Butternut Tristate Opens This Weekend

December 9, 2016

Tristate Opens This Weekend!
Although the mountain will not be open to the public, we will begin the Tristate season this Saturday and Sunday (December 10th and 11th) from 8:30am-12:30pm both days. The mountain is beginning to blow snow and get ready to open on December 15th.
Please arrive on Saturday morning by 8:30am and bring both dryland gear (sweatshirts, sneakers/boots for warm up drills), ski gear and slalom skis for a workout and USSA drills on the beginner hill under the Paddy Wagon lift.  No lifts will be operating, so please bring layers of clothing that can be removed or added as needed.  Snow guns may also be running so be prepared.  Since the mountain is not open, please pack water, snacks and light food for breaks. We look forward to seeing everyone and getting the 2016-2017 Tristate season officially started. NOTE: Athletes are to meet coaches in the upper lodge, which will be open for parents and athletes but there will be no food service. 

Upcoming Training Schedule
1.  Tristate practice will begin on December 10-11, mornings only.  Presuming the mountain opens on December 15th, we expect to run a fairly normal practice (with a lift operating) on December 16-17.  More information will be forthcoming next week.
2. Interclub will begin on Saturday December 24 at 9am.
3. There will be no practice for any groups on December 25th, Christmas Day.
4. Christmas camp begins on Monday December 26th and runs through Friday December 30th.  The regular weekend program schedule resumes on Saturday December 31st and Sunday January 1st.
5.  Development program begins on January 7th.

Race Schedules
Race dates have been published on the calendar http://butternutrace.com/calendar/ 
Also on the Tristate Website http://www.tristateskiracing.org/page/show/1336301-race-schedules 
Please update your calendars!
Register for USSA (Interclub and Tristate) https://my.ussa.org/membership/start. 
If your athlete is part of Tristate, also begin to pre-register online for all races now. 

Race Club Jackets and Hats 
Ordered online now through December 12th
Any order placed between now and then will be available for pickup in the Butternut shop beginning Saturday December 24th.  Jackets and hats make excellent holiday gifts. Please stop by the Butternut Ski Shop to try on jackets to ensure a good fit.  It’s not too late! 
Order here http://store.butternutrace.com/all-products/

See you all soon!  Think snow!

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