LVRC Coaches' Update

Post date: Nov 28, 2017 12:25:29 PM

Good Day athletes and parents of LVRC! Coach Tara and I met yesterday evening to discuss the upcoming season. She will forward a calendar with a tentative schedule for the year. Of course weather can make all the difference, therefore we must stay flexible and informed. The season can be broken down into the following subparts:

1) Pre-season: Three Saturdays, Dec. 2, 9 and 16. To begin Saturday Dec. 2, 2017 at Sunday River. We will need head counts early next week. The price will be similar to in years past. We usually get athlete ski prices of about $30 – $35 and also get parent tickets at a group rate.

2) Christmas Training Camp: New this year, we will offer a 3-day training block Dec. 27, 28 and 29 at Lost Valley. We anticipate these will be 4 hour sessions, tentatively scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Details to follow, again, snow conditions, depths and coverage will dictate.

3) Our historic regular season that starts the week after New Year, and runs until February break, a total of 20 nights on snow: First training session Wednesday Jan. 3, 2018, start time 5:30 p.m. Thereafter every Monday, Wednesday and Friday we will be offering training at Lost Valley.

4) Three (3) Big Mountain sessions, tentatively planned for Dec. 30, Jan. 27 and February 10. These training days will focus on G.S. gate training and free skiing at a larger facility, possibly Mt. Abram.

5) February Break: To be Determined.

6) Post Season: Last year we had 12 evenings of training after February Break. We hope to match that this year. Again, snow and budgets will dictate exactly what the Post Season looks like.

7) Race Days: Essentially, every Non-USSA sanctioned event on the MARA calendar will be on our race calendar: Skills Day at Titcomb Jan. 7; Kents Hill Slalom Jan. 13; Camden Kombi Jan. 28; JP at Lost Valley February 4; Titcomb Dual Feb. 18; Sunday River festival March 10-11.

The Sunday afternoon timed runs are a great way to stay tuned up and in race-ready mode.

The World Cup comes to Killington this weekend! The NBC app is one way of watching. It is important to watch ski racing if we want to become ski racers. You Tube is obviously an amazing resource. Ten years ago we had to tape ski racing or order DVDs. Now we have an almost limitless supply of ski racing at our fingertips free of charge!

Have a safe Thanksgiving!!

Coach Allan