Alpine Comp 12.22-23.18 and Holiday Week 12.26-30.18
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Hello Alpine Team,
Again, with the weather! Unfortunately, Friday we’re expecting a lot of rain, so we’re cancelling Friday training. This weekend the whole team will still have SL and Skills focus. Great job from all the groups working on every turn having a pole swing and that it’s pointed down the hill in front of the skis. This was looking good when I saw athletes practicing this last weekend and I could progress in skiing too.
When skiing outside of the course, make sure that you are skiing slower than you do in the race course. Going slower, changing turn shape, and having a pole swing are all things called active practice. The more the athlete practices the new movements at slower speeds, they easier they are to learn. Going too fast and making huge turns is not the best way to learn these movements.
Next week we’ll run for five days, starting on Wednesday, 12/26 and we have our Holiday Race on Friday, 12/28 on Charlie’s Chase.
-U10 SL skis and Skills all weekend
-U12 SL all weekend Dual panel SL
-U14,16,19 SL gear both days all day
Training Center Manager
MOUNT SNOW, VERMONT