Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Mt. Hood Race Team concluded the first month of winter training with another good weekend at Skibowl. While the amount of snow coverage has been limited, the snow surface has been fantastic for early season skiing! Mt. Hood Academy Juniors were away at races this weekend before the holidays. Many racers competed in the Russ Read Memorial GS at Mt. Bachelor, and our FIS athletes raced in this year's first NW Cup Slalom races at Mission Ridge. Now, it's time for a training break, and time to enjoy the holidays with family and friends.
Next week’s holiday camp is a very busy and important time. The primary focus is a training progression for all age groups; the final preparation before the busy racing season. There are also several activities and meetings planned for the holiday. Please see below for information.
MHRT Training Camp – Dec 27th
Mt. Hood Race Team Mitey Mites will begin their 4-day Holiday Camp on Tuesday, December 27th. Training will begin each day at 9:00am, scheduled for Multorpor. Look for another training update on the 26th for more specific training details and any change to the schedule or location.
MHA Training Camp – Dec 27th
Mt. Hood Academy Juniors will also begin their 5-day Holiday Camp on Tuesday, the 27th, with training scheduled for Multorpor beginning at 9:00am each day. Training details and any change in the schedule or location will be sent out on the 26th.
Learn to Race Holiday Camp – Dec 28th
The 3-Day LTR Holiday Camp begins on Wednesday, Dec 28th and continues for three consecutive days. On-line registration will remain open through Friday, Dec 23rd. Families should meet the coaches the first morning at 9:30am at the Multorpor Lodge for a brief orientation meeting. Spread the word to any young skier who may enjoy ski racing!
MHRT Parents Meeting – Dec 28th
After training on Wednesday the 28th, parents, coaches and board members will meet in the Multorpor Lodge for our annual Holiday Camp parents meeting. This is a great opportunity to ask questions, share your experiences with other racing families, and learn more about the team and upcoming events. Plan to meet at 2:45 in the Multorpor restaurant on the 2nd floor of the lodge.
Ski-A-Thon – Dec 29th
MHSEF’s 3rd Annual Ski-A-Thon is part of this year’s Holiday Camp. The event will be held at Multorpor on Thursday, December 29th, from 9:00am to 11:30am. The Ski-A-Thon is an important fund-raising event for our team and we hope everyone can participate. It is also a lot of fun! Racers will lap on Green Chair and ski several courses and other skiing challenges. There will be music, snacks, event t-shirts and really cool prizes!
Waxing/Tuning Clinic – Dec 30th
MHSEF will host a ski tuning and waxing clinic for MHRT Mitey Mite parents and racers on Friday the 30th. The clinic will cover important basic details necessary to prep skis prior to race-day, as well as final attention to skis at the race start. Selection of race waxes will also be discussed. Be sure to bring a note pad and your questions to the clinic. Meet at the Academy house at 3:00pm on the 30th.
MHSEF Team Race – Dec 31st
The annual MHSEF Team Race is scheduled for Saturday, December 31st. Racers will be grouped in teams, mixing ages and gender. Older racers will act as team captains and help coach younger teammates during inspection and at the start. Costumes are permitted! The event will be a 2-run Giant Slalom on Mt. Hood Lane. Registration / team selection will be at 8:00am in the Multorpor Lodge. Inspection will start at 9:00am, and the race will begin around 10:00am. The entire event should end by lunch-time with the presentation of team awards.
Meadows WinterStart SL – Postponed
The USSA Slalom race scheduled for Dec 31st and Jan 1st at Mt. Hood Meadows has been postponed due to lack of snow. Hopefully, the event will be re-scheduled at a later date this season. MHA Juniors may now participate in the Team Race on the 31st. MHA athletes should check with their coaches regarding any other plans.
Look for a final training update email on the 26th with final plans for holiday training. Be sure to make a holiday wish for winter snow to fall soon!