Winter Teams Update

 

We will have Practice for all Winter Teams at Wintergreen this weekend Saturday January 24th and Sunday January 25th

The race team will have some members at Timberline WV for races there and your coach will be Tim Hoehner. Coach Tim has been with us for a couple of weekends only but he is very capable. He grew up racing at Massanutten and has coached in Pennsylvania and Vermont. Look for Tim Saturday morning and he will take you through course inspection.

Other race team members will be at Sugar Mountain NC for races there. Masters coach David Lippucci will be there to help our Wintergreen racers with the race. Look for David at the registration and be ready to go with him to look at the course at 7:30am

For those race team members here at Wintergreen we will have GS on Saturday and SL on Sunday for Practice.

The D-team will practice 7:45am-11am both days this weekend.

The Freeride team will have practice both days 7:45am-11am

There are USASA events both days this weekend. Slopestyle and rail Jam on Saturday and Boardercross on Sunday Morning.

There is also a Freestyle Doublecross for all athletes on Sunday starting at 11am. Register for the Doublecross at freestyle Suday Morning if you wish to participate

 

Winter Teams Update January 15th 2015

All Teams Practice this weekend at Wintergreen Saturday, Sunday and Monday January 17th, 18th and 19th 7:45am-11am each day.

  • Lots of exciting things going on. Current World Cup Skier Meghan McJames is here all weekend and will be at NASTAR 12pm-2pm Saturday and Sunday.
  • She will also be skiing with the D-team and Race Team at Morning Practices
  • There is a Wintergreen Rail Jam Saturday evening. The registration fee is $25. Prizes will be awarded for individual event as well as a grand prize for competitors that compete in three out of five events. Event Time: 5 pm. Register at Snowsports Desk from 4-4:45 pm.

Race Team Practices reversed! We will train SL on Saturday and GS on Sunday. The plan is to set and train GS on Wild Turkey on Sunday so that is why we reversed the normal plan. Please spread the word so every one knows.

Masters Team will train with Coach David Lippucci all three days. There is a new pricing format for Masters. If you are interested in training Masters with Coach David this weekend please come to practice at 7:45am Saturday and we will get you set up with him. I will explain the pricing and you can take care of that after the practice. Hope to see you there!

NASTAR Update

We will run NASTAR today 5pm until 7pm

Call or go by the ski office to purchase your Wintergreen NASTAR Season Pass. 434-325-8058

Please remember that if you will run NASTAR you need to be a registered NASTAR racer before you come by the NASTAR start shack.

What does this mean? If you have raced NASTAR before then you are a registered NASTAR racer. If you have not you need to go to NASTAR.com and register. If you come by the shack and you have never raced NASTAR before we will not be able to drop you in the official race.

Additionally if you have raced NASTAR before you need to go to NATAR.com and check your information to make sure everything is correct. That way when you come to the NASTAR start shack things will go smoothly as far as getting you in the race.

We plan on running NASTAR this weekend both days from 12pm-2pm

Winter Teams Update Thursday January 8th 2015

Update for Weekend of January 10th and 11th

Freeride team Practice this weekend at Wintergreen Resort 7:45am – 11am  Some team members are competing in the USASA competition at Snowshoe WV. If you are going to compete you should be in Contact with coach Alex Frayer Afrayer4@gmail.com Please contact Alex and let him know you are participating.

D-team Practice this weekend at Wintergreen 7:45am-11am

Race Team No scheduled practice at Wintergreen. All ages are scheduled to be racing a Bryce Resort. Race schedule is posted at Skisara.org. Please note U16 and above course inspection starts at 12:30pm. U14 and below Course inspection at 8am. Please understand your start times so you are ready to go. U16 and above should plan on some practice runs around 10am. Do not ski all morning and come to the race start at 1pm fatigued. See you at the race!

Friday night NASTAR we will run NASTAR at Wintergreen tomorrow Friday January 9th from 5pm-7pm registration 4-5pm. NASTAR is also scheduled to run Saturday and Sunday 12pm-2pm. Go by the ski office to purchase NASTAR season pass or call them 434-325-8058.

Austria Summer Teams Camp!

Wintergreen Winter Teams is proud to announce our first biennial summer camp in Austria for summer 2015. The location is Hintertux Austria with training taking place on the Hintertuxer Glacier in the Tyrol region of the Austrian Alps. The idea is to offer young athletes and their families continued on snow summer training with an added international cultural experience in a country suffused with snow sports History.

Coaching will be provided by Austrian coaches from the Austria Racing Camps program run by ex-Austrian world cup racer Hugo Nindl and his sons in cooperation with Wintergreen coaches and US teams coach Shaun Goodwin. The program created by Austrian Racing Camps is very compatible with our own philosophies at Wintergreen. Training will include half day on snow training with afternoon activities that also focus on ski/snowboard skills.

This camp is open to all Winter Teams Members. Race, D-team and Freeride team members, parents and friends (skiing/snowboarding and non-skiing/snowboarding) are welcome. Come be a part of our European experience!

The on snow dates for the camp are Monday June 22th– Friday June 26th

The schedule will be;

  • Flying to Munich, Germany departing Friday June 19th (your flight will arrive Saturday June 20th)
  • Stay in Munich Saturday night and then depart for Hintertux via Luxury Motor Coach on Sunday morning June 21st. (2.5 hour drive)
  • The Hotel in Hintertux is the Thermal Badhotel Kirchler . The hotel is a few hundred meters from the first Gondola. We will eat all meals in the Hotel dining room inclusive. The hotel has a natural hot spring fed indoor and outdoor pools.
  • Five days Training on the glacier plus afternoon skills focused activities.
  • For those who opt to end here the Motor coach will return to Munich Friday June 26th evening. Stay in Munich near airport and fly back Saturday June 27th.

The cost for the camp inclusive $1595 ( does not include airfare)

The cost for non-skiing is $1195 (does not include airfare)

There is also an idea that we should offer an extra five days to explore the town Berchtesgaden and the Sound of Music city Salzburg after the camp and on our way back to Munich. Air fare is expensive and the idea is to make this a longer and more special experience for the cost. This would mean flying back on Thursday July 2nd. The cost and exact plan for this excursion will be announced soon.

The success of this camp depends on the commitment of the members of our group. I need 25 people to sign up to participate to make the group pricing work. What we are asking you to do is email cshepard@wintergreenresort.com and let us know if you are,

1) Interested

2) Committed for camp only

3) Committed for Camp plus additional five day excursion

4) Have questions.

If you are committed I will contact you to make a deposit on the cost.

We are inquiring about group pricing out of Dulles to see if we can keep the group together and reduce cost some. Please do not book air travel yet. As soon as I have 25 committed I will let you know so that travel plans can be made.

Let us know via email now please and stay tuned for more pictures and teasers about the camp and region.

Winter Teams Update January 2nd 2015

All teams practice this weekend January 3rd and 4th 7:45am-11am

Race Team GS Saturday SL Sunday.

U-14, U-12 and U10 Race team members have a race at Massanutten this coming Sunday January 4th. If you have not registered please go to skisara.org today as the registration page is still open. If you have not registered before 5pm today registration will be closed.