Race Club News & Notes

January 11, 2018

Interclub Race – Call for Additional Volunteers

We are still in need of more volunteers for Interclub race on Sunday Jan 21.  Almost 50 volunteers are needed to run this race.  If you have children in the program you should plan on working a shift.  No experience necessary. Sign up here.

USSA Membership for Interclub

  • Every Interclub athlete must have an active USSA membership.  Please renew or sign up here: http://my.ussa.org/
  • Athletes should be registered as alpine competitors
  • Region: Eastern
  • Club: Butternut Ski Club

Interclub Race Registration

  • Pre-registration for the race is required!  No day of registration will be allowed.
  • After you have USSA #, sign up for the race at Admin Ski Racing – www.adminskiracing.com
  • Either login or create a login
  • Go to race sign up
  • Division/Region: Tristate Eastern
  • Scroll down to Butternut
  • Select: Butternut Interclub GS & Skills Quest Festival
  • The Butternut race on January 21 should show a discount of $30, for a net of $0, since it is our home race.  (Please note: there is a cost for the Interclub races at other mountains.)

1st Club Social – Chili Feast

The first social of the 2017-18 season will be held on Saturday January 20 from 3:30-5:30pm in the back room (across from the restrooms) in the Upper Lodge.  Chili feast with both meat and veggie options along with all the fixings. RSVP here.

You can also donate food so that 100% of the proceeds can be used by the club for future projects.  To donate food, sign up here.

Club Merchandise

All merchandise is available for order on the Club’s website.

Jackets: We have some jackets remaining and will extend the deadline until January 22nd.  Available for pick up in the ski shop in early February.

Hats: Butternut Race Club Swix ski hats available for sale on the website and will also be available at the social.

Training Plans

TRISTATE

Saturday

  • 8:00 – 10:30 GS Gear on Freewheeler
  • 12:30 – 2:30 Free Ski with GS focus on Main St.

Sunday

  • 8:00 – 10:30 GS Gear on Freewheeler
  • 12:30 – 2:30 Free Ski with GS focus on Main St.

U16: GS race at Berkshire East. (7:30 AM)

INTERCLUB

Saturday

  • 9 – 11 Meeting Place: Base of Main Street; Focus: GS on Lower Freewheeler until 11:00
  • 12:30 – 2:30 Meeting Place: Base of Main Street; Focus: Pole Jumpers….One ski skiing….Hockey Stop

Sunday

  • 9 – 11 Meeting Place: Base of Main Street; Focus: GS on Lower Freewheeler until 11:00
  • 12:30 – 2:30 Meeting Place: Base of Main Street; Focus: Pole Jumpers….One ski skiing….Hockey Stop

Online Video Analysis Tool (Sprongo) Coming Soon

Look for more info next week. Sprongo is loading emails now and we should be ready to go next week. 

We need your help!

The first Interclub Race of the season is fast approaching!  The race will be held at Butternut on Sunday, Jan. 21st.

Volunteers Needed

The race needs a huge number of volunteers in order to take place and run smoothly.  Coaches will be busy helping your children.  If you have a child in the Interclub program you should sign up to help.  No experience necessary!  Training will be provided.  

Please sign up to volunteer here.

USSA Membership

Every Interclub athlete must have an active USSA membership.  Please renew or sign up here.

Athletes should be registered as Alpine Competitors.

Region: Eastern

Club: Butternut Ski Club

Here you will also pay the Tristate dues ($30.00)

Race Registration

Pre-registration for the race is required!  

After you have USSA #, sign up for the race at Admin Ski Racing.

Either login if you are returning or create a login and go to Race Sign-up. (Enter your club as BUTT to receive discount)

Division/Region: Tristate Eastern

Scroll down to Butternut

Select: Butternut Interclub GS & SkillsQuest Festival

The Butternut race on January 21 should show a discount of $30, for a net of $0, since it is our home race.  (Please note: there is a cost for the Interclub races at other mountains.)

***Please also plan to bring $20 in cash to bib pick up the morning of the race.  This is a deposit for the bib and will be returned when the bib is collected at the end of the race.  

Weekly Update

January 4, 2018

Butternut Tristate Race, Sunday, January 7 –
Call for Additional Volunteers

We still need volunteers for the U12/U14 race this coming Sunday, January 7th.

No experience is necessary! Please sign up here.  Gate Judge Training and Q&A will take place on Saturday, January 6 at 11:30 AM in the Upper Lodge (back room).  Prior to the meeting, please view this 13-minute video on gate judging from US Ski & Snowboard Association.  The fewer volunteers we have, the longer the race takes!

Training Plans for Weekend Jan 6 – 7

The training plans are now being emailed by Ski Butternut.  Please email raceadmin@skibutternut.com to be placed on the email distribution list if you are not already receiving them.  The parent who registered for the program is automatically signed up.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING CHANGES AND IMPORTANT INFO CONCERNING TRAINING AND RACES:

Saturday:

TRISTATE
 — U16 GS race at Berkshire East  – Postponed due to extreme low temps – New date tbd.  Look for updates on Tristate website.
 — U19, U14 and U12  slalom training will start at 9 am 

INTERCLUB
— 9 – 11 and 12:30 – 2:30 – Meeting Place: Base of Main Street

Sunday:

TRISTATE 
— U12 and U14 race registration opens at 7:00 am in Upper Lodge, NB:  USSA rules state that races cannot start if temperature is equal to or below -5 degrees.  If this is the case on Sunday, the start may be delayed.
— U16 training GS training Butternut at 9am
— U19 Bousquet race start delayed  from 9:30 to 10:30 am due to low expected temperature

INTERCLUB
— 9-11 and 12:30-2:30 Meeting Place changed to area between Upper Lodge and Overbrook Triple Chair due to the Tristate race  

Club Merchandise

All club merchandise is available for order in the Shop.

Jackets: Midnight, January 8th is the deadline to order Butternut Race Club jackets for this season.  Jackets will be vailable for pick up January 20th at the Butternut shop.

Hats: Butternut Race Club Swix ski hats available for sale.

Sweatshirts/Long-Sleeve Shirts: If you ordered a club sweatshirt in the fall, they can be picked up in the Butternut Ski & Board Shop.

Club Annual Meeting

The Butternut Race Club held its annual meeting on December 28, 2017. Highlights and financials from the 2016/2017 season were shared with Club members. In addition, the Club formed a new interim board comprised of 10 members.   The interim board held its first meeting and organized committees to address Club business including amending the Club’s by-laws. More information about the board, the Club’s organization, and the 2017-2018 membership meeting prior to the end of this ski season is forthcoming. Please note that all families with a child enrolled in a race program are members of the Club. 

Save the Date!

December 21, 2017


Butternut Race Club Annual Meeting
December 28, 2017 at 4PM
Upper lodge: Upstairs in Skiwee area

4:00-4:30 PM: Parents/Coaches Meeting

4:30-5:30 PM: Annual Race Club meeting to review club plans and conduct elections for Board of Directors

Butternut is hosting a Tristate U12/U14 SL race on Sunday, January 7, 2018 and we need volunteers. No experience necessary. The race will start around 9:00; some roles start early and some later. We can’t put on a race without volunteers, so please help out.

The positions include: registration desk, gate judges, announcers, course maintenance, and more…

Again we need your help! Get involved and sign up here!