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Thursday, January 3, 2013

New Years update.

Happy New Year Everyone,

We are now have now officially reached the start of the craziness we call competition season. There is a ton on the schedule for the next few weeks. I will cover all of the things on the schedule for the next few weeks to come.

NVT EVENT INFO...Make sure your USASA Memberships are up to date!!!
1st Sat, Jan 5 RJ at Sugarbush - the second USASA Northern Vermont Series Rail Jam of the season. Reg is at 10am event begins at 11:30am location is TBD.

Saturday January 5th....Rail Jam #2 @ Sugarbush (@Mt Ellen not Lincoln Peak!!)

Registration will be from 10-11am at the Mt Ellen lodge upstairs. The event fee is $25, cash or check only on site. Pre-registration available under the events tab until Thursday evening. Event start time scheduled for noon. This is the second NVT Rail Jam being used to determine our XGames invitees, please read above for detailed info.

Once again USASA events are for all ages.

2nd Sat, Jan 5 at Stoweflake Resort, Mountain Road, Stowe - 6:00 - 8:30 pm - I hope that all of you can make it out to show your support for our snowboard program at the "Celebrate Winter" with MMSC at the Club's only in-season fundraiser.  Based on feed back received over the past couple of years, the event is taking a break from the Hall of Fame dinner format.  After all of the holiday events, it was thought that the membership would enjoy time to socialize, partake in some good food and not have to listen to lengthy speeches. A fresh start to the New Year!  Silent and live auctions will run throughout the event.  A special celebrity guest auctioneer will oversee the live auction. To further change things up, there are lots of new and different auction items up for bid.  The lower-priced ticket is not only to encourage you to join us but to bid and buy.  While the ticket price covers our event expenses, the auction is where meaningful funds are raised to support MMSC.  We hope you will join us and help us meet that goal.
     Also, the Stoweflake is offering a 10% discount off their regular room rate for people attending "Celebrate Winter." If you opt to stay, be sure to mention the discount. Tickets to "Celebrate Winter" can be purchase on-line at using a credit card or PayPal.
 3rd Sun, Jan 6 at SL Stowe Mountain Resort - USASA NVT Slalom # 1 & 2. Reg 8-9 at the Midway base lodge Race starts at 10.Sunday January 6th...Slalom #1 and #2 (snowboard only) @ Stowe

This SL event is one more great way to introduce all riders to competitions. I encourage riders of all ages to try the SL race 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.

Registration is at the Midway Lodge from 8-9am. The double event fee is $60 or $30 for one. Onsite registration is cash or check only, online pre-registration is available above under the events tab until Thursady evening. Event start time scheduled for 10am.

4th Sat. Jan 12 at Jay Peak USASA Rail Jam #3
More info to come.

6th Sun Jan. 13 at Stowe USASA Slope #1
More info to come

7th Fri,Sat,and Sun. Sugarloaf, Me. USASA Boarder X. We will once again bring a crew of MMSC riders to Maine for a BX camp. This will be our best shot to give our riders a chance to ride a national level course before we get to Copper. It is also a great prep for our in series events at Smuggs. This course is built by the 2x olympic gold medalist Seth Westcott and year after year is the best built course on the east coast. We will leave for this camp on Thursday night the 17th and return on Sunday the 20th. We will once again reserve the house we stayed in last season. We will be able to sleep up to 10 people. We will need to bring sleeping bags and pillows. Please contact me asap to confirm a spot on this trip. Price will be determined when we have a better idea of the numbers. I think last year the cost was somewhere around $250-$300 for lodging, gas and coaches expenses. As of now the plan is to leave in the evening on Thursday the 17th. We will train BX Friday the 18th, compete in the USASA BX Saturday the 19th and Sunday the 20th 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.

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.

The address for the house is : 1026 Huston Brook Rd , Carrabassett Valley,me. 04947. The phone no. is (207)-235-2008. The cell phone reception in the valley is very poor , so please feel free to use the land line.

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