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Ages 7-18 | For Advanced Skiers
Times: 8:30am to 3pm (Lunch Break 11:30am to 12:30pm)
 
Allegro is a high level recreational ski program that thrives on a fun; is a fast paced environment where young skiers will gain confidence and grow skills necessary to ski anywhere on the mountain, in any conditions. Groups will spend time learning how to manage smaller sized natural and man-made features, that include jumps, moguls, boxes or rails. This program provides a great introduction into what it's like being a Freestyle and/or Freeskiing competitor without the added commitment. Participants will establish goals that would include performing basic tricks on jumps and boxes, skiing a mogul line top to bottom with airs and skiing switch comfortably on green terrain. Though not a requirement, participants are encouraged to compete in one competition a year at Stratton. A rolling skills assessment will provide performance measurements and will be used to map continued participation within the program. USSA Short Term License is required for participation in any USSA event. Event registration fees are not included.

Twin Tip Skis Highly Reccomended.

SWSC Allegro: Presidents Week and Beyond

Hello Allegro!

I would like to thank everyone for their patience during our busy event schedule we had this winter. I am very happy to say, the events our Freestyle/Freeskiing program are responsible to host, have been completed. We did a fantastic job and if you volunteered, I would like to thank you for your support, hosting World Class events here at Stratton.

If you find yourselves around Stratton this week, please join us for our "mini camp" that we are hosting. Cost to attend our mini camp is $175. We will meet Tuesday thru Thursday that mirrors our normal program schedule. If you are interested in signing up for the mini camp, the event is listed on our website calendar and can be found here: http://www.strattonwintersportsclub.com/freestyle-events-calendar/377 We will have both Freeskiing and Freestyle covered during the camp.

I look forward to finishing the season strong and be sure to make your calendars for our annual Freedogger Open (get your costumes ready!) and end of season party, Saturday, March 23rd. Again, thank you for your support and dedication to our program and making our community a fun an exciting place to be.

All the Best,

Tim Massucco

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Allegro Program on MLK Weekend: Powdah and COLD!

Allegro Program on MLK Weekend: Powdah and COLD!

Hello Allegro!

I hope everyone is all rested up after a fantastic Stevek Mogul Challenge weekend, and those Allegro athletes that had their first taste of competition, we hope you truly enjoyed it. I would like to thank the parents for volunteering their time, making the weekend's events the best anywhere.

This weekend looks to be very interesting, we will have Beeline open to all athletes on Saturday for some fun mogul skiing, Tyro Terrain park got a refresh this week. Sunday morning we are going to wake up to about 2 FEET of snow +/- 6" and its a POWDAH DAY! Monday looks to be EXTREMELY COLD and highs look to be around -10ºF If you are not prepared to ski on Monday, please stay inside, minutes of exposure can cause severe frostbite. Please be very careful with younger athletes. Those that wish to brave the elements, be prepared and coaches will be on the look out for Frostbite every run.

We have a new terrain park manager, Zach, who stopped by our office this week to share his exciting vision, taking Stratton Parks into a new chapter. His plans included a greater focus on safe progressions, being athlete focused, and creating fun venues that EVERYONE can have a GREAT time on. He tells us Old Smoothie will be refreshed in the coming week or two as well. Welcome back to the Stratton Team and we look forward to your creations!

I wanted to let everyone know that our club is hosting a Freestyle NorAm on February 2-3 and we are hosting athletes from around the world! If anyone would like a front row seat to the biggest skiing event Stratton is hosting this year, even just for a few hours of time, please volunteer here: https://www.timetosignup.com/smwsc/folder/1065 we thank you very much for your time and effort in doing so.

I hope everyone has a safe drive and bring your snorkels and powder straps!

Best,

Tim Massucco

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Stratton NYE & Stevek Mogul Challenge

Good Morning!

As we close out this year I wanted to reach out about two things, the athlete showcase during the Stratton NYE Fireworks that highlights our program and the Stevek Mogul Challenge.

Athlete Showcase - 21 Jump Salute

This is a tradition that started 15 years ago to honor Steven G Kenney otherwise known as "Stevek". He was a pioneer of our strong seasonal programs at Stratton and was the leader of the Allegro/Freestyle program at Stratton for over 30 years. We build a jump at the base of Suntanner and have athletes jump and showcase their talent during the torchlight and fireworks. We are asking the Freeski Comp Team, B Team & A Team to take part because it's advanced nature. Training at 7:00pm for one hour, please stage at ski school and DO NOT approach the jump without coaches supervision. The show will start at 8:30 with torchlight, jumping then fireworks.

Stevek Mogul Challenge

As a member of the B Team & Allegro program, we invite everyone to take part in the Stevek Mogul Challenge. This is an event not to miss. This is a competition and while Allegro is not a competitive program, we highly encourage all Allegro athletes to try this great event! This event is a US Ski & Snowboard sanctioned event, hosted by Stratton Winter Sports Club.
 
To get signed up...
 
Step 1: (Deadline December 31st prior to 6:00pm) Athletes must have a short term US Ski & Snowboard membership or a competitor license that corresponds to the athlete's age. (Please note General Memberships are NOT valid for this event) Membership fees and more info can be found hereTo get a US Ski & Snowboard Membership please click here.
 
Step 2: (December 31st at 6:00pm) Register for the Stevek Mogul Challenge on Monday December 31 at 6:00pm. To register, have the USSS membership number handy and please click here: http://www.easternfreestyle.org/schedule?FILTER=EQSC&SEASON=2019 (You are looking to click on the green blinking light next to the Stevek Mogul Challenge event. You have the option of doing one or two events. Friday is both girls AND Boys, Saturday is Girls ONLY and Sunday is Boys ONLY. Be sure you understand this when registering, it will help everyone. If you are interested in only doing one day, we encourage you to sign up for Saturday (Girls) or Sunday (Boys). Cost is $65 per day.
 
Step 3: Attend the event Please  click here for the official schedule. You must be very punctual on event mornings and encourage athletes to show up early so they feel relaxed and comfortable. This event is very big deal to the Athletes and we make every effort to make sure this event is a fun, memorable event that participants will talk about for decades.
 
Here is a summarized schedule:
January 10th Extra practice
January 11th Boys & Girls Competition
January 12th Girls ONLY Competition
January 13th: Boys ONLY Competition
 
Thanks for a great week, despite the challenging weather conditions!
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Allegro Program: Holiday Week & Stevek Mogul Challenge

Hello Allegro!

After a fantastic start to our ski season, athletes have had excellent venues and coaching and we are seeing the results. We are just about to start our busy ad exciting Holiday week at Stratton and we have lots to discuss. Since we are all running around getting ready for a week off at Stratton I will get right to it with upcoming events...

Next week the program is running: December 22-24 & 26-31, SWSC does not run on December 25th or January 1st.
 
Holiday Events - Please view our website calendar for all details.
12/22 4:00-5:00pm: SWSC Performance EDU Series: The Parent Pathway to Athlete Success (Part 1 of 3)
12/27 3:30-5:30pm & 5:30-7:30pm: Trampoline at the Air Awareness Center (RSVP Here) 50 Athletes Max
12/28 5:30-7:30pm: SWSC Skating Party at Riley Rink - Manchester
12/29 4:00-5:00pm: SWSC Performance EDU Series: The Parent Guide to Nutrition & Performance
 (Part 2 of 3)
12/29 6:00-7:30pm: SWSC Freestyle & Freeskiing Mother-Daughter Wine, Chocolate, Yoga (RSVP Here)
12/31 7:30-9:30pm: Stevek's 21 Jump Salute & Fireworks (A, B Team & Freeskiing Comp encouraged to take part)
1/2-4: SWSC Mini Camp (RSVP Here - additional fee)
 
As a member of the Allegro program, we invite everyone to take part in the Stevek Mogul Challenge. This is an event not to miss. This is a competition and while Allegro is not a competitive program, we highly encourage all Allegro athletes to try this great event! This event is a US Ski & Snowboard sanctioned event, hosted by Stratton Winter Sports Club.
 
To get signed up...
 
Step 1: (Deadline December 30th) Athletes must have a short term US Ski & Snowboard membership or a competitor license that corresponds to the athlete's age. (Please note General Memberships are NOT valid for this event) Membership fees and more info can be found here. To get a US Ski & Snowboard Membership please click here.
 
Step 2: (December 31st at 6:00pm) Register for the Stevek Mogul Challenge on Monday December 31 at 6:00pm. To register, have the USSS membership number handy and please click here: http://www.easternfreestyle.org/schedule?FILTER=EQSC&SEASON=2019 (You are looking to click on the green blinking light next to the Stevek Mogul Challenge event. You have the option of doing one or two events. Friday is both girls AND Boys, Saturday is Girls ONLY and Sunday is Boys ONLY. Be sure you understand this when registering, it will help everyone. If you are interested in only doing one day, we encourage you to sign up for Saturday (Girls) or Sunday (Boys). Cost is $65 per day.
 
Step 3: Attend the event Please  click here for the official schedule. You must be very punctual on event mornings and encourage athletes to show up early so they feel relaxed and comfortable. This event is very big deal to the Athletes and we make every effort to make sure this event is a fun, memorable event that participants will talk about for decades.
 
Here is a summarized schedule:
January 10th Extra practice
January 11th Boys & Girls Competition
January 12th Girls ONLY Competition
January 13th: Boys ONLY Competition
 
 
Safety Notes: Please try to avoid skiing in a pack and be sure to watch your speed on green and blue terrain. Go with the flow, not faster.
 
Thank you all for a great weekend and continue to: #beSWSCawesome
 
-Tim Massucco
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Allegro Program Week 3 Update

Allegro Program Week 3 Update

Hello Allegro!

It has been a busy week up at Stratton, preparing for another awesome weekend. Beeline is open for everyone to try their luck at moguls. The terrain park is skiing well and might be getting a complete redesign in the coming days, most likely after this weekend to make it even better. Our jump site, Detour, is looking like it will be ready for Saturday as well. 

WinterWonderGrass Music Festival is happening this weekend! Look for an excellent line up of bands playing through out the resort and on the main stage in Parking Lot 1. (Parking Lot 1 closed for the event this weekend) More information can be found on Stratton.com. The Sun Bowl opens this weekend taking the trail count over 60 and considerable progress has been made on the new Snow Bowl Express lift this week, it wont be long before our new lift gets running!

Athletes have been focusing on getting balanced in their boots and flexing their ankles, working on Stance and Posture. This weekend we will begin to incorporate Turns and Line into the mix and we will be looking for smooth, consistent edge manipulation to make nice round turns, both long radius and short. Out on the jumps athletes will work on a strong and balanced takeoff.

Travel safe and see you this weekend!

-Tim

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