Wachusett Mountain Race Team provides excellent programs, coaching, competition and support to junior alpine ski racers. WMRT develops strong base level skills to allow athletes competently participate at USSA junior races

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MntSide Ski & Ride Race Daze
by posted 10/16/2020

 

MntSide Ski & Ride Race Daze!!

Thurs 10/22, 12-8P

Fri 10/23, 12-8p

Sat 10/24, 10A-5P

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDiubM3WvgQ

 

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20/21 Registration and Season Pass update
by posted 10/08/2020


 

WMRT President's Letter

Date:     10/8/20

 

Registration and Season pass update: 

Registration is still open and we will continue to offer the same programs at the same rates as last year. We need to be cognizant of our presence on the hill this year more than any other year. With that in mind, we will monitor our registration numbers and may need to close registration.

I’ve been contacted by several people that they couldn’t see/find the registration tab. This has been corrected and it should be clearly visible in the left-hand menu, 3rd item down.

All but a few select Season Passes remain available for purchase. However, the mountain has agreed to open up additional Adult Gold passes for sale to WMRT athletes and possibly Parents and siblings.

Please provide the following to your athlete's Age Group Parent Rep before the End of Day on October 23rd - 2 weeks from now.

Last Name / First Name / Athlete or Parent or Sibling

For Example: Haigh / Scot/ Parent

 

20/21 Parent Reps:

10 Parent Rep

Jack Fahey

U12 Parent Rep

Joel Bradford

U14 Parent Rep

Jessica Reid

U16 Parent Rep

Charlotte Pride

U19/21 Parent Rep

Chris Fish

 

The Columbus Day Swap is currently going on through OCt 12th. Be sure to get your equipment up there and check out the items for sale. If the swap isn’t your thing Mountainside Ski & Ride has plenty of race gear and clothing in stock. 

The best way to say Thank You is by supporting your local mountain!!

 

A few things to keep in mind this year:

  • Due to limited lodge access and many other changes at the mountain parents need to be prepared to be involved and present for the entire practice. 
  • Athletes will be required to wear masks during practice and when on break.
  • Parents will be required to wear masks when near the athletes.
  • As with almost everything, the situation is extremely fluid and we are doing our best to adjust to it and changes may need to be made at the last minute without much notice - we will do our best to notify as early as possible. 

 

Competitions will be guided by the following document. Currently, Tri-Sate is currently reviewing competition options. 

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.

Regards,

Scot Haigh

WMRT President

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by posted 10/07/2020

WMRT President's Letter

Date:             10/7/20

 

Just a quick note to let you know that registration is open as of this morning. 

For the 2020/21 season, WMRT will be offering the same programs at the same rates as last year.

A few things to keep in mind this year:

  • Due to limited lodge access and many other changes at the mountain parents need to be prepared to be involved and present for the entire practice. 
  • Athletes will be required to wear masks during practice and when on break.
  • Parents will be required to wear masks when near the athletes.
  • As with almost everything, the situation is extremely fluid and we are doing our best to adjust to it and changes may need to be made at the last minute without much notice - we will do our best to notify as early as possible. 

As you may have seen or heard Wachusett has made the decision to not restrict or require season pass holders to make a reservation this season. 

From Wachusett.com: Limited 2020-21 Season Pass Quantities Available!

DO NOT DELAY IF YOU PLAN ON PURCHASING A SEASON PASS.

Check out the WMRT Facebook page for GPS Groups if you need one.

Competitions will be guided by the following document. Tri-Sate is currently reviewing competition options. 

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.

GEAR: The Columbus Day Swap is currently going on through OCt 12th. I heard from someone who was there yesterday that there was a lot of gear for sale.

Regards,

Scot Haigh

WMRT President

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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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