Wintergreen Snow Sports Teams: Spirit Wear Update!

Hi Boosters,

We’re pleased to announce that starting this year, we have extended our spirit wear offerings to include performance sportswear!

All of these new products are made from synthetic fabrics and utilize a proprietary weave pattern to maximize the wicking of moisture and perspiration. Making the t-shirts and jackets an excellent option for both warm weather activities and for use as a base layer during ski season. For each item purchased, $5 will go to the Boosters organization and be used to help pay for social events this season.

Each team logo has a dedicated online store that will remain open through November 01 – so purchased items will arrive in time for the holidays. If there is sufficient interest, we can also re-open the stores in January.

(See links below)

Alpine Race

Freeride Boarder

Freeride Skier


Please Note:

If you’re interested in purchasing non-performance gear such as baseball hats, cotton t-shirts, hoodies, etc. the existing online team store will go live later this fall!





Stephen Miller
Product Manager, Software Solutions Divisions

Winter Teams Pre-season Camp

Wintergreen Teams ski and snowboard camp at Copper Mountain

December 4th-9th Copper Mountain CO

Training available Monday December 4th through Saturday December 9th with core gate training Dec 7th 8th and 9th.

Optional visit to the men’s world cup Giant Slalom at Beaver creek on Sunday December 3rd. Our 12th annual early season camp at Copper Mountain will include the following coaches;

  • Megan McJames (Current World Cup racer and World Ski Championships Athlete)
  • Shaun Goodwin (Women’s world cup and Professional Alpine coach)
  • Chris Shepard (USSA Level 300, PSIA Level 3, Wintergreen Teams program Director)
  • Robert Sandy (USSA Level 200, Wintergreen Winter Teams Alpine head coach)
  • Sarah Everett (PSIA Level 2, USSA level 100, Wintergreen Developmental team head coach)
  • Mike Bailey (USASA, AASI certified coach and Wintergreen Freeride head coach)

Training is available for alpine racers and ski/snowboard Freeride athletes ages 8-18 and will include private gate training, Woodward Barn access and entire mountain terrain skiing and snowboarding.

Individuals can choose how many days to participate based on personal schedules. Just let us know so we can work on a price for your training period.

If you are working with children’s schools to approve absence for the weekday training dates please let us know as we can provide proof of quality and reasons for training in the form of a letter or phone call to school administrators.

If you are interested in more information and pricing or to book your spot please contact Program Director; Chris Shepard 434-989-2541

A Reminder for those attending U16 – 19 Champs at Massanutten

Inspection Times Each Day: 7:30-8:30 A.M. Start Time: 8:40 A.M.

Saturday: Slalom

Sunday: Giant Slalom

Get on the lift as soon as you can and come to Top of Course – Coach Henry and Coach Paul will be waiting for you.

For the full race announcement –  see




U16 -21 Champs Reminder

Hello U16/21 and Masters Racers/Parents:

Don’t forget that U16-21/M Championship registration via email is due today (February 11th) by midnight! You also need to send a hard copy of the form and payment by February 17. If you know you/your racer is qualified and planning to attend, please notify the race organizers via email registration by tonight’s deadline. Questions, concerns, etc? Please email asap!

The Race Announcement and registration form are posted on the SARA website.

Thanks – Betsy Layman/Patti Woody

SARA Secretary/SMSSF Secretary

From: Layman, Betsy
Sent: Friday, February 06, 2015 8:41 AM
Subject: SARA U16-21/M Championships Registration

Greetings! You are receiving this email because you are a registered U16-21/Masters member of SARA. Attached please find the fillable registration form for the SARA U16-21/Master Championships being held at Sugar Mountain February 21 – 22, 2015. The detailed schedule is also attached and posted on the SARA website.

U16-21 racers qualify by having two race starts (the racer left the start gate for the first run of two different races). The results of the runs/races do not matter and you did not have to start the second run of the race. The two races can be on different weekends and it does not matter where they were located, only that they were SARA races. If you are uncertain if you have qualified for Championships, please contact your coach or SARA Mountain Rep (click here for a list of Reps).

Directions for registration are on the form. The race organizers ask that the form be filled out and emailed to by midnight on February 11. In addition, a hardcopy needs to be mailed with check payment as indicated on the form to be received by February 17. Please contact Patti will questions about Championships registration. The close date for registration is firm, so please email and mail your form today!!

Cheers – Betsy

Betsy Layman,


SARA Secretary


U16-21 and Masters Championships at Sugar Mtn

SARA 2015 U16-U21M Championships Registration Form

2015 Champs Event Schedule

Attached please find the fillable registration form for the SARA U16-21/Master Championships being held at Sugar Mountain February 21 – 22, 2015.  



U16-21 racers qualify by having two race starts (the racer left the start gate for the first run of two different races).  The results of the runs/races do not matter and you did not have to start the second run of the race.  The two races can be on different weekends and it does not matter where they were located, only that they were SARA races. 

Submission: 1) Complete this form, save it to your hard drive, 2) eMail a copy to NO LATER THAN WED. FEB. 11th. 3) PRINT A COPY AND MAIL IT WITH YOUR PAYMENT BY CHECK TO “SMSSF” to: SMSSF P.O. Box 2191, Banner Elk, NC 28604. FedEx or UPS delivery ONLY to Winston Ammann c/o Bayou Smokehouse 130 E. Main St. Village Shops, Banner Elk, NC 28604 (828) 260-0316. Please note that there is NO postal delivery to the physical address! Registration is not complete until hard copy of form and payment is received!

Payment is due NO LATER THAN Tues. Feb. 17th.

For Lodging:

Best Western Banner Elk


Schedule for Saturday November 29th

Event If No Snow – Dry Land Training If Snow – On Snow Training Season Kick Off – Cookout! Ski Tuning Clinic
Date 11/29/14 11/29/13 11/29/14 11/29/14
Day Saturday Saturday Saturday Saturday
Who For Race and Freeride and D Team Race and Freeride and D Team All Boosters Families Anyone
Start Time 9:00AM 9:00AM Noon 2:30PM
Finish Time Noon Noon 1:30PM 4:30PM
Location Race Trailer Available Snow Yurt Hut next to Lookout TBD
Details Dry land drills, Fit to Ride test, Video, Hike, review safety code, review comp rules, set goals Warm up drills, review safety code, review comp rules, set goals WG Teams would like to welcome everyone back with a cookout! – Grilled Chicken, ribs, butts, brats….. Coleslaw and potato salad Coach Robert will review the latest techniques and share some new secrets – Review of ski care, tools, edge sharpening and waxing
Meet At Race Trailer Race Trailer Yurt Hut next to Lookout TBD
What to bring Tennis shoes or hiking boots, hat and jacket and gloves, WATER Slalom skis with all the gear! Favorite Adult Beverage


Francis Piche Invitational 2014

It is time to think about post season racing in the northeast! One of the events that SARA racers participate in is the Francis Piche Invitational at Gunstock Mountain in Southern New Hampshire on March 14th, 15th and 16th

This event is open to U12 and U14 Boys and Girls. Last year we took 26 athletes from SARA to this three day event. We compete as individuals and as a SARA team in GS and SL. There is also a training day with introduction to Super Giant Slalom course for the racers.

There is no need to wait for SARA Championships to start making plans for this event. If you have a top ten race finish in your age category this season in SARA you are invited to participate.

Wintergreen Coaches will be representing the SARA athletes again this year. We will take registrations and race fees, communicate with gunstock race officials, handle coaching on the race days, suggest lodging options and organizing evening socials.

If you are interested in participating in this race or to receive more information please send an email ASAP to Chris Shepard.

Let’s represent SARA as a team in the Northeast!

Eastern High School Champs

The Challenge is on again this year.
SARA will be taking a team of U16 and older athletes to the Eastern High School Alpine Championships, This year the races will be held at Attitash, NH.
I have secured Lodging at a Hampton Inn in North Conway. This race is great way to end your season, competing at team against some of the best racers in the Northeast.  Last year, with a very small team we put up highly respectable results. And this year with improved participation we  should really be able to compete.
We can take 12 Men and 12 Women. The top  6 Male and Female finishers in each run score points for our team.
The races are also scored for individual competitors, so it is also a great opportunity to lower your USSA points.
The schedule is as Follows:
Thursday March 6 – Travel via either Train to Boston or Plane to Manchester, NH
Transportation from both places will be provided for individuals on the team.
Friday March 7 – Training Day for teams – We will train both GS and Slalom
Transportation will be provided  to and from Hotel to Attitash for each Day
Saturday, March 8  – Slalom Race
Saturday Night March 8 – Banquet
Sunday March 9 – GS Race
Sunday Night March 9th – Transportation provided to manchester Airport for flights home
Monday Am March 10th – transportation provided to Boston for Train Home.
If we have 24 Athletes The cost will be around $ 950 per athlete (Including Lodging, Meals(except Lunch), Ground Transportation, and Race Fees)
If we have only 12 Athletes the cost could be as high as  1275 per athlete.. The more Athletes we have  the cheaper it is and more fun we have.
If you are interested, please contact Coach Paul  from Wintergreen
434 960 9616
Please pass this note onto anyone whom you may think is interested and copy me on your note.