We have a lot happening this weekend --
Skills Quest competition will take place during the morning session on Gold Hill. We will have a representative from the US Ski Assoc. here to assist us, and US Ski Team and CMAC alumni Libby Ludlow will also be here to encourage and inspire our young athletes. Here is the schedule:
8:30am pick up your bib at the CMAC shack.
8:45-9:00 head for the lifts
9-9:45 warm up runs with your coach.
10:00-11:30 Your coach will guide you through the four challenge stations on Gold Hill.
11:30 -12:45 Lunch (and optional luncheon at the Alpine Inn).
12:45 -2:45pm afternoon training with your coach.
1:00-1:30pm parent presentation on skills, Skills Quest and USSA Training System at the CMAC shack.
3-3:30 Awards presentation at CMAC shack.
The Skills Quest Challenges are:
1) Short radius linked turns with pole plant
2) U14: One ski skiing
U8-U10: Athletic stance to parallel turn (straight run into carved)
3) Pivot Slips
4) Pole Jumpers
You will be scored on each of the four challenges, with awards for the top scores in each age group.
**All competitors should click here to watch the videos ! This will give you a great image of what the judges will be looking for on Saturday!
All Prep and Advanced Prep skiers are automatically registered for the Skills Quest competition.
One of the greatest challenges we learn as ski racers is discipline, which includes the ability to resist the urge to ski powder on competition days. The snow report calls for 1-3 feet of new snow this weekend! I'm sure the coaches will reveal their secret powder stash in the afternoon.