Return your team jacket on Saturday, 3/30/13, from 4:00PM to 6:00PM (prior to the banquet) in the Yellowstone Conference Center, Big Sky Resort. Jackets must be returned clean and fully repaired. You will be charged for any required cleaning, repair, or replacement.
The Rapier Family Foundation made a very generous contribution to the BSSEF late last year. A portion of the funds have been used by the team to acquire some entry level race skis for use by YSL team members:
Skis are available in 120 cm, 130 cm, and 140 cm lengths.
The skis are available for use by YSL team members for the balance of the 2012-2013 competition season at no charge.
The skis may only be used for race training and competition.
You can pick up skis at Grizzly Outfitters, at which time the bindings will be adjusted and you must sign waivers for Grizzly Outfitters and BSSEF.
The skis must be returned (waxed and tuned) at the end of the race season.
Parents of Buddy Werner athletes: If your athlete needs a pair of 130 cm SL or 135 cm GS skis, please contact Jeremy Ueland at email@example.com.
Please join us in extending our thanks to the Rapier Family Foundation!
Winter Johnson lost her race skis after skiing at Big Sky on Saturday, 1/26/13. The missing skis are Fischer GS (140 cm) with black bindings (binding brand not available). The skis were last seen in a ski rack next to the Burger Bar. If you have seen them, please contact Winter's family at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We apparently left Graham and Owen's helmets at the bottom of those metal steps going down to the parking lot outside the Summit Hotel. They are both the Carrera helmets, one is gray with a green stripe and one is a red with a white stripe. Owens have a Rx insert in the goggles. I wonder if you could send out a blast on the website to see if anyone happened to see them or pick them up. That would be great.
I purchased the wrong length poles for Sylvie and have just ordered replacements. So, I’m attempting to unload 1 pr. of 44 inch Leki World Cup SL Racing poles with trigger grips/straps (pd. $150) AND 1 pr. 46 inch Swix Super G Racing poles (pd. $90). Both have 4 or 5 days of use. The slalom poles will be w/out hand protectors – those will have to be ordered - I think I paid $60 for them, but they’ll be transferred to her new ones. I’ll sell the pair for $125, or $75 for the slalom poles and $50 for the GS poles if sold separately. I will ship them!
There will be a meeting for all Youth Ski League athletes and parents on Saturday, 12/15/12, from 5:30PM to 6:30PM in the meeting room above Lone Peak Brewery in Big Sky. Athletes must be present in order to get jackets.
These brand new sweatshirts will be sold this weekend at our fundraiser at Buck's T-4!
A great Christmas gift for your racer as these are a "high performance sweatshirt"(like an Under Armour style) - they are not bulky and fit well under the team jacket. Double knit construction is the secret to this high performance sweatshirt - they are designed to keep you warm and wick moisture for maximum comfort. A full athletic cut allows for easy movement. A must for your racer; plus, it supports the team.
Look for the table at the fundraiser and buy your sweatshirt then in time for Christmas!
Fran Noel posted an interesting link to the Learning Network the other day regarding a pending change to GS ski equipment regulations for U18 racers next season (2013-2014). This season, FIS has mandated a longer minimum ski length and turn radius for men and women competitors. USSA is considering adopting the FIS rules for USSA scored races for U18 competitors next year. That would entail moving from a 180 cm/21 m specification for men and a 175 cm/21 m specification for women to 190 cm/35 m and 183/30 m, respectively. U16 regulations are under discussion, too.
For reference, the current USSA minimums for men's U18 SG are 200 cm/33 m. In other words, U18's are going to be skiing GS on "SG skis" next season. Somebody please explain to me why this is a good idea. Even with factory pricing, another pair of unwanted skis represent an unwelcome bite out of our wallets.