Freestyle Comp 12/2-12/3

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Dear Freestyle Parents,


With Nitro opening today, we are ready to kick off the 2017-2018 season!


For the first weekend:  Our goal this first  weekend is simple:  get some runs in, get our feet under us, catch a little air, don’t go nuts.


We will meet at 8:30 by the fire pit in front of the Training Center to get into our groups and head out on the hill each morning to make some turns.  We will be concentrating specifically on flatland fundamentals for the first half of each morning, then head to the park for the second half of the morning to catch some air.  By the end of the morning, we expect every athletes’ quads to be burning!  We’ll return back to the fire pit in front of the Training Center at noon.


The afternoon session will start at 1, again meeting at the fire pit.  In this session, we plan to keep it simple and  make our way around the mountain and get our feet under us as quickly as possible.


On the hill this weekend, we will have 2 or 3 groups determined by age only.  These will not be the groups for the season.  Throughout this first weekend, we’ll assess each skier and then, over the next few weeks, we’ll put groups together based on age, ability, and event discipline.  We want to make sure each athlete is in the best group to advance their skiing and have fun.


Competitions:  This season, our plan is to compete in USSA and USASA events depending on discipline.  We want to get the schedule out as soon as possible, however the schedules have not been finalized.  This season, the Freeride team will concentrate solely in the USASA Southern Vermont Series events and our Mogul team will continue to compete in USSA events as normal.



Equipment: Hopefully some of you got some turns in already.  For those who didn’t please check out your athletes’ equipment now.  I’ve been wearing my ski boots around the house for 2 weeks now and I assume some of the athletes are at this point too as we wait for the snow.


We are super excited to get the season started and we’ll see you on Saturday morning.


My best,

  • Laff
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