MAST Update #8
Thursday, October 29, 2020
Dear MAST Athletes, Families, Coaches:
Good evening everyone. Hyland took advantage of the cold weather to make snow. Even though the daytime temps over the next week will heat up a bit, the snow should hold up pretty well. Temps drop at night. Trollhaugen and Wild Mt have already opened. Incredible start to the season. I have only skied one time in MN in October before. Let’s hope the freezing temps return soon. In the meantime, you should be EXERCISING VIGOROUSLY EVERY DAY.
I. Monday Nov. 9: Hyland Season Pass Photo Night and Pass Pick Up
MAST is scheduled to pick up season passes on Monday, November 9 from 6:30-8PM. All MAST Athletes are welcome to pick up your pass this evening, whether you purchased your pass through MAST or directly from Hyland. [If the 9th does not work for you, you can pick up your pass from Hyland during business hours. Note: if you purchased your pass through MAST, you will need to tell the customer service rep that your pass is listed under the Mpls Alpine Ski Team.] For those who will be picking up your pass on the 9th, please arrive during the timeframe associated with your last name as follows:
6:30-6:45PM ABEL TO CUMMING
6:45-7:00PM DAHMES TO HUNT
7:00-7:15PM ISENSEE TO LUEPKEN
7:15-7:30PM MACKIMM TO RULF
7:30-7:45PM SHOWALTER-LOCH TO WHITMAN
If your designated time doesn’t work for you, come during one of the other designated times. But be sure to arrive no later than 7:45PM. This actually goes very fast so once everyone is served, Hyland staff will shut down.
See the attached spreadsheet for a list of athletes who have purchased a season pass through MAST. If you have not purchased a season pass yet, you will need to do so through the Three Rivers/Hyland Hills website: Hyland Pass Purchase Online.
If you think you paid MAST for a pass and your name is not on the list, please call me at 612-275-8392.
II. Equipment Swap Update
The Equipment Swap moved online and will be active through the season. Here is a link: MAST Equipment Swap. Attached is a spreadsheet listing all the equipment for sale on our website with the contact information for the families offering the equipment.
If you have equipment posted and it sells, please contact either Cyrus Vahhaji at email@example.com or myself at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would like to delete any sold equipment from the website.
III. MAST Webinars: Orientation to the 2020-21 MAST Season
I moved the Orientation to the 2020-21 MAST Season back to Sunday, November 22 at 7PM. We are hoping to have clear guidance from MPS and the MSHSL by then so we can communicate our plans with you as accurately as possible.
IV. Fundraising Update: Urban Ventures Coffee and MinneSalsa
Just a reminder that we are in the middle of our two big fundraisers right now. A big shout out to Mr. Jason Bunay who has already turned in $597 in coffee sales fundraising. And he is still selling. Jason has what folks called “gumption” in the old days. I hope you are participating either to raise money for your own needs (Urban Ventures Coffee Sales) or to help the team (MinneSalsa). ALL FORMS AND MONEY NEED TO BE TURNED IN NO LATER THAN NOVEMBER 11.
If you missed the Fundraising Webinar or the Orientation to Ski Racing Webinar, you can watch them HERE on the MAST YouTube Channel.
V. Registration STEP TWO: Registering with MPS/MSHSL
It is now time to register for Alpine Skiing with your high school athletic director. Here is a link to our instructions on how to register for alpine skiing with your high school athletic director. Registration with MPS/MSHSL. Be sure to scroll down the Step Two.
All four MPLS High Schools are offering a Winter Sports Registration Day on Wednesday, November 4 from 6-8PM. I am sure you can register anytime, but this is a great opportunity to get all your forms into the correct hands at your high school. Remember, if you paid MAST for your $75 MPS Activity Fee, do not pay the same fee again to your high school when you turn in your forms. MAST will be sending a check to MPS Athletics for the sum total of all the activity fees we have collected. Don’t pay this fee twice. If you did not pay the fee at the point of registration with MAST, please pay it when you turn in your MPS/MSHSL forms. Listed below are links to the Athletics Website of our four high schools. Do NOT turn forms into your middle school athletic director. These go to the HIGH SCHOOL Athletic Director only. If you are in middle school and don’t know your high school attendance area, please check with MPS.
VI. Missing Race Bibs
We are missing several race bibs. If you have a Mpls Alpine Bib, please bring it to Hyland on Nov 9 or turn it in with your fundraising money.
Stay socially distanced. Stay masked up. Stay healthy.
All the best...