We are in week four of our season and last night was what we call in the coaching business “a breakthrough night” for many of our skiers. This refers to those practices when a skill that you have been working hard to acquire suddenly “breaks through”. To get technical, the continuous movements you make doing our coach directed drills are finally becoming natural movements. Coaches can see the change and development, which is what happened last night for so many of you. Bigger edge angles. More balanced position over your skis. Stronger outside ski pressure. Tighter radius turns. More carving action. If you didn’t feel it last night, just keep at it. Break throughs will come. It just takes focused, intentional work on the slopes day in and day out.
We are practicing hard this week.
Tonight, Wednesday and Thursday: 6:30-8:45PM. Meet on South Chair for directed free skiing.
Friday: 5:00-7:30PM. Meet on North Chair for Warm Ups.
Saturday: 7:45-10:30AM. Meet on North Chair for Warm Ups.
Supplemental Training at WILD MOUNTAIN (YES, THIS IS A VENUE CHANGE)
We are returning to Wild Mt on Saturday, December 8. (Yes, we were scheduled to go to Welch but that training fell through, so we are moving our Dec 8 training to Wild.) Our Dec 1st training was outstanding. Forty-six athletes. Lots of coaches. Excellent directed free skiing session. Two courses set side by side. A blizzard with howling winds. Happy skiers. Pumped up coaches. Beautiful hill clean-up at the end. Video taken and posted to Sprongo.
I hope you will join us.
2:45PM Load Bus at Washburn. 10:30PM Return. Bring a sack lunch or some money to purchase a supper in the chalet.
We are canceling our December 15th session, this will likely be our last Supplemental Training for December. Look for more supplemental training opportunities in January.
Sign up here: December 8 Wild Mt Supplemental Training Registration
When you check out, you will have two options for submitting payment. I would ask you to please PAY WITH A CREDIT CARD if possible. If you need to pay with a check, please send it to: Mpls Alpine, 4800 Harriet Ave. S., Mpls, 55419. Make checks payable to Mpls Alpine.
City Kids Java Individual Fundraiser
Congratulations to the 26 athletes who raised a total of $2643 selling City Kids Java. Your SIP accounts have been credited and you can now use the money you raised to pay for camp, supplemental training, or any other MAST expense that comes up this season or beyond. A BIG THANK YOU to Kirsten Arbeiter and Melissa Harritt for chairing this fundraiser.
Giants Ridge Camp
33 athletes are registered as of today for the Giants Ridge Camp. Daylight training. Team bonding. Brisk temperatures. 60 gate course sets. Varied and fun terrain. OUTSTANDING coaching. Awesome views. Even more awesome free skiing terrain. Talent show. Coach bus transportation. Don’t miss this memorable experience. You will make new friends. Improve your skiing skills. Create some terrific memories. Move your ski racing skills to the next level. And you get to ski in DAYLIGHT, what little there is of it that far North.
For More Information: 2019 Giants Ridge Camp
To Register For Camp: 2019 Giants Ridge Camp
Be sure to PAY BY CHECK. Checks should be made payable to Mpls Alpine and mailed to Mpls Alpine, 4800 Harriet Ave S, 55419.
· Check our website for the latest news.
· Tune your skis now that we are skiing gates. The hard snow will dull your edges and dry your bases. You MUST HAVE sharp edges to ski race. A little work on the edges every day will keep them sharp. And the more times you can wax your skis in a week, the faster your skis will run on the snow.· Be ready to ski at the posted start time.
· Stay on the hill to help with hill clean up until we are finished.
· Stay on top of your school work.
· Eat healthy meals and drink tons of water. I spied some of you drinking colored water the other night…. No, no, no!!! You know who you are. WATER!! Develop healthy hydration and nutritional habits now in your life.
See you on the hill. Who will experience a breakthrough performance tonight?