Wintergreen Winter Teams update January 31st 2014

Practice for the weekend Saturday February 1st & Sunday February 2nd

D-team practice both days 7:45am-11am, there is a mid-season D-team race Sunday at 9am on Eagle swoop. Parents are encouraged to come out and cheer your young athletes on. There is not an awards ceremony after this race. We will post the results so everyone can see them.

Freeride Team practice both days 7:45am-11am. There is a Slopestyle competition Saturday evening at 6:30. This is the second of the Wintergreen Series of Freeride events for the winter. Registration at the Snowsports desk 4:30pm-5:30pm

Race Team Will be competing at Snowshoe this weekend. Good luck to all Wintergreen Racers. Bring back the Gold!

Winter Teams Schedule January 25th & January 26th

D-Team will Practice both Day 7:45am-11am. The D-team will have a timed race on February 2nd at 9am on Eagle Swoop.

Race Team will Practice both days 7:45am-11am. GS on Saturday and SL on Sunday. Some racers will travel to Sugar Mountain to compete in the races there this weekend. Good Luck and Ski fast!

Freeride Team will have practice at 7:45am-11am Both Days. Some Freeride team members will be participating in the Slope style and Rail Jam event at Snowshoe on Sunday. Good Luck to those team members.

The first Freestyle Double cross of the winter is at Wintergreen this Sunday. Registration will be Sunday morning at Freestyle in the Mountain Inn.

Winter Teams update January 17th 2014

Practice for the weekend Saturday January 18th-MondayJanuary 20th

D-team practice all three days 7:45am-11am

Freeride Team practice all three days 7:45am-11am. There is a Rail Jam Saturday evening at 6:30. This is the first of the Wintergreen Series of Freeride events for the winter. Registration at the Snowsports desk 4:30pm-5:30pm

Race Team Practice Saturday (GS) and Sunday (SL) 7:45am-11am and GS race on Big Acorn on Monday.

Masters practice Saturday and Sunday 7:45am-11am. If you are interested in skiing with Masters coach David Lippucci he will be here and we will meet at warm-ups. If you are interested in working with David please send me an email today so we know to expect you at warm-ups. cshepard@wintergreenresort.com

Race details for Monday January 20th @ Wintergreen Resort

Wintergreen Giant Slalom USSA/SARA GS RACE @ Wintergreen Resort 

Monday, January 20th 2014 on Big Acorn

  • Deadline for On-line entry is Friday January 17th
  • 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 January 20th

7:00-8:30 A.M.     Registration in the Lookout (Directions below)

7:45 A.M.          Coaches and Officials Meeting on the Lookout Deck.

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 one hour after first run is finished Check with race officials. Awards will be at the Lookout one hour after the race is over.

 The run Format; Traditional SARA format, all girls (U10-Masters) then all boys (U10-Masters), so everyone needs to register early (7am-8:30am). The course will be set with gate distance at 22m which is spec for all age classes p133. There will be around 18 gates and this also is within the vertical drop requirements for a scored race (11-15% of the vertical drop in Meters p132) the vertical is 139m.

   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 Lower Eagle 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!

 

Rain Rain

Today’s practice was a challenging one. Rain, Thunder , lots of waiting. Thanks to those Athletes that stuck it out!

The weather will be better tomorrow. Come on out!

Thanks
Coach Paul

Winter Team update

Race Team  There is a SL race scheduled at Bryce for next Sunday January 12th. We are not planning to attend this race as a team. Instead we will train here at WTG both days, take advantage of NASTAR in the afternoons and get some mileage in here at home.

When Bryce switched the Saturday January 4th race to all age classes we made this change and it worked well with most schedules.

I know there will be a couple of people at the race next weekend for what ever reasons and that is fine just remember it is not a team scheduled event.

Race Team Staff

Winter Teams Short week update

This Weekend January 4th and 5th

Race Team

  • Saturday Slalom at Bryce resort. Same format as the last Bryce race, U14 and younger 9am race start (registration at 7:15am) U16 and older race starts at 12:30pm (registration anytime in the Ski school)
  • Sunday the Race Team will practice at Wintergreen 7:45am-11am Slalom skis, Free skiing and drills with Video analysis.

D-team

  • Practice both days at Wintergreen 7:45am-11am

Freeride Team

  • Practice both days at Wintergreen 745am-11am
  • Sunday is a USASA event at Whitetail Resort in Maryland. Good luck to the Wintergreen athletes participating in the Rail Jam there.