Note from Liz Gray about BWL Finals and Championships Lodging

Hey everyone– This next bit of information only applies to kids born in 2002 or earlier who registered with NHARA and competed in at least one BWL qualifier. All those skiers are eligible to attend either the NH BWL Finals at Gunstock, or if they finish series among the top 21 J5 girls, or top 25 J5 boys, the BWL State Championships at Mount Cranmore. So far, there are no “surprise” qualifiers among the Mountain Race Team skiers, and I have touched base directly with everyone whom I think has a child who is likely to make the cut-off for the Championships — but I will know more once the points for the first two races are totaled later this week.
On the whole, these are not events that we plan to have large amounts of Mountain Race Team kids attend. These race weekends provide a great culminating activity for kids who have been highly race focused all season, but they can also be exhausting and a significant commitment of both time and money for families.
If you have any questions about where your child fits etc… please drop me a note
Here’s Liz’s note:
Hi all,
This is a message for J5 and J4 girls and boys regarding the Finals and Championship   weekends coming up in March. All age eligible kids will qualify for either the State Finals on March 3 and 4 (at Gunstock) or State Championships on March 10 and 11 (at Cranmore).
The deadline for reservations for the “Finals” Weekend is Sunday, February 26th. The deadline for the Championship weekend is Tuesday, February 21st. After this weekend’s qualifier at Whaleback, it should be fairly clear who will be attending which weekend. For kids who are “on the bubble” and qualify for the Championships at Sunapee on February 26th, we will hold a few extra rooms.
For those who are new to racing and may not know which weekend you will be attending- please read below. Ask your coaches if you have any questions.
The points are not listed on the NHARA site just yet, but here are instructions on how you can check them out. I will send an email out when the points are updated.
To see where your child stands, go to the NHARA website ( and click on “Children’s Races”. Then go to the bottom of the page- under “BWL qualifiers”. The quotas for each group are listed here. The points are not listed at this point but I think sometime this week you should be able to click on “points” next to the word “Western” where all the kids are listed. It is important for you to know that there will be some movement in the places after the Sunapee qualifier because there are kids who have not finished two runs yet or there may be kids who will improve their results.
Now to the essential hotel information (please read carefully):
For the Finals Weekend:
We have booked rooms at the Margate on Winnipesaukee in Laconia. The number there is 1-800-MARGATE. You will need to tell them that you are with the Ford Sayre Ski Club to get the special rate of $99 +tax per night for a double occupancy. $15 will be added for each additional person in the room. Check in is at 4 pm.
There will be a Ford Sayre team dinner on Saturday, March 3rd.
There is a Hot/ Continental breakfast at 6:30 on Saturday and Sunday mornings.
There will be a tuning room available.
For the Championships Weekend:
We have booked rooms at the White Mountain Hotel and Resort in North Conway. Telephone number is 800-533-6301. You will need to tell them you are staying in the Ford Sayre Ski Club block to get the special room rate.
Each package includes: 2 night stay, all taxes and gratuities, two adult buffet breakfasts and the team dinner on Saturday. Breakfast will open at 6:30 a.m. just for our team, and will be buffet style. As seen below, the meal charge for kids is separate because they stay in the rooms for free.
Two Night Weekend Package Rates:
Double Occupancy: $225.00 per person (kids are free)
Single Occupancy: $369.00 per person (kids are free)
Children’s Package (for meals only)
Children under the age of 18 stay for free in the room when accompanied by two paying adults. Cot and crib rentals are available for an additional $10.00 per night, plus tax.
Children’s meal plan for kids 11 & under is $29.95 per child and includes 2 Breakfasts off the kid’s menu, and 1 Kid’s Meal Buffet Dinner. This pricing includes tax and gratuity.
Children’s meal plan for kids ages 12-17 is $43.95 per child and includes 2 Breakfasts off the regular menu, and 1 Kid’s Meal Buffet. This pricing includes tax and gratuity. Kids may upgrade to the adult dinner for an additional $26.00 per person, inclusive of tax and gratuity.
Three Night Package Rates: (Thurs-Sun or Fri-Mon)
Includes 2 breakfasts & 1 dinner Midweek Breakfast not in package
Double Occupancy: $275
Single Occupancy: $469

All packages include all related room and included meal taxes and gratuities.
Meal Choice:
When you register, you will need to tell them what you would like to have for your Saturday night buffet dinner. The choices for adults are: Beef, Chicken, Fish or Vegetarian. The kids will be having a buffet style dinner.
For those of you who would like to attend the team dinner, but are not staying in the hotel- we welcome you! Please call the hotel and tell them you want to attend the dinner and give them your choices. The cost includes all taxes and gratuities- adults are $42, kids are $15.95.
There will be more information and details coming about these weekends over the next couple of weeks.
Thanks and please let me or Bruce know if you have any questions!

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