Hello Athletes and Parents!
I hope you are enjoying this week of Indian Summer. We had our first frost at Stratton yesterday and the leaves are starting to change – we know what is right around the corner.
Many have heard that David Edry is moving on and I wanted to reassure our whole team that the backbone of our all-star coaching staff is not going anywhere, and further wanted to express my gratitude to them for really stepping up to the plate to make sure this season goes off without a hitch. I could not be more proud to serve as the Alpine Race Director with this amazing staff alongside!
We have a couple of exciting changes to talk about that are really going to enhance our great program. We are always looking at ideas to keep everyone in the loop in a very simple, clean manner. I am excited to announce a new chapter in communication for SWSC. We will be using the "Team App" for ALL program related information this season. It is ready currently and we will be populating it with our all our race events, training schedules, handbook, membership links and blog info as it becomes available. You can check it out right now!
Let's get started:
Visit the Apple App/Google Play Store to download the "Team App" if you don't already have it installed from another sports team your athlete takes a part in and create an account with Team App and follow the prompts.
Search for our team... "SWSC Alpine ". If you have more than one athlete enrolled across SWSC you can also search for "SWSC Snowboarding" or "SWSC Freestyle/Freeskiing" too.
Request to join the "group" your athlete is enrolled in. Please note if you have a couple of children in different groups, please indicate that when you request to join, and we will take care of it on the back side. (Example: "Hi – I have Chloe in U-8’s and Elizabeth in U-10’s", etc.)
Once your enrollment in the program is confirmed you will be provided access to the App and the appropriate groups. You’ll be able to view all the events and RSVP to our Fall Fitness sessions, etc. (Please allow 1-2 business days) If you are not signed up for the program, please get enrolled by calling 1 800-STRATTON or you may click this link: https://www.stratton.com/plan-your-trip/winter-seasonal-programs/alpine-racing
Other exciting additions that are coming soon are the implementation of our goal setting forms, athlete follow up meetings with coaches to review goals, and more content rich educational programing.
We have a very strong staff line up for the coming season! As always, a few coaches will be leaving to pursue college and other professional opportunities, but 95% of our staff will be returning and we have some very strong candidates who are interested in filling openings. We will be interviewing them in the coming weeks and get them in place. I could not be more proud of the highly qualified, knowledgeable, and caring staff we have to provide a truly World Class program.
Our first Fall Fitness Day is coming up on Sept 28th. Be sure to sign up for the Team App and request to join "SWSC Alpine" to RSVP to the morning hike and please join us for the afternoon Equipment Fit Session. You must be currently enrolled in SWSC to participate in the morning activities. The summit fitness hike will start at 10:00am on the Junior School patio. The Equipment Fit session will take place from 1:00-3:00pm on the Junior School patio as well. We also have two other Fall Fitness Days planned this season. Dry land training will take place each morning on 10/12 & 10/26 (time TBD in the Team App Event Calendar) and Summit Fire Tower Hike with gondola download on 10/12 from 1:00-4:00pm, and Stratton Pond Hike on 10/26 from 1:00-4:30pm. You are more than welcome to bring family and friendly pups (on leash in the base area) to our hiking events. Proper hiking footwear and good fitness are a must.
I am excited to see everyone again and look forward to an awesome season! If you have any comments, questions or concerns please feel free to reach out.
SWSC Alpine Race Program Director
Stratton Mountain Resort
5 Village Lodge Road
Stratton Mountain, VT 05155
Direct & Text: 802- 375-4612