3 AO clinics coming up, Updated: 11/10

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

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

As details become available, they will be posted here.

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

The Sun Valley AO clinic details are still to be determined. Details should be available soon.

The Bogus Basin AO training sessions are Saturday, Nov. 16.  The continuing education update, Referee and Timing & Calculations 1 will be taught. Contact Shannon Carrell, shannon@bbsef.org to register. Here is the schedule:

  • Check in 9:45 a.m.
  • Update 10 a.m.-12 p.m
  • RA 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Referee and Jury Advisor  12:30 – 2:30 p.m
  • T&C1  12:30-2:30 p.m
  • Exams 2:30 – 5 p.m

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.


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


Trudi Bolinder SG results are in

Results from the Trudi Bolinder Super-Gs are in.

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

The series leaders, Justin Bigatel and Sophia Tozzi, retained their leader bibs.

 

 


YSL Champs race announcement online

The race announcement for the YSL Championships March 9-10 at Brian Head Resort is online and attached below.

YSL Race Anouncement – 2019 – Latest – V2


2019 Bryce Astle Series race announcements

Here are the race announcements, waiver and lodging information for the 2019 Bryce Astle Series at Park City and Snowbird.

SnowbirdAstleWRfisFeb19

PCAstleWRTechSeriesRA2019

Best Western Astle WR Tech Lodging

2018-19 Competition, Racing and Training Release (Universal)

 


David Wright Memorial race announcement

The race announcement for the David Wright Memorial is online and attached below.

David Wright U14 JR IMC 2019


Sundance YSL race announcement updated

The race announcement for the Sundance YSL GS Feb. 10 has been updated. It is attached below.

Sundance Slalom YSL Flyer rev


Snowbasin South Series race announcement updated

The race announcement for the Snowbasin South Series event is online. You can download it below.

SNOWBASIN South Series 2019 updated


Trudi Bolinder race announcement updated

The race announcement for the Trudi Bolinder Memorial Super-Gs at Bogus Basin is online and has been updated.

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

It is also attached below.

Trudi Bolinder Super G 2019 ra 002


SG results are in from Snowbasin

Results from the Super-Gs at the Snowbasin Junior Intermountain Cup U14 Qualifier are in.

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


Sundance YSL GS results are in

Results from the Sundance Youth Ski League giant Slalom are in.

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

 


Hartlauer Memorial YSL GS results are in

Results from the Hartlauer Memorial Youth Ski League giant slaloms are in.

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

 


Special rates offered during WR U16 Champs

Sun Valley Company is offering Friends and Family Rates for the Western Region U16 Champs in March.

Here is the flyer: U16 Friends and Family Rate


U14 Snowbasin SG changes

Here are a couple of changes/notes for the U14 SG Feb 8-10 at Snowbasin.
Here is the updated race announcement: updated_Snowbasin_U14_SGs_race_announcement
Here is the waiver and release: USSS U14SG 02_8-10_19
1st Team Captain’s Meeting Location Change
The 1st Team Captain’s will be held at Snowbasin’s Earl’s Lodge in the Huntington Room.
Registration 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm this included pass purchases. Athletes will be able to purchase passes at 7:15 am in Earls Lodge on Friday Feb 8.
Athlete pass price change 
RA motes a $45 ticket. Snowbasin actually has a racer pass of $40 ticket for  ages  up to 12 and $50 for ages 13 and up. 3  day pass available. Checks for passes to Snowbasin Resort. no cc fee.
Schedule
 
2.7.19 
5:30 pm-7:00 pm Registration and ticket purchase
7:00 pm TC meeting at Snowbasin Earl’s Lodge
2.8.-2.10.19
8:00 am Wildcat Lift for athletes

Tentative Schedule:

Friday 2/8/19 Ladies and Men’s training run (required) followed by Ladies Race #1

Saturday 2/9/19 Mens’Race#1/ladies Race #2/Men’s Race#2

Sunday 2/10/19 Ladies Race 3 and Men’s Race 3

A complete schedule of event will be provided on Thursday.
See you all this weekend!
Thanks
Gordon

Sundance South Series SL results are in

Results from the South Series Sundance  Slaloms are online.

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


Cranston Cup Sunday races canceled

Racing on the second day of the Cranston Cup North Series Slaloms was canceled.

See Saturday results here: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races18/north.php

 


WR FIS Open GS race announcement online

The race announcement for the Western Region FIS Open Giant Slaloms is online and attached below.

SNOWBASIN WR OPEN FIS GS 2019

 

 


All Snowbird YSL results are in

Results from the Saturday and Sunday Youth Ski League races at Snowbird are online.

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


Cranston Cup race announcement updated

The race announcement for the Bogus Basin Cranston Cup North Series slaloms has been updated to include a dual event and is attached below. A Skills Quest will also take place and information on that is also attached.

Cranston Cup 2019 announcement updated

You will also find a link to it on the North Series Results page https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races18/north.php

Here is the Skills Quest plan for the event:
BBSEF 2019 North Series Skills Quest


Hartlauer Memorial YSL race announcement online

The race announcement for the Hartlauer Memorial Youth Ski Event is online.

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

It is also attached below:

Hartlauer Memorial YSL Feb 2019


Sundance South Series race announcement updated

Here are all three race announcements for events at Sundance this winter.  The South Series race announcement was updated on 1/24/2019 to include link to the waiver and release.

2019 Sundance South Series updated

Sundance YSL Mavericks 2019

Sundance YSL Slalom 2019

They are also attached to each race series results page.

Go here for the Sundance waiver and release: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/waivers/


2019 U14 Speed Project signup closed

The Speed Project quota has been met. No more signups.

Greetings Intermountain U14 Athletes!

We are excited to offer a speed-training project for the IMD U14 athletes.

If you missed downloading the Targhee Resort Waiver and Release, here it is: 2018-19 Speed Camp Targhee Resort Waiver and Release

And here is the TVSEF waiver and release: Liability RELEASE 2018-19

Here is the signup announcement: 2019 U14 IMD Speed Project Announcement updated

The target group is the first year U14, Year of Birth 2006. This type of project has been valuable for older athletes for a while and it is now time to offer such an opportunity to younger athletes. The main goal is to introduce athletes to the elements associated with skiing in speed events, building their confidence, and developing your skill set to ensure your enjoyment and performance.

Divisional/Regional Projects are offered in a progression of experiences over the duration of your junior racing career. This project introduces the athletes to the Intermountain Division/Western Region Development process with important instruction on skill development at the U14 level and continues through your ski-racing journey.

This project is designed to focus on bringing the IMD U14 athletes and coaches together to enhance their skill development, and to expand their network of fellow ski racers.

We are excited to host this project at Grand Targhee on Jan 25-27, 2019.

Please contact your direct coach prior to registration. A prerequisite would be for the athlete to have competed in the IMD Champs last season, or similar event if new to IMD.


Jackson SG 3 results are in

Results from the third and final day of racing at the Jackson Wes Barron Memorial Super-Gs are in.

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


Snowbird YSL race announcement updated

An updated race announcement for the Snowbird YSL event Jan. 26-27 is online.

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

It is also attached below.

Snowbird YSL RA 2019v1.0


Snow alters Wes Barron schedule

Schedule update: Here are Saturday’s schedules.

Wes Barron – Program TC Minutes SG 1-19-19 Women1

Wes Barron – Program TC Minutes SG 1-19-19 Men1

The startlists are up on Live Timing: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races18/

Hey all,
As most of the country, we here in Jackson are getting some snow as well. We set up first layer of B-net yesterday and we are planning to finish up preparation tomorrow by noon. We are expecting 8-15 inches from now until Saturday morning and Saturday we should have cloudy with snow showers. Sunday and Monday we will also have snow on and off, but not much precipitation.

Attached is Saturday proposed schedule and race announcement. There are couple changes from previous years. Friday we will have TC meeting at 7pm in Gabe room, we will be using Sweetwater gondola in the morning to load athletes, due to weather forecast we might have to go with controlled free ski run on Saturday, we will not offer training run or controlled free ski on Sunday or Monday.

WesBarron_RA_2019 (1)

2019 Wes Barron_SuperG_Program_Day1

We will do everything to make this series success, but be ready for challenging conditions and changes in schedule.
Travel safe and see you all tomorrow at 7pm

Best,

Branko Zagar


Take the SVSEF/BRASS survey

Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation (SVSEF) and the Bryce & Ronnie Athlete Snow Safety Foundation (BRASS) have created a survey to gather more data on in-bounds, backcountry and sidecountry skiing and riding habits of the U.S. Ski & Snowboard membership:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SVSEF

This survey is designed for athletes, coaches, parents, race officials and administrators of all disciplines that are 12 years of age and older.

The goal of this survey is to generate data surrounding skiing and riding habits in-bounds and out of bounds. This information will help us create better coaches education tools surrounding avalanche awareness, as well as a more detailed athlete curriculum.

Participation in this survey is imperative to helping us create more educational tools/programs for U.S. Ski & Snowboard membership moving forward.

Thank you for taking the time to answer this survey. If you have any feedback about this survey or any additional comments on avalanche awareness for ski/snowboard athletes please feel free to email Lindsay Mann at Lmann@svsef.org.

Thank you,

Lindsay Mann


Bigatel, Tozzi retain the leader bibs

IMC Leader Bib

IMC Leader Bib

The Wes Baron Super-Gs are not an IMC race and do not count in the Leader Bib Standings. Going into the Bogus Basin SGs, Sophia Tozzi and Justin Bigatel have retained their lead!

Women
Sophia Tozzi, JH — 534 pts
Mia Hunt, PCSS — 321 pts
Mary Bocock, RM — 274 pts

Men
Justin Bigatel, PCSS — 320 pts
Harry Hoffman, RM — 312 pts
Jakob Rodgers, PCSS — 285 pts

A BIG thanks to Coach Lindsay Mann for being the “Keeper of the Bib”!

Here is the link to the board: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1bxfTXH5Hn_NuAhOvW-EsmkS-yXFNCfbe


Heads up YSL competitors

Heads up YSL competitors. Online registration is required for the Snowbird YSL events this month.

The entry deadline is Jan. 22. Check out the race announcement: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races18/Snowbird%20YSL%20RA%202019.pdf

The instructions are attached below.

Event Athlete Registration Instructions – Parents (1)

Group_Team Reg Instructions[1] copy (1)


Sun Valley U14 results are in

Results from all days of racing at the U14 Sun Valley Junior Intermountain Cup are in.

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


Snowbird U16 results are in

Results from all days of racing at Snowbird in the Intermountain Cup U16 Qualifier are now online.

See them at: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races18/U19.php


North Series GS results are in

Results from the the Jackson North Series giant slaloms are in.

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


PC South Series GS results are in

Results from the South Series giant slaloms at Park City are in.

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


PC South Series Important Announcement

Coaches & Team leaders,

Hope everyone is looking forward to some great racing this weekend. We are expecting a very large number of participants so we thought it would be appropriate to send everyone a note ahead of time to help prepare those who will be in attendance.

Parking for coaches and visiting families will be located in the Silver King Lot. This parking lot is situated directly below Silver King Hotel on the left hand side of Lowell Avenue. This is a busy time at the resort so we appreciate everyone’s cooperation on using this allocated space.

The races will take place on Payday run. Due to all the traffic on the mountain we are not able to accommodate tents, tables, BBQ’s etc. Athletes will be able to leave their backpacks directly below the finish area or at the start.

Time management will be important so please plan ample time to purchase lift tickets in the morning. Ticket windows will open at 8am and athletes can load the lift at 8:30. Also, lift lines could be busy throughout the day so please plan accordingly.
Please review GS rules with your athletes to help ensure the races runs smoothly. See rule: 614.2.3 in the ACR.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the first team captains meeting Friday night. Please don’t forget your waivers.

Best Regards,
John

John Buchar
Alpine Program Director
Park City Ski & Snowboard


Last chance: Rowmark AO clinic Jan. 7

Rowmark will host the final Intermountain Division Alpine Officials Clinic of the 2018-19 season on Monday,  January 7, 2019. 

U.S. Ski & Snowboard Alpine Officials who are certified as Technical Delegate, Referee, Jury
Advisor, Chief of Race, and Chief of Course, Timing & Calculations & Race Administrators are
required to attend Continuing Education Clinic every two years. This clinic will specialize in
preparing coaches who are interested in serving as a Referee.

If you are new to officiating and plan on attending this clinic for training and testing in
a specialty area, you will need to complete the online Competition Official course. Go to:
https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine101/ to download the training material and test.

To get credit for completing the online CO course, sign the completed test and email to IMD
AO Chair Steve Schowengerdt at
gerdt@imdalpine.org. Please do this as soon as
possible so we are notified that you have passed and can continue your AO education at
this clinic.
Please complete your CO course by December 20th.

Here is the full clinic announcement: 2019 AO Clinic Agenda SLC


2018-19 IMD Handbook online

The Intermountain Division Handbook for the 2018-19 season is now available online. It was also updated 1/4/2019.

You can view or download it from https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/handbook/

It is also available by clicking below.

Handbook 2018-19Finalv2


Sun Valley race announcements online

Race announcements for all three IMD events at Sun Valley this season are online (attached to the Race Results pages for the applicable age group) and available below.

Lodging information is also available.

Note: On the first day of the Laura Flood, an optional non-scored night dual slalom will also be held at Rotarun ski hill in Hailey.

LAURA FLOOD RA 2019

Monroe Cup RA 2019

U14 IMC RA 2019  IMD U14 qualifier waiver 2019

2019 Hotel Database

 


Wes Barron SGs race announcement

The race announcement for the Wes Barron Super-Gs in Jackson is now online.

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

It is also attached below:

WesBarron_RA_2019


Snowbasin U14 SG race announcement

The race announcement for the Snowbasin U14 Qualifier Super-Gs is not online.

See it on the results page at: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races18/U14.php

It is also attached below.

SNOWBASIN JR Intermountain Cup U14 SG QUALIFIER 2019


Sean Nurse Memorial results are in

The results from the Sean Nurse Memorial at Snow King in Jackson are in.

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


PC South Series race announcement

The race announcement for the Park City South Series event is now online.

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

The waiver is attached to the race announcement.

The race announcement is also attached below.

South Series Race Announcement PC corrected


Snow King WR Tech Series results are in

Results from the Western Region slaloms and giant slaloms at Snow King are in.

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


Online registration only for Snowbird IMC, U16s

The race announcement for the IMC, U16 qualifier is online.

See it at: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races18/U19.php

Also available here: SnowbirdU16Q2019

Registration and payment are ONLY through US Skiing’s online registration system.  The registration is now active, so people can start registering immediately.  Deadline is January 7th. Instructions for using the system are attached below.

Event Athlete Registration Instructions – Parents

Group_Team Reg Instructions[1] copy

 


Big Sky Tech Series race announcement

The race announcement for the Western Regon Elite Tech Series event at Big Sky, Jan. 10-15, is online.

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

It is also attached below.

TECH ELITE Race Announcement 2019


Check out the IMD Live-Timing widget

The Intermountain Division Live-Timing widget is up and running.

Check it out at: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races18/

The widget filters down to show only events in Intermountain Division.

Thank you, Geoff Elder.

 


Snowbird seeks executive director

The Snowbird Sports Education Foundation is seeking an executive director.

Details are attached below.

SBSEF ED Job Posting (Nov 19 2018 Final)


2018-19 IMD Junior Team named

Congratulations to the 2018-19 IMD Junior Team.  Each Team member will receive a $500 check.  The checks will be sent to their clubs and the clubs will present the checks to the athletes.  In addition, if any team members enter an IMC Race, IMD will reimburse the race organizers.

Click to see the team: 2018-19 IMD Jr Team


Volunteers sought for Sean Nurse event

Volunteers are need for the Sean Nurse Memorial at Snow King in Jackson Dec. 20-23.

If you are going to attend the event and would like to help out, go to  https://jhskiclub.org/support/volunteer-jobs to sign up. Volunteers can register there for positions they would like to fill.
The Ski Club is still working on incentives for volunteers which will have it figured out by the race week.

 


Boise AO update, RA clinic Dec. 2

The Bogus Basin Ski Education Foundation will hold an Alpine officials update Dec. 2 at 10 a.m.

A Race Administration clinic will follow at noon.

Both will be held at the BBSEF offices at 1675 Hill Rd Suite A. Cost to attend is $10.

Please RSVP to Shannon Carrell, shannon@bbsef.org, to let them know you are coming.

If you are new to  Alpine officiating (have no classification in any AO category) and plan on attending the RA training, make sure you complete the required online Competition Official course and test. You will find it in Alpine 101 on this website. You must also join  U.S. Ski & Snowboard as an Alpine Officials and complete the Safe Sport course.

 


S.V. Chief of Race and Chief of Course clinics Dec. 5

Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation will hold two Alpine official training sessions on (note date change) Dec. 5 at 10:30 a.m. Chief of Race and Chief of Course will be held. Testing will be offered.

Let them know you are coming by shooting an email to Riley Berman, riley@svsef.org.

If you are new to officiating, you must complete the mandatory Online Competition Official course and test. You can download the course and test from https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine101/. Once you have completed the test, email it back to IMD Alpine Officials Chairman Stephen Schowengerdt, gerdt@imdalpine.org.

You may also want to visit the Alpine 101 Forums, https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine101/forum/, to grab the Chief of Course and Chief of Race training material and get a jumpstart on the course.

Make sure you take a pad of paper, pens or pencils and your Comp Guide with you on the day of training. You will need them.


Sun Valley RF clinics Nov. 17 and 18

Sun Valley will offer two Alpine official clinics targeting Referees and Jury Advisors.

An update for currently ranked Referees and Jury Advisors (Start and Finish Referees), will be held on Nov. 17, (note time change) 4:30 p.m. at River Run Lodge. Testing will not be offered at this session. New officials, those with no ranking in Referee or Jury Advisor, should not attend this course.

A Referee and Jury Advisor course will be held on Nov. 18, 5 p.m., at the SVSEF Training Center. Testing will be offered at this session.

For both training sessions, shoot an email to Riley Berman, riley@svsef.org, at SVSEF to let him know which session you will attend.

If you are new to officiating, you must complete the mandatory Online Competition Official course and test. You can download the course and test from https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine101/. Once you have completed the test, email it back to IMD Alpine Officials Chairman Stephen Schowengerdt, gerdt@imdalpine.org.

You may also want to visit the Alpine 101 Forums, https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine101/forum/, to grab the Referee and Jury Advisor training material and get a jumpstart on the course.

Make sure you take a pad of paper, pens or pencils and your Comp Guide with you on the day of training. You will need them.


Youth coaches gain venue access

News item from the Alpine Officials Education Working Group Chair:

In today’s (10/12/2018) ASC conference an update was made regarding youth coaches (15-18). They will be allowed venue access as coaches.

  • Membership requirement is: Competitor or General Member
  • They must be under the supervision of a current member coach or official
  • Their venue access must be requested/signed for by the supervising current member coach or official
  • They may not serve as Jury member or Course Setter

U.S. Ski & Snowboard is working on the exact wording which will be included in the ACR Precisions, but we need to get the info out to Clinic Chairs.

Note: Instructors at IMD AO clinics, you need to be aware of this change. Prior to this, the requirement for coaches at events was 18 years old or older with a valid coaches license. As official training documents are updated they will be posted in the Alpine 101 Forums.

Here is a link to the protocol released 10/31/2018.

 


Snowbird Referee AO clinic Nov. 4

Snowbird will hold a Referee clinic Sunday Nov. 4 at 8:30 a.m. in the Cliff Lodge Marco Polo Room.

Testing will be available in Referee and Jury Advisor.

Folks who are new to Alpine officiating, who have no classification in any of the specialty areas of officiating, must complete the required Online Competition Official course and exam available on Alpine 101. Attendees must also be Alpine Official members of U.S. Ski & Snowboard.

Be prepared with pen or pencil and paper for taking notes and have your Competition Guide with you for learning and testing purposes. The Comp Guide can be downloaded from this website and it is sent to AO members.

Please email Tami Strong, tami@sbsef.com, to let them know you are coming and your area of interest.


Jackson T&C clinic Nov. 10

Jackson will hold a Timing & Calculations Level 1 clinic November 10, 9 a.m., at the ski club training center.

Please let them know you are coming by shooting an email to Sue Bybee, bybeesj@gmail.com.

If you are new to officiating, you must complete the mandatory Online Competition Official course and test. You can download the course and test from https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine101/. Once you have completed the test, email it back to IMD Alpine Officials Chairman Stephen Schowengerdt, gerdt@imdalpine.org.

You may also want to visit the Alpine 101 Forums, https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine101/forum/, to grab the T&C training material and get a jumpstart on the course.

Make sure you take a pad of paper, pens or pencils and your Comp Guide with you on the day of training. You will need them.

Testing for Level 1 Timing & Calculations will be offered.

Jackson also has a Referee, Jury Advisor AO clinic scheduled for Nov. 17. Click here to see that announcement.

 


Jackson Referee AO clinic Nov. 17

Jackson will hold an Alpine officials clinic on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, at 4 p.m. in the Snow King Lodge Room.

A continuing education update and Referee course will be taught. Testing will be available in Referee and Jury Advisor.

Folks who are new to Alpine officiating, who have no classification in any of the specialty areas of officiating, must complete the required Online Competition Official course and exam available on Alpine 101. Attendees must also be Alpine Official members of U.S. Ski & Snowboard.

Be prepared with pen or pencil and paper for taking notes and have your Competition Guide with you for learning and testing purposes. The Comp Guide can be downloaded from this website and it is sent to AO members.

Please RSVP to Branko Zagar, bzagar@jhskiclub.org


Snowbasin AO clinic Nov. 11

Snowbasin will hold an Alpine Officials clinic on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018.

The Update and Review, Referee/Jury Advisor and Race Administration will be taught and testing will follow.

Full details and agenda are attached below.

If you are new to Alpine officiating, make sure you download the mandatory Competition Officials course, complete the attached test and email it to gerdt@imdalpine.org. You will find the OL CO course in Alpine 101.

Click here to sign up for the clinic.

Here are the details:  Snowbasin AO clinic 2018

Check out the Alpine 101 Forums when you go looking for study guides and training material.


Gate judge training videos are available here

The U.S. Ski & Snowboard gate judge training videos are available from the Alpine 101 Forum.

Find them here: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine101/forum/ao-general-discussion/gate-judge-training-videos-available-here/

They are available in low- and high-resolution .mp4 formats. After clicking on the format you want, select download.

 


Check out the Alpine 101 Forums

The Alpine 101 Forums have launched.

This is a place to discuss ski racing and officiating, a place to learn and a place to help others with what you know.

You should create a login during your first visit so you can fully experience the forums.

Click here if you want to go check them out right now.

A link to the Alpine 101 Forums has been added to Community in the top menu bar and on the home page.

Here are some of the discussion areas you will find their and topics:

General non-AO-related area with the topics “Life After IMD” and “Newbie Questions and Answers”.

General Alpine Official-related area with the topics “First Steps” and “Medical Guide”.

Other areas of discussion are “Technical Delegates”, “Timing and Calculations”, “Race Administrator”, “Referee and Jury Advisor” and “Chief of Race”.

You will notice that the discussion areas are also being used as a vehicle for supplying AO training material.

Please feel free to recommend discussion areas. Once you are a registered forum user, you will be able to create topics in the discussion areas.

And, also, please let us know what you think of the forums.

 

 


Snowbird Timing Clinic Oct. 27-28

Timing Practical Education 

October 27th and 28th

Educators: Vince Romney, Alan Hayes, Tami Strong

Sign up to attend: https://www.sbsef.com/practical-timing-or-timing-tc-level-1-or-3-clinic-october-27-28-2018

Schedule:

Saturday Morning 
9:00am – 1:00pm – Alpine Update and Review of the Timing & Calculation information teaching material.  This is for both people who will be testing and for people who want to learn more about timing.
1:00 – 1:30 Lunch Break
1:30 – 3:30pm Hands on Timing “Practical Cases”

Sunday Morning 9:00am 

  • Testing for Level 1 T&C
  • Testing for Level 3 T&C

Questions?  Contact Tami Strong tami@sbsef.com



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