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. 

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