Details for Loon GS

Sunday January 22, 2017

First off our goal for this weekend is to have fun!  This is a great opportunity for the kids to experience a different mountain and a participate in a what is always a well run race.  As parents our job on race days is to stay relaxed and focus on the experience and not the result.  So avoid major pep talks on line and tactics during the ride over and just encourage your child to have fun and ski fast!  Most importantly arrive earlier than you think to give yourself plenty of time to get ready and relax.  Ski racing is the ultimate hurry up and wait sport.

DETAILS: You are responsible for getting your child to and from the race and for picking up their bib at registration.  Coaches will take the kids up for course inspection and will get them to the start (no parent helpers please).  Coaches will remain at the start until all our racers have gone and then will bring coats and pants down if kids stripped to GS suits.  U10 Girls go first followed by U10 boys.  After your child completes their run encourage them to stay near the finish and cheer on their teammates.  Once the U10’s are done we will grab some quick food and head out for a couple free runs and then head up for course inspection and the start of the 2nd run.  After the 2nd run we will grab food and then free ski a bit, however you are welcome to leave anytime after the 2nd run.

If your child plans on racing in a GS suit please write your name inside coat and pants and on skis and poles if you have not done so already.  Looks like it will be warmish but they should still start out with coat and pants over their suit.  No GS suit? no problem, it is really just for looks at this age.

Registration/Bib Pickup: 7:30am – 8:30am in the Phillip T Gravnick Competition Center. Racers will be required to show to show a valid USSA Competitors  Membership Card.

Race Course: Upper Rumrunner/Coolidge Street

Schedule:

8:15am Meet coaches on snow ready to ski in front of Gov. Adams Lodge

8:35-9:10am Course Inspection with coaches

9:30am First Woman Racer

Inspection time and start time for second run to be announced prior to the conclusion of the second run. Second run start order: Reverse order within class (this may change)

Awards: Awards for top 5 girls and boys of each class. U10, U12, and U14. Ceremony begins 30 minutes after the conclusion of the race.

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