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New for 2019-2020, we will be using the "Team App" for all program content and information. Please visit our Team App site here: www.swscfreestyle.teamapp.com

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2019-2020 Edition of SWSC Freestyle/Freeskiing

2019-2020 Edition of SWSC Freestyle/Freeskiing

Hello!

I hope you have been out enjoying the heat and sunshine to the fullest! We have had some great conversations over the Summer that will provide the best Freestyle & Freeskiing programs yet! As I ride around Stratton on our new, totally awesome bike trails, the leaves are beginning to change! One thing is for sure... Winter is coming, and it's time to think about ski season once again! 

As we go forward 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. Weekly communication, event info, photo galleries, handbooks, and important web links will be found on one very simple screen. The best part is, it's live right now! 

Let's get started:

 

  1. 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.

  2. Search for our team... "SWSC Freestyle/Freeskiing". If you have more than one athlete enrolled across SWSC you can also search for "SWSC Snowboarding" or "SWSC Alpine" too.

  3. Request to join the "group" your athlete is enrolled in. Please note if you have a couple of children in different groups, please note that when you request to join and we will take care of it on the back side. (Example: "Hi - Ryan and Maddie are on the A Team, Sammie is on the B Team", etc.)

  4. Once your enrollment is confirmed you will be provided access to the appropriate groups and you can view all the events and RSVP to our Fall Fitness Trampoline sessions, etc.. (Please allow 1-2 business days)
Other exciting value adds 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. I am told that our Terrain Parks (appropriate for our teams) and the World Cup mogul venue should be open for the Holiday break, weather permitting.
 
With all these great changes I am also please to announce that we have a very strong staff line up for the coming season! There has been a few employees leaving to pursue college and other professional opportunities, but the core of our staff remains true and we have some very strong candidates to fill in the gaps. More detail on this later, as job positions become official. I could not be more proud of the highly qualified, knowledgable, and caring staff we have to provide a truly World Class program.
 
I would also like to take a minute to thank you for putting your trust in our SWSC Freestyle/Freeskiing programing and staff. There is nothing more satisfying than passing along the gift of skiing to the next generation. Seeing all athletes learn and grow, physically and socially makes all the hard work worth it.
 
Our Fall Fitness Days are coming up quickly be sure to sign up for the Team App and request to join "SWSC Freestyle/Freeskiing" to sign up for the morning trampoline sessions, you must be currently enrolled in SWSC Action Sports programs. (Allegro, Freeskiing, Freestyle B/A, Mountain Riders, Snowboard Comp) In addition to morning trampoline sessions, the afternoons will be highlighted with an equipment fit day on 9/28 from 1:00-3:00pm, 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.
 
Other important dates are October 15, 2019, this is when program fees increase. If you have already enrolled in the program, thank you for doing it early. If you need to sign up still, you may do so here.
 
We are excited you are here and look forward to an amazing season ahead, I look forward to seeing you soon!
 
Best,

 

Tim Massucco
SWSC Freestyle/Freeskiing Program Director
Stratton Mountain Resort
5 Village Lodge Road
Stratton Mountain, VT 05155
Direct & Text: (802) 297-7920
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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2019-2020 Team Uniforms

Uniforms for 2019-2020

We will have NEW uniforms for next season as Spyder is getting out of the team uniform business. We are proud to announce Helly Hansen as our new supplier in conjunction with Zipline Mogul Pants! Delivery of the uniforms are scheduled for the beginning of next season on Thanksgiving weekend.

Please get ALL orders in by the close of business by Friday March 29. Instructions for submission are on the Order Form below.

View the Jackets: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nACl2eTtrYjYtVbjaBW5yMW8pn3oSc1g/view?usp=sharing

View the Mogul Pants: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LxU6cD60AU2fdnwI_OYzSOcVs0nmcEVV/view?usp=sharing

Order Form: https://drive.google.com/file/d/17Wrb7qucEMDHR_LS3OdLxjNhh-eCauhR/view?usp=sharing

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Reminder: End of Season Party - Location Change

Hello all! Just wanted to post a friendly reminder that our banquet this year will be in the Black Bear Lodge - Green Mountain Room. From 5:00-8:00pm.

5:00-6:00pm Cocktails (Appetizers & Cash Bar) & Uniform Sizing

6:00-7:00pm Southern BBQ Dinner

7:00-8:00pm Awards Presentation

Athletes are free, others are $40 cash at the door. Travel safe, 12-18" are in the forecast for today/tonight (very elevation dependent) and skiing this weekend will be excellent!

Thank you for a great season!

-Tim

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UPDATED: SWSC Freestyle/Freeskiing End of Season PARRRTAYY!

UPDATED!! The party will be held in the BLACK BEAR LODGE'S GREEN MOUNTAIN BALLROOM!

Calling all Allegro, Freeskiing and Freestyle People!

What a great season we have had, and this coming weekend the sun is going to be shining bright with fresh snow! We will have our annual Freedogger Open on Saturday! This club event is an anything goes, (within ability) no rules hot doggin' fun run down the World Cup moguls and new this year we are adding a slopestyle/halfpipe component on Suntanner to take advantage of the awesome freestyle terrain on that trail. Athletes are encouraged to show off the skills they learned this year and parents have been known to bring a cooler to sit on and watch. Costumes are encouraged and will factor into the fun. See you at line up at 8:30am Saturday. We will have costume judging, team photo and then head to World Cup. We will regroup after lunch at the flag, for a safety lap through the park to look before we leap and then have an open "jam" format. The day will conclude with an End of Season Bash as we take over the Black Bear Lodge's Green Mountain Room starting at 5:00pm.

To recap the important parts:

8:30am Line up and costume judging.

9:30ish Freedogger on World Cup

11:30 Break for lunch

12:30 Suntanner safety lap and open jam session.

5:00-8:00pm End of Season Bash at the BBL - Green Mountain Room (Athletes are free, all others $40.00 each)

5:00-6:00 Après Cocktail hour with apps & uniform fitting (NEW uniforms next season, see photos in the blog below)

6:00-7:00 Southern BBQ! (Beef Brisket, tender and with all the fixin's)

7:00-8:00 Awards Presentation

Travel safe, and see you this weekend! 

All the Best,

Tim Massucco

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Uniforms for 2019-2020

We will have NEW uniforms for next season as Spyder is getting out of the team uniform business. We are proud to announce Helly Hansen as our new supplier in conjunction with Zipline Mogul Pants! We will have sample jackets and pants to try on Saturday, March 23rd from 5:00-6:00pm in the Sun Bowl Lodge. Stratton Retail will be taking orders on site and have other merchandise available as well. Delivery of the uniforms are scheduled for the beginning of next season on Thanksgiving weekend. We will post the order form on the blog later this week, with instructions on how to purchase if you are unable to join us at the End of Season Bash.

View the Jackets: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nACl2eTtrYjYtVbjaBW5yMW8pn3oSc1g/view?usp=sharing

View the Mogul Pants: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LxU6cD60AU2fdnwI_OYzSOcVs0nmcEVV/view?usp=sharing

 

Info on Summer Camps

All Out Freestyle is the preferred summer camp partner of SWSC Freestyle. We have received confirmation from many of you that you will be attending All Out Freesrtyle's Mt Hood training camp, June 23rd- July 6th. Please visit AllOutFreestyle.com for more information and to register. Bruce Bolesky and I will be coaching and we will be bringing in some high profile guest coaches as well. Freeskiers are very welcome!
 
Our thoughts about Mt Hood is that it would be extremely beneficial for us as a team to continue working together on specific skills that we have improved all winter and try to keep establishing upgrades. The long and short of it is, it would be great to have our squad at Mt  Hood this summer to really work on skills and bond as a team. Hood is an awesome time and we are going to have a great staff to work with everyone.

 

 

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SWSC Freestyle B: Eastern Junior & Young Gun Championships

Hello B Families,
 
Last weekend many of us headed to Hunter Mountain, New York to compete in the Central Region State Championships. We saw a lot of great runs from everyone and were stoked to see all the great improvements from the first competition at Okemo to now!
 
Saturday Results
Girls:
2nd- Ava C.
4th- Nora S.
7th- Lexi K.
8th- Maddie S.
10th- Manuela P.
 
Boys:
8th- Zane Rosenberg
 
Sunday Results 
Girls:
4th- Carmen D.
5th- Manuela P.
6th- Ava C.
10th- Annie P.
 
Boys:
4th- Finn O’H.
5th- Charlie H.
7th- Max vdV.
8th- Josh S.

Great Job everyone!

I hate to say it, but the season is slowly winding down. We have two weekends left and I know everyone at SWSC is sad to soon be putting away our skis and boots for the season. But before that happens… we have two BIG weekends ahead of us! First this weekend: EASTERN CHAMPS!!!! Next weekend: FREEDOGGER!!!

Easterns
This weekend many are making the trip up to Sunday River Maine for Eastern Champs. The event will be on Saturday and the Young Gun event will be on Sunday. Coaches will meet anyone interested in a training day on Friday from 1-3. Please meet at 12:30 in the South Ridge Lodge. If anyone is interested in training on Thursday please let me know ASAP through email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so we can make sure we have a staff member there for you. I will post a more detailed schedule about Easterns tomorrow.
 
East Coast Young Gun Champs Schedule (U11 & Under): https://drive.google.com/open?id=1EFhSL8aMNJxyLPYQ1OczO1SGm-3gy2eyOLPQJtA7UxA
 
The Freedogger
Our End of Season Bash is on Saturday March 23rd. We start with a costume party at line up at 8:30am, head to World Cup for an anything goes (with in reason) mogul competition, and new this year we will have an afternoon Suntanner component. We will wind down the day with the End of Season Party and Awards Night from 5:00-8:00pm in the Sun Bowl Lodge. Mark your calendars. Current Freestyle/Freeskiing athletes are free, parent cost TBD. Please if anyone has any video or pictures that you would like used in the end of the year video please email them to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Safe Travels this weekend, Christen, Slater, Jack and I will see those of you heading to the Riv-ah!
 
Sam Johnston
 
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Couple of notes from Tim:
 
Uniforms - We will have uniform orders and sizing happening at the end of season party. After our three year run with Spyder, we will be switching the manufacturers to Helly Hansen. We will also offer a Zipline Mogul Pant with custom SWSC logo to match. Once I have the drawings I will get them out. We did not take the switch lightly, however Spyder is getting out of the team uniform business. The new uniforms will be very high quality and they look great! Black jacket, red pants, very sharp.
 
Looking further ahead we would like to discuss summer camps opportunities, All Out Freestyle is the preferred summer camp partner of the SWSC Freestyle. We have received confirmation from many of you that you will be attending All Out Freesrtyle's Mt Hood training camp, June 23rd- July 6th. Please visit AllOutFreestyle.com for more information and to register. Bruce and I will be coaching and we will be bringing in some high profile guest coaches as well.
 
Our thoughts about Mt Hood is that it would be extremely beneficial for us as a team to continue working together on specific skills that we have improved all winter and try to keep establishing upgrades. The long and short of it is, it would be great to have our B team at Mt  Hood this summer to really work on skills and bond as a team. Hood is an awesome time and we are going to have a great staff to work with everyone

 

 
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