Three feet of snow in Northern Montana. Continuous rain in the rest of the State. Snow tomorrow in Grand Marais. Weather only a ski racer could love. And maybe seals, walruses and polar bears.
I want to say thank you to the coaches, captains, board members and parents who helped with the MAST Equipment Swap last weekend. We had a tremendous turn out and moved a lot of gear between athletes. Thank you for the help. And thank you to Luke for doing a great job with the tuning clinic.
I am heading out of town and will be unable to return calls or emails until Tuesday. If you have an equipment or program question over the next five days, please reach out to my capable assistant Coach Daniel Polland: firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-558-0526.
MAST Apparel and Swag Store Is OPEN!
Buy you MAST apparel and swap now. The apparel sale will close on October 18th, so please don’t procrastinate. Here is a link: MASTApparel Sale.
The captains will also be selling MAST ski straps, coffee mugs, stickers, and patches at MAST gatherings throughout the Fall. Bring a checkbook to the information meeting on October 8th. Attached is a brochure for the MAST Swag. The ski straps are not posted, but they function very well and look great.
Registration Is OPEN!
Keep those registrations coming. Here is a link to the MAST Registration Page.
MAST Team Fundraiser: Pierce Oktoberfest Hot Dog Stand
Friday, October 4-Sunday, October 6.
Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to work the Pierce Oktoberfest fundraiser this weekend. All shifts are now covered. If you would like to help, there a couple of shifts that have an opening for one more person. To sign up or to remind yourself of when you are working, please click HERE: Pierce Oktoberfest Grilling Sign UP.
MAST Information Meeting
Tuesday, October 8, 7-8:30PM
Fuller Park Rec Center (48th and Grand Ave S)
If you are new to MAST, please join us for this very important orientation meeting. Both athletes and parents will find it beneficial. We will cover an array of topics that will answer most, if not all, of the questions you currently have and many that you never knew to ask.
The next ski swap will be held from October 11-13 at Afton Alps. Here is a link for more information: Afton Alps Ski Swap.
Hyland Season Pass Payment is due by October 15. If you have not purchased your season pass to Hyland Hills and wish to order your pass through MAST, please send a $424 check made payable to Mpls Alpine Ski Team: 4800 Harriet Ave. S., 55419. Attached is a list of athletes who have already purchased a pass through MAST, either in the Spring or in the last couple of weeks. I know some of you are securing a pass directly from Hyland, so you can disregard this message if that is your situation.
Hyland Season Pass Picture and Pass Pick Up: For our first practice on Monday, November 11, we are descending on Hyland to pick up our season passes. Join us between 6:30 and 8:00PM at Hyland to pick up your pass. Mark the 11th in your calendar.
And don’t forget to explore our website. www.mplsalpineski.org
Get out and exercise. Dryland is approaching quickly. Be ready.