Year of Birth: 2011-2012
The U8 program is designed to introduce young skiers to the Stratton Mountain racing program, all mountain skiing, and skiing fundamentals. The program offers a fun approach to free skiing, drills, and skills. The U8's participate in Stratton’s fun Jr World Cup race series during the season.
Times: 8:30am to 3pm (Lunch 11:30am to 12:30pm). Year of Birth: 2011 & 2012
Happy Presidents Day!!!
This weekend we will have program Saturday through Monday!! February 16-18 :) Whoohooo!!!!
Our second race will be on Sunday, for all U8s and all U10s. You do not need to register!! We are still waiting for confirmation from the mountain where the race will be held. As of now, I am going to say it is in the same location on Suntanner. If this changes I will let you know :)
Thank you to all the parents who read the blog with their kids!! It is very clear which kids read it and which kids did not.
The question this week is: What place did Vonn finish in her last race!?!?
Thank you for all the emails about this upcoming weeks attendance :)
PS: next weekend we have training Friday, Saturday and Sunday. February 22-24 :)
Our next race will be next Sunday February 17th :) Please tune!!
We will be training GS and free skiing this weekend. Please pray for good weather! Our mountain needs it!!
We will be having our tubing party in March! :)
please let your razor carry their own equipment, it is important for them to take care of their own stuff.
Can you believe we only have 7 weeks !?!? This is a question I am going to ask the racers Saturday morning to see who read the blog :) Please read the blog with them it is important to know what is going on every weekend.
Thank you to all the parents who have updated equipment and made changes to their child's race gear, when we have asked! We know it is difficult and expensive. But it makes a huge difference! A racer who has the right skis or goggles is like having gas in a car.... Without the right stuff, it is hard to go anywhere.
We had a great weekend, free skiing, training Gates and skiing in the woods!!
This coming weekend we are hoping to do the same!!
PLEASE BE AWARE OF THE WEATHER!! IF WE GET THIS COLD WEATHER IT WILL BE EXPECTED TO BE EXTREMELY COLD DRESS APPROPRIATELY!!!!
I will not be there Sunday. Adria will be there!
Please remind your little racers if they need to go to the bathroom to please ask us. Please make them go before they come out in the morning and before they come back out after lunch. It holds everyone up when someone has to go at 8:45 and at 12:45. We know it's hard. But if you don't pee you don't ski!! :)
If you don't want your racers buying a snack please pack them something in their pocket. :)
We will be having a tubing party soon!! Date TBD**
Great job on the long weekend!! Everyone did a fantastic job!! Congratulations to all the teams, I am very proud of all of you. There was some amazing skiing going on!! To watch your child's run again please log on to Sprongo to see the U8 Wengen race. It is a Video. :) Please show your little racer as wellw it is fun to watch!!
Click here to watch, if you're new please make an account:
It was a hard weekend on our equipment, please Tune!!!
**Reminder please read the blog!! ** All kids need to know what's going on. There were some kids who did not read the blog. They didn't know their team, and others didn't show up to ski the race because they didn't know it was for everyone. Race times are flexible. If we write a race time such as this weekend 2pm, you should be at the finish waiting for the confirmation. This race we moved up to 1pm because we finished earlier then expected. When you are older, races are always changing. Checking blogs, checking mountain websites are important.**** Stay informed!! :)
Today Monday 21st the mountain posted -26 without the wind chill. Top of the mountain not opening in the morning. Please be aware of weather and your surroundings. This type of weather is dangerous. Not skiing todayt was a call by mountain safety.
Next weekend we will be training our normal schedule 8:30-11:30 & 12:30-3 PLEASE BE ON TIME!! Showing up late holds up the entire group, parents showing up late for lunch takes away lunch time from your coaches. Please be respectful of those around you and be on time and prepared for the day. If it is cold please have neck warmers, hand warmers and toe warmers. They should be in and ready to go. If we do one run and your child is frozen and in full tears we will be calling you and sending them home. This is why is important to be ready, those who are dressed correctly can make it through the entire day.
Parent help, please volenteer at all races. All parents should be supportive at their child's race (being there, cheering, helping, organizing,etc...) as well as other races. It is important to support SWSC.