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OMS Shred the Gnar Snowboard Camp

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

STG flier_17
The OMST Shred the Gnar Camp (Jan 30th-Feb 3rd) is Okemo Mountain School’s annual mid season snowboard camp and is an excellent opportunity for any athlete looking to train intensively with the OMS coaches and experience life at a ski/snowboard academy. Our coaching staff will be working with campers in the pipe, park, and on the mountain throughout the week with a scheduled day trip to Killington as well. Campers will hit the books in a supervised study hall after lunch (Monday-Wednesday), followed by some afternoon trampoline sessions and dryland workouts.

The STG Camp cost is $550 and includes a day ticket to Killington and a OMS Team Sweatshirt. This camp will be very conducive for progression as the midweek slopes will be quiet and Okemo’s parks and pipe will be in tip-top shape!

For more information please email at: [email protected]

OMST 1.21_1.22 and USASA BX #1 and #2 at Stratton

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

OMST Parents and Athletes,

It was great to have everyone for the long weekend and we have our first action packed USASA Boardercross events coming up this weekend at Stratton on Saturday, 1/21 and Sunday, 1/22. If your child will be competing, please make sure to visit the Southern Vermont Series page and register your child. Pre Registration closes on Thursday at midnight. Meeting times for the Stratton event will be at 7:30am in the West Wing of the Stratton Base Lodge on Saturday and Sunday. Also, please make sure that your child’s board is tuned with sharp edges and waxed with weather appropriate wax.
Friday Training
I placed a call to the Stratton Program Director and he is not 100% sure that the course will be open for training on Friday. They are starting the build tonight and fingers crossed that it will be completed in time for competitors to have a day to run the course on Friday. With that said, we will have Friday Training for BX regardless- whether at Okemo or Stratton. I will follow up with an email as soon as I find out to let parents know location, logistics, and costs for training.
Okemo Training
For those of you who will not be competing, we will follow our normal training times at Okemo this weekend with an 8am meet at the Sitting Bull, lunch 11am-11:45am and afternoon training from 11:50am-1:30pm.  Our training will be focused on slopestyle (Crazy Train will be open!) and Okemo is cranking on shaping the 18′ pipe as we speak so we may be able to train in the U tube as well!

OMS Snowboarder Anna Valentine 3rd in USSA Rev Tour

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Anna_Rev Tour podium

A HUGE congrats to OMS Snowboarder Anna Valentine with her amazing performances at last week’s USSA Rev Tour events in Waterville Valley, NH. Anna competed in the first two Rev Tour stops on Thursday and Friday in some extreme conditions on opposite spectrums. Thursday the course was socked in with fog and Anna had a great run that landed her in 4th place, .75 and 1.25 point behind 3rd and 2nd place finishers. A cold front blew in on Thursday night which created a boiler plate course on Friday morning for the girls. However, in true East Coast fashion, Anna took the course in ease and deservedly landed on the podiAnna_f3 Watervilleum with a third place finish and a bronze medal.

OMST MLK Weekend

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

OMST Parents and athletes,

MLK weekend has arrived and we are looking forward to working with the OMST crew for 3 days! There is a lot going on and it looks as though we may have a new park to train as Lower Tomahawk will be ready to shred this weekend. The Crazy Train OMS Signature Park is also being rebuilt in to make it a true slopestyle course with 2 jump options per pad and possibly a three pack of jumps! Our hopes is that it may be ready by the weekend as well.
For those who would like to compete in USASA Rail Jams, there will be rail jams on Saturday 1/14 (12/18 make-up) and Sunday 1/15 at Stratton. If your child will be competing, please plan on meeting their OMST coach in the West Wing of the Stratton Base Lodge at 7:45am. Pre registration for these events closes at midnight on Thursday night so please make sure to pre register. If you could also let me know if your child will be competing, I can staff accordingly.
OMST MLK Schedule 1/14-1/16)
8-11am- Training
11-11:45am: Lunch
11:45- 1:30pm Training

OMST 1/7-1/8 and USASA GS and Slalom Comps

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

OMST Parents and athletes,

Happy New Year to all and I hope everyone enjoyed the amazing conditions over the holiday break. It was a first in a long time that we had the option to escape the crazy lift lines with t-bar access to two awesome parks and we saw some excellent progression from all the OMST athletes. Kudos to Okemo and SPT for building both parks this early and in time for the holiday break.
This weekend marks the start to our competition season in which nearly every weekend from now through early March consists of Southern Vermont Series USASA events:
USASA GS and Slalom at Killington (1/7) and Bromley (1/8) 
On Saturday, there will be a USASA Slalom and GS doubleheader held at Killington and on Sunday there will be 2 Slaloms and 2 GS events held at Bromley Mountain. If your child plans on competing in these events, you can pre-register online by visiting the USASA SVS page.  Online registration closes on Thursday 1/6 at midnight.  The Series has decided to do all GS and SL this weekend so there will not be another opportunity to compete in these events after this weekend.
Athletes should plan on meeting OMST Coaches at 7:30am in the K1 Base Lodge on Saturday and in the Bromley Base Lodge at 7:30am on Sunday. Drive time from Ludlow is 35 minutes to both mountains.  Also, please make sure your child’s board is tuned and hot waxed with weather appropriate wax for the event. Totem Pole offers excellent race tuning and board structure services.
Friday 1/6 Gate Training
Also, if any OMST athletes would like to receive extra training in the gates, we will be setting gates on Friday morning with gate training from 8:30am-11:15am. The cost for morning training is $30 and you can pay with cash or check at the Comp Center. Please let me know if your child will be there so we can staff accordingly. Athletes who will be training on Friday should meet OMS coaches at 8:30am in front of the Sitting Bull.
Lastly, OMST athletes who will not be racing this weekend will follow our regular training schedule from 8am-1:30pm on both days.

OMST Holiday Break 12.26_12.31

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

OMST Parents and Athletes,

Despite the roller coaster of a weather pattern over the past few weeks, we have had a couple of awesome training weekends with the always-stoked OMST athletes! We have a lot to look forward to over the holiday break as the park staff along with SPT’s Corley Howard are in Crazy Train shaping it up as we speak. Their plan is to build a very fun park with medium size features including some airtime features as well. In this initial build, there is not enough snow to build the large jumps we have mid season, but the mountain is planning on hitting it with more snow and we will be back in there is January to rebuild the park into a slopestyle course. Also, SPT and Okemo Parks will be building in the Zone this week as well so there will be a T Bar to ride and lot to train on over the break.
With that said, ourvholiday schedule is as follows:
8am: Meet at the Sitting Bull
8am-11am: Training
11am-11:45am: Lunch
11:45am-1:30pm: Training
Also, for the athletes who will be competing in January’s USASA GS and Slalom events, Eddie, Betsy, and Garrison will be scheduling some gate training times on Wardance. Please defer to them as to when your child should bring their race/bx board (if they have one).
Lastly, thanks to all who came to the Darkside Meet and Greet on Saturday and a big thanks to Goodman’s American Pie and OMARA for supplying the pizzas.

OMST 12.17_12.18

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

OMST Parents and Athletes,

Yesterday’s storm dropped 6 inches of snow at the Mountain and the conditions are pretty epic for mid December and we may have another storm hitting us at the end of the week which should really open up some additional trails! Here is our weekend schedule:
12/17 Darkside Meet and Greet
On Saturday evening, we will have our annual OMARA-sponsored Meet and Greet at the Darkside Snowboard Shop located in the plaza at the base of the access road. This will be an excellent opportunity to meet/catchup with the OMST staff and will also be a great time to talk to our staff about equipment options and to purchase any needed hardgoods or outerwear for the upcoming season. The event is from 5:30-6:30pm and pizza and drinks will be provided and we hope to see everyone there for this fun team event.
12/18 USASA Rail Jam #1
The first USASA event will take place on Sunday 12/18 at Stratton. This is a USASA Rail Jam event and if your child is planning on competing, they will need to meet one of our coaches in the west wing of the Stratton base lodge at 7:45am.  If your child is planning to compete and you have yet to renew your child’s USASA, membership please do asap! You can also register online for the event for $45 before midnight on Thursday or bring $50 cash or check on event day. If your child will be competing, please let me know.
Weekend training Schedule:
8am: Meet at the Sitting Bull
8am-11am: Training
11am-11:45am: Lunch
11:45-1:30pm: Training

Fall 2016 Sunday Conditioning Days: Training from 12:00pm – 3pm

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

Come Workout with Us!!!

Sunday Conditioning Days are FREE to all Okemo and OMS athletes that would like to attend.  Please sned an email to: Charles “Jet” Robbins with your athlete’s name and sessions to be attended to register.  All those that register will be notified of the location as we get closer to the respective date(s).  Please include a telephone contact number as well.

2016 Fall Dates Available:

September 25, October 2, October 9, October 16, October 23, and October 30

Sunday Conditioning Days are a great way to get a quality workout with an OMS coach and get a good idea of how you have progressed individually and how you stack up to your fellow athletes as you enter the Fall.  Please bring a Water Bottle and wear athletic clothing.


OMS Summer Conditioning Camp Reminder

Thursday, July 7th, 2016
OMS_logo OMS Summer Conditioning Camp Next Week!  There are a few spots still available…Email to Reserve Your Spot Now!
OMS Summer Conditioning Camp:

Session 2: July 11-July 15

This camp will be focused on specific training for skiing and snowboarding with morning conditioning sessions followed by afternoon activities including hiking, mountain biking, running, rock climbing, ropes courses, kayaking, paddle boarding, skate boarding, waterskiing, wakeboarding, tubing, and swimming.


$475 Monday – Friday  or  $100 per day

Please Contact Chris Hurka or Mariel Meringolo

2015-2016 Post -Season Achievements – Congratulations to all our Okemo Snowsport Athletes!

Thursday, April 28th, 2016
OMARA Awards:

Bud McKeon – Carver Provance
George Watts Award – Isabella de Buy Wenniger
Frank Provance Award – Chris Green
Kevin Pearce Perseverance Award – Chris Savage


USASA Nationals
Tommy Okesson
Sumner Orr
Max Landon
Nate Marguiles
Julianne Tonkel
Livvie Jennings
Otto Lichtensteiger
Olwen Lavrich
Margie Black
Pete Tonkel
Connor Shea
Joey Okesson
Ally Nadolecka
Portia Desimone
Maggie Hall
Anna Valentine
Ali Hsueh
Henry HallFreestyle:
USASA Nationals
Connie Brogden – Bronze Superpipe, 1st overall Combined Women’s 13-15 age group
Liam Brogden – Bronze Superpipe
Finbar Ford
Jace Provance – Gold in Skiercross
Chris GreenUSSA Junior Freeskiing Nationals
Connie Brogden
Mogul Skier Of The Year – Jack Schlamkowitz
Mogul Skier Of The Year – Madison Peters
Most Improved Mogul Skier – Eric Heitsmith
Most Improved Mogul Skier – Jessica Schlamkowitz
Most Improved Freeride Skier – Tyler Zengo
Freeride Skier Of The Year – Jack Murphy


Congratulations to all our Hopefuls!
U10 Awards
MVP – Abby Kelleher
MVP – Ben Chute
Most Improved – Blake Nelson
Rookie of the Year – Johnathan Lisi
Coaches’ Award – Bridget Waters
Sportsmanship – Hope Schoudel
U12 Piche’s Team
Julianna Lisi
Reilly Shea
Merina Visnic
Nina Garbarino
Josh Rosenberg
Ryan Thomson
Chris Amato
John Kelleher
U12 Awards
MVP – Merina Visnic
MVP – Josh Rosenberg
Most Improved – Sarah Chute
Rookie of the Year – Nina Garbarino
Coaches’ Award – Christian Carretero
Sportsmanship – Julia Bragg
U14 VT State Championships

Drew Visnic
Brennan Hynes
Seth Tobin
Cameron Washburn
Katherine Killian
Ava Comey
Samantha Burton
Emma Nelson
Emma Laurion
Alexandra Hoffman
Caitlin Slaminko
Emma MacDonald
Erin Kelleher
U14 Easterns
Samantha Burton
Katie Killian
Ava Comey
U14 Can-Ams
Katie Killian
U14 Awards
MVP – Emma Laurion, Seth Tobin
Most Improved – Lindsey Filoon
Coaches’ Award – Caitlin Slaminko, Rocco Coschigano

U16 Finals

Jillian Mirabile
U16 Eastern Champs
Honor Brogden
Carolina de Buy Wenniger
Carver Provance
Jack Shea
U16 Awards
Coaches Award Men’s – Noah Coppola
Coaches Award Women’s – Jillian Mirabile
Most Improved Men’s – Jonah Tobin
Most Improved Women’s – Daly Hynes

U19 Vermont Cup (Overall podium sweep):

Elise Michaels (1st)
Kristina Bonnet (2nd)
Isabella de Buy Wenniger (3rd)
U19 Finals
Kristina Bonnet 3rd GS
Kristina Bonnet and Elise Michaels tied for 2nd SL
Morgan Dawkins 1st SL
Eastern FIS Finals
Kristina Bonnet
U19 Awards
Outstanding Women’s – Lydia Hill
Outstanding Men’s – Morgan Dawkins
Most Improved – Jackson Baker
PG Awards
Most Improved Men’s – Gregory Brew
Coaches’ Award Men’s – Florin Castor
Most Improved  Women’s – Halley Goodrich
Coaches’ Award Women’s – Ciara Murphy

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