to register.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Pipe Camp 1/27-1/29

Through much investigating, I have decided to call an audible on Killington. I have heard through a reliable source who rode the Killington pipe this past weekend during the Dew tour that the pipe is a solid block of ice. So Killington is not the best Idea.
> However I have been told by the same person that the Mt. Snow pipe is amazing. It's a full 18' and a perfect shape. I am still working on the details however it is set we are going to bring the team to Mt. Snow for training this weekend.
> As of now my game plan is to leave from Stowe at 5:30am on Friday morning.
> We will train at Mt. Snow till 3:00ish pm and the return with the van crew shortly after.
> The Friday only crew will need to bring money or food for lunch and traveling food.
> Saturday at Smugglers Notch USASA NVT will host 2 SL's  please stay tuned to for more info.
> Sunday at Stowe USASA NVT there will be a SL/GS once again stay tuned to the USASA NVT website for details.
> I have not finalized the numbers but it is looking like the cost for Friday only gas and coaching fee will be $25. This price is subject to change slightly depending on ticket costs. I am still waiting on ticket info, but I will get it to you asap.
> I hope to have all of our riders race GS/SL this weekend.
> For full weekend folks staying at Mt. Snow-
> The crew who will be staying at Mt. Snow will train till 3:00pm at that point we will go to the house and prepare to ride HP for the next few days before returning on Sunday evening.
>  I have found a house that is incredibly cheep through a fellow coach from SVT. However there is only one bed, but plenty of floor space. We will need to bring sleeping bags and sleeping pads.
>  I am still working through the numbers but it looks like we will be able to keep the cost around $125 a piece. Once again depending on our ticket prices we are given. Due to the limited kitchen it may be the best idea to bring money for food, and eat out for the a few days. On Friday after training it is possible that we will take the crew to Kelly Clark's family restaurant. It is a very cool experience, and a great chance to see olympic snowboarding memorabilia.
> I hope to have all of the details set with in the next 24 hours.

Monday, January 9, 2012

"Sugarloaf, ME" BX training

First I would like to thank the Huber's for a wonderful party on Saturday. It was great to spend time with everyone in a wonderful setting. I hope for many more gathering like that in the future for our snowboard family.

As of now we are waiting on the official word if this weekends BX will be held. Due to the temps and unseasonable weather Sugarloaf has not been able to complete the BX coarse as of now.
More info will be posted tomorrow.

However, I am still going ahead with planing for this event. I am currently working on the final details for our camp. It is possible that we may be getting a van for next weekend. If not, the two possibilities will be renting a van or car pooling with some volunteer drivers. either way we are prepared to make the proper arrangements. For anyone that needs lodging, a very affordable house has been found near the venue. There should be room for everyone although some may need to sleep in sleeping bags, beds will not be available for all..

 As of now the plan is to leave in the evening on Thursday the 12th. We will train BX Friday the 13th, compete in the USASA BX Saturday the 14th and Sunday the 15th and return on Sunday after the event.

In order for me to correctly gage the costs for lodging and transportation please contact me with the following info if your rider is planning on attending this event.

Will you be needing transportation?

Will a parent be traveling with the rider?

Do you need lodging or will you be getting your own?

If you will be driving to the event, do you have room in your vehicle to help transport riders?

Also contact me if your schedule will be different then the planned schedule above.
I would like to arrange a carpool situation for any rider who will be competing in Friday nights rail jam at Stowe and would also like to attend the Saturday and Sunday events at Sugarloaf. If anyone will be able to help with this please let me know.

For riders who will need transportation and lodging, Thursday and Sunday ( travel days ), we will need to make sure each rider has money for food while on the road. We will build in the coast of food for Friday and Saturday Breakfast and Dinner and Sunday breakfast into the cost of the lodging. Coaches and volunteer parents will cook breakfast and dinner. All riders should be sent with money for lunch for the three days on snow at Sugarloaf.

Depending on the number of kids and parents who will need lodging, I believe we can keep the total costs for the weekend below $300 each.

Here are the base numbers I am looking at based on us getting a Van or carpooling.

The ticket price and event price I have been given is not official but, it looks like each day will be $45.

Coaches cost per rider for to cover two coaches food, lodging, potential training tickets, and any other unforeseen costs will be $75.

Lodging, food and transportation per rider based on 8 riders $75

I am working to make this trip as affordable as possible. Please contact me with any additional ideas.

  • MUST register for Saturday's Race to register for Friday Training Day
  • Venue: Sidewinder 
  • Registration: 8:00-2:00
  • Open Practice: 10:00-2:00
  • Event Cost: $10.00 / Training Day Lif Ticket available for $33.00

  • These are two separate races - one on 1/14 & one on 1/15...
  • Venue: Sidewinder
  • Registration: 7:30-8:30 in Comp Center *BE THERE AT 7:30!*
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  • Awards & Prize Raffle: One Hour after completion of event
  • Event Cost: $35.00 per race , $45.00 includes competitor lift ticket
  • Discounted Parent Tickets available