Snowboard Comp 2.29-3.1.20

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Hi Team!

Another great weekend behind us! With a Rail Jam, a Slopestyle, and 4 races we had a lot of fresh hardware earned by our athletes. At Rail Jam Jack O’Keefe brought home the Gold for the boys 9 and under division then Breck Bensin earned a bronze medal for the girls 10-13 division.  At Slopestyle we had Noa Heikka take 1st and Wade Barnes take 2nd for the Menehunes, then in Breakers Anthony Demartino grabbed the gold after his first run and was able to take a fun victory lap for his second run. Moving on to Sundays races Sadie McKinlay was able to snag 3 silver medals for the Menehunes then her sister, Kayla McKinlay had her back bringing home 2 bronze medals for the Breakers. Great job to all of our athletes who were strong competitors throughout the weekend.

One more weekend of SoVT comps coming up, it should be a blast. This Friday and Saturday 2/28 & 2/29 we have Slopestyle comps at Okemo. Following them up on Sunday 3/1 is a double halfpipe at Okemo. Wish our athletes some luck for the final SoVT events of the season. Please follow the Team App for the day’s schedules and updates.

Clear your calendars people! Next Saturday March 7th will be the biggest party of the season! Join us at the ski club from 6pm to 9pm to help meet our goal of $15,000 and support our snowboard and freeski athletes attending nationals. Achieving this goal will allow us to provide nationals coaching as well as extra nationals training free of charge. We are putting together a raffle in addition to a lot of fun activities to help raise the funds. We have some awesome stuff coming in including a Monster Energy Snowboard and Wakeboard as well as a lot of other fantastic items. Spread the word on this for all are welcome! There is a flyer for this event attached in this week’s email so please share it any way you can.

Unfortunately this Thursday’s extra training 2/27 will be at Mount Snow. We did not have enough participation to justify doing it at Okemo as planned. We will still have a great day of training on our home turf though so be ready!

This Friday 2/28 there will not be any extra training.

Next Monday 3/2 and all extra training days from here out will be held at Mount Snow.

Extra training time is a great way to get a leg up in our series and is highly recommended to our more competitive athletes. Extra training is available on most Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays. This is extra training and can be purchased for $70 a day. 6 and 12 packs are also available for $350 and $650. Please RSVP with Nancy and I at least 2 days ahead of time by emailing and . Start times are directly associated with mountain operation times. For example, if it’s a holiday week and the lifts are spinning at 8am then we will stick to our normal drop off schedule at 8:15am. On normal midweek days the lifts don’t spin until 9am, therefore we run on a 1 hour delay, meaning drop off is at 9:15am. Pick up times are based upon participation and those times will be relayed to parents and athletes morning of at drop off. Special circumstances may cause for cancelations or delays in which case this information will be relayed as soon as possible via email to those who sign up ahead of time.

For athletes who plan to attend USASA Nationals, Nicole has created a spreadsheet so that I can keep track of who is doing what. Please follow the link below to enter your athlete’s info. If you are having trouble with the link please just let me know what events your athlete plans to attend and what their first and last day on snow are.

Coaches flights are booked as well as our unit in copper. We will be arriving in Denver 3 days early on Monday 3/23. I’m looking to offer additional Nationals training on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 3/24, 3/25 and 3/26. My goal, if enough athletes participate, is to offer this 3 day Extra Nationals training pack for just under $500. The more people that sign up the cheaper we can offer this. This could be a huge benefit to our athletes training and could also help them work through the bugs of acclimating to the higher altitude. This training would be at Breckinridge, Keystone or potentially even Vail and coaches would stay in a small unit in Frisco. For now I have free lodging accommodations for us coaches in Denver incase this training does not sell so the extra time will not impact coaching costs for athletes participating in the standard Nationals time window. If participation is low we may still be able to provide the training at a reasonable cost by commuting from Denver.  Please let me know asap if you are interested in this so we can get the ball rolling.

As always feel free to email me at if you have any questions or concerns.

I really appreciate your time,

Tobin Twelves

Head Snowboard Coach




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