Northern Michigan University seeks head alpine coach

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

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

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

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

Chris Kirk, MS, ATC

Associate Professor / Clinical Coordinator

Northern Michigan University

1401 Presque Isle Avenue

Marquette, MI 49855


2020 Hartlauer Memorial results are in

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

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Snowbird U16 Qualifier results are in

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

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Bryce Astle Leader Bib Standings

Hey Gang,

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

2020 U14 Speed Project sign up reopens

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

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

Download and read this: 2020 U14 IMD Speed Project Announcement

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

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


Snow King U14 Qualifier SL and GS results are in

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

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Postponed Targhee GS moved to SV

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

See the race announcement here:

Parents, listen up! U12 and younger equipment rules

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

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

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

U12 and Younger Equipment Rules

Here is a link to the Precisions:

Targhee North GS results are in

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

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Park City South GS results are in

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

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Wes Barron SG results are in

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

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New North, South and YSL series rules reminder

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

New Rules for North/South Athletes

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

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

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


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