Zoom AO Update & Review clinics for 2023-24

The Alpine Official training season is upon us.

Below are the signup links for the Update & Review clinics scheduled in IMD. Most Alpine officials are required to attend an Update every other year to retain their AO classifications.

Select the clinic date below that best suits your schedule and click the link to signup for the clinic. Once you have signed up you will be emailed a link to get you into the clinic. Don’t lose that email.

For in-person specialty area training and testing, see the news item on those courses.

Nov. 8, 6 p.m. — Instructor Stephen Schowengerdt
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0vdeyprDMtGNN40KeKwupcFxzUi4a_Dv2l

Nov. 18, 9 a.m. — Instructor Stephen Schowengerdt
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIqf-qsqzMtGdFKy0DfItSDafl5ULKA5WqU

Nov. 29, 6 p.m. — Instructor Becky Stone
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0qd-CpqzssGNwbW6x57-bA4V4ESv9qlRuX

Dec. 9, 9 a.m. — Instructor Gil Denis
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYkdeurrDIvHdcr4E4acVHmxvEIW7HGqiOg

Dec. 13, 6 p.m. — Instructor Carma Burnett
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0sfuGvpj0pGtQoK_jYsvetLq_RZ09HTe66

Jan. 3, 6 p.m. — Instructor Shannon Carrell
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAucOGupzgjGtCL8kWsgnF5-adJdd7iByIk


In-person AO clinic schedule for 2023-24

Here is the in-person Alpine Official clinic schedule for the 2023-24 season.

All specialty-area clinics will include testing. You can attend a specialty-area clinic to fulfill your last update year requirement. Most officials are required to attend an update every other year to maintain their AO classifications.

You must be a Competition Official Level 1 to attend any of these clinics. The CO training document and quiz for this year will be available in late October.

The Park City and Jackson Hole clinics are our big clinics this year and offer the most training opportunities.

Please RSVP for the clinic you will attend so we have an accurate head count.

Note: This information is not complete and will be updated as more information becomes available.

Snowbird
Nov. 4, 10 a.m. – Ref Certification. Time and location coming soon.
Signup here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4BACAE2FA2F8C43-44825031-sbsef

Snowbasin
Nov. 7 – Ref Certification

Park City
Nov. 11 – Ref, RA, Timing and Calculations, Chief of Course Certifications

Sun Valley
Nov. 12, 9 a.m. – Ref Certification. Location: Engl Training Center (above Apples)
RSVP RSVP to cgourlay@svsef.org

Jackson Hole
Nov. 11, 9 a.m. – RA Certification Instructor Susan Torres, Location: Snow King JHSC offices
Nov. 12, 9 a.m. – T&C Certification Instructor Rich McDowell/Sue Bybee, Location: Snow King JHSC offices
Nov. 27, 9 a.m. – Ref Certification Instructor Gil Denis, Location: Snow King JHSC offices
RSVP to kwaddle@jhskiclub.org

Please show up at your clinic prepared with note-taking material and your Alpine Comp Guide or FIS rule book.

As training material becomes available, we will include links to it here.


Brighton Ski Team has openings for coaches

The Brighton Ski Team is currently looking to hire a Fast 5’s and U14 coach for the upcoming 2023-2024 season.

See the file below for specifics on the open coaching positions.

Coaching role Information


FIS $85 signup deadline Aug. 15

Hi,

A reminder that August 15 is the deadline for the $85 FIS rate. After this date, the fee goes up. Let’s help get the word out to the clubs along with being safe sport compliant to those who need to complete registration.

Heidi Voelker
Western Region Manager


2022-23 IMD Award Winners


Charlotte Gourlay collects her Coach of the Year trophy and
coach mate Anika Angriman captures the moment.

Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation Coach Charlotte Gourlay was named the 2023 Nick Lewis Coach of the Year during the Intermountain Division Spring meetings on Tuesday, May 23, 2023.

Here are all of the annual award winners for this season:

Nick Lewis Coach of the Year
Charlotte Gourlay

Alan Hayes Scholar
Townsend Mikell

Bryce Astle IMC Overall
Dyllan Guay
Harry Hoffman

Steve Bounous Award
Finnegan Donley
Madison Kaiserman

IMD Official of the Year
Roger Paulman, Snowbird

Steve Schowengerdt IMD Volunteer
Sean O’Connor, Sun Valley

You can visit this link to see a list of all past IMD Award Winners: https://www.imdalpine.org/directory/imc_winners.php

The IMD annual meeting, in addition to an awards banquet, is when the Alpine Competition Committee gets together to set the path for the coming seeason. Minutes of that meeting are available by clicking here.


Job opportunities with Snowbird Ski Team

Check out the Job Opportunities page on the Snowbird Sports Education Foundation website.

They have several positions to fill for next season.


Rocky Mountain Division features random U16 seeding

Last year, the USSS Health of Sport Committee quickly agreed to a significant change. Committee members from all three regions proposed a U-16 random seeding system that the working group members almost immediately embraced. All the regions agreed to at least test the concept during the 2022-23 season

Read the whole story in Ski Racing: https://skiracing.com/rocky-mountain-division-features-random-u-16-seeding/?fbclid=IwAR3lk_bspezpNkltAcJKjEziJDZME-fNGPgJJriafGv2_-EShl9AYihiIYA


Jesse Foster featured in St. Lukes news blog

IMD dad and masters racer Jesse Foster is featured in a recent St. Lukes Hospital news blog.

See the article here: https://www.stlukesonline.org/blogs/st-lukes/news-and-community/2023/feb/jesses-dream-now-a-reality-for-st-lukes-physical-therapist?q=*


2023 SnowCup canceled

The SnowCup has been canceled due to the inordinate amount of snow that fell recently, which has made Little Cottonwood Canyon very dangerous. The GM at Snowbird is the one that made the call. We are exploring different scenarios for later in April. For now, enjoy your Easter weekend and as soon or if we come up with an alternate plan, I’ll let you know.

Happy Easter,
Carma


Check out the SnowCup info page

Everything you need to know about the 2023 SnowCup at Snowbird, including links to the Youtube live feeds each day.

Check it out: https://sbsef.com/snow-cup/


2023 Spring Fling results

Dual Slalom, Giant Slalom and Kombi results are in from from the U12/U14 Spring Fling at Targhee.

See them at: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races22/north.php


Final push is on for the Bryce Astle IMC

The race for the Bryce Astle IMC is on. Our end-of-season awards will take place on the last day of the SnowCup at Snowbird. The Overall IMD winner is selected from the best 4 SL results, the best 4 GS results and the best 2 SG results in the IMC Series. The races include the Sean Nurse, the U16 qualifiers and the SnowCup.

The current standings in the women are:
1st Place- Dyllan Guay- PC with 810 pts.
2nd Place- Ruby Smith- SV with 550 pts.
3rd Place- Taylor Moe- JH with 540 pts.

The current standings in the men are:
1st Place- Jack Hoffman- RM with 571 pts.
2nd Place- Owen Lancaster- SV with 487 pts.
3rd Place- Oliver Sanders- JH with 443 pts.


2023 Tri-D racing results are in

All results are in from the U14 Tri-Divisional Championships at Targhee.

Racing on Saturday, 3/25/2023, was canceled because of weather that brought an abundance of fresh powder snow.

See the at: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races22/U14.php


WR 2023 U14 Regionals results

All results are in from the Western Region U14 Regionals at Jackson Hole.

See them at: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races22/U14.php


2023 WR U16 Champs results

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

See them at: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races22/regional.php


2023 IMD Finals results are in

Results are in from the IMD Finals at Park City.

See them at: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races22/U14.php


2023 U12 IMD Champs results

Giant slalom, slalom and kombi results are in from the U12 Intermountain Division Championships at Snowbird.

See then at: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races22/south.php


First run slalom inspection on Wilbere Ridge at Snowbird.


SVSEF’s Finnigan Donley brings home U18 Nationals overall men’s title

Way to go Finnnigan!!!

See story below:

https://www.mtexpress.com/sports/mountain_sports/svsef-s-finnigan-donley-brings-home-u18-nationals-overall-men-s-title/article_be7ceb60-c4ec-11ed-9ebe-e72ea2f33293.html?fbclid=IwAR1Qc7i0lnUWzRa0hpZu-OXq8LVfU0kCuzPs2MYenK60ZEpcdjWmbU4utOI


Congratulations 2023 IMD grant recepients

IMD is proud to provide some support to these deserving IMD athletes who are heading to their respective Championships. Congratulations and good luck!!!

Atticus Sanders- JHSC
Oliver Sanders- JHSC
Dyllan Guay- PCSS
Kira Thomas- PCSS
Madison Kaiserman- PCSS
Sophie Haggard- SBSEF
Kai Subith- SVSEF
Madalyn Neal- SBSEF
Max Meucci- SVSEF
Maya Lightner- SVSEF


IMD Champs info for parents

Here is a link to some great information for parents of IMD Champs competitors:

https://sbsef.com/2023imdchamps/


2023 YSL Finals results are in

Results are up for the 2023 YSL Finals at Snowbasin.

See them at: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races22/ysl.php


2023 boards are up and updated

The U16 Tri-D boards, U14 Tri-D boards, and the IMD Champs North and South boards are up.

They are available at: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/boards/

They are also attached below.

U16 Tri-D Boards

U14 Tri-D Boards

South IMD Champs boards

North IMD Champs boards


2023 David Wright Memorial results

Results from the first day of racing at the David Wright Memorial at Park City are in.

Sunday’s slaloms have been canceled because of weather.

See them at: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races22/U14.php


2023 Tamarack North GS and Kombi results

Giant slalom results are in from the Tamarack North Series GS/Kombi.

See them at: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races22/north.php


2023 Laura Flood Memorial results

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

See them at: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races22/U16.php


2023 Snowbasin South GS, Kombi results

The results are in from Snowbasin South Series Giant Slalom and Kombi.

See them at: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races22/south.php


Hoffman, Guay still atop IMC standings

After an exciting weekend of Super-Gs, here are the current Bryce Astle Overall Intermountain Cup Standings.

Women
1. Dyllan Guay- PCSS- 700 pts
2. Ruby Smith- SVSEF- 355 pts
3. Taylor Moe- JHSC- 340 pts

Men
1. Jack Hoffman- RM- 446 pts
2. Owen Lancaster- SVSEF- 439 pts
3. Oliver Sanders- JHSC- 379 pts

As a reminder, the Overall Bryce Astle winner is selected off the best 4 SL results, the best 4 GS results and the best 2 SG results and then combined for an overall score.

The races that are included in the IMC are the Jackson Sean Nurse races, the Snowbird U16 tech qualifier, the Bogus U16 SG qualifier, the Laura Flood U16 tech qualifier and the Snowbird Snow Cup.


2023 Bolinder U16 SG results

No better place to watch a Super-G than from a tree.

Results are in from the Trudi Bolinger U16 SGs.

See them at: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races22/U16.php


Brundage U14 SG results

The results are in from the U14 Qualifier Super-G at Brundage.

See them at: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races22/U14.php


2023 UOP YSL results

Results are in from the Youth Ski League Kombie at Utah Olympic Park.

See them at: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races22/ysl.php


2023 Bryce Astle WR FIS Tech Series results

The Bryce Astle Western Region FIS Tech Series is a wrap and all results are in.

The series got off to a rough start with the closure of Little Cottonwood Canyon because of weather Monday where the men’s first slalom was scheduled at Snowbird. The first women’s giant slalom in Park City did take place.

Both men’s slaloms took place on Tuesday.

See the results as they come in at: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races22/regional.php

Here is a link to the live feed of the men’s second slalom at Snowbird on Tuesday: https://www.youtube.com/live/z5qlEx4Gn9Y?feature=share


Men Slalom one winners


Men Slalom two winners


Women Slalom one winners


Women Slalom two winners


2023 UOP South Series SL results

Results from the men’s and women’s South Series slaloms at the Utah Olympic Park are in.

See them here: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races22/south.php


2023 Monroe Cup results

Here is the link to the women’s and men’s SL results from the Monroe Cup at Rotarun just outside of Hailey, ID.

https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races22/north.php


PNSA to host combined AO and TD update Feb.6

PNSA will host a combined AO and TD update on February 6, 2023. It will be via Zoom and start at 6:30 pm PST. The AO portion will include the US Ski and Snowboard Update and the Clean Hill video and a short round table discussion (in a breakout room for the AO people). The TD update will continue with the remainder of the presentations. People who only need the bi-seasonal update will be able to leave at the completion of AO portion.

Claudia should have the registration up on the PNSA.Org website by 2/2/2023 in the morning.


WR FIS Tech Series schedule changed

Here is the new West Region FIS Tech Series schedule at Park City and Snowbird:

Park City-

6 Feb W GS – change from 8 Feb

7 Feb W GS – no change

8 Feb M GS – no change

9 Feb M GS – change from 7 Feb

Snowbird-

6 Feb 2 M SL – no change

8 Feb 2 W SL – change from 9 Feb

Please let me know if there are any issues or you have any questions. We need to share these changes with the five western divisions.

Thanks,

Bill Gunesch
Western Region Director
U.S. Ski & Snowboard


Weather halts 2023 Jackson IMC Super-Gs

Results from the men’s Super-Gs at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort are in.

The third men’s Super-G was canceled because of weather.

The first women’s SG was terminated because of course conditions and the remaining two SGs were canceled. There are no women’s results.

See them at: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races22/U16.php


Westminster FISU results

Here are women’s results from the Westminster FISU Slalom events at Snowbird.

https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races22/regional.php

They are also attached below:

WESTMINSTER FISU AT SNOWBIRD L Race Results

WESTMINSTER FISU AT SNOWBIRD RACE 2 L Race Results

WESTMINSTER FISU AT SNOWBIRD M Race Results

WESTMINSTER FISU AT SNOWBIRD RACE 2 M Race Results


Trudi Bolinger race announcement and ticketing process changed

Bogus Basin has installed an RFID system which changes the ticket process and requires preordering. The corrected race announcement and ticket order form are attached below.

Order Trudi Bolinder SG 2023 Tickets

Trudi Bolinder Super G 2023 (1)


Westminster FISU live video feed

Here is the link for today’s FISU men’s slaloms at Snowbird:

https://youtu.be/MrQylnPBAVk


2023 Sundance YSL results are in

Results from the Sundance YSL GS are in:

See them at: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races22/ysl.php


2023 Snowbird South GS results are in

The result from the South Series Giant Slaloms at Snowbird are in.

See them at: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races22/south.php


2023 Targhee North Series GS results are in

The giant slalom results are in from the first day of racing at Targhee North Series event.

See them here: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races22/north.php


Results in from U14 Qualifier at Snow King

The giant slalom results are in from the U14 Qualifier at Snow King Resort in Jackson Hole, WY.

See them at: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races22/U14.php


8th annual IMD U14 Speed Camp announcement

Here is the event announcement for the 8th annual IMD U14 Speed Camp at Soldier Mountain.

2023 Soldier Mountain IMD U14 Speed Project- Event Announcement

It is also permanently available here: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races22/U14.php


Referee shadow protocol established

Because of confusion so far this season with the Referee shadow assignments, a protocol has been created after a meeting with the Alpine Officials Committee and Troy Price.

It is important that the new referees, TDs and Chiefs of Race read this document. In addition, I have attached the form that needs to be completed by the mentoring referee. If the Race Organizers could have this on hand, that would be great.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Carma

70 AO Recommendation Form (1)

IMD Referee Shadow Request Protocol


2023 WR Elite Tech Series Results

Results are in from the first women’s slalom and the first men’s giant slalom at the Western Region Tech Series event at Sun Valley.

See them at: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races22/regional.php


2023 Snowbird U16 qualifier results

Results are in from the Snowbird U16 Qualifier.

See them at: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races22/U16.php

Podium Photos


Snowbird South Series race announcement revised

Chief of Race for the Snowbird South Series event on Jan. 17-18 has changed.

Here is the revised race announcement:

2023 SB South Series GS RA revised


PNSA AO Update & Review Jan. 17

Good news for Alpine Officials who have not attended an Update & Review this season and need to. The Pacific Northwest Division has one last AO Update Clinic scheduled.

PNW has scheduled an Officials Update clinic for Tuesday Jan. 17 6pm – 9pm PST. (Length determined by number of attendee’s). Register Here: 2022-23 PNW Officials Virtual Update Clinic #5 – Pacific Northwest Ski Association (pnwdivision.org)


Guay, Hoffman lead 2023 Bryce Astle IMC Series

A big THANK YOU goes out to Snowbird Sports Education Foundation for pulling off our 2nd IMC Series under some challenging conditions.

Here are the standings (so far) for our year long Bryce Astle IMC Series:
Women
1. Dyllan Guay- PCSS- 560 pts.
2. Sophia Davis- BSSEF- 264 pts.
3. Taylor Moe- JHSC- 245 pts.
4. Ruby Smith- SVSEF- 235 pts.
5. Lucy Wirth- JHSC- 234 pts.
Men
1. Jack Hoffman- RM- 390 pts.
2. Joseph McNamara- JHSC- 288 pts.
3. Freddy Gowski- RM- 257 pts.
4. Owen Lancaster- SVSEF- 239 pts.
5 Oliver Sanders- JHSC- 229 pts.

Congratulations to Dyllan and Jack, our current Leader Bib athletes!


Targhee Resort waiver

If you are having problems with the Targhee Resort waiver link in the race announcement, try the link below. It will get you there.

https://my.1risk.net/1waiverKioskv2/sign?a=aHR0cHM6Ly9teS4xcmlzay5uZXQvdGFyZ2hlZWFwaXxiZGNmZDQ5YWJmNzk0YzllOTRjOWIxZjdiMjYxMTdlNnwxNjE


2023 WR Devo results

Results from the Western Region Devo event in Jackson are in.

See them at: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races22/regional.php


2023 Rowmark AO clinic Jan. 9

Rowmark will host an AO clinic on Jan. 9, 2023. The clinic will cover Referee and include testing. This is the final scheduled AO clinic in IMD this season.

Here is the link to register:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScA9DHKIu_ub4nxD9X7Yko6k42P0wJrO_8_sBvEIJgZDQRoLg/viewform?usp=sf_link

See the document below for complete details:

2023 AO Clinic Agenda SLC


2023 Alpine Precisions released

Here is the link to the 2023 Alpine Precisions:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1U5xgLEyArFjNt2cqBsqi1bn1_dwjySJn9CGjmea2yDI/edit


Referee shadow sign ups

New Referees, make sure you sign up for your shadow assignments.

In addition to the Referee course and test, shadow assignments at two events under different Referees are required to complete certification.

Here’s the link:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1mGgscBmmOyui9zdBV4xNJNWN8WxvayCUzl2A056pZH8/edit?usp=sharing


New rule protects NPS athletes

A new rule was just handed down from the Western Region protecting athletes who attend the NPS project in Burke that conflicts with the U16 Qualifiers at Snowbird.

Here is the new rule:

The Region requires that Divisions protect athletes that are selected and participate in the 2023 NPS projects that conflict with the Divisional qualifying process. These athletes will be selected as part of the Divisional quota. Athletes that attend the NPS series should participate in non conflicting qualifiers within their Division.

The U16 Boards will have the NPS attendees’ names at the top of the board even though they will have zero points after the Snowbird race. As these athletes score world cup points at the other qualifiers, they will be moved to where they objectively qualify. If they fail to qualify objectively, they will be automatics and will use one of our quota spots.


2022-23 Sean Nurse results are in

The results from the Sean Nurse Giant Slaloms and Slaloms in Jackson Hole are in. Today’s final day of Slaloms was canceled due to extreme cold weather.

Here is link to the results: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races22/U16.php


2023 IMD Junior Team announced

Congratulations to the Intermountain Alpine Junior Team!

Every December, IMD selects six boys and four girls who were active IMD racers the previous season and will be active IMD U21 or U18 racers for the following season to become members of the IMD Junior Team.

IMD athletes who qualify but will not be returning to IMD to compete for the following season (move to the USST, went to college, retirement, etc.) are named honorary team members. The 10 members will each receive a $500 IMD Grant to help with their race expenses for the season. In addition, they will receive free entry fees to all Intermountain Cup (IMC) races.

Men
Oliver Parazette, 2002, Honorary U. of U.
Benny Brown, 2003, Honorary Eastern
Ryder Sarchett, 2003, Honorary USST
1 Colin Hanna, 2004, SVSEF
2 Finnigan Donley, 2005, SVSEF
3 Grant Hagen, 2003, PCSS
4 Kai Subith, 2005, SVSEF
5 Jakob Rogers, 2003, PCSS
6 Ford Hodgkins, 2004, PCSS

Women
Laurem Macuga, 2002, Honorary USST
Mary Bocock, 2003, Honorary USST
Sophia Tozzi, 2003, Honorary Eastern
Dasha Romanov, 2003, Honorary USST
Mia Hunt, 2003, Honorary Rocky
Elisabeth Bocock, 2005, Honorary USST
1 Paige Dehart, 2005, SVSEF
2 Maddie Welling, 2004, PCSS
3 Madison Kaiserman, 2004, PCSS
4 Carly Hamilton, 2005, PCSS


2022-23 IMD Handbook is here

The Intermountain Division Alpine Handbook is now available for download.

It contains everything parents, racers and coaches need to know for a successful competition season.

Get yours at the link below:

2022-23 IMD Handbook (ver. 1)

It is also available from a link on the IMD homepage.


2023 Master Packet of Forms updated

The Master Packet of Forms for 2023 has been updated.

The MPF zip files in Alpine 101 Race Admin and TD sections have been updated.

The updated package is attached below:

MASTER PACKET FORMS Nov 30 FIS Revisions


U16 IMC Qualifier race announcement

Here is the U16 IMC Qualifier at Snowbird.

2023 U16 IMC Q RA


Race organizer alert: Competition Administration updated, renamed

The Competition Administration Summary has been updated and renamed “Event Quality Control”.

This a new element of the sanction agreements race organizers make with USSS each season.

Here is a link to the updated document:

Event Quality Control_2022-23 Season

The updated document can also be found and discussed in Alpine 101 Forum:

Alpine 101 Competition Administration document and discussion


Sun Valley Referee clinic start time changed

The start time for the Sun Valley Referee clinic and testing on Nov. 22 has been changed to 4:30 p.m.

Alpine Officials clinics have been scheduled for Sun Valley in October and November and they are open to all AOs

RSVP to Sue Schwartz, sschwartz@svsef.org, to let them know which session you will attend.

Chief of Course clinic and testing — Completed
Monday, Oct. 24. 4-8:30 p.m. at the SVSEF Training Center, 215 Picabo St., Ketchum (2nd Floor).
Instructors: Sue Schwartz and Riley Berman
RSVP to Sue Schwartz, sschwartz@svsef.org, to let them know which session you will attend.

Race Administration clinic and testing Completed
Saturday, Nov. 12, 9 a.m. at the SVSEF Training Center.
Instructor: Susan Yoshikawa-Torres
RSVP to Sue Schwartz, sschwartz@svsef.org, to let them know which session you will attend.

Timing & Calculations 1 clinic and testing Completed
Sunday, Nov. 13, 9 a.m. at the SVSEF Training Center.
Instructor: Riley Berman
RSVP to Sue Schwartz, sschwartz@svsef.org, to let them know which session you will attend.

Referee clinic and testing
Tuesday, Nov. 22, 4:30 p.m. at River Run Lodge (start time change)
Instructor: Stephen Schowengerdt
RSVP to Stephen Schowengerdt, gerdt@imdalpine.org.

Please be prepared when you show up for your course and testing with a copy of the Alpine Competition Rules, paper and pens or pencils.

You must be an Alpine Official member of U.S. Ski & Snowboard to take these courses and test. If you are a new AO with no classifications you must also complete the Competition Official course and quiz before you can attend a specialty area clinic ad test. You can download the CO course and quiz here: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine101/forum/ao-general-discussion/alpine-competition-official-training-and-quiz/#post-218

If you are looking for an Update & Review training session, visit the link below to sign up:

https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine101/forum/ao-general-discussion/2022-23-ao-update-review-schedule-and-sign-up/

In-person AO training will also take place at the Utah Olympic Park. Go here for details: https://www.imdalpine.org/news/2022-23-AO-clinics-at-UOP/


RA alert: MPF document changed

Please note that Master Packet of Forms Document #6 has been updated.

The change is that email addresses with the FIS no longer end in .ch yet now end in .com. This will affect the email addresses for submitting results, etc.

All instances of the MPF have been updated in Alpine 101.

The updated document is attached below:

06 FIS Event Document Packets Nov 22 rev


2022-23 Sean Nurse race announcement

The Sean Nurse race announcement is attached.

Sean Nurse Jan 2-5 Announcement


Dates changed for Tamarack races

The North Series races at Tamarack have been moved to March 4-5, 2023. The online schedule has been updated.


2022-23 AO clinics at UOP are a wrap

The Utah Olympic Park and Park City ski team hosted several Alpine Official clinics on Oct. 22. Thank you to all who participated.

Thank you to the UOP for use of their fantastic facility.

All sessions will begin at 9 a.m. at the UOP. Please RSVP at https://forms.gle/6RV7xYfoektxgfgo8.

The UOP clinic specialty area clinics being taught are:

Referee
Instructors: Tommy Eckfeldt, Stephen Schowengerdt

Chief of Race
Instructor: Jason Lance

Race Administration
Instructor: Becky Stone

Advanced Timing and Calculations
Instructor: Jason Smith
Both Level 1 and Level 3 tests will be available.

The clinics will run concurrently and testing will follow for each specialty area course taught on that day.

Please be prepared when you show up for your course and testing with a copy of the Alpine Competition Rules, paper and pens or pencils.

You must be an Alpine Official member of U.S. Ski & Snowboard to take these courses and test. If you are a new AO with no classifications you must also complete the Competition Official course and quiz before you can attend a specialty area clinic ad test. You can download the CO course and quiz here: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine101/forum/ao-general-discussion/alpine-competition-official-training-and-quiz/#post-218

If you are looking for an Update & Review training session, visit the link below to sign up:

https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine101/forum/ao-general-discussion/2022-23-ao-update-review-schedule-and-sign-up/

All Update & Review training sessions in IMD are via Zoom this season.


Brighton Ski Team seeks 2 part-time coaches

Brighton Ski Team is looking for two part-time coaches to add to the staff, one U10 coach and one U14 coach.

U10 Coach must be able to work Saturdays (9-3) for training and races

U14 Coach must be able to work weekends (9-3), Tuesday nights, Thursday nights and Friday nights (5-8) along with having the ability to travel to ski races.

Those interested should have coaching/instructing background. Please contact Drew Southworth, 801-350-1551 or send resume to brightonskiteam@hotmail.com


2022-23 Update & Review clinics: Sign Up Now

The 2022-23 Update & Review Schedule is set and accepting signups.

Alpine Officials who only need to attend an update to stay current can follow the link below to register for one of the five update clinics in IMD this season. All Update & Review clinics in IMD this season are via Zoom.

https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine101/forum/ao-general-discussion/2022-23-ao-update-review-schedule-and-sign-up/

Alpine Officials who need to attend a specialty area clinic and test to obtain an AO classification can follow the links below to sign up for an in-person clinic in either Referee, RA, Chief of Course, T&C 1 or Chief of Race.

UOP AO Clinics

Sun Valley AO Clinics

Snowbird Referee Clinic

Jackson Hole Referee Clinic


Jackson Referee clinic Nov. 19

A Alpine officials Referee clinic with testing will be held at the Jackson Hole Ski Club offices on Nov.19 beginning at 9 a.m.

RSVP to kwaddle@jhskiclub.org to ensure you have a seat at the clinic.

Please be prepared when you show up for your course and testing with a copy of the Alpine Competition Rules, paper and pens or pencils.

You must be an Alpine Official member of U.S. Ski & Snowboard to take these courses and test. If you are a new AO with no classifications you must also complete the Competition Official course and quiz before you can attend a specialty area clinic ad test. You can download the CO course and quiz here: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine101/forum/ao-general-discussion/alpine-competition-official-training-and-quiz/#post-218

If you are looking for an Update & Review training session, visit the link below to sign up:

https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine101/forum/ao-general-discussion/2022-23-ao-update-review-schedule-and-sign-up/


Jackson Ski Swap Oct. 15


2023 Competition Guide is online

The Competition Guide for the 2023 season is now available in Alpine 101 at:

https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine101/forum/ao-general-discussion/2023-competition-guide-and-acr/#post-259

Or on the U.S. Ski & Snowboard website at:

https://usskiandsnowboard.org/sport-programs/rules-equipment/alpine-membership-rules


Snowbird 2022-23 Ref clinic Nov. 5

Snowbird will hold a Referee clinic with testing on Nov. 5

See this file for details: SBSEF Alpine Officials Update with Referee Class & Testing


AO training materials are up for 2022-23

The Alpine official training materials for the 2022-23 season are loaded up in Alpine 101 and ready for download.

Click here to go get ’em

The Alpine Competition Guide, which contains the Alpine Competition Regulations, are not up yet but should be soon.

If you are new to Alpine officiating, and have no specialty area classifications, they you are required to complete thse Competition Official Course and Quiz, which is also available for download in Alpine 101.

Alpine Official training sessions will be held in Salt Lake City, Sun Valley, Jackson Hole and Boise this fall. The schedule for those clinics will be posted soon. Specialty area training this fall will include Race Administration, Chief of Race, Referee, Timing & Calculations and Chief of Course.

If you just need an Update & Review this fall to remain current, that schedule and signup has already been posted and is available here: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine101/forum/ao-general-discussion/2022-23-ao-update-review-schedule-and-sign-up/


SSEF Winter Welcome Nov. 5

To reserve your table of eight or purchase individual tickets, please click here.

To Pay with a Check or Cash, please email cbstephens624@gmail.com


2022-23 CO course and quiz are up

The Competition Official training course and quiz for the 2022-23 season are now available:,

Competition Official Course and Quiz

The CO course and quiz is required for all new officials in U.S. Ski & Snowboard. If you register as an Alpine Official and you have no AO classifications, then you must complete this download course and quiz. It must be completed and emailed back to gerdt@imdalpine.org before any other Alpine training courses and testing can be taken.

If you have questions or need more information, please contact IMD AO Chairman Stephen Schowengerdt, gerdt@imdalpine.org.

Visit Alpine 101 on this website anytime for AO information and training material.


Jackson Hole Ski Ball Sept. 24




Get your tickets here.


Bogus Basin Ski Swap Nov. 4-6




Snowbasin Ski Swap Oct. 28-29

SNOWBASIN SKI SALE & SWAP
Friday, October 28, 2022
12:00pm – 7:00pm

Saturday, October 29, 2022
10:00am to 6:00pm

Admission is FREE
Legacy Events Center
151 South 1100 West, Farmington, Utah 84025, United States


SVSEF seeks Communications and Development Associate

Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation is looking for a Communications and Development Associate to join their team! This role will support and work in collaboration with the Director of Strategic Communications and Development to deliver on communications and development plans. Click below for the full Job Description, and please feel free to share with anyone you think might be interested.

Full job description


Snowbird seeks U16 and Devo coaches

Snowbird Ski Education Foundation is looking to hire U16 and Devo coaches for the 2022-23 season. Follow the link below for complete details.

SBSEF Alpine job openings


Brighton has 2 U10 coach positions to fill

Brighton Ski Team is looking for two part-time coaches for their U10 program.

Those interested should have coaching/instructing background. Must be willing to work every Saturday and Tuesday evenings. Please contact Drew Southworth, 801-350-1551 or send resume to brightonskiteam@hotmail.com


Snowbird Ski Swap Sept. 23-24

The Snowbird Annual Ski Swap and Sale will be held Sept. 23-24 at Churchill High School.

Follow this link for all the details:

2022 Snowbird Ski Swap


Jackson Hole Ski Club tribute to Mike Hammer

A nice tribute to Mike Hammer, a long time friend of IMD and former President of Intermountain Division. RIP, you will always be missed but never forgotten.

Mike Hammer Tribute


2022-23 IMD race schedule is online

The IMD race schedule for the 2022-23 season is online and available at:

https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races22/schedule.php


Important 2023 USSS membership updates and info

Check out this Powerpoint presentation that contains U.S. Ski & Snowboard membership information for the 2022-23 season.

FY23 Congress Alpine


2021-22 IMD award winners announced

Here are the Intermountain Division award winners for the 2021-22 season:

Bryce Astle Intermountain Cup
Karsten Schillinger, RM
Reagan Harrison, JHSC

Coach of the Year
Bo Maciejko, SB

Official of the Year
Riley Berman, Rotarun

Volunteer of the Year
Darrell Dain, SB

Steve Bounous Award
Benny Brown, PCSS
Sophia Tozzi, Independent

IMD Scholar
Kelsie Kruckenberg, SB

Congratulation to all!!


2022 safety grant program opens

To US Ski & Snowboard Alpine member clubs:

The Kelly Brush Foundation is excited to announce that our 2022 Ski Racing Safety Grant Program application is now OPEN. The application deadline is Friday, June 24, 2022.

This is your opportunity to receive support from the Kelly Brush Foundation to purchase safety equipment. Is your B-Net starting to age and need replacement? Do you need more netting for proper safety installations? Are you opening a new race or training trail? Do you have other obstacles that need better protection?

ABOUT THE KBF’S SKI RACING SAFETY MISSION

APPLY HERE

DEADLINE: Friday, June 24, 2022

Please share this email with everyone on the team at your club that makes on-hill safety as well as budget decisions.

We at the Kelly Brush Foundation hope safety is always a priority discussion at your club. Since Kelly’s injury in 2006 we have been committed to leading the discussion on safety and have backed up our advocacy with almost 200 grants to clubs around the country to improve safety on their venue. If you have any questions about our grant program, your application, or anything else about the Kelly Brush Foundation’s ski racing safety mission, don’t hesitate to reach out.

About the KBF Ski Racing Safety Equipment Grant Program

The Kelly Brush Foundation Ski Racing Safety Grant Program is intended to help Alpine ski race programs and venues purchase safety equipment. All grants are matching (meaning we will only fund up to half of an equipment purchase). We have been administering this program for 15 years in addition to the safety advocacy and educational programming we provide the ski racing community.

About the KBF

Since Kelly sustained a spinal cord injury ski racing in an NCAA D-I race in 2006, we are proud of the change we’ve driven in the culture of safety. We have helped purchase over 15 miles of b-netting, supported trail widening projects, and contributed to other safety measures at hundreds of venues around the country. We are confident that every US Ski & Snowboard Alpine racer around the country races at least one venue (or many more) every year that we have made safer. Learn more about our ski racing safety mission: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygePbuie8Q4

Thank you for your commitment to safety and please reach out with any questions.

Best,

Zeke Davisson

Board of Directors

kellybrushfoundation.org


2022 SnowCup women’s SGs canceled, Bromley wins overall

The women’s Super-Gs at the 2022 Snowbird SnowCup have been canceled because of snow conditions.

Women’s overall winner Meredith Bromley of Sun Valley.

The overall winner for the women’s event is Meredith Bromley of Sun Valley

Here are the results from the women’s giant slaloms and slaloms in the 2022 SnowCup at Snowbird:

SnowCup 2022 GS1 W Race Results

SnowCup 2022 GS2 W Race Results

In the first giant slalom of the day, Meredith Bromley of Sun Valley was first, Sophia Hijjawi of Rowmark was second and Josie Sarchett of Sun Valley was third.

In the second giant slalom, Beatrice Martin of Snowbird was first, Meredith Bromley of Sun Valley was second and Macy Lawrence of Park City was third.

SnowCup 2022 SL1 W Race Results

SnowCup 2022 SL2 W Race Results

In the opening slalom of the day Park City’s Lindsey Aten was first, Hadley Platt of Park City was second and Sofie Haggard of Snowbird was third.

In slalom two, Sofie Haggard of Snowbird was first, Ava Kelly of Park City was second and Sophia Hijjawi of Rowmark was third.


Brennwald wins 2022 SnowCup men overall title

Stefan Brennwald of Park City was the 2022 SnowCup men’s overall winner.

In the first slalom of the day Jeremy Mathers of U. of U finished first, Park City’sTay Polster was second and Rowmark’s ack Abuhaidar was third.
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In the second slalom, Jeremy Mathers picked up another first place finish, Rowmark’s Ford Hodgkins was second and Oscar Brown of Snowbird was third.

Here are the men’s slalom results:

SL1 M Race Results

SL2 M Race Results



Winners in the first giant slalom Tay Poster of Park City first, Stefan Brennwald of Park City second and Campbell Prichard of Rowmark third.



In the men’s second GS Campbell Prichard of Rowmark was first, Stefan Breenwald of Park City was second and Preson Bolus of Rowmark and Daniel Macuga of Park City tied for third.

Here are the 78th Annual SnowCup men’s Giant Slalom results from Snowbird:

2022 Astle GS 1 M Results

2022 Astle GS 2 M Results



SnowCup Super-G winners, all from Park City: First place Cole Potter, second place Daniel Macuga and third place Stefan Brennwald.

The results from the first men’s Super-G at the 78th Annual SnowCup at Snowbird are in. Race 2 was canceled due to fog.

Here are the results:

78TH ANNUAL SNOW CUP M SG Results


Updated 2022 U14/U12 Spring Series race announcement

Here is the 4/2/2022 updated race announcement for the U14/U12 Spring Series at Targhee:

2022 IMD U12_U14 Spring Series RA 2022


2022 Bryce Astle IMC final weekend nears

The 2022 Bryce Astle IMC Series will end this weekend with the finale being at Snowbird. It has been a great series and we’ve had two athletes dominate the Series!! The current overall standings are as follows:

Women
1. Reagan Harrison-JHSC
2. Natalie Gowe- SVSEF
3. Lowie Watkins- SVSEF

Men
1. Karsten Schillinger-RM
2. Max Meucci- SVSEF
3. Austin Aten- PCSS

Typically, the IMC awards would be awarded at the conclusion of these races. Due to a conflict with U16 Nationals in Sugarloaf, Maine, a lot of the award recipients will not be at the finale of the Bryce Astle IMC series. Instead the awards will be given out at the IMD Spring meetings in May. Hopefully next year, we will once again ring the cowbell in Bryce’s honor.

Good Luck to everyone at the SnowCup and Last Chance races.

Carma


2022 IMD Finals GS and SL results

Here are the results from the giant slaloms and slaloms at the Intermountain Division Finals at Snowbird:

IMD FINALS SNOWBIRD M SL Race Results

Sunday SL Men by class

IMD FINALS SNOWBIRD W SL Race Results

Sunday SL Women by class

IMD FINALS SNOWBIRD M Race Results

GS Men Age Class Results

IMD FINALS SNOWBIRD L Race Results

GS Women Age Class Results


All 2022 IMD Champs results are in

Women’s giant slalom and Kinder Kombi results are in from the IMD 2022 Intermountain Division Championships at Sun Valley.

IMD U12 CHAMPIONSHIPS PSL L Race Results

IMD U12 CHAMPIONSHIPS L SL Race Results

IMD U12 CHAMPIONSHIPS – GS L Race Results

IMD U12 CHAMPIONSHIPS – KK L Race Results

IMD U12 CHAMPIONSHIPS M PSL Race Results

IMD U12 CHAMPIONSHIPS M SL Race Results

IMD U12 CHAMPIONSHIPS – GS M Race Results

IMD U12 CHAMPIONSHIPS – KK M Race Results


2022 Tri-D race announcement

Here is the race announcement for the Tri-Divisional Championships at Jackson:

Tri-Divisional_RA_2022


2022 YSL Finals SL and GS results

Here are giant slalom and slalom results from the YSL Finals at Snowbasin.

2022 YSL GS M

2022 GS YSL Results by Class M

2022 YSL GS W

2022 GS YSL Results by Class W

2022 YSL Finals M SL

2022 SL M Result by Class – YSL Finals

2022 YSL Finals W SL

2022 SL W Result by Class – YSL Finals

All YSL results can also be accessed at https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races21/ysl.php


Here are the 2022 U14 Tri-D Boards

Here are the U14 Tri-D Boards:

U14 Regionals-Tri-D Boards

They are also available at: IMD Boards


2022 David Wright Memorial GS 2 canceled

The men and women’s giant slaloms at the Park City David Wright Memorial were canceled today (3/6/2022) because of poor snow conditions.

The first round of giant slaloms Saturday were also hindered by poor snow conditions resulting with the Women’s race being terminated and the men’s race being canceled.

Here are slalom results from the Park City David Wright Memorial:

David Wright U14 Qualifier Women SL Results

DAVID WRIGHT U14 QUALIFIER Men SL Results


Updated 2021-22 IMD Handbook is online

The 2021-22 IMD Handbook Version 4 is now online and attached below.

This is mandatory reading for parents, athletes, coaches and officials.

Handbook 2021-22 v4


2nd GS at Snowbasin canceled

The second Giant Slalom at the Wrangler Western Region Devo Race Qualifier at Snowbasin was canceled because of coditions.

Here are the results from earlier racing:

WRANGLER CUP DEVO FIS – GS1 W Race Results

WRANGLER CUP DEVO FIS – GS1 M Race Results

WRANGLER CUP DEVO FIS RACE – SG1 M Race Results

WRANGLER CUP DEVO FIS RACE – SG1 L Race Results

WRANGLER CUP DEVO FIS RACE – SG2 M Race Results

WRANGLER CUP DEVO FIS RACE – SG2 L Race Results



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