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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!!!

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