Alpine Comp 1.12 - 1.13.19
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Hello Alpine Team,
Well best news this year… it’s SNOWING!! And a lot, the great-heavy-snow base-depth-building kind!!!! Thank you for all doing your snow dances last night!
I have had the chance to watch lots of the groups and something that all the groups need is more ankle flex. More ankle flex will allow for a better pole swing down the hill at turn completion. Please look over YouTube video below about the biomechanics of how the ankle should move in a ski boot. In the video the exercises are done barefoot and that will be helpful to see. You can do them barefoot and in ski boots. When doing in boots, buckle the boot normally then just pop open (or don’t snap down) the top two buckles. This will allow the ankle to bend so you can feel how the body has to move to bend the ankle. I’m happy to show anyone who in interested this weekend. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rq7h8hX9M4c
-Saturday GS AM session
-Sunday GS at Stratton
*Registration is open until 1/10 so sign up today. We really want the whole team at the race; but if you don’t plan on going, I will be looking for 3-4 forerunners at Mount Snow. Please let me know if this is something you can help with.
-Saturday GS AM session. Parents meeting at 2:30, U14 meeting spot to go over race details Sunday.
-Sunday GS race Mount Snow. We still need many volunteers.
-Saturday Dual SL practice AM session no face, shin, or pole guards needed. Parents meeting at 2:30 U12 meeting spot to go over race details Sunday for race at Magic. -Sunday Dual SL race Magic Mountain fact sheet at: https://www.vara.org/race/magic-svc-u12-dual-sl/1402/
-Working on Dual GS all weekend on variety of trails.
Training Center Manager
MOUNT SNOW, VERMONT
Fax: 802.464.4083 www.mountsnow.com