Good Afternoon MAST Athletes, Families and Coaches:
My apologies for the very short notice.
1. Practice Cancelled TODAY (Thursday).
I have been living in wishful-thinking-land over here at MAST Headquarters--hoping against all odds that we could safely hold practice this afternoon. The coaches and I have been in touch and we have decided that it would be WISE and PRUDENT to CANCEL TODAY'S practice due to the extremely warm temperatures. We believe that it is important to learn how to ski in all snow conditions, but given how crowded Hyland has been in the afternoon and evening, we are worried that the risks outweigh the benefits tonight. If you had to suddenly stop or turn to avoid a collision, there is a risk of catching a tip or edge and suffering a serous injury. So NO PRACTICE TONIGHT.
2. Practice ADDED Friday Morning: 9:15AM-11:45AM
Many of you requested a morning practice on your day off from school and your ever loving coaching staff has listened. Due to the limited number of coaches available for a Friday morning practice, we are gearing practice to the higher level skiers who can carve turns on the race hill (the runs immediately to left and right of the North Chair). Nonetheless, all athletes from all pods are invited to attend. The area opens at 9:30. Be at the lift at 9:25 for a quick warm up. We will be working the fundamentals. No courses obviously. Given that the slopes will be freshly groomed in the morning and uncrowded, we should be able to ski safely tomorrow morning even though the temperatures will remain warm and above freezing overnight. If conditions deteriorate quickly (or slowly) to the point of being unsafe, we will end practice at that point.
3. Afternoon Practice on Friday.
At this point, practice is ON for Friday afternoon. However, the coaches who attend in the morning will make a definitive decision after our morning session. If it appears that conditions are too sloppy, we will cancel the afternoon practices. Check your email before heading to the hill Friday afternoon.
4. Saturday: Morning Training at Hyland and Supplemental Training at Wild Mt
The temps cool down Saturday. Hopefully, snow conditions will allow us to start setting some stubbies, brushes and panel gates on Saturday morning and at Wild in the late afternoon and evening. Plan to bring your protective gear just in case. But no crying if we have to continue working the directed free skiing drills. Just like vegetables, the drills are sooooooo good for you.
5. Coffee/Salsa Fundraiser: Order Pick Up Saturday, Dec 9 from 2-3PM at Fuller Park.
6. Parents: Don't forget about the Parent Social on Sunday from 4-7PM.
Enjoy the sun. Wear sunscreen.