Ten racers competed in the Dupres Slalom at 7 Springs. Congratulations to J. Bigatel (J6) as he takes 3rd place. J3 and J4/5 State Derbies are by invitation only. Invitations should start arriving later this week. Your racer must have completed one less than half of the available runs at regional USSA races (each race is two runs) to be eligible. Due to race cancellations, the number of runs has been adjusted for this year. Racers are invited if they have completed the minimum number of runs and their placement in those runs has earned them enough points to place them within the racer quota from our region. For both J3 and J4/5, five races have been completed. (4) of the (10) runs must be completed to be eligible. We will be monitoring invitations; however, if you racer receives an invite, please confirm it with the coaches and let us know if your racer will be going so we can make arrangements.
Our annual Race Clinic is scheduled for Saturday/Sunday, February 11-12. Club parents should plan on assisting with clinic activities. For those who are not members of HVRC; the cost of the clinic is $140, payable to HVRC. We encourage you to sign up your racers by Tuesday, February 7th. All clinic racers should meet the coaches in the Yukon between 9:30 AM and 10:00 AM. Reservations can be made thru Kevin or Ralph or by leaving your info with The Ski & Board School at Hidden Valley. The clinic also includes a ski swap (see below).
The Open Cup Race on February 12th will be the inaugural running of the Critchfield-Hidden Valley Race. Critchfield Construction is sponsoring this race. As many of you know, Rich Critchfield was one of the charter organizers for HVRC and was a part of the coaching staff for several years after a longtime association with Hidden Valley as a ski instructor. Critchfield Construction has been a sponsor of HVRC if other ways dating back to the origination of HVRC in late 2004.
For both clinic days, if you are available to help set up the courses, please meet Ralph outside Ski Patrol at 8:30 AM. There will be additional set up work at 12:30 and teardown at 2:45 PM. Those available to assist racer with registration and getting ready should be in the Yukon by 9:15 AM. Those available to assist with lunch should be in the Yukon by 11:45 AM. If you are able to help with lunch, please coordinate with Kathy (cc’d); 412-443-6214. Those volunteering should be available from 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM to assist clinic racers in the Yukon.
Our 5th Open Cup is scheduled on Imperial at 1:00 PM on Sunday, February 12th. Please make sure you are available to help or have arranged for a substitute when you are scheduled to assist. Set-up begins at 11:00 AM and teardown usually occurs about 3:00 PM.
During the clinic, Rebecca and Sandy will be running a ski swap for clinic weekend. We encourage HVRC families to dig through their closets for used snow apparel and ski equipment that you’ve outgrown.
J1 – J2 racers planning to compete in the PA Cup #6 (GS, #7 (SL, and #8 (GS) at Elk Mountain on Friday/Saturday/Sunday, February 24th – 26th should be registering by February 10th . Please let the coaches know if you are planning to race so we can advise you on procedures.
J1 – J6 racers planning to compete in the Wisp Classic Slalom on Sunday, February 26th should be registering by February 14th. Please Note: This race is not being used for derby qualification. Let the coaches know if you are planning to race.
Special Olympics is scheduled for Monday/Tuesday, February 13th-14th. Set-up on both Monday and Tuesday starts at 6:30 AM. This is the 1st of our volunteer efforts for HV. If you are available to help with set-up and teardown, please advise either Ralph or Steve. Those that have volunteered should meet outside old Glaciers at 6:30 AM.
We have been advised that the Croatian Race at HV will occur on Saturday, February 25th. We will need help setting and running this race. This race is our other volunteer effort for HV. Please advise J.Eicher or. R. Manson if you are able to assist. We are also asking that our J1-J3 racers assist with this event.
Our annual HVRC annual banquet is scheduled for Saturday, March 10th. Practice on this day will be a dual slalom competition for club members. If you have not already done so, mark your calendars. Paying club members will be free at the banquet. There is a dinner charge for family members and siblings. More details will be forthcoming.