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The U16 athletes typically have had a number of years of racing experience and are expert skiers. The U16 program continues to work on technical free skiing with an increased focus on gate training, racing, and video analysis. The U16 athletes will participate in the Vermont Cup race series and the Vermont U16 State Championship. The top performers at the U16 State
Championships will move on to an Eastern Championships. The athletes will also focus on the development of their US Ski & Snowboard ‘point profile’.

Typical equipment needs include: FIS approved GS/SG Helmet (no ‘soft ears’), GS suit, slalom protection gear, a back protector, and properly sized SL, GS and SG skis. Athletes must be members of the Vermont Alpine Racing Association (VARA) as well as US Ski & Snowboard.

Requirements: VARA Membership, US Ski & Snowboard Competition Membership, FIS approved GS Helmet, back protection (highly recommended)

Times: 8:30am to 3pm (Lunch 11:30am to 12:30pm)



Share our excitement in how awesome our athletes are developing and our pride in their accomplishments. It would seem clear that performance could be easily measured by did they lower their points or by winning the race. At this level it’s not a metric we use to measure the development of our athletes over the season. Instead a more important benchmarking to competitiveness is seeing how our athletes are starting in a race and then finishing against their peers. Let me share some impressive stats from the last race. Out of all the SWSC athletes that finished the race below is how many spots they moved up from where they were seeded / started the race. 

Matt Jacobs 43

Evan Coltman 40

Cameron Shipman 35

Rosemary Collins 33

Adam Frommer 32

Mark Mazzatta 31

Justin Wienberger 31

Doug Phillips 23

Nick Morin 19

Kat Gargiulo 11

Lucy Dale 8

Aggie Ryan 2

Now add to that almost 50% of the athletes in the field are skiing / training full time. Don’t get me wrong, ski racing is a sport where results matter but as we tell the kids in training we celebrate the victories along the way. The coaching staff is proud of the effort our athletes are putting in and excelling against their peers. Awesome job….keep working hard!!

We were all disappointed that this weekend didn’t work out.  I’m not a big fan of Saturday races. We can’t afford to trade 2 runs in race for 10-12 training runs on Saturday, with questionable weather coming in for Sunday. Let’s make this weekend great a Stratton. See the previous post for details on training for this weekend.



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Burke Training / Race Weekend is Cancelled

Unfortunately, mother nature has thrown us another curve ball with the weather forecast for Sundays race. To get the race in BMA has moved the race to Saturday, this does not work well for us. We are canceling our training / race plans at Burke for this weekend. Please withdraw from the Burke race.

The new plan is to train at Stratton:

Saturday, Feb 23 –GS skis, GS poles, GS helmet, Back Protector 

Sunday, Feb 24 – SL skis, shin guards, SL helmet / face bar, pole guards on SL poles


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U16 State Championships

Please be sure to get registered for the U16 State Championships on Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2. The girls are at Sugarbush and the boys are at Stratton. Please be sure to register via Admin Ski ASAP! Registration closes Thursday Feb, 28.

GS - https://adminskiracing.com/node/219194

SL - https://adminskiracing.com/node/219195


GS - https://adminskiracing.com/node/180090

SL - https://adminskiracing.com/node/180091

Weekend plan at Stratton will be to train with the U19’s please see their Blog for training.

Video from the Pico race will be up later tonight: https://sprongo.com/playlist/158036

Pictures from the race can be found at: https://pscr.smugmug.com/U16U19-2018-Ski-Racing

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SWSC Presidents Week Training Schedule-All Groups!

Don't forget to register for the SWSC Excel Mini Camp next week! Don't miss it. Great training over the next few days!!  The registration link is below!!
Presidents Week Training Days:
Tue- 2/19     OFF- No SWSC Training
Wed- 2/20    SWSC Excel Mini Camp*
Thu- 2/21     SWSC Excel Mini Camp*
*The Excel Camp Mini Camp is additional to normal training days. 
*Please fill out this REGISTRATION FORM to participate!

Fri- 2/22       SWSC Training Day
Sat- 2/23      SWSC Training Day
Sun- 2/24     SWSC Training Day
The SWSC Excel Mini Camp can not accept U8's. U10's and older are permitted.

Check your age class blogs for training plans!
Come train with SWSC if you're here!! 
See you soon!!


David A. Edry

SWSC Program Director

Stratton Mountain Resort

5 Village Lodge Road

Stratton Mountain, VT 05155

802.297.4075 (office)

978.505.8443 (cell)

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Burke GS race is on

The Burke GS race is on for Feb 24 and we are in the process of securing training for Saturday, Feb 23. I need to know (preferably by Sunday, 2/17) who will be attending for this fun filled weekend. I have emailed parents the Google sign up form to RSVP. Please let us know if you will be attending, and if they need transportation, lodging and will be at the pizza party. Parents are very welcome to join us. If you are planning on coming and need lodging use the code provided in the email when you book lodging to receive a discount, and if you want to ski - discount tickets will be available. ($45 per day). If they didn't get the email, please let me know This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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