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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

March 16th & 17th

What an amazing weekend!!

If only every weekend could be like that! Saturday was absolutely outstanding! Bluebird day to fresh powder day all day Sunday what more could we ask for!

Thank you to everyone who came and put on a fantastic tubing party! The kids could not stop talking about it all day Sunday :)

This coming weekend is our last world cup! Saturday is a normal start time. Lunch is 12 to 1 (times may change depending on how the race runs). Awards around 1:15 pm. This race will take place on North American (Frank's Fall Line). there will be no skiing after this race all coaches are needed for set up for the banquet.

**Banquet - Saturday** RSVP required. Contact Edry if you haven't rsvp'd yet. In Black Bear lodge. Green Mtn room.  4-5 cocktails, 5-6 dinner, 6-7 awards. Parent volunteers are needed for set up!! Go to volunteer link on SWSC site. 

A lot of people have been asking about Adria. You will get to see her here at the banquet! :)

I have also been getting a lot of emails asking if kids are welcomed... This is an award banquet for them!! Please bring them!! U8s - Masters!! 

U8s your homework this week is to draw me a picture of your favorite thing you did this season in U8s. Please bring it to the banquet :) 

This year has been amazing! I cannot thank all of the parents enough for bringing your kids every weekend and dedicating your time to our program!! To all of the parents who helped out this season at races you are amazing!! Keep volunteering!! Also thank you for all of the beautiful cards, handwritten notes, pictures and generous gifts!! Very thoughtful!! We all thank you!! Myself (Nicole), Adria, Ryan and Zander :)

Can you believe we only have two weekends left!?!? I cannot believe it!!!! CRAZY!!!!!


-Coach, Nicole


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Friday Training-Update

We've had an exciting weekend of racing!
  • 7 SWSC U12's are Headed to Piche's!
  • 10 SWSC U14's are headed to the VT State Champs at Stratton!
  • 2 SWSC U14's are headed to Piche's!
  • 2 SWSC U16's are headed to U16 Eastern Championships!
  • 9 SWSC U16's and U19's are headed to the Eastern High School Championships!
Wow!! Congratulations to the entire team! Everyone has been amazing and all the hard work over the season is paying off!
Friday Training Update
This coming Friday thru Sunday SWSC is hosting the Vermont U14 State Championships! This is an exciting event and a huge undertaking for the SWSC event team and coaching staff. 
With this, there will be no Friday training this week. All available coaching staff will be needed to run Friday's championship race. We don't cancel Friday training often, as we know it's an important training day for the team, but it's hard to find parent volunteers on Friday's and we are still not covered appropriately for the race. 
Please come and volunteer and cheer on the SWSC U14's at the State Champs!!


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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March 9th & 10th

We had another great weekend skiing!!

 **I have been getting a lot of emails asking about who has skied with my child and how do I thank them. For the U8s you have Nicole, Adria (who is working hard to make it to the banquet) and Jr coaches Ryan and Zander. For those of you, who have already finished we thank you for your amazing generosity!! 

What a wonderful season we are having in the U8s! 
Tubing Party for the U8s 3/9 @ 4:30pm. Our plan is to meet at the Tube Park for some yummy treats and then the kids can tube from 5:00pm-6:00pm. We hope that everyone can join us for a little post-skiing fun and a chance for the whole family to socialize. 

PLEASE PURCHASE TICKETS: Please be sure to purchase your TUBING tickets as soon as possible for the 5pm-6pm slot. You can buy them at any of the Customer Service Windows, or over the phone at 1-800-STRATTION (787-2886). To ensure spots for your children, please buy tickets this week.
Date: March 9th
4:30pm Treats & Meet up
5:00pm-6:00pm Tubing
Location: Stratton Coca-Cola Tube Park
Treats/Snacks/Drinks: We are thinking we should have some small treats like brownies, rice krispy treats, crackers or cookies with juice & milk boxes. If any parents would like to be volunteers to help bring treats below is a sign up sheet:
What to wear: Kids should be dressed in ski clothing and snow boots. Helmets and goggles recommended. Ski boots/hard shell boots not allowed.
More information:
Looking forward to seeing everyone at the mountain and at the Tubing Party!

Reminder Upcoming Information : 

Saturday March 16th last world cup race! Trail Frank's Fall Line. Same routine!

Saturday March 16th SWSC Banquet Dinner. Team awards will be handed out at this dinner. Please register with Dave Edry. His email was already sent out.

Last weekend - Saturday March 23rd WeW will be going to the Candy Store. Please send in $5.

Sunday March 24th last day of program. Heinz Paul race. You will need to register for this race. Everyone can race. Parents and kids. The money for this race buys new equipment for next year. :) More info to come.

-Coach, Nicole

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March 2nd & 3rd

* 4 Weekends Left *

We had an amazing presidents week! We are supposed to get snow, so do your snow dance and tune your equipment!

We are going to have a tubing party! Please get your tickets for next Saturday March 9th at 5 p.m. There are limited tickets, so it is first come first serve. Right now there are enough tickets for everyone in the U8s, as well as siblings. Please call 1(800)stratton and buy your ticket for Saturday March 9th at 5 p.m.


Upcoming Information : 

Saturday March 16th last world cup race! Trail TBD

Saturday March 16th SWSC Banquet Dinner. Team awards will be handed out at this dinner. (Please register with Dave Edry.

Last weekend Saturday March 23rd - Candy Store. Please send in $5.

Sunday March 24th last day of program. Heinz Paul race. You will need to register for this race. Everyone can race. Parents and kids. The money for this race buys new equipment for next year. :)


Question of the week:

What is my (Nicole) favorite trail!?!? 


-Coach, Nicole


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Feb 22-24th (F, S, S)

Training Friday - Sunday February 22nd, 23rd, and 24th

What a great weekend! Congratulations to everyone who participated in the second world cup!! Everyone did an absolutely fantastic job!  We did take video of the racers and you can find them on Sprongo.  I apologize in advance for the second run video as Harriet did not realize there was a “draw” button on the video camera, which she hit by accident, so there are scribbles on the video.  Please find the videos at this link: https://sprongo.com/playlists/157962/68183/t

For those of you that were here this past weekend, you saw that Zander is back and has been cleared to ski for the rest of the season! Unfortunately, this weekend Adria took a fall and will be out for the rest of the season. Please send good vibes her way so she can heal quickly!

Next weekend, (March 3) we will have a race called the Heinz Paul. It is a fundraiser to raise money to buy equipment for our program. The U8s will be participating. I believe the race will take place on suntanner on March 3rd. Parents are welcome to register and race as well. As soon as I know more details I will post where and how you can register your racer. 

The following weekend, Saturday March 9th we will have our tubing party in sun bowl after skiing. I am going to talk with families this weekend to make sure that this is a good weekend so our attendance is high. As soon as I speak with a majority of the families I will let you know when it is okay to buy your tubing ticket. 

-Coach Nicole

Ps- this week's secret code for reading the blog is the word under gate. 

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