1. Butternut Race Club – check out the website often The Butternut Race Club (BRC) is a non-profit organization run by a group of parent volunteers (like your school PTA) that supports Butternut’s race program.  Every family with a child in the Butternut Race Program is a member of the club. You can find lots and lots of info on this website.  You can be alerted to when the site is updated by entering your email under the heading “Subscribe to Blog via Email” on the right side of the home page.

2. Weekly Emails- Read, read, read…..Every Thursday during the season you should receive an email from Butternut (the mountain) which will provide information regarding the training/racing for the upcoming weekend.  This email will include times, locations and necessary equipment needed for training.  Make sure you are receiving and reviewing these emails, and as with any sport relying on mother nature, last minute changes are anticipated. You can sign up for the mountain email at the bottom of this page. And, you should sign up to receive the BRC emails here. The club will send weekly emails during the season about socials, volunteering, team merchandise and will help relay information from the mountain.

3.US Ski & Snowboard Membership – MANDATORY FOR EVERY RACER – DO NOT WAIT UNTIL LAST MINUTE!! Every Interclub and TriState athlete must have an active USSA membership.  Please renew or sign up on the US Ski & Snoward site. Athletes should be registered as alpine competitors Region: Eastern Club: Butternut Ski Club Here you will also pay the Tristate dues ($30.00)

4.Race Registration – D0 NOT WAIT UNTIL LAST MINUTE!! Pre-registration for every race is required!   Mountains set their own deadlines as to when registration will close! Sign up for the races at Admin Ski Racing Either login with your info if you are returning or create a login if you are a new user. Go to race sign up  Division/Region: Tristate Eastern Then you select by mountain the races you want to register for

5.Tri-State Parents – visit the Tri-State Website For parents of racers in Tri-State visit its website which provides a ton of information about racing in Tri-State.  Become familiar with the rules of your child’s age group as they are very age specific.  Many questions can be easily answered on this website!

6.Equipment – make sure you have secured all equipment early in season! Equipment Rules can be found here (there have been no changes since the 18-19 season)

  • Items to note, all racers (Interclub & Tri-state) need a full coverage helmet that has hard ear covers. 
  • U14 & Older athletes (born in 2007 and later) need helmets that are FIS approved and have the approved designation sticker on the helmet. 
  • Rules on ski length and radius begin and continue for U14 skiers and older.

7. Volunteer.  Like any volunteer association the club is only as strong as its volunteer group!  Many hands make light work and volunteering is a great way to get involved and to meet new families!  There are many ways that you can volunteer throughout the season such as race day volunteers, socials or mentor programs.  Check out the club website’s volunteer page to see the opportunities.  

8.Race Day Athletes (and parents) eat breakfast, show up early and be ready on the mountain to meet your coach for inspection. Have cash as some mountains require a cash deposit for bibs ($20-$25 usually)  

9.Have your Child Set a Personal Goal Racers all have different levels of ability.  Help your child set realistic personal goals at the beginning of the season and assist them in working towards those goals!  Your child’s coach can certainly assist with creating a specific goal and helping your child achieve it.  

10.Have Fun!  Although a race program – remember the ultimate goal is to develop better skiers/racers, foster friendships and enjoy skiing as a family!

New Season Starts Now

November 21, 2019

RACE SCHEDULES

Schedules have been set and can be found HERE.
For convenience, the races are also loaded onto the Club’s Calendar.
Please remember, the schedule is subject to change.

NEW 2020 SHIRTS & SWEATSHIRTS

Cool new retro look for 2020! Butternut Race Club shirts are now available for order through Custom Ink. This year’s design is offered in a t-shirt, long-sleeve shirt and hooded sweatshirt. All products available in youth and adult sizes. T-shirt and long-sleeve also available in a women’s cut. 

With every purchase a small amount goes to the support the Butternut Race Club. Deadline to purchase is December 5th. Items can be shipped to you for a small fee, or delivered at no cost to Butternut with pick up days/times TBD (likely Dec 23/24). Items are expected to be delivered just prior to Christmas.

Sweatshirts: $40 | T-shirts: $20 | Long Sleeve: $25

There will not be any extras, so you must order them by December 5th.

Additional team merchandise – hats, ski straps and Spyder insulators are available in the Race Club online store. Coming soon and new for this season – team cow bells!

FAMILY SOCIALS
SAVE THE DATES

Sat Jan 11 – 3:30-5:30pm
Family Social

Join us in the upper lodge for cocktail hour and snacks. Spend time with your athlete’s coaches, meet other race families, and ask questions of the Board.

Sat Mar 7 
End of Season Social & Fundraiser

Dinner, Silent Auction, Raffle
The biggest fundraiser of the season.

TEAM JACKET PICK UP

The team jackets that were ordered in the spring will be available for pick up at the ski shop (during normal shop hours) the day the mountain opens.
The ski shop has a list of the jackets that were ordered. If you have a question about whether you ordered a jacket last spring email butternutrace@gmail.com.
If you did not order a jacket, the next order will open in late February and those jackets will be delivered for next ski season (arriving Dec 2020).

Toko Tuning Clinic

October 20, 2019

Sunday November 10
10am – 11:30am
Ski Butternut
Upper Lodge
(Park in the Upper Lot)

Sharpen your tuning skills during Toko’s Tuning Clinic. Go hands on and choose any facet of ski prep that you would like to gain more expertise in. Practice via a multi-bench Tuning Lab with TOKO Wax & Tools on skis furnished by Rossignol. Stan from Toko will be conducting the clinic and showing our club members both the basics and tips and tricks to keep your skis in race shape this season.

Learn about the New TOKO Performance Wax System 
& U12 Ski Prep within the new US Skiing Regulations

Participants must be 18 & over.
Space is limited and registrants must pre-register.

Please park in the Upper Lot, follow the TOKO Signs & Banners

FREE and limited to the first 25 participants

Get Ready for the Season!

October 6, 2019

Welcome back to the ski and race season. Time to start getting ready for when snow is on the ground. Here are a few announcements to get you started.

FIT DAY

Next weekend on Sunday, October 13 we will be having our annual Fit Day at the Butternut Ski Shop. Get equipment for this coming season and get boots and skis fit by the manufactuer reps as well as our Butternut Ski Shop expert boot fitter Penny. Equipment will have huge “racer” discounts. Manufactuers attending are: Rossignol, Atomic, Volkl, Marker, Dalbello, Toko and more.

Manufacturer Reps will be there Sunday, October 13
8am – 12pm
Lower Lodge Deck

Ski Shop will be open from 10am-5pm
New gear in stock
Past season gear 40-80% off

Ski Swap will also be going on all day!
Fall Foliage Lift Rides – $5 each, and you get a $5 certificate to the ski shop!

TUNING CLINIC SAVE THE DATE

Machine Tuning with Stan from Toko
Sunday, Nov 10th
Must be 18 years old to attend
Registration is limited to 25 people and will go through EventBrite.
Details to follow

RACE CLUB BOARD UPDATE

There have been a couple of departures from the board and the board has elected officers for this coming year. The board for this season is:
Jess Musiak – President
Elie Mouchantat – VP
Bev Stotz – Treasurer
Craig Zolan – Secretary / Clerk
Dick McCann – General Manager Butternut
Greg Knight – Director of Racing
Alexander Berscheid
David Crombie
Tony Gill
Roland Lussier

The candidates running for the board of directors of the club this year are: 

  1. Alexander Berscheid
  2. Tom Chase
  3. David Crombie
  4. Tony Gill
  5. KK Kozik
  6. Roland “Roll” Lussier
  7. Elie Mouchantat
  8. Beverly Stotz

You can learn more about each on this document.

Ballots will be sent out via email to each family. We will be utilizing an online election platform Electionbuddy.com to record and tabulate the votes. There are 5 board seats open for the upcoming term. You can vote for up to 5 of the above candidates.