NASTAR @ Wintergreen 2013

NASTAR racing cancelled today.

NASTAR will operate tomorrow (Monday December 30th) as a make up for weather cancelation today.

NASTAR will typically run every Saturday and Sunday through the Winter weather permitting and when Terrain is available.

The hours for NASTAR on scheduled days;

  • The course will be open for Racing 12pm-2pm.
  • Registration will be open from 11am to 12pm.
  • If you are going to race NASTAR you must come by the NASTAR start building at the top of Eagle Swoop and register during the open registration time.
  • Registration during the run time interferes with the operation of the timing and therefore is not permitted.

The cost for NASTAR is;

  • daily fee 2 runs for $7
  • Unlimited daily $15 or
  • Season pass unlimited $100.
  • You can pay daily fees during the registration period at the NASTAR start building and you can purchase a season pass at the NASTAR building during the registration period or anytime at the Ski Office 434-325-8058

NASTAR results are available online at live-timing.com and the times are live so you can check you time as soon as you finish. Times stay on the site indefinitely.

Winter Team Update

Half way through Winter Teams Holiday camp and a little rain this morning will give way to colder tomorrow.

Race Team

  • Practice tomorrow and Tuesday 7:45am-11am
  • SL practice tomorrow again
  • Race at Bryce next Saturday January 4th SL all age classes

D-team

  • Practice tomorrow and Tuesday 7:45am-11am
  • After Tuesday the Next practice is Saturday January 4th and Sunday January 5th 7:45am-11am
  • D-Team/Boosters meet the coaches function tomorrow Monday December 30th 5pm-7pm at the nature foundation building (across the street from the Wintergarden)
  • D-team race Tuesday December 31st 9am on upper Eagle Swoop. Awards at the lookout at 12pm
  • D-team Parent and Athletes make sure you subscribe to the Blog for updates. Wtgraceteam.org

Freeride Team

  • Practice tomorrow and Tuesday 7:45am-11am
  • After Tuesday the Next practice is Saturday January 4th and Sunday January 5th 7:45am-11am
  • Tuesday December 31st there will be a Freeride Team event at 9am in the terrain park. Parents are encouraged to come out to watch the event. Awards will be at the Lookout at 12pm.
  • D-team Parent and Athletes make sure you subscribe to the Blog for updates. Wtgraceteam.org

 

Winter Teams Holiday Camp Schedules

Winter Teams Holiday Camp Schedules December 27th-31st

Race Team

  • Practice 7:45am-11am each morning December 27th-31st.
  • Friday and Saturday Giant Slalom training Sunday and Monday Slalom training. Meet at the meeting place 7:45am
  • Please make sure you are registered for the program before coming to practice.
  • The Slalom race at Bryce on Saturday January 4th is open to all age classes. This race has been added to the 2013-14 Race-training schedule.
  • The Parents of team members has a Boosters organization and all parents are encouraged to attend the annual Boosters meeting Tomorrow December 27th at 3pm in the main Ballroom of the Mountain Inn. If you have team specific equipment that you would like to sell or donate bring it with you and shop what others have brought as well. There will be a cash bar afterward.

D-Team

  • Practice 7:45am-11am each morning December 27th-31st.
  • Tuesday January 31st there will be a D-team Race at 9am on Eagle Swoop. Parents are encouraged to come out to watch the race. Awards will be at the Lookout at 12pm.
  • The D-Team will practice every weekend through March 9th.
  • There will be other D-Team Races throughout the year. The dates for these races will be determined soon and posted here.
  • The Parents of team members has a Boosters organization and all parents are encouraged to attend the annual Boosters meeting Tomorrow December 27th at 3pm in the main Ballroom of the Mountain Inn. If you have team specific equipment that you would like to sell or donate bring it with you and shop what others have brought as well. There will be a cash bar afterward.

Freeride Team

  • Practice 7:45am-11am each morning December 27th-31st.
  • Tuesday January 31st there will be a Freeride Team event at 9am in the terrain park. Parents are encouraged to come out to watch the event. Awards will be at the Lookout at 12pm.
  • Please see the Freeride event schedule below for other Freeride events scheduled through the season. Freeride Competition Schedule 2013-14
  • The Parents of team members has a Boosters organization and all parents are encouraged to attend the annual Boosters meeting Tomorrow December 27th at 3pm in the main Ballroom of the Mountain Inn. If you have team specific equipment that you would like to sell or donate bring it with you and shop what others have brought as well. There will be a cash bar afterward.

Winter Teams Schedule for December 21st and 22nd 2013

Race Team

Practice Saturday December 21st 8:45am-12pm GS

Sunday December 22nd GS race at Bryce resort. The SARA schedule has the race incorrectly slated for Saturday December 22nd, this is a SARA typo and would be very difficult to get corrected, please ignore. You should however go to the SARA site and register for the race at Bryce, and register for SARA if you have not already done so. This is a good GS race to start the season and all race team members should participate. The official race start times will come out on Tuesday but the word from Bryce is that U10, U12 and U14 racers will start at 9am (7am registration 8am course inspection) and the U16, U18 and U21 will start after that around 12:30. I do not know about registration time for this later age group. Hopefully the detail on Tuesday will clarify that.

 

Development Team

Practice 8:45am both days (Saturday December 21st and Sunday December 22nd)

 

Freeride Team

Practice 8:45am both days (Saturday December 21st and Sunday December 22nd)

 

Try outs for D-team and Freeride Team will be at 1pm Saturday and Sunday December 21st and 22nd. Anyone interested in trying out must pre-register via email to cshepard@wintergreenresort.com

 

 

Winter Teams Practice

Practice this Saturday and Sunday for The Race team and Freeride team 8:45am-11:30am.

Coaches for the freeride team will be leading the practice and using the available terrain features and open terrain for this early season practice. Please email and let us know if you are planning to participate in this practice Cshepard@wintergreenresort.com

Coaches for the Race team will be on hand to lead team members through this early season practice. Our plan is to set some GS gates on the right side of upper Eagle Swoop. This is dependent on snow making but we will try hard to make this happen so racers can be ready for the Bryce GS on Sunday December 22nd. Please email and let us know if you plan to attend practice this weekend Cshepard@wintergreenresort.com

D-team first practice will be on December 21st and 22nd.

 

 

Message from the Boosters

Greetings from the Booster Board!  We have some exciting new things happening this season and some reminders as well.

 

  • We have created a way for everyone to buy Wintergreen Race and Freeride logo gear for this season. Nicole Weiss, a new member of the Board has put together a great website in conjunction with a local vendor.  The products can be shipped to you in time for the holidays.  Here is the link:  http://rivannagear.gostorego.com/teams-clubs/wintergreen-race-and-freeride-teams.html .  Some of the products will be immediately available at the Parents Meeting on the 27th.  **Stay tuned** we are also working on new Race Team Jackets that will be available to order through Freestyle.
  • The Parent’s Meeting with the Coaches and Booster Board is December 27th in the Mountain Inn Ballroom:

3:00       Register for Wintergreen Winter Teams Boosters and  meet and greet Coaches, Staff and Board  (there will be an equipment swap in the back of the room for anyone interested)

3:30       Meeting starts with a general session

4:00       Breakouts for Race, D-Team and Free Ride Team

5:00  – 8:00     The Boosters are sponsoring a Happy Hour that will start right after the meeting, a great way to meet other parents as well as the coaches!

  • Booster Dues are $50 per child and can be paid by Credit Card, Check or Cash at the meeting.  All registered team members will receive a logo string backpack with the logo of their team.
  • We have a new approach to parent volunteer participation this year and will be sending out an email next week that will give you more detail on our plans to better support our teams.
  • Please remember to register for D Team, Race Team and Freeride Team @: https://secure.wintergreenresort.com/e-commerce/ItemList.aspx?node_id=906546
  • Race Team Members also need to register for USSA (www.ussa.org) and SARA (www.skisara.org)
  • Freeride Team members competing in USASA events need to register for USASA (www.usasa.org)

Have a great holiday!

Let it SNOW (In Wintergreen)!

The Booster Board

Winter Team early December Practices Schedules

Our First Practice last Saturday was a very good start to the season. We had 52 team members show up for skiing and riding and over 100 members and parents for the barbeque afterward. Snowmaking weather has gone away this week with temperatures to warm to allow for any new terrain to open this week. Here is the schedule for the next couple of Weekends.

Freeride Team No organized practice with coaches this coming weekend (12/7-12/8).  There should be some progression type terrain park features on Upper Dobie this Weekend for freeriding. Per posted Freeride Team schedule the next practice is December 21st and 22nd (9am-12pm) but we will add a bonus practice on Saturday December 14th (9am-12pm)

Race Team No organized practice this weekend (12/7-12/8) Race Team members not going to Copper can take advantage of our early opening and get on the snow this weekend at wintergreen Resort to get some skiing in and work on fundamentals. No snow making this week means only Dobie and Eagle swoop are open so please be careful and aware as always of other skiers and riders on the Slopes. Snowmaking should start-up again Sunday with good chance of snowmaking through next week. Our hope is to have practice Saturday December 14th and Sunday December 15th on upper right Eagle Swoop with gates and hopefully NASTAR either in the morning or afternoon to help get ready for the race at Bryce Sunday December 22nd.

Development Team The first practice weekend for the Development team will be Saturday December 21st and Sunday December 22nd (9am-12pm)