Interclub News

Interclub Race Volunteers

A few good volunteers still needed for Interclub race. Butternut cannot run this race without parents stepping up. If we do not have all of the positions filled, a last minute scramble to find people will result in a delayed start to the race and a long day for the athletes, parents and coaches. A race cannot be run without gate judges and hand timers! Please sign up and do your part. If you have a child in the Interclub Program, the expectation is that at least one parent will volunteer. No experience necessary – training will be conducted. On and off snow positions available. Sign-up here now

Reminder: We are offering $50 Butternut Bucks gift cards for gate judges and hand timers (which are all day positions). The cards will be issued the weekend after the race.

Merchandise

Support the Butternut Race Club and purchase merchandise – hats, ski straps and Spyder insulators are available at the Race Club online store all season. T-shirts and sweatshirts available again through Custom Ink for a limited time. Ordering is available until Monday Jan 28. A small portion of each order will go to the Butternut Race Club. You can choose to have the items shipped directly to you for a small shipping cost or pick them up for free from the club at Butternut. They will be available for pick up (if you choose that method) at the end of February (exact date to be posted). The sweatshirts are $40 each and the T-shirts are $20 each. Youth and Adult sizes available. A size guide is available online. There will not be extras available. Jan 28 will be the final cut off to order, so order now.

Separately, the Karbon Team Jackets will be offered again in late Feb/early March for delivery in November 2019. Details to come.

Interclub Race is this SUNDAY JAN 27 – Register Now

Reminder that the first Interclub race of the season is Sunday Jan 27 at Butternut. In order to race, your kids must have a current USSA membership (category: Alpine Competitor) – Please renew or sign up with US Ski & Snowboard here. You must also be pre-registered for the race at Admin Ski Racing. ***Please also plan to bring $20 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.

Save the Date – SAT MAR 9 – End of Season Social & Fundraiser

  • Dinner, Silent Auction, Raffle
  • The biggest fundraiser of the season!
  • New and improved raffle – shorter, bigger prizes!

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

Interclub Team Photos – 2018

February 15, 2018

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