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WMRT Presidents Letter - September 20, 2020 - 20/21 Season
by Scot Haigh posted 09/20/2020

WMRT President's Letter - 20/21/ Season

Date:             9/20/20

 

I hope this note finds you all well and that you’ve been able to safely get out and enjoy the great weather we’ve had this summer.

I am just going to touch on a couple of items in this note as the situation is relatively fluid and concrete answers to some of the questions that you may have are not yet available and await direction from various governing bodies.

First of all, WMRT will be providing all of the programs that we did last season. We will again be providing the highest available level of coaching and training possible while adhering to Federal, State and US Ski and Snowboard guidelines.

If you’ve seen the plan provided by Wachusett Mountain Ski Area, you’ll be glad to know that we’ve been guaranteed access to the first time block (7:30 AM to 11:30 AM) on both Saturday and Sunday. If you’re not familiar with what I’m talking about, please refer to the email that was sent on 9/8/20 or reach out to the Mountain.

Over the next couple of weeks, we‘ll be updating the website and registration system for this season. You’ll be able to sign up for the programs by the end of September beginning of October. Once the system is set-up and live, an email will be sent out.

How the season is going to look is certainly not set in stone at this point.  We don't want to speculate on anything but will provide you information as it becomes available.  US Ski and Snowboard sent out their "COVID-19 Domestic Competitions Guidelines today and can be viewed at, 

U.S. Ski & Snowboard COVID-19 Domestic Competitions Guidance

 One thing that sticks out in their guidance is that it should be considered a "living document".  The possibility of change and adjustment is likely, but their guidance is based upon the present information available.  Tri-State Ski Racing will also be reviewing this and establishing their own guidelines.  We at WMRT are also looking at ways that we can establish the safest possible environment for our athletes while maintaining the fun and productivity that we have always provided.

I know that this note will not answer all of your questions, but it hopefully provides some direction as we begin to prepare for the ski season.  As mentioned above, we will distribute information as it becomes available to us, but feel free to contact your parent rep or any Board member at any point.  

Gear: A lot of people typically gear up at the mountain's annual Columbus Day Swap. While the Swap is still listed on the mountains events calendar we can assume it will not be like in years past. With this in mind, Dave Robinson reached out with a simple idea that the Okemo race team does. Use this DIY Google sheet to add/edit/remove items you want to sell and let everyone interact directly with one another to sell/buy gear.

Stay active and healthy in order to gear up for another great ski season!  We will be on the slopes soon, so let's all get fit, flexible, and strong so that we can make the most of it.  Get outside and enjoy the closing days of summer and the beautiful New England fall that is right around the corner!

Regards,

Scot Haigh

WMRT President

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WMRT Presidents Letter - September 20, 2020 - 19/20 Awards
by posted 09/20/2020

WMRT President's Letter

Date:             9/20/20

 

I hope this note finds you all well and that you’ve been able to safely get out and enjoy the great weather we’ve had this summer.

While we weren’t able to have our normal end of season celebration and say goodbye for the summer, the board and the coaches did not want the many accomplishments from last season, to go unnoticed. 

Below is the list of athletes graduating from WMRT in the 2019/20 season. We wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors and hope they come back to join us on the slopes some time.

Congratulations to our Graduating Seniors:

Chloe Brush                    Jennie Curtis

Sophia Goldstein            Gordon Hatcher 

Karen Oh                        Travis Reardon 

Brenna Slomsky              Rudy Utzschneider

Emily Zhao

 

Additionally, each of the Age Group coaches have prepared an awards video for you. Please view and celebrate with your teammates.

Age Group Awards:

U10 Awards Video

U12 Awards Video

U14 Awards Video

U 16 Awards Video

U19/21 Awards Video

Congratulations to all the athletes!

I hope you enjoy the rest of the summer and look forward to seeing you at the mountain.

Regards,

Scot Haigh

WMRT President

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