Tri-State News

Dryland and Fitness Assessment

Jay Ogle, Director of Stratton Mountain School’s High Performance Center, returns to Butternut on Oct 28 to discuss the work he does to maximize performance among his athletes and conduct some assessments of our athletes. The assessments will serve as baseline scores we can work to improve. He will then introduce us to his Off-Piste training system which is derived from the fitness program followed by SMS racers in order to ready themselves for snow and reduce injuries. One session will be oriented toward youth racers and another oriented for parents and coaches — we need fitness and injury-reduction, too!! Those who want more can view the Off-Piste website here and enroll in the online program. Jay’s presentation will start at 9:30 a.m. and wrap up around 12:30 p.m.

 

Preseason Race Ski Tuning

A reminder that we’ll be collecting skis to be sent to Peak Performance Ski Shop in Killington for race tuning at the dryland training on Oct 28. Please sign-up here if you plan on sending skis.

Peak Performance is one of the few shops in the East that can perform true race tuning. They perform major tuning services for Killington Mountain School athletes and ski manufacturers will be using them to prep skis for the World Cup races. More information about these services and a video of their tuning machine can be found on their website. After receipt of the skis, Peak Performance will contact each member to discuss the appropriate tune for the skis given their condition.

The pricing is $99 or $149 (Elite and World Cup Services respectively) less 15% for the tuning and $35 or $65 (1 or 3 cycles respectively) less 15% for the hot box services. In addition to the cost of the tuning, the club will collect a fee of $20 per pair for shipping to and from Butternut.

Again, please sign-up here if you plan on sending skis. NOTE: we need 20 pairs of skis tuned in order to send them to VT.

Butternut Race Club now benefits by your purchases on AmazonSmile. Use this link when you shop on Amazon and a small portion of your purchase will benefit the club. Be sure to bookmark the link for future reference.

Weekend Update

February 22, 2018

Save the Date

Saturday, Mar 10

  • End of Season Social, Raffle & Silent Auction – Bid on silent auction items here Butternut Race Club Silent Auction 2018. New items added weekly!
  • Members Meeting and Club Board Election – The club will hold a members meeting and election for board members. Prior to the Social we will have a special membership meeting to discuss the accomplishments of the Club during this season, the new club by-laws, and hold an election for board members pursuant to the new by-laws.

    Anyone who wishes to run for the board of directors may nominate themselves or you may also have someone do so for you. To nominate someone, please email the nomination to butternutrace@gmail.com with the name of the nominee and contact info for the nominee. We will need bios and any campaign statements prior to March 4th in order to be included in materials circulated to the membership ahead of the meeting on March 10th.

Help Get Vendor Donations for Raffle & Silent Auction

Please donate or solicit donations to/for our annual raffle and silent auction being held Saturday, March 10, 2018. All proceeds raised by this event go directly to enriching the children’s ski instruction and racing experiences. This is the biggest fundraiser of the season.  More information on the auction is here. Solicitation and donation form letters can be downloaded from our website here.

Club Bake Sale Was a Huge Success

The club raised $455 at the bake sale last weekend, selling out in under 2 hours.  Thanks to all those volunteers who baked and worked a shift!

Interclub Race Update

Sunday, Feb 25

  • Kids 8 years old and older will be at Otis for a slalom race 
  • Kids 6 and 7 years old will be at Butternut for regular training, 9-11am and 12:30-2:30pm

Saturday, Mar 3

Kombi Race (slalom that transitions to a GS) at Butternut (hosted by Blandford)

  • Register for race on adminskiracing.com
  • Race can be found under Butternut
  • Cost is $30 (no discount for any racers, from any mountain) 

Sunday, Mar 4

GS at Bousquet

Speed Elements Camp

January 22, 2018

There will be a speed elements camp for Tri-State and NJ athletes on Feb 5th and 6th at Stratton Mountain. The camp requires a coach’s recommendation to attend. Monday, February 5th is for U16 & U19 athletes and Tuesday, February 6th is for U14 athletes. The cost is $90 to attend. The schedule each day is:

  • 7:00am Registration Opens Base Lodge/West Wing
  • 7:30am Coaches Meeting Base Lodge/West Wing
  • 9:00am Lifts Open
  • 9:00am 10:00am Practice Sections, Phantom Jump, and SG Turns Franks Fall Line 10:30am 12:00pm Short Practice Courses Franks Fall Line
  • 12:00pm 1:00pm Lunch
  • 1:30pm 3:00pm Full length SG course (conditions permitting) Franks Fall Line

US Ski & Snowboard equipment rules apply to the camp. U16/U19 athletes must have a ski that is at least 183cm with a 30m minimum turning radius. The ski requirement for U14 athletes only requires a ski with a 17m minimum turning radius.

You will be able to register online at adminskiracing.com; however, you must have the coaches recommendation to be accepted. 

If you want to attend please contact your coach or Andy Hare. Contact information is on the coaches page.

Weekly Update

January 18, 2018

Race Social – Chili Feast – Sat Jan 20 – 3:30-5:30 pm

Join us in the the back room of the Upper Lodge.

Click here to RSVP and Pay ($5 per person)

You can still donate food/drinks!  100% of the proceeds goes to the Race Club for future equipment and training needs.

To donate, sign up here

Interclub Race – Sun Jan 21

Final Call for Volunteers

We are still in need of 13 volunteers in order to run the race.  Without parent involvement we cannot run a successful race and it will be a long day for kids and parents alike.  If you have children in the program please plan on working a shift.  No experience necessary — we will train you.

Sign up here

Volunteer Training

Volunteer Training Meeting will take place in the back room of the upper lodge, Sat at 11:30 am.

Bib Pick-Up

7:00 am in back room of Upper Lodge (Closes at 8 am).

Please have $20 cash for a deposit for the race bib.

Kids should plan on being ready and on snow around 8:15 am for course inspection.

Registration Deadline Extended

Race registration extended until tomorrow.  Pre-registration for the race is required!  No day-of race registration will be allowed. 17 athletes still need to be registered!

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

  • 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

Club Merchandise

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

Jackets: Some jackets remain and the deadline is extended until Jan 22. Available for pick up in the ski shop in early February.

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

Training Plans

TRISTATE

Saturday

  • 8:00 – 11:00 Meet at Triple; GS on Freewheeler
  • 12:30 – 2:30 Coaches discretion
  • U16: Slalom at Mt Southington

Sunday

  • 8:00 – 11:00 Meet at Triple; GS on Freewheeler (subject to change by Coaches)
  • 12:30 – 2:30 Coaches discretion
  • U19: Slalom at Sundown
  • U12/14: GS at Bousquet

INTERCLUB

Saturday

  • 9 – 11 Meeting Place: Triple; Focus: GS on Lower Free Wheeler
  • 12:30 – 2:30 Meeting Place: Base of Main Street; Focus: Skills Quest & GS on Main St

Sunday – Race Day

  • 2 GS runs and Skills Quest

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.