Schedule changed for Sun Valley AO clinic Dec. 2

Sun Valley will hold and Alpine officials clinic Dec. 2 at the SVSEF training center in Warm Springs.

Schedule (Note: times have changed since original post)
10 a.m. Chief of Race course and testing
2 p.m. Referee and Jury Advisor course and testing

An update is not planned for this clinic since Sun Valley will hold an update on Nov. 21 during the Thanksgiving camp.

If you are new to officiating and plan on attending the clinic for the Referee or Jury Advisor training and testing, you must have attended a Competition Official training session or have completed the Online Competition Official course. You can download the Online CO course from this website, complete the test and return it to gerdt@imdalpine.org to fulfill this requirement. The course can be downloaded from Alpine 101. CO will not be taught at the Sun Valley AO clinic. The Online CO course is the only option for new Alpine Officials.

Don’t wait until the week before the clinic to complete the OL CO Course. Do it now. If you wait there won’t be enough time to get your test graded and Sun Valley notified that you are legal.

Let Sun Valley know you are going to attend by emailing: Scott McGrew, scott@svsef.org.

Show up at the training session with your copy of the Alpine Competition Regulations (found in the Comp Guide), pencil or pen and paper. The ACR can be downloaded from the U.S. Ski and Snowboard website, www.ussa.org.


Welcome to imdalpine.org

The new rebranded IMD website has launched.

You may have gotten here by clicking on or entering ussa-imd.org. That is OK and that address will continue to work for a while. But the new IMD website address is: imdalpine.org.

In addition to the rebranding to eliminate USSA from our pages there are a few other changes.

The forums have gone away. They weren’t being used.

We have added a menu category Administration and divided it into Governance and Alpine Operations sections to provide a clear distinction between the IMD Board of Directors and the Alpine Committees.

We are also finalizing online club and team payments via credit card. The website has been secured with an SSL certificate and “Shop” has been added as a top-level menu item. It should be ready to go soon. While there is a link to pay club dues, please hold off. It isn’t ready to go yet.


U.S. Ski & Snowboard vows to protect the environment

U.S. Ski and Snowboard has released a statement of sustainability, pledging a commitment to reducie its environmental footprint, promote sustainability and preserve our winter alpine and nordic sports for generations to come.

“U.S. Ski & Snowboard’s vision is to make the United States of America the best in the world in Olympic skiing and snowboarding. Our mission is to lead, encourage, and support athletes in achieving excellence by empowering national teams, clubs, coaches, parents, officials, volunteers and fans. We will achieve this excellence in our environmental practices by acting to sustain the sports that inspire us daily. We will tackle climate change by reducing our environmental footprint and promoting environmental responsibility. We intend to achieve our goals while minimizing our organization’s impact on the environment and helping to preserve the ability of future generations to safely live and play in our shared natural environment. Our commitment to environmental stewardship is long-term. A healthy environment benefits everyone – employees, fans, athletes, sponsors and the community at large,” wrote Tiger Shaw, U.S. Ski & Snowboard CEO and President.

Click here to see the statement: https://usskiandsnowboard.org/about/sustainability


PC adds Chief of Course to Nov. 11 AO clinic

Park City will hold Alpine Officials clinics on Nov. 11.

Race Admin, Jury Advisor, Referee, Timing and Calculations, Chief of Race sessions and Chief of Course will be held.

Details attached below.

2017 USSA IMD Alpine Officials Clinic (1)


Jackson looking for RA and volunteer coordinator

Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club is looking for Race Day Secretary and Alpine Program Volunteer Coordinator
Both positions are part time. For Race Secretary knowledge of Alpine ski racing and experience in this role is preferred.
Alpine Program Volunteer Coordinator role involves assessing and meeting an organisation’s needs through the recruitment, placement and retention of volunteers.

For more info contact Branko Zagar at: mailto: bzagar@jhskiclub.org


Snowbird timing clinic Nov. 18

Dear Volunteers, Officials and Friends,
We are pleased to continue our Practical Timing and Alpine Update clinic this year at Snowbird. You are receiving this email because you have participated with us in the past and we wanted to offer you priority to sign up as space is limited.

We had a great group last year and we want to build on that with your new experiences and idea’s. We will be delivering important new information (New Rule changes) but look forward to hearing from you about how your year went!

Let us know if you have specific needs you want addressed. If you want to test for Level 1 or 3 T&C let me know right away.

Lastly, there is no cost to the clinic! Thanks to IMD, the clinic is subsidized. We will provide coffee and a snack in the morning. If you need a hotel room to stay over, I can look into rates at Snowbird and let you know.

We hope you will join us!

Best Regards,

Tami Strong
Snowbird Sports Education Foundation
Business/Admin/Events Mgr
Office: 801-943-5628 press 1
Hill Office: (Winter) 801-933-2180

www.SBSEF.com

RSVP: https://www.sbsef.com/volunteer

Click for full details: Snowbird USSA–IMD Timing Clinic Registration


Jackson finalizes AO clinic details

Jackson Hole Ski and Snowboard Club will hold an Alpine Officials training clinic on Nov. 3 at the Snow King training center.

3pm-4pm: Update
4pm-6pm: Referee and Jury Advisor Clinic
6pm-8pm: Referee and Jury Advisor testing

If necessary, another update session will be held from 6-7 p.m. for officials who could not make the earlier session.

If you are new to officiating and planning on attending the clinic for the Jury Advisor training, you must have attended a Competition Official training session or have completed the Online Competition Official course. You can download the Online CO course from this website, complete the test and return it to gerdt@ussa-imd.org to fulfill this requirement. The course can be downloaded from Alpine 101. CO will not be taught at the Jackson AO clinic.

Don’t wait until the week before the clinic to do this. Do it now. If you wait there won’t be enough time to get your test graded and Jackson notified that you are legal.

Let Jackson know you are going to attend by emailing: Branko Zagar, bzagar@jhskiclub.org

Show up at the training session with your copy of the Alpine Competition Regulations (found in the Comp Guide), pencil or pen and paper. The ACR can be downloaded from the U.S. Ski and Snowboard website, www.ussa.org.


AO training material available now

Alpine Official training materials for the 2017-18 season are available now.

The 2017 Update and Review and the Online Competition Official course can be downloaded from Alpine 101 on this website.

They are also attached below.

ONLINE COMPETITION OFFICIAL (CO) 17-18 (1)

17-18 UPDATE & REVIEW (1)

The update and review covers important changes and problem areas from one year to the next in Alpine ski racing.

The Competition Official course is required of all new Alpine officials and the online version can be downloaded and completed before attending your first AO clinic. This allows the clinic organizers to omit CO from their sessions.


AO clinic dates have been set: Updated 9/29


Several AO clinics have been scheduled in Intermountain Divisiobn.

UPDATE Nov. 3 – Snow King Resort, Courses offered will be the update and RF
November 11th- Park City, Courses offered will be the update, RA RF and TC
December 2nd- Sun Valley, Courses offered will be the update, JA/RF and Chief of Race
December 3rd- Boise, Courses offered will be the update and RF, TBD
December 9th- McCall, Courses offered will be the update, RF and TC
January 1st- Salt Lake- Courses offered will be the update and RF

Watch this news item for more information as it becomes available.


Spring Project results are in

Spring Project results are in.

See them at: http://www.ussa-imd.org/alpine/races16/north.php