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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.

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