IMD response to early end of 2020 competition season
To all of IMD’s valued members:
As most of you might know, U.S. Ski & Snowboard has put a halt on all sanctioned domestic events beginning on March 16. This includes Tri-Divisionals, U14 Regionals, WRJC, IMD projects and the Snow Cup Finale. While this is sad news, it is imperative that we view this with understanding and compassion as all of us need to do our part in slowing down the transmission of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Here is the Centers for Disease Control COVID-19 website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html
The IMD Championships at Bogus Basin this weekend have also been canceled.
Because of the loss of competitive opportunities, IMD will work hard in the next few months to come up with opportunities in the fall, assuming the world health climate has settled down.
A few housekeeping items:
- The Bryce Astle IMC winners will be announced next week. The title usually extends through the Snow Cup but will be cut short this season. The awards will be given to the clubs to distribute to the athletes.
- IMD Grant recipients will retain their grants to use for future competitions even though the event was not contested.
- IMD’s U14 Regional Teams will be refunded their project fees. If team members wish to purchase the team jacket, a black Spyder jacket with the red, white and blue IMD on the back, contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Be safe, put on your goggles, buff and gloves and go skiing … it seems like the safest place to be!
IMD Alpine Director
IMD Championships at Bogus Basin canceled
The IMD Championships this weekend at Bogus Basin have been canceled in response to coronavirus measures announced by U.S. Ski & Snowboard this morning canceling all domestic sanctioned events beginning March 16.
The decision by the BBSEF board in conjunction with Bogus Basin Resort was announced midday today, 3/12/2020.
U.S. Ski & Snowboard Cancels All Remaining Domestic Events
Due to the recently enacted European travel restrictions, and ongoing concerns in the United States and Canada regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), U.S. Ski & Snowboard is cancelling all remaining U.S. domestic events, and working to return all U.S. Ski & Snowboard athletes back to the United States. In addition, Alpine Canada, and Nordiq Canada have cancelled events to coincide with U.S. Ski & Snowboard.
IMD Bulletin: The IMD Champs at Bogus Basin this weekend have also been canceled along with all other upcoming competitions in IMD for this season
Watch this space for updates.
Sun Valley FIS GS results are in
All results from the Western Region FIS Open event at Sun Valley are in.
IMD Finals canceled
The 2020 IMD Finals have been canceled.
Sundance is not able to host the IMD Finals due to lack of snow.
Once this was announced, several ski resorts tried to make it happen, including Brighton, Snowbird, Park City, Snowbasin, Grand Targhee and Brian Head. Unfortunately, the dates simply do not work with anyones schedules and the projected numbers don’t warrant holding the event.
Bogus Basin IMD Champs update
BBSEF along with Bogus Basin are very excited to welcome you all to IMD Champs.
March 10 update: The location of IMD Champs Team Captains meeting scheduled for 7:00 pm, Thursday, March 12 has been moved to the Bogus Basin Downtown office, 2600 N Bogus Basin Road. The meeting is still in Boise (not on the mountain).
Entries/Registration $75.00 paid through USSA portal
Lifts three days $75.00 checks only made payable to Bogus Basin Mountain Resort
Athletes Banquet (includes taco bar dinner, bowling, and Souvenir) $40.00 per athlete payable to BBSEF
Coaches Banquet & Bowling $25.00 Payable to BBSEF
Parents Banquet and/or Bowling must purchase online https://bbsef.ejoinme.org/imdtickets
We are in need of volunteers for Champs. Volunteers will receive a ticket for the day of volunteering and BBSEF will provide lunch. Sign up at https://signup.com/go/WKGpmZq
Team tent spaces are available. Limit is 12 tents. Please email email@example.com if you would like to reserve a tent spot.
Mountain Coaster (The Glade Runner):
Bogus Basin is offering a $5 dollar discount of Mountain Coaster tickets to IMD Champs athletes and their families. The ticket office will have a list of competitors. To take advantage of the discount, parents must purchase coaster tickets at the ticket window and mention their athlete competing and sign the coaster waiver form. Both athletes and family members may receive the discount if purchased at the same time.
Head Coach/Program Director
Bogus Basin Ski Education Foundation
2020 YSL Champs GS and SL results are in
Giant Slalom and Slalom results from the YSL Championships at Brian Head are in.
See them at: https://www.imdalpine.org/alpine/races19/ysl.php
2020 U14 Western Region Champs signup
Congratulations on qualifying for the 2020 U14 Regional Championships at Mammoth Mountain, CA. Good luck to all of you.
Here are the steps you must take to finalize your team membership.