MMSC Snowboarding

MMSC Snowboarding
Photo by Brian Jenkins

Friday, February 3, 2012

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.

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