Winter Teams Update January 26th 2017

All Teams will have practice at Wintergreen this weekend Jan 28th and 29th

The Freeride team will have practice here and also a competition at Seven Springs PA

The D-team will have practice here, The D-team mid-season race has been postponed until next weekend February 4th-5th. We hope to have Eagle Swoop width back so we can hold that race.

The Race team will have practice here we will ski with SL skis both days. Coaches will focus on drills.

The hope is that snow making weather returns tonight. Snow making will be on going this weekend. This will make it tough to set gates as we lost a lot of snow this week.

Also it has been determined by our management group because of the weather forecast and where we are with snow making that Big Acorn will not be open for skiing by Feb 11th and 12th. Therefore we decided to let Sugar Mountain take that weekend to reschedule the Qualifying race. It is a tough Winter for snow making and a lot of thought was put into this decision. It is not easy to cancel all of the events this season but the reality of what we are facing is hard to ignore. Thank you for your understanding.

Race for Richard

Richard Wyly was a big supporter of Wintergreen Racing and was well known for the photographs he took at all of the races and made available to the entire SARA racing community.  To keep his memory alive and help others who might have to one day fight against cholangiocarcinoma, the Wyly family is selling “Race for Richard” “Carve Toward a Cure” t-shirts for $25 with all proceeds going to the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation (http://cholangiocarcinoma.org/ ) to further research and come closer to finding a cure. Please see the enclosed flyer for details on how you can support Race for Richard – Carve Toward a Cure – the t-shirts will be unveiled at the Wintergreen home race February 11&12.

Click on this link to see more info on how you can support, Race for Richard

Winter Teams Summer Camp in Austria

Wintergreen Winter Teams is proud to announce our 2017 summer camp in 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. 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!
Team members can join this camp without parents. If you want your child to go with our coaches just let us know.

The on snow dates for the camp are Monday June 26th- Friday June 30th

  • The schedule will be;
     Flying to Munich, Germany departing Friday June 23rd (your flight will arrive Saturday June 24th in the morning hours)
     Depart Munich and travel to Hintertux via Luxury Motor Coach on Saturday afternoon. (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.
     We will have Sunday June 25th to acclimate. There will be a chance to ski if you want to explore the mountain or just relax to be prepared for training starting on Monday Morning.
     Five days Training on the glacier plus afternoon skills focused activities.
     The Motor coach will return to Munich Friday June 30th evening. Stay in Munich near airport and fly back Saturday July 31st.

The cost for the camp inclusive $1625.00 (does not include airfare)
The cost for skiing parent with no training is $1225.00 (does not include airfare)
The cost for non-skiing parent is $955.00 (does not include airfare)

Non Skiing parents and parents who take a break from skiing can join together to explore the town of Innsbruck, Berchtesgaden and the Sound of Music city Salzburg which are very doable days trips from the hotel.

The success of this camp depends on the commitment of the members of our group. I need 20 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
3) Have questions.

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

Please do not book air travel yet. As soon as I have 20 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. cshepard@wintergreenresort.com

Winter Teams update January 18 2017

All teams are at Wintergreen This weekend

Freeride team will participate in the USASA Slopestyle and Rail Jam at Wintergreen Resort. Good luck to all Competitors.

Race team will train GS on Saturday and SL on Sunday (The race for the U16-U21 originally scheduled at Wintergreen for this coming weekend has been rescheduled for Feb 11th and 12th) (There is a race at Snowshoe this weekend for U10-U14 however we do not have anyone registered for that race so all training will be at Wintergreen this weekend)

D-team will train both days 7:45 am-11 am

Masters Training this weekend

Masters coach Dave Lippucci will be here this weekend! Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

If you are interested in training GS and SL with coach dave please send a quick email and let me know cshepard@wintergreenresort.com

Training session are $65 and you can make payment at the Snowsports desk before meeting outside at 7:45am

Training is open to all teams parents. Hope to see you there.

Winter Teams update January 12th 2017

All Teams will Practice this weekend (Sat, Sun and Mon) at Wintergreen Resort 7:45 am – 11 am

Race Team Will train GS on Sunrise on Saturday, SL on Sunrise on Sunday and Modified GS Monday (bring Slalom or GS skis your choice)

Freeride Team will have training and the first event of the Wintergreen Series Rail Jam on Sunday at 2:30 pm in the terrain park. Registration is at the snowsports school desk. Head Freeride team coach Mike Bailey is asking for Freeride teams parents to volunteer to help with this event. If you are willing to help please reply to Mike at mbailey@wintergreenresort.com

D-Team will practice all three days and have some special courses set through the weekend.

NASTAR will operate all three days this weekend 12pm-2pm. Make sure and call the ski office to buy your NASTAR season pass 434-325-8058

Winter teams update January 2 2017

This update is for the Wintergreen Race Team

Important race location change for Weekend January 7th and 8th.

The race scheduled at Massanutten for Sunday January 8th has been moved to Bryce Resort. So Bryce will have a SL on Saturday for all age classes and a GS on Sunday for all age classes.

We will have GS practice at Wintergreen this Saturday 7:45 am to help get our athletes ready for the GS at Bryce on Sunday. We encourage all athletes to race GS at Bryce on Sunday. The GS format is an easier start for first time and younger USSA athletes. For these reasons there will not be race team practice on Sunday at Wintergreen as our coaches will be at the Bryce GS race.

If you choose to participate in the SL race at Bryce on Saturday we encourage you to do so however we ask that you please reply and let us know so we can plan coaching for the event. cshepard@wintergreenresort.com