U10 and U12 Training 2/5-2/8

Hello U12 and U10 Families,
First of all, congrats to the U12s for keeping the Boot on Saturday at Killington!  All U12s skied very well and made the coaches proud!   We also hope those who attended the SG camp really enjoyed the day – we saw a lot of smiles and improvement!  The U10s had an awesome day at Killington on Sunday and will have another chance to win the Golden Helmet at the SL race in a few weeks!
We are heading into another busy weekend!  Please read this email carefully!
OMS Valentine Camp is now closed for registration – if you have signed your athlete up you will receive detailed info later this week on what to expect next week.  If you still owe paperwork or payment, please return that ASAP.
Friday 2/5: U12 and U10 Quechee SL camp – for those of you whose athletes are signed up to attend the Quechee SL camp (NO more openings), please see the attachment for lots of info.  The basics of the day are registration for the camp (which will proceed similarly to registration for a race) is in the downstairs of the base lodge from 7:30 – 8:15 AM. Entry is $30 and includes a lift ticket. The athletes should be ready to ski and meet outside of the base lodge at 8:40 am.  Mike, Dale, Al, Barrett and Jeremy will be there, but our athletes will likely be skiing with other coaches from other mountains. They will be with the camp for the remainder of the day until it is over at 2:30 pm. They need to bring a lunch or buy one from the cafeteria.  See driving directions below.  I have had some questions about whether the camp could be cancelled due to snow conditions with the weather we have coming tomorrow – anything is possible, but as of now there are no plans to cancel.  A decision would be made Thursday if necessary.
Saturday 2/6: U10s and U12s are home training Stubby SL – regular schedule.
Sunday 2/7: U10s home training at Okemo on SL skis – regular schedule.  U12s race stubby SL at Quechee (details below).
Looking ahead:
Saturday 2/13 – Skills Quest training (SL skis)
Sunday 2/14 – SL training
During President’s Week, training days are TBD still based on staffing and weather.  We will likely take Wednesday off. Specific training info will be sent next week.
This weekend’s race info —
Details for U12 Stubby SL at Quechee on Sunday, February 7:
Registration is in the basement of the Quechee base lodge from 7:30-8:30 am. The entry fee for the race is $30 – cash or check only. Your athlete will get his or her lift ticket and bib here – please have them register themselves but keep the reminders coming about not losing bibs! Parent tickets are $22 and sibling tickets are $17 and available at the ticket booth at the bottom of the chair.  You do not need to ski to be able to view the race.
Coaches will meet the athletes at 8:25 am at the base of the lift to go for free runs and inspection.
The first run starts at 9:30 am and the second run will start about an hour after the first run ends.  Keep in mind that the athletes will meet their coaches again for second run inspection.  Athletes should listen to coaches and announcements for a time for second run inspection and start times.  Second run is in reverse order within gender and awards are combined time about one hour after the completion of the race.
PLEASE NOTE: There is no “tailgating” allowed at Quechee.  Please do not bring large amounts of outside food or beverages to set up either in the parking lot or on the deck.  Quechee is a private golf/country club and the ski club is lucky to be able to operate and host races there.
Take 100 North (the right hand turn before Jackson Gore). In Plymouth, take a right onto 100A. When this dead ends at Rt 4, take a right. This will go through Bridgewater and Woodstock – watch for cops in both towns! The speed limit goes down to 25 twice – obey the speed limit. Continue through Woodstock and after a few miles as you come to the town of Taftsville (don’t blink) you will see a big red covered bridge with a green roof on the left.  Take a left to get to the bridge.  Go across it and head straight up the hill.  Follow this road for a mile or two until you see Quechee on your left.  You can either park before the white building (base lodge) or after it.   It takes about 50 minutes to get to Quechee.
That’s all for now!

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