U12 and U10 Update 2/22-2/25

Hello U10 and U12 Families,

Warning – this email is chock full of info, so please read carefully!! 
Thursday 2/22: U12 and U10 train stubby SL
Friday 2/23: U12 and U10 train stubby SL 
Saturday 2/24: U10s race Stubby SL at Pico (details below); U12s train Stubby SL at home
Sunday 2/25: U10s train GS at home; U12s race Stubby SL at Suicide Six (details below).
Looking ahead:
For fear of info overload, I will get out a separate communication at the beginning of next week regarding the postseason events for the U12s that require “qualification” (refer to U12.10 101 attached again here for qualifying info) and other March open (no qualifying necessary) race opportunities for U12 and U10s mentioned below, but this is the basic schedule.  Please hold questions on post-season races until I send that info email.
Saturday 3/3: U12s train tall gate SL at home; U10 Festival at Quechee (details to come)
Sunday 3/4: U12s race dual tall gate SL at U12 Festival at Okemo (details to come); U10s train SL at home 
Saturday 3/10: Train home SL or Open U12 Bromley GS Race OR Open SL race for U10 and U12s at Suicide Six  
Sunday 3/11: Open U12 Magic GS Race or U10 and U12 Train GS at home
Saturday 3/17: Piche’s OR SVC Meisterschaft for qualifying U12s – Willard Stubby SL OR U12 and U10 “Devo” Olympics at home
Sunday 3/18: Piche’s OR SVC Meisterschaft for qualifying U12s – Magic Mountain Dual GS OU12 and U10 “Devo” Olympics at home
Saturday 3/24: The Great Parent-Athlete Race, the end of season awards, and an on-snow race demo!! Stay tuned for more details.
March 30- April 1: VT/NY SL Camp for qualifying U12s (second year only)
Details for U10 Stubby SL at Pico on Saturday 2/24:
You must register your child online by Friday 2/23 at 9 am.  Link here: https://adminskiracing.com/node/122253
Registration: 7:30 am in the upstairs of the Andrea Mead Lawrence Lodge, which is in between the Pico Ski Club and The Ski Shop/Main Lodge.  Have your athlete register themselves please!  Please remind athletes to put their bibs on immediately and do not lose them! We have to leave our bags and get ready downstairs in the Main Base Lodge (park on the right hand side of the main parking lot and go straight through the condos – base lodge is on the right), not in the Andrea Mead Lawrence Lodge.
Coaches will meet athletes at 8:25 am in front of ski club which is at the at the base of the B-slope lift/bottom of the race trail (go out of the base lodge and go left if you are facing the mountain) to go for inspection and free runs.  First run will start at 9:30 am.  Second run will begin shortly after the first, but will hold until athletes can return to the top for reverse bib order.  Then there will be a 3rd fun run where times will be announced but no official results published.  \ Awards will take place in front of the ski club, which is basically at the finish area about 20-30 minutes after the race.  Listen for announcements.  Awards will be given top ten for each gender for each athlete’s best single run of the first two runs, plus the top 3 athletes from the 3rd run (gender mixed) will get an award.
Please note: Parent lift tickets are available for $45 but only two per racer are allowed. They must be purchased at the main ticket office between the parking lot and the base lodge – NOT at registration. In the past they have only been sold until 9:00 AM and you had to know your child’s bib number – be prepared! As many of you know, the race can be viewed on foot without lift access.  If you are skiing, please help with bringing jackets down.
Driving directions to get to Pico: Head north on Rt. 100 – make a right to stay on Rt. 100 just before Jackson Gore. Turn left on Rt. 4 and go past the Bear Mtn. gondola for Killington and past the Killington access road. About 2 miles past that, you will see The Inn at Long Trail on your right – Pico will be on your left just down the hill. It takes about 35-45 minutes to get there. Beware of cops in Plymouth on Rt 100 when the speed limit drops!!
Details for the U12 Stubby SL on Sunday, 2/25 at Suicide Six:
You must register online by Saturday 2/24 at 4:30 pm.  Link here: https://adminskiracing.com/node/141060
Registration is in the Ski Runner’s Building (to the right of the lift) from 7:30 -8:30 am.  We must use the regular base lodge for getting ready and storing items. Please have your athlete register him or herself.   Parent tickets are available at the Main Lodge for $25, but you do not need to ski to view the whole race.  If you are skiing, please help carry jackets.  We could use a volunteer to video too!
Coaches will meet athletes at 8:10 am outside of the base lodge/at the base of the lift – it is a small place. The first run will start at 9:30 am.  The second run will be one hour after the completion of the first.  Remember that the course will be re-set for the U12s and we will do a second run inspection prior to the start of the second run.  Athletes should stay tuned to coaches instructions in case of changes in timing.  Second run is in reverse bib order within gender.  NO ONE IS ALLOWED TO CARRY SKIS UP THE LIFT.
Directions to Suicide Six: From Ludlow, head towards Jackson Gore, but just before it turn right onto RT 100 N. When you enter Plymouth, turn right onto Rt. 100A. When this dead ends at RT 4, take a right. Watch for cops when the speed limit drops in Bridgewater! Continue until you enter Woodstock. Just past the green, take a left onto RT 12. You will go over a little bridge and then bear right. After a mile or so, you will come to a fork in the road. Go right at the fork. (there are signs for Suicide Six at this point) Go another few miles and you will come to Suicide Six on the left hand side. OBEY SPEED LIMITS EVERYWHERE – the cops are bad along this whole route, esp. in and around Woodstock.  It takes about 45 -50 minutes to get to Suicide Six.
That’s all for now…

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