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Early Bird Tickets are now on sale for CMAC’s biggest event of the year … the 2017 CMAC “Setting the Edge” Fun-Raiser

This year’s event will be held on Friday, October 13, 2017 at the Mercer Island Community & Event Center. Doors open at 5:30pm. Discounted tickets will be available until July 15Attendees will receive the “Iceberg Gulp” signature welcome drink, two additional drink tickets, appetizers, dinner, live musical entertainment and more …

We encourage you to invite outside guests to join our event. Reserved tables will be available at a discount; otherwise all seating will be Open. Dinner will be served “Family Style” and features a Fall Harvest-themed Menu.

Please click on the following link for more information, to purchase event & raffle tickets and/or consider donating if you are unable to attend: 
https://cmacskiracing.ejoinme.org/2017We hope to see you there!

2017 Summer Camps

Get registered for the final CMAC summer camp focussing on slalom skills.  This camp is July 28 - Aug1 SL camp: 4 days (ski July 29-Aug 1). Don't delay - there are only a limit number of places in each camp. 

Slideshow from the 2017 Banquet

Thanks to Piper O'Kane for producing the slide show!
(See all the submitted photos here!)

Ski length updates

Great News: the equipment rules have only changed for the better this year! Our FIS men will benefit from the much nicer 30 Meter GS skis, and our U16s will benefit from LOTS of 195/30 Meter skis becoming available as SG skis for super reasonable prices. And the best news of all for U16 is that we have some of the 195/35s available in the Speed Pool for your use! 2nd year U16 and FIS guys should try both 188 and 193 lengths of the 30 Meter skis (if possible) this Summer. The 188s will be softer, while the 193s will offer more sidecut, stiffness, and stability.  Check out the full ski length guide here


2017 Season photos

Check out the hundreds of photos submitted for the slideshow! What a great season!!


Sprong video registration

Register now for access to Sprongo training videos. 

Crystal Mountain Clean-Up

Time to put the annual Crystal Mountain Summer Clean-up on your calendar for July 23! This is a great opportunity to help clean up the slopes we ski all winter long and rack up some volunteer hours. If you’d like to join us, please RSVP by July 16th to Brianna at bstoutenburgh@skicrystal.com or by phone at 360-663-3011.

Sponsor Spotlight


CMAC would like to thank and recognize Carl Albrecht and The Arnold Group for continuing their long time support and Silver Sponsorship with CMAC.  Carl's son, Ben is in our Sunday Mitey Mite Race Program.

The Arnold Group drives revenues for the world’s leading technology firms, building connected commercialization models including product strategy, offer development, marketing, sales and channel strategy, and lifecycle services.  We offer local, collegial, fun, and entrepreneurial careers for veterans of top tier strategy consultancies and top tier business schools.  For more information on The Arnold Group, please visit www.thearnoldgroup.us

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News & Results


FIS Open at Mission RIdge 

Strong competition with international competitors in both genders. Tristan Thomson, Connor Budd, Jack Koefoed, Emma Moore, Sierra Smith and Piper O’Kane attended a mix of the extended series while Ty Ellis wrapped up his season doing all 6 races. Tess Baldwin again had excellent performances - getting 4th to score her best yet result in GS. Red the full race report here

SCHWEITZER U19 CHAMPIONSHIPS

Challenging conditions for racing throughout the series, but the organizers worked hard to only lose one SG per gender.  The races were flipped around to accommodate the weather, but the athletes stayed focused and skied great in tough snow conditions. Ty Ellis, Tristan Thomson, Connor Budd and Tess Baldwin represented PNSA.  One highlight was Tess Baldwin podium in slalom: 3rd place! The full race report is here

U12 Championship at Alpental

What a fantastic finish to a fabulous season, and a strong finish at the Cascade Cup 2017 U12 Championships at Alpental. For the team awards the CMAC boys took first place and in the team combined we tied with Team Alpental Snoqualmie for first place. Way to go U12s! 

We started things out with the dual slalom competition on Friday with Win Flaggart taking a second place in the event for the boys.  Saturday we moved to the slalom event with again some incredible skiing by our CMAC team. For the girls Quinn Dennehy finished third and Ava Schoening in seventh place. Samantha Wright won the move up award for the girls. On the boys side we had Win Flaggart with a fourth place finish, Sawyer Krohn in fifth and big Ben Albrecht finishing eighth. Sunday was the GS. There was a three way tie for third place with Sophie Porter and Quinn Dennehy being two of them and Ava Shoening taking a tenth. The boys were unbelievable. We had five boys finish in the top ten. Tanner Stines lead the way with a fourth place finish followed by Win Flaggart in fifth then Sawyer Krohn in sixth, Ben Albrecht in seventh and Peter Schoening finishing tenth. Again we were not denied on the move up award with Adam Kinney taking those honors. See the full race report here

Katie Holm 2nd in U16 Nationals SG

Katie had a awesome run at Sugarloaf during the U16 Nationals, nabbing second place from a field of the nation's top U16 racers! Congratulations Katie! See more details in the race report.

Northwest Cup at Mission Ridge

CMAC racers continue to make progress at Mission Ridge! From top of the list down to the up and coming youngsters. The top performance coming from Tess Baldwin winning the GS on Saturday, and coming from Cat 4, Simon Toribio and Billy Wagner both made the podium. We had lots of move ups and great performances from many racers, which shows some excellent progress within the team. Going into the final qualifiers at Sun Cup, CMAC is positioned to have a large group of kids qualify for the Junior Champs! See the full race report here

Sun Cup - Mt Bachelor 2017

The Sun Cup was again a highlight of the year for many of our CMAC racers. The DH track at Bachelor has lots of speed, jumps, rollers and is a great test of DH skills. This year Tristan LeCuyer led the group with some spectacular DH racing. Tyler Ellis just behind him in 5th.   Emma Moore led the girls with a 10th place finish. See the full race report here

CMAC Athletes' Success

Ty Ellis has been invited to a National training project in Colorado. He will be training and racing SG and GS with the top U19’s in the country in late February.

Katie Holm has been invited to go to Europe for a training camp and a couple races with the top girls in the Western Region.

Race results

See the latest race results from our CMAC athletes:

U16 Western Champs – Big Sky Montana

CMAC  had the largest group of racers from PNSA qualify for the Western U16 Championships. Congrats to a great team of U16 racers.

  1. Issabella Buck
  2. Anna Gibbons
  3. Katie Holm
  4. Patsy Kerslake
  5. Maddie Lafreniere
  6. Aili Moore
  7. Evie Wright
  8. Duncan Walker
  9. Lewis White  

Anna Gibbons 16th place first run SL as a first year U16 ,and Evie Wright 19th overall SL, are just a glimpse of many great runs from our CMAC racers at Champs.

Buddy Werner Championships 2017

In SG we had 4 Girls in the top 11 and 5 Boys in the top 30 including the top 2 move ups! GS and SL were both great events for most of the team with many top 10s and huge move ups. A special tip of the hat to Graham Barwick on getting 1st in the Men’s SL. It is so great to see our athletes make it to the top of the podium, especially at a championship event. An absolutely fantastic race weekend at Mission Ridge was the perfect exclamation point to an amazing season! See more details in the race report

Hampton Cup highlights

Read Alan's summary of the race (and find out who is this skilled on a single ski) in the Hampton Cup race report

Northwest Cup Race #1 @ Mt Spokane

The CMAC U16 and U19 athletes put on quite a performance at Mt Spokane. A summary of the results a collection of photos is in the race report

Russ ReAd - December 2016

CMAC rocked the Russ Read race series at Mt Bachelor! Check out the highlights in the race report

Frank Nickels Memorial Masters Race

What a fantastic start to the PNSA master's racing season. Check out the race results and more photos here

My favorite photo this one: fastest women Robin (Phillips), fastest man John Phillips and their parents Carolyn and Jim!  

Sun Peaks Slalom 2016

Congratulations to Tess Baldwin for a podium in slalom at Sun Peaks! 


Crystal Webcam

Avalanche Safety

Here's a great video on avalanche safety. With all the recent snow, this is worth another review. 

STAYING UP TO DATE...

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CMAC STORE

Order your hats, shirts and hoodies now for the upcoming season at the CMAC Store.  All proceeds benefit CMAC's Fund for Excellence. 

CMAC Winter Raffle Fundraiser Success!

Thank you for making the CMAC Raffle Fundraiser so successful. We raised $18,330 for CMAC's Fund For Excellence.  See all the details and the raffle winners here

Alumni

Join the CMAC Alumni Facebook group today!

Some getting-started resources

Here are some super useful resources for getting going this season:

  1. CMAC's FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) has a tremendous amount of information for new and returning families.
  2. Equipment and clothing: lots of tips to be sure you've go the right gear. There you can find a link to the CMAC ski sizing guide
  3. Volunteering is critical to putting on a ski race! Learn about volunteering at CMAC and get signed up ASAP. 

CMAC HOME RACE PHOTOS

We had two great photographers at CMAC's home races. You can find Bret's photos here by following the "Click here to view CMAC photos" link. Ted's photos from Sunday are here.

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