d-team update

Practice will be normal this weekend, 745-11 both days.

Don’t forget that on Saturday we have our CRAZY HELMET contest (decorate helmets, ANYTHING goes-as long as the chin strap buckles and helmet fits properly-so be creative!  d-team coaches will serve as judges) and a bubble gum race; make sure your child arrives at warm-ups prepared!!

-Leah Chaldares

Winter Teams Update February 28 2013

D-Team and Freeride Team will practice this weekend at Wintergreen 7:45am-11am each day.

There will be a Rail Jam (the 4th of the 5 series) at Wintergreen Friday evening @ 6pm. Register at the Snowsports desk between 4pm-5:30pm.

Race Team

The U 16 and older athletes will be here at Wintergreen for training This weekend.

The U14 and younger athletes will be at their Championship event at Bryce Resort Saturday and Sunday.

 

 

Freeride Team Update February 28th 2013

7 springs was a great success! We had 16 gold, 10 silver, and 6 bronze medals over the two slopestyle and half pipe events! Our team made up 1/3 of the competition! We had a great representation at these events! I wanted to say a big thank you to all the athletes and parents! You all killed it!

 I also wanted to recognize Jen Collins the Freeride Team rep for all of her hard work and dedication! THANK YOU JEN! You are awesome!

USASA Nationals, at Copper Mountain, CO, is coming up! Snowboard nationals are March 30th – April 5th. Ski nationals are April 6th – April 10th. If your athlete(s) placed 1st or 2nd at two or more events in the same category (two slopestyle events, two half pipe events, two boarder/skier cross events, etc.), then they are most likely either invited to nationals or are considered an alternate. If they are an alternate that means they are next in line to go to nationals if someone declines the invitation. Please contact me if you have any questions. D.murawinski@gmail.com 703-801-4955

Practice will run at our normal time and place this weekend. The following weekend is our last weekend for winter practice. We will be hosting an in house slopestyle event on that Sunday the 10th. The event will start at 10:00am and run until 11:00am. Awards will be announced on the deck of the Lookout at 12:00pm.

Please think about Mount Hood and our Summer Freeride team camp. We really want to give you the opportunity to continue your skill development by spending 7 days on snow in July. We also want to have our own private park features and we will need 10 participants to make this happen. You will all be receiving an invite soon with details about the camp. Send any question you might have to Teams Director Chris Shepard. cshepard@wintergreenresort.com 

 Thank you all and a big congrats to our athletes!!!

 Danny Murawinski

U10 U12 U14 SARA Championship info

The competitor list for the championships this weekend for U10 U12 U14 are on live-timing.com. Please check the list and make sure you are on it if you plan to participate. If for some reason you do not see your name on the list please let me know today, cshepard@wintergreenresort.com

Here is a copy of the schedule for the races at Bryce this weekend.      Sara Championship Schedule

I hope to see you there. Good luck to all racers this weekend!

U21,18 and 16 Championships

Massanutten GSWhat a weekend of pressure, perseverance, and  powerful performances from the Wintergreen Race Team at the SARA Championships Races.

Our athletes did a wonderful job this past weekend with the pressure on. With all runs counting for points towards SARA Championship rankings the team members raced four runs of slalom on Saturday and four runs of giant slalom on Sunday.  Every athlete was tested physically, mentally and emotionally.  With the support of  team mates and fellow racers every single athlete stepped up and performed well.

The slalom courses were long and challenging.  With the top rhythm sections falling away to skiers left, mid course flushes forcing quick turns and a lower course through gate throwing the racers into a double hairpin, our racers were up to the task.  Great focus and a season  of training paid off; with Wintergreen race team members making the podium multiple times.

The GS courses required dynamism beyond belief.  The first surface was super hard and fast. Strong edge angles paid off.  As the day progressed, the snow become softer and and each run required more and more aggression. Again, tired but determined, our racers supported each other and the rest of SARA to work through the runs.  Ready for anything, our racers drove through the ruts, absorbed the rollers and bumps and completed each run better that the one before.

Congratulations to all the Wintergreen athletes. Your  perseverance, dedication and drive is phenomenal. But best of all your sportsmanship and support of your team mates and competitors makes us proud to be your coaches.

Thanks for a great year.

Coaches Chris, Robert, Henry, Lyons, George, Tim and Paul

 

 

 

 

Winter Teams Update February 21st 2013

The freestyle Double cross originally scheduled for Saturday has been rescheduled for Sunday and the start of the event has been moved up from 12:30pm to 11:30am. 

The Freeride team will be at Seven Springs this weekend. With the majority of the team Competing and the rest holding their weekend practice at Seven Springs. There will not be practice for Freeride here at Wintergreen this weekend. Good luck to all team members competing this weekend. Bring back the Gold!

The D-team will train here at Wintergreen This weekend. Normal practice times.

The Race team will be split this weekend with the U16-U21 racers at Massanutten for their SARA Championships and the U10-U14 racers her for practice Saturday Morning.

Here is where things have changed! Because the Double Cross being moved to Sunday and the GS race at Bryce is Saturday afternoon (3:30pm start), we have some racers interested in racing the GS race at Bryce. So we will offer practice here Saturday morning and then anyone interested in racing at the Bryce GS can drive over after practice. We will offer a coach to go with and help for the GS race Saturday afternoon. We will not expect anyone to stay for the Slalom race as we will offer practice back at Wintergreen Sunday morning and need to run the Double Cross Sunday afternoon. The Bryce race is open for registration today through the SARA site skisara.org. Please let me know if you have any questions, cshepard@wintergreenresort.com

Teams Gala & Fundraiser is this Saturday!

WINTERGREEN SKI TEAMS FUNDRAISER EVENT ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16th HAS A CAJUN THEME

Please come by to enjoy our specialty New Orleans’ style “Hurricane” drink at the pre-event Happy Hour bar which will open early at 5:30. Dinner is served at 7:00.

Ticket prices are Adults $25 and Kids $15.

Cajun menu will include:

  • Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya
  • Fried Catfish
  • Red beans and Rice, Corn bread, Mac & cheese
  • Pecan praline bars
  • King’s cake

There will be music, slideshows of races, silent auctions and other fun activities for all.

Cash, checks, and credit cards welcome at the door. You can also pre-pay online.

Wintergreen Slalom USSA/SARA SL RACE 2013

Wintergreen Slalom USSA/SARA SL RACE 2013

@ Wintergreen Resort SL – Monday, February 18th, on Big Acorn

  •  Deadline for On-line entry is Friday February 15th 
  •  Register at www.skisara.org
  •  Entry fee for all classes is $35 per race
  •  Lift ticket fee for all classes is $35, Family members $45
  •  Please check at registration to see if volunteers are needed for gatekeeping. Volunteers will receive a free lift pass

EVENT SCHEDULE

Monday February 18th

  • 7:00-8:30 A.M.       Registration in the Lookout (Directions below)
  • 7:45 A.M.          Coaches and Officials Meeting
  • 8:00 A.M.          Gatekeepers and Course Maintenance meeting at Registration
  • 8:00 A.M.          Course inspection begins
  • 8:55 A.M.          Forerunners
  • 9:00 A.M.          First Run starts
  • 2nd run starts following second course set and course inspection. Check with race officials. Awards will be at the Lookout one hour after the race is over.

We look forward to having you here at Wintergreen resort. The races should be finished early enough so you can enjoy skiing the rest of our mountain. The racer and family member lift passes allows you access to all of our slopes and high speed lifts.

There will be Coffee, Hot chocolate Muffins and Doughnuts available at registration.

   PARKING & LOGISTICS

The Lookout at the Plunge Tubing area is the place to park!  You are able to park right next to the registration building.  We are not allowed to store bags in the building but your cars are right outside.

Directions to the Lookout:  Enter Wintergreen Resort through the main gate.  Proceed up the mountain to your first stop sign (just past The Market) and turn right.  Proceed down the hill ¼ mile to the Lookout parking lot.

Access to the slopes will begin at 8:00 AM.  To get to Big Acorn simply take Eagles Swoop to the Big Acorn chair. 

Please contact Chris Shepard at 434-325-8282 or via email cshepard@wintergreenresort.com with any questions and we look forward to seeing you!