USSS updates COVID-19 guidance

Here is a link to the Oct. 26, 2020 COVID-19 Guidance update.

https://usskiandsnowboard.org/sites/default/files/files-resources/files/2020/U.S.%20Ski%20%26%20Snowboard%20COVID-19%20Domestic%20Competitions%20Guidance%20v2%2010-26-20.pdf


2020-21 Comp Guide is online

Here is a link to the 2020-21 Competition Guide.

2020-21 Comp Guide


Sign up now for AO Update & Review clinics

Intermountain Division will hold seven online Update & Review clinics this Fall.

Click here to select a clinic date and register.

If your Last Update Year is 2019 you must attend an Update & Review clinic this fall to remain current and keep your AO classifications. Grab the Update & Review document below and study it before you attend an Update & Review clinic:

2020-21 Update & Review

If you are a new Alpine Official this season and have no specialty area classification, you must complete the online Competition Official course before attending an Update & Review clinic this season. Return the completed quiz to gerdt@imdalpine.org.

Get the CO course and test here

U.S. Ski & Snowboard is not allowing any specialty area clinics and testing this season because of COVID-19. Those clinics and testing hopefully will return next season. All training material is up in the Alpine 101 Forum for you to study and be prepared for the challenging race season ahead.

Questions? Contact Stephen Schowengerdt or Carma Burnett

 


AO COVID-19 update from AOEWG

Here is an update/clarification from the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Alpine Officials Education Working Group Chair Lucy Conklin:

Covid-19 Policy Plan for Officials Certification 2020-21

OC’s should do everything possible within their power to use appropriately certified personnel for all duties within their event that require certified individuals.

TD’s, Referees & Course Setters must be certified.
CR, CC, JA, RA, TnC – should be certified; however, if a certified individual is not available, the jury may use the most experienced person available to fill this position provided they have at least a CO certification, reviewed the 2021 Alpine Review and Update, and have current official’s membership.
The possibility for non-certified officials and coaches to serve in a mentee capacity with the jury to gain experience as assistants is possible and can be logged by the individual (MPF 70 AO Personal Activity Record) to be used by their division for future officials upgrades. Exams for certification will be available at a later time once the current pandemic situation has changed to a more favorable situation. Online Course Official training and exam are currently being developed and will be made available once complete.

Due to COVID-19 Alpine Officials and Referee exams will not be provided until the health situation changes to more favorable place. Unfortunately, there will be no exceptions to this policy. Please use the best possible people to serve your events and be sure to provide access to training materials like the AO Manual and the Specialty Study Guides for each. It is all of our responsibility to make sure that all parties assigned in an official capacity have appropriate time to learn their position, the requirements of the position and how to execute the position. In effect studying the material so as prepared to complete a successful exam.

Lucy Conklin
Alpine Officials Education Working Group Chair

Please Visit Alpine 101 Forum for all COVID-19 documents and information


Bocock, Hoffman win Bryce Astle Awards

   

The 2010-20 Bryce Astle Intermountain Cup Award winners are Elisabeth Bocock and Harry Hoffman, both of Rowmark.

Congratulations on a job well done.

Complete lists of the season ending winners for 2019-20 are attached below.

Coach of the Year will be announced in October.

2019-2020 IMC Awards

2019-2020 Seasonal Awards


AO training guidelines for 2020-21 season

U.S. Ski & Snowboard has published Alpine Official training guidelines for the 2020-21 season designed to keep us healthy and COVID-19 free.

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

Some highlights from the guidance include:

  • All training this season will be done virtually. IMD will use Zoom as its training platform and will put up a schedule soon of available Update and Review sessions. Pre-registration will be required and each training session will be limited to 20 participants. If your last update year is 2019, you must attend an Update and Review training session this year.
  • Testing for advancement in AO specialty areas (TD, RF, CR, CC, RA and TC) will not be available during the 2020-21 season.
  • TD Workshop session will be scheduled for IMD TDs who are required to attend an update each season. That Zoom session will also be scheduled and require pre-registration.
  • The Competition Official Course and Quiz are available for download now from Alpine 101. This course is a required pre-requisite for attending any AO specialty area course and testing. While there will be no specialty area testing this season, you can complete the CO course and get that requirement out of the way.

Please watch this news item for updates and changes as the season progresses. The pandemic requires us to be fluid and ready to change as the situation develops.

If you have questions, you can post them in the Alpine 101 COVID-19 Forum and we will do our best to field them.


Required CO course and quiz are up

The Competition Official downloadable online course and quiz for the 2020-21 season are now available.

Get them here.

The course and quiz must be completed by all new Alpine officials (those officials who do not have an AO classification in any specialty area). It is a mandatory prerequisite for attending any Alpine officials clinic.

The 2020-21 Update and Review is also available in the same Alpine 101 General Discussion Forum. The Update and Review course will be provided this season only via Zoom online clinics. It is required of all Alpine officials whose last update year is 2019. If you are behind and your last update year is 2018, you also should attend.


IMD COVID-19 Forum is online

The Intermountain Division Alpine COVID-19 Forum is online.

Here is the link: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine101/forum/

We will update the forum as new information becomes available both on the national Alpine level and within IMD.


U.S. Ski & Snowboard releases COVID-19 Alpine guidance document

U.S. Ski & Snowboard has released its guidance document for Alpine ski racing during the 2020-21 season. See it here: U.S. Ski & Snowboard COVID-19 Alpine Domestic Competitions Guidance

Please download this document and digest it. It contains new rules, procedures and a new race organizing committee position, the COVID-19 Coordinator, that will be in place for the coming season. Parents, coaches and athletes should know this document inside and out.

Also, U.S. Ski & Snowboard, in an effort to keep its members informed about COVID-19 as the 2020-21 competition season nears, has launched a COVID-19 resource section on its website.

See it here: https://usskiandsnowboard.org/covid-19


Alpine Officials should renew their memberships now

IMD Alpine officials who have not renewed their memberships for the 2020-21 competition season should do so now.

Because of COVID-19, it is taking longer than usual to complete background checks. Expect this delay. Reduced operating hours in our courts and government offices are two of the contributing factors.

If you wait until the race season begins you may be pending for most of the season.

Login to my.ussa.org to renew.

Also, watch this space for updates, new regulations and operating procedures for U.S. Ski & Snowboard events. Guidelines and requirements for putting on Alpine events are expected around the end of September 2020.


IMD response to early end of 2020 competition season

To all of IMD’s valued members:

As most of you might know, U.S. Ski & Snowboard has put a halt on all sanctioned domestic events beginning on March 16. This includes Tri-Divisionals, U14 Regionals, WRJC, IMD projects and the Snow Cup Finale. While this is sad news, it is imperative that we view this with understanding and compassion as all of us need to do our part in slowing down the transmission of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Here is the Centers for Disease Control COVID-19 website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html

The IMD Championships at Bogus Basin this weekend have also been canceled.

Because of the loss of competitive opportunities, IMD will work hard in the next few months to come up with opportunities in the fall, assuming the world health climate has settled down.

A few housekeeping items:

  1. The Bryce Astle IMC winners will be announced next week. The title usually extends through the Snow Cup but will be cut short this season. The awards will be given to the clubs to distribute to the athletes.
  2. IMD Grant recipients will retain their grants to use for future competitions even though the event was not contested.
  3. IMD’s U14 Regional Teams will be refunded their project fees. If team members wish to purchase the team jacket, a black Spyder jacket with the red, white and blue IMD on the back, contact me (carma@imdalpine.org).

Be safe, put on your goggles, buff and gloves and go skiing … it seems like the safest place to be!

Carma Burnett
IMD Alpine Director


IMD Championships at Bogus Basin canceled

The IMD Championships this weekend at Bogus Basin have been canceled in response to coronavirus measures announced by U.S. Ski & Snowboard this morning canceling all domestic sanctioned events beginning March 16.

The decision by the BBSEF board in conjunction with Bogus Basin Resort was announced midday today, 3/12/2020.

 


U.S. Ski & Snowboard Cancels All Remaining Domestic Events

Due to the recently enacted European travel restrictions, and ongoing concerns in the United States and Canada regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), U.S. Ski & Snowboard is cancelling all remaining U.S. domestic events, and working to return all U.S. Ski & Snowboard athletes back to the United States. In addition, Alpine Canada, and Nordiq Canada have cancelled events to coincide with U.S. Ski & Snowboard.

IMD Bulletin: The IMD Champs at Bogus Basin this weekend have also been canceled along with all other upcoming competitions in IMD for this season

Watch this space for updates.

For the latest updates from USSS, please CLICK HERE. 


Sun Valley FIS GS results are in

All results from the Western Region FIS Open event at Sun Valley are in.

See them at: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races19/regional.php


IMD Finals canceled

The 2020 IMD Finals have been canceled.

Sundance is not able to host the IMD Finals due to lack of snow.

Once this was announced, several ski resorts tried to make it happen, including Brighton, Snowbird, Park City, Snowbasin, Grand Targhee and Brian Head. Unfortunately, the dates simply do not work with anyones schedules and the projected numbers don’t warrant holding the event.

 


Bogus Basin IMD Champs update

BBSEF along with Bogus Basin are very excited to welcome you all to IMD Champs.

March 10 update: The location of IMD Champs Team Captains meeting scheduled for 7:00 pm, Thursday, March 12 has been moved to the Bogus Basin Downtown office, 2600 N Bogus Basin Road.  The meeting is still in Boise (not on the mountain).

Entries/Registration $75.00 paid through USSA portal
Lifts three days $75.00 checks only made payable to Bogus Basin Mountain Resort
Athletes Banquet (includes taco bar dinner, bowling, and Souvenir) $40.00 per athlete payable to BBSEF
Coaches Banquet & Bowling $25.00 Payable to BBSEF
Parents Banquet and/or Bowling must purchase online https://bbsef.ejoinme.org/imdtickets

Volunteers:

We are in need of volunteers for Champs.  Volunteers will receive a ticket for the day of volunteering and BBSEF will provide lunch.  Sign up at https://signup.com/go/WKGpmZq

Tents:

Team tent spaces are available.  Limit is 12 tents.  Please email mark@bbsef.org if you would like to reserve a tent spot.

Mountain Coaster (The Glade Runner):

Bogus Basin is offering a $5 dollar discount of Mountain Coaster tickets to IMD Champs athletes and their families. The ticket office will have a list of competitors.  To take advantage of the discount, parents must purchase coaster tickets at the ticket window and mention their athlete competing and sign the coaster waiver form.  Both athletes and family members may receive the discount if purchased at the same time.

Thank you,

Mark Wedeking
Head Coach/Program Director
Bogus Basin Ski Education Foundation

 


2020 YSL Champs GS and SL results are in

Giant Slalom and Slalom results from the YSL Championships at Brian Head are in.

See them at: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races19/ysl.php


2020 U14 Western Region Champs signup

Congratulations on qualifying for the 2020 U14 Regional Championships at Mammoth Mountain, CA. Good luck to all of you.

Here are the steps you must take to finalize your team membership.

  1. Complete and submit the IMD team agreement
  2. Complete and submit the U14 Project sign up
  3. Pay your team fees

2020 Sundance South Series SL results are in

Results from the Sundance South Series slaloms are in.

See them at: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races19/south.php


2020 David Wright Memorial results are in

All results from the David Wright Memorial U14 Qualifier in Park City are in.

See the at: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races19/U14.php


2020 Monroe Cup results are in

All results from the Monroe Cup North Series event are in.

See them at: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races19/north.php


2020 U16 Regional Champs signup

Congratulations on qualifying for the 2020 U16 Regional Championships. Good luck to all of you.

Here are the steps you must take to finalize your team membership.

  1. Complete and submit the IMD team agreement
  2. Complete and submit the U16 Project Sign up
  3. Pay your team fees

WR Women Open SL results are in

Results are in from the first Western Region Women’s Slalom at Snowbird.

See them at: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races19/regional.php


Brian Head YSL Finals release form

Here is the release form for the Brian Head YSL Finals.

YSL Release Form

You can also find the updated race announcement here: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races19/ysl.php


WR U16, Tri-Div boards online

The selections boards for the Western Region U16 Champs and the Tri-Divisional Champs are online.

See them at: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/boards/


2020 Laura Flood Memorial results are in

Results from the 2020 Laura Flood Memorial at Sun Valley are in.

See them at: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races19/U19.php


Sundance Saturday YSL results are in

Results from the YSL event at Sundance are in.

See them at: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races19/ysl.php


Bocock, Hoffman wear Bryce Astle leader bibs

Hey Race Fans…

Going into the Laura Flood U16 qualifier in Sun Valley our current leader in the overall Bryce Astle IMC is Elisabeth Bocock (RM) followed by Maddison Kaiserman (PCSS) and Kennedy Heavrin (PCSS).  In the men’s race Harry Hoffman (RM) is leading, followed by Brendan Friberg (PCSS) and Townsend Mikell (SB).
Stay tuned for an exciting weekend of racing!
— Carma Burnett

New lodging opportunity for David Wright Memorial

Hi IMD U14 Families,

 

We want to make you aware of a NEW lodging opportunity for the David Wright U14 Qualifier in Park City on Feb 28 – March 1 , The Residences at the Utah Olympic Park.

 

Basic Information on the Residences and booking information links are below.

 

The Residences information can be found here for floor plans and other basic information.   We do have a wax cabin that is available in the upper parking lot.

 

We have two room types that are for nightly lodging:

  • Standard Hotel Room that is $140.00 per night (plus taxes and fees)
  • Two-Bedroom Hotel Suite that is $160.00 per night (plus taxes and fees)

 

All guest have access to the guest kitchen and dining for meals.

 

Teams and families for this upcoming event can book directly with us here

 

Contact Cassie Revelli for questions and information.

 

CASSIE REVELLI

LODGING OPERATIONS MANAGER

P.O. Box 980337   3419 Olympic Parkway   Park City, UT 84098

Office 435-658-9114   Cell 801-319-2464   UtahOlympicLegacy.org

Utah Athletic Foundation (dba Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.  The Foundation provides sport programs, education, and recreation opportunities for people of all ages and abilities, especially youth.  All purchases, donations and fundraising support these efforts.


Snowbird FIS SL results

Slalom results have arrived from the Bryce Astle FIS Slaloms at Snowbird.

See them at: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races19/regional.php

Racing was slow to get underway after avalanches closed Little Cottonwood in Utah and forced the postponement of the first men’s event.

 


Snowbasin SG results are in

Results are in from the Snowbasin U16 qualifier Super-Gs.

 

See them at: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races19/U16.php

 


Sun Valley U14 SG results are in

All results from the the U14 Qualifier Super-Gs in Sun Valley are in.

See them at: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races19/U14.php

 

 


Snowbird South Series GS and SL results are in

Results from the South Series Giant Slaloms and Slaloms at Snowbird are in.

See them at: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races19/south.php


Park City YSL results are in

All results from the Park City YSL event are in.

See them at: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races19/ysl.php


Cranston Cup North Series results are in

Results from the Slaloms and  Parallel Slaloms at the Bogus Basin Cranston Cup North Series event are in.

See the at: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races19/north.php


Northern Michigan University seeks head alpine coach

Northern Michigan University has announced the addition of a varsity level alpine ski team (men and women) intending to compete at the USCSA level beginning in 2020-21. NMU is activity searching for a head coach to help launch alpine skiing as a varsity sport. The position vacancy announcement may be found on the NMU human resource website.

Please consider sharing this information with the coaches in your respective regions. I believe NMU human resources is intending to advertise the position in the Ski Racing Magazine Classifieds section and on the USSS website in the Career Opportunities section.

I am hoping that the USSS Regional Development Directors would be willing to spread the word and help us promote alpine skiing at the collegiate level. NMU intends to have athletes competing in regional and national USCSA, USSS, and FIS competitions.

Thanks for your consideration and please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Chris Kirk, MS, ATC

Associate Professor / Clinical Coordinator

Northern Michigan University

1401 Presque Isle Avenue

Marquette, MI 49855

906.227.2931


2020 Hartlauer Memorial results are in

Results from the Hartlauer Memorial YSL Giant Slaloms at Brighton last Saturday are in.

See them at: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races19/ysl.php


Snowbird U16 Qualifier results are in

Results from all three days of racing at the Snowbird U16 Qualifier are in.

See them at: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races19/U16.php


Bryce Astle Leader Bib Standings

Hey Gang,

So far we have had the Sean Nurse race series that scores in the Bryce Astle Intermountain Cup.  Here are the standings going into the IMC U16 Q in Snowbird this weekend.
Men
1. Bridger Harrison- JHSC- 300pts.
2. Grant Hagen- JHSC- 212pts.
3. Brendan Friberg- PCSS- 190pts.
Women
1. Elisabeth Bocock- RM- 260pts.
2. Maylia Lohman- JHSC- 250pts.
3.Madison Kaiserman-PCSS- 230pts.
Good Luck in Snowbird this weekend!!!
Carma

2020 U14 Speed Project sign up reopens

Sign up for the 2020 U14 Speed Project at Soldier Mountain has reopened.

Please complete all of the steps below if you need to sign up.

Download and read this: 2020 U14 IMD Speed Project Announcement

Please complete all of the steps below to sign up for this project.

  1. Complete and submit the project signup form
  2. Complete and submit the team agreement
  3. Pay project fees online

 


Here is the waiver for Snowbasin U16 SGs

All athletes who will compete in the Snowbasin U16 Qualifier Super-Gs must complete this online waiver:

https://my.1risk.net/waiver/?a=aHR0cHM6Ly9teS4xcmlzay5uZXQvc25vd2Jhc2luYXBpfDI1ODEwZjI0NDAzZjRmY2Y5NjgyYTE4MGNkMjRhNWY3fDM2


Snow King U14 Qualifier SL and GS results are in

Results from all days of racing in the U14 Qualifier at Snow King in Jackson Hole, WY, are in.

See them at: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races19/U14.php


Postponed Targhee GS moved to SV

The Targhee North Series Giant Slalom that could not be run on January 12 has been rescheduled for Sun Valley February 28 as part of the Monroe Cup weekend.

See the race announcement here: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races19/north.php


Parents, listen up! U12 and younger equipment rules

U.S. Ski & Snowboard set equipment rules last summer for U12 and younger competitors.

Some IMD parents apparently did not get the word judging from the flagrant disregard of the rules last weekend in Park City.

A explanation of the rules is attached. Please read it.

U12 and Younger Equipment Rules

Here is a link to the Precisions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ot00Rh0jfiJQiPvbSzTc5f1tbcSmAPovZM5WfLSZ060/edit


Targhee North GS results are in

Results from the North Series Giant Slaloms at Targhee are in. Racing was canceled Sunday by an overabundance of snow.

See them at: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races19/north.php


Park City South GS results are in

Results are in from the South Series Giant Slaloms at Park City

See them at: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races19/south.php


Wes Barron SG results are in

Results from the  Super-Gs at Teton Village, WY are in. The schedule was accelerated because of heavy snow forecast for Saturday and Sunday.

See them at: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races19/open_series.php


New North, South and YSL series rules reminder

As a reminder going into this weekend we have new rules in the North/South and YSL Races.
Here is an excerpt from the Handbook:

New Rules for North/South Athletes

  • There is a 1 pair of skis rule at all North and South races.  Athletes may only have one pair of skis in the race venue.
  • North and South athletes may not use fluorinated waxes during North and South races
  • Athletes caught breaking the rules will be disqualified.

There was much discussion on how we would enforce these rules and the consensus was that we believe that our coaches and clubs would be the best people to monitor this.  If there is a blatant infraction then the race jury will disqualify competitors.

Please make sure all of your athletes abide by these new rules.

Thanks,
Carma

Links to Targhee and Jackson waivers

Here are the links to the Targhee Waivers
Grand Targhee
 TVSEF
Jackson Wes Barron

Venue change for U14 Speed Camp

The U14 Speed Camp, originally scheduled to take place on Dollar Mountain at Sun Valley, has been moved to Soldier Mountain outside Fairfield, ID.

Watch this news item for further details.


Sean Nurse results are in

Giant Slalom and Slalom results from all days of racing at the Sean Nurse Memorial at Jackson Hole are in.

See them at: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races19/U19.php

 


2019-20 IMD Handbook is online

The 2019-20 IMD Handbook has been published and is available for download.

The handbook is an important document for coaches, race organizers and parents. It covers IMD governance and administration, rules specific to IMD and selection procedures for quota events.

Download your copy today.

 

 


WR Open Tech results online

See the Snow King Western Region Open FIS Tech results here:

https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races19/regional.php

And offsite (Link below will open in another tab)

https://www.fis-ski.com/DB/general/event-details.html?sectorcode=AL&eventid=45436&seasoncode=2020


Photo Galleries return to IMD website

A redesigned IMD Photo Gallery is up and running at https://www.imdalpine.org/Gallery/

If you have photos you would like to add to any of the Gallery categories, email them to gerdt@imdalpine.org. When you send in photos, make sure to include information that can be used to create a meaningful caption.

The Gallery categories are:

  • IMC Award Winners
  • Podiums
  • Venues
  • Action Shots
  • Coaches and Officials

The Gallery has been seeded with some photographs from Steve Schowengerdt’s ski racing files, just to give it a head start.

Send in your photos. We will put them up.

 


Mission Ridge U16 Project sign up

Follow the links below to pay for the Missiion Ridge U16 Project and to complete the IMD team agreement. Both steps must be completed.

Fill out the Team Agreement:  https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/forms/team_agreement.php

Go here to pay the project fee with a credit card: https://www.imdalpine.org/store/


Just 1 AO clinic remains in IMD, Updated: 11/25

Here are the dates for the Intermountain Division fall alpine officials’ clinics.

  • Jackson, October 30 Completed
  • Park City, November 9 Completed
  • Bogus Basin, November 16 Completed
  • Sun Valley, November 25 Completed
  • Rowmark, January 6

For study guides and other AO training documents, visit: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine101/forum/

Rowmark AO clinic details are in: 2020 AO Clinic Agenda SLC. Only Referee will be covered at the Rowmark clinic. Read the announcement completely and ensure that you RSVP by the cutoff date.

If you are new to alpine officiating (have never attended an AO clinic and do not have a classification in any AO specialty area), make sure you visit https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine101 and complete the Online CO course and test. It is required for first-time clinic attendance.


Sean Nurse race announcement is online

The race announcement for the Sean Nurse Intermountain Cup/Open event at Snow King Resort in Jackson Hole is online.

See it at: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races19/open_series.php

It is also attached below:

Sean_Nurse_RA_Dec-2019


Harrison, Macuga win 1st-ever Steve Bounous Award

Congratulations to Bridger Harrison of Sun Valley and Lauren Macuga from Park City for being named as the first-ever recipients for the Steve Bounous Award for Excellence in Skiing!!  Both of these athletes have done amazing jobs of staying committed to their sport and rising above the rest!!

IMD is very proud of both of these young athletes.

2019-20 AO training material is online

Training material and other documents for the 2019-20 Alpine competition season are now available.

You can find and download them at: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine101/forum/

The Online Competition Course, which is required of all new Alpine officials, is available at: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine101/

 


Tri-Div quota expansion approved

During a working group meeting between Intermountain, Northern and Alaska today regarding the Tri-Divisionals, the quota expansion for the U16s has been approved (up to 3 spots). Those spots will be reserved for athletes competing in the U14 Series.

In addition, the U16 boards have been approved to assign world cup points down to 60. This should make the selections for Tri-Divisionals a little easier. The Tri-D notes from today and quotas for this year are attached.

A big thanks to Troy for re-working the quotas.

Tri-Div Working Group Notes Sept 24 2019

tri div quotas 2020


Free access to USSS video library

U.S. Ski & Snowboard is providing free access to their video library.

Here is the link: USSS video library

Videos will be added and updated.


Alan Hayes Memorial captured on video

Alan Hayes’ sister Louise and her husband Forrest hired a videographer to record the speeches and a few of the moments from his memorial gathering at Alta Lodge in July. Below is a link to the video. Make sure to use the password for access.

 

Thank you Joe Sadoski for permission to post the video.

 

Password:  twig

Must read article for parents of ski racers

Jim Taylor has contributed an article to Ski Racing that all parents of ski racers should read.

Here is the link: https://www.skiracing.com/stories/ski-racing-parents-we-have-a-problem?fbclid=IwAR1LMrHJ5I1s6FsgIHSixzAoeYSJ1-bClUmBy8uNOGMGXKDjGcYy2FxQDaM


Jackson Hole nearly sweeps 2019 IMD awards

Jackson Hole Ski Club head coach and IMD Official of the Year Branko Zagar shoots photo of the hardware. Also on hand for the photo shoot ware Coach of the Year Kevin Keane of Jackson, Tyson Henrie of Sundance, Mark Wedeking of Bogus Basin and Troy Price of Rowmark.

The Jackson Hole Ski Club captured three of four Intermountain Division end-of-season awards Wednesday, 5/29/2019.

The only award not going to Jackson was the Alan Hayes Scholar of the Year Award which was won by Jacob Bleil of Rowmark.

Coach of the year went to Jackson coach Kevin Keane.

Official of the Year went to Jackson’s head coach Branko Zagar.

Volunteer of the Year went to long-time Jackson Timing and Calculations guru Sue Bybee.

A new award was announced at the awards banquet in Wendover, NV. It is the Steve Bounous Excellence in Skiing Award. It will go to an upper level skier in IMD who is nominated by FIS level coaches and decided by a board of coaches and ski racing professionals. The award will include money to help with expenses incurred by upper level athletes. The award is named after retiring Snowboard Head Coach and Executive Director Steve Bounous.


Macuga, Smith make U.S. Ski Team

Lauren Macuga of Park City Ski and Snowboard and Jack Smith of Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation have been nominated to the U.S. Alpine Development Team. Congratulations Lauren and Jack.

They join several other IMD competitors currently on the U.S. Ski Team: Park City’s Ted Ligety and Steven Nyman, Rowmark’s Breezy Johnson and Snowbird’s Jared Goldberg.

See the complete story on the U.S. Ski and Snowboard website:

https://www.usskiandsnowboard.org/news/thirty-eight-athletes-nominated-2019-20-us-alpine-ski-team


Hey, what happened to all of the AO training material?

If you have been a frequent visitor to the Alpine 101 Forums (https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine101/forum/) you will notice that all of the alpine official training documents have been removed.

They are gone because the Alpine Officials Education Working Group updates all of those documents every year and the lifetime of a set of documents ends May 31 of each year.

The updated training and race documents will start to show up in late October and November.

We will let you know when they are available via a news item at that time.

 


Alan Hayes passes away

Alan Hayes, 73, longtime Intermountain Division volunteer and, at one time, guiding light, died at home Saturday, 4/13/2019. He was born 11/26/1945.

Here is the link to his obituary: https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/saltlaketribune/obituary.aspx?n=alan-bradford-hayes&pid=192624373

Here is a link to the memorial site: https://alanbhayes.wixsite.com/home

Alan was recovering from back surgery that took place Tuesday.

Alan was a FIS TD. He also served many years as IMD ACC chairman.

In the 1980s, Alan developed a race software package called MacRace. Many teams used it for years.

Most recently he has been participating as a member of Snowbird’s timing crew.

“We are all feeling a deep sense of loss with the passing of Alan,” said Vince Romney, a member of the Snowbird timing crew. “He was a tireless and generous supporter of ski racing, and as I worked beside him for the past decade I observed his willingness to provide housing, transportation, resources, and mentoring to dozens of athletes through what he called his “rent-a-kid” program. He was always happy to see his former “kids” succeeding in life as well as racing, and he even had one of his former rent-a-kids architect his home. His vacant seat on the primary clock at Snowbird next year will be a difficult reality for all of us to face, and personally, I will dearly miss his friendship. Thank you Alan for all you’ve done to support SBSEF, and ski-racing in general. Till we meet again…”

Alan graduated from MIT in 1969 with BS and MS degrees in electrical and electronics engineering.

He received his PhD in computer science from the University of Utah in 1972.

He went on to work at Evans and Southerland and then of Fusion-io, which was purchased by SanDisk in 2014.

The annual IMD Scholar Award was named after him to honor his decades of service.

 


2019 IMC winners by discipline

Men Overall: Justin Bigatel, PC
Women Overall: Sophia Tozzi, JH

SL Women
1st Sophia Tozzi,JH
2nd Mary Bocock, RM
3rd Mia Hunt, PC

SL Men
1st Justin Bigatel, PC
2nd Nathan Gowe, SV
3rd Harry Hoffman, RM

GS Women
1st Paige Doyle, JH
2nd Dasha Romanov, SV
3rdMarit Kaiser, SV

GS Men
1st Ryder Sarchett, SV
2nd Justin Bigatel, PC
3rd Gunnar Travis, PC

SG Women
1st Mia Hunt, PCSS
2nd Mary Bocock, RM
3rd Isabella Foos, SBN

SG Men
1st Justin Bigatel, PCSS
2nd Gunnar Travis, PCSS
3rd Jack Pollard, PCSS

DH Women (calculated from WR Schweitzer Race but not used in the overall)
1st Sydney Weaver, PC
2nd Lauren Macuga, PC
3rd Falon Hanna SV

DH Men (calculated from WR Schweitzer Race but not used in the overall)
1st Cassell Lefevre, SV
2nd Ridley Lindstrom, SV
3rd Greg Olszansky, RM


Here is score sheet from U14 Project

The score sheet from the U14 Project at Targhee is attached below.

U14 Project Score sheet 2019

It can also be found on the U14 results page.

 


Spring Project Dual GS results are in

Results from the dual giant slaloms, dual slaloms and Kinder Kombi at the Spring Project at Targhee are in.

See them at: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races18/U14.php


Snow Cup Sunday SL results are in

Slalom results from the Snow Cup at Snowbird Sunday are in.

See them at: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races18/U16.php

 


Bigatel, Tozzi win Astle IMC overall awards

Justin Bigatel or Park City and Sophia Tozzi of Jackson Hole, owners of the series leader bibs all season, won the Bryce Astle Intermountain Cup Overall awards for 2019.

We will post all of the winners Monday.

 


Steve Bounous saying adios

This is Steve Bounous’ last race weekend as Snowbird Ski Education Foundation Executive Director and Head Coach. He has decided it is time to retire.

He has built a strong Alpine program at Snowbird and produced many, many world class skiers and great human beings.

Enjoy some video clips of Steve forerunning and course setting.

Giant Slalom forerun.

Dual drill course set.

Here are some photos and video from Heather Walker.

If you have some Steve Bounous photos or videos to share, let me (gerdt@imdalpine.org)  know about them and I will add them to this post.


Snowbird will broadcast the Snow Cup

Tune in Thursday for the Giant Slaloms at Snowbird. They will be broadcast live. Also, archived videos of each competitor’s runs will be available after the event.

Use this link to locate the video feed: https://vola.ussalivetiming.com/

Once there, go look for the Snowbird events.

Snowbird will video the entire race series, so come back Friday, Saturday and Sunday for more.

 


IMD finals results are in, catch the video

Results are in from the IMD Finals at Snowbird.

Go here to see the results: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races18/south.php

Snowbird also broadcast live video of the racing. Follow the link below to watch video of each athlete’s runs.

https://vola.ussalivetiming.com/


All Tri Div results are in

Giant Slalom, Slalom and Super-G results from the Tri Divisional Championships taking place in Jackson are in.

See them at: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races18/U14.php


U14 Spring Project sign up

Congratulations U14 Spring Project invitees.

Download and read this: 2019 IMD Spring Project Announcement.

Please complete all of the steps below to sign up for this project.

  1. Complete and submit the project signup form
  2. Complete and submit the team agreement
  3. Pay project fees online

Download, fill out, sign these two forms and bring them with you.

Here is a link to the pulls and confirms board.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1TWcweYGz8gnNzNost2QrDwkuYjeOg-XyuKRR3X1CdRQ/edit?usp=sharing


All Western Region U16 results are in

All results from the Western Region U16 Championships at Sun Valley are in.

See the at: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races18/regional.php


All IMD Champs results are in

Giant Slalom, Slalom and Parallel Slalom results from the IMD Championships at Snowbasin are in.

See them at: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races18/south.php


Congratulations GS Spectacular invitees

Greetings GS Spectacular invitees!

We are excited to offer this competition project at Vail Colorado on March 30-31, 2019.

Here is the full project announcement: 2019 IMD U14 Vail Announcement

Intermountain development projects are included in the U.S. Ski and Snowboard pipeline leading to the Western Region, National Performance Series and the U.S. Ski Team! You have self selected into this system through your results and efforts over the past season.

Click here for the project board. Coaches, use this link to do your confirms and pulls.

Projects are offered in a progression of experiences over the duration of your junior racing career. This project introduces the athletes from the Intermountain to experience an out-of-region race.

The project is designed to focus on bringing the best IMD athletes and IMD coaches together to enhance their experience and build friendships with fellow IMD athletes. We are excited to offer this opportunity to the top six athletes born in 2006 per gender. Giving us a total of 12 outstanding IMD athletes.

Please contact your coach and confirm your attendance by March 14. We appreciate your efforts in a providing a quick response as we need to confirm our final numbers for our lodging plans.

  1. Complete and submit the IMD team agreement
  2. Complete and submit the Vail GS Spectacular sign up
  3. Pay your team fees
  4. GS Spectacular Scored Factsheet
  5. Here is the waiver for the project.

 

Best regards,

Carma Burnett
IMD Director
carma@imdalpine.org
208-412-8565

Troy Price
IMD Development Committee Chairman
troyprice@rowmark.org
801-726-8927


Sign up here for U14 Regional champs

Congratulations on qualifying for the U14 Regional Championships at Big Sky. Good luck to all of you.

Here are the steps you must take to finalize your team membership.

  1. Complete and submit the IMD team agreement
  2. Complete and submit the U14 Project sign up
  3. Pay your team fees

When the race announcement and additional information become available we will post them here.


SG hill free ski okayed for U16 Regionals

Hello divisional directors and coaches,

We were just informed by Sun Valley Company that a freeski of the super g venue from 2-4 p.m. on Wednesday the 13th will be available to the athletes. The start for the freeski will be slightly lower than the actual start and the finish for the freeski will be 2 gates higher than the actual finish. This allows some of the runs that will be closed for the race to stay open, but still provide the athletes an opportunity to ski the hill and see the terrain.

We ask that 3 coaches volunteer to help us with eyes on the hill during the freeski. They can pick up radios at the start of the venue at 1:30. Please let me know which coaches would be willing to lend a hand.

Thank you

Riley

Riley Berman
Alpine Events Director & U16 Coach
riley@svsef.org
208-720-6557


YSL Champs GS and SL results are in

The giant slalom and slalom results from the Youth Ski League Championships at Brian Head are in.

See them at  https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races18/ysl.php


Sign up now for U16 Regionals

Congratulations on qualifying for the U16 Regional Championships. Good luck to all of you.

Here are the steps you must take to finalize your team membership.

  1. Complete and submit the IMD team agreement
  2. Complete and submit the U16 Project Sign up
  3. Pay your team fees

Additional information

 

 


U14 and U16 boards are online

The boards for the U14 and U6 Regional/Tri Divisional selections are now online.

See them at: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/boards/

 


Western Region U16 Champs info

Here are the race announcement, schedule and Western Region flyer for the U16 Championships at Sun Valley, March 14-17.

Western Region U16 RA

U16 Champ Schedule

U16WRC_flyer_final

They are available on the results page, too, as a single file:  https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races18/regional.php

Go here to get your banquet tickets: https://svsef.org/u16wrc2019/


IMD Champs race announcement online

The race announcement for the Intermountain Division Championships at Snowbasin are online.

See them at: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races18/south.php

It is also attached below.

IMD champs 2019 Snowbasin upd


David Wright Memorial results are in

Giant Slalom and Parallel Slalom results are in from the Park City David Wright Memorial.

See them at: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races18/U14.php


All Laura Flood results are in

Results from all three days of the Laura Flood Memorial at Sun Valley Saturday are in.

See them at: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races18/U16.php


Snow Cup race announcement online

The race announcement for the Snow Cup at Snowbird is online.

See it at: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races18/U16.php

It is also attached below.

SnowbirdSnowcupRA19


IMD Finals race announcement online

The race announcement for the Intermountain Division Finals at Snowbird is online.

See it at: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races18/south.php

It is also attached below.

SnowbirdSSIMDfinal2019


Tri-Div Champs race announcement online

The race announcement for the Tri-Divisional Championships at Jackson Hole is online.

See it at: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races18/U16.php

It is also attached below.

Tri-Divisional_RA_2019


Tozzi, Bigatel still own IMC leader bibs

Sophia Tozzi and Justin Bigatel have OWNED the IMC Leader Bibs this season.  Going into the second to last IMC Series this weekend in Sun Valley, the standings are as follows:

Men
Justin Bigatel, PCSS — 520 pts.
Harry Hoffman, RM — 412 pts.
Nathan Gowe, SVSEF — 374 pts
Women
Sophia Tozzi, JHSC — 694 pts.
Mia Hunt, PCSS — 521 pts.
Mary Bocock, RM — 474 pts.
Stay Tuned…..
Here are the IMC leader bib  boards: Leader Bib Standings

Preliminary U16 Champs boards

The Preliminary U16 Champs boards going into the Laura Flood Memorial are attached below.

Preliminary 19 U16 Regional_Tri Div. Boards


Laura Flood Rotarun night event canceled

Due to the weather that has moved into the area over the last couple of days and is projected to keep coming through Wednesday, we have decided to cancel the night event at Rotarun. The priority of the series has always been making sure the qualifying races are held to a high standard. As an organizing committee we feel as if adding the night race at this point will impact our capabilities to hold the 3 qualifying races to that standard. We apologize for the late schedule change. Attached is the new race announcement with the schedule change. We look forward to seeing everyone in a couple of days and safe travels!

Riley Berman

Here is the revised race announcement: LAURA FLOOD RA 2019 revised

Here is the waiver: Laura Flood Waiver


Snowbasin South Series SL results are in

Results from the Snowbasin South Series giant slaloms and slaloms are online.

See them at: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races18/south.php

 


Monroe Cup Parallel SL results are in

Results from the Sun Valley Monroe Cup North Series giant slaloms, slaloms and parallel slaloms are in.

See them at: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races18/north.php


Sundance YSL results are in

Results from the Sundance Youth Ski League slaloms Saturday and Sunday are in.

See them at: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races18/ysl.php


Monroe Cup update: Parallel SLs moved north

Dear Team Captains,

Sorry for the last minute schedule change, but due to a larger field than expected and a lack of infrastructure at our Rotarun Ski Area we will have to change our venue for the upcoming parallel slalom race on Sunday. We will now be hosting this event on our Greyhawk venue, with the same finish area as the races on Friday and Saturday. The only change in cost will be a slight increase in ticket prices to include Sunday. We are really excited to be hosting the Monroe Cup this weekend and look forward to providing a fun race experience for all!

Will Brandenburg

Alpine Program Director/Head Coach

 

The North Dual Slalom at Bogus Basin that was canceled because of weather is being revived.

It will be added to the Monroe Cup, which will become a three-day event — Friday through Sunday, Feb. 22-24.

A third revised race announcement will be online soon.

Here is the second revised race announcement for the Monroe Cup with the correct waiver and release:  MONROE-CUP-2019rev2

 


Preliminary Intermountain Champs boards online

Preliminary boards for the Intermountain Championships are online line.

See them at: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/boards/

They are also attached below.

Prelim IMC Champs 2-18



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