Happy Thanksgiving! Have a fun and safe holiday weekend!
Skibowl will open for the winter on Friday! Over 2 feet of snow fell on Monday, and it snowed more on Tuesday! The temperature has stayed very cold and the snow is great. Skibowl has groomed the Canyon, Reynolds Run top to bottom, and all of Lower Bowl and Multorpor. All lifts will be operating by Saturday.
Winter arrived and Skibowl will open just in time for our Thanksgiving Camp!
Here is an update for the next few weeks, and some important dates for your calendar:
All MHA Juniors and MHRT J4/J5 athletes will be skiing with the coaches Friday, Saturday and Sunday for Thanksgiving Camp. Skiing should be fun at Skibowl! While there is a lot of snow, the area still does not have a base layer, so some stumps and rocks may still be under the service. Be careful, and bring trainers or rock skis. Twin-tips are fine, but please bring training ski, too. MHRT J4/J5 athletes will meet coaches each day at the Multorpor Lodge by 9:00am. MHA Juniors will meet coaches at the Multorpor Lodge by 9:00am on Friday, and by 8:30am on Saturday and Sunday.
MHRT J6 and Learn to Race Programs
J6 racers and the Learn to Race participants will begin their programs on Saturday, December 4th. We should be skiing at Skibowl and meeting at the Multorpor Lodge. Make sure you have your season pass or lift ticket, and please make sure that your ski bindings and boots operate properly. Another announcement will be sent next week. Check the team website, www.mthoodacademy.com, or call the Racer Message phone, 503-272-0109, for more information.
J3 Team Calendar/Planning Meeting - 11/27
After skiing on Saturday, the 27th, J3 athletes and their parents will meet with Mary and the coaches for a planning meeting, review the race calendar for this year, and discuss race entry and race travel. The meeting is scheduled for 3:00pm, but be sure to check with the coaches on Saturday for any change. Everyone should plan on meeting, however, if you cannot attend please send Mary an email at email@example.com so she can get you the information.
J1/J2 Team Calendar/Planning Meeting - 12/4
All part-time J1/J2 athletes and parents will meet with the coaches after training on Saturday, December 4th, at MHA. We will discuss the race calendar and race travel plans. In the mean time, everyone should send in their entry for the Russ Read GS at Mt. Bachelor.
Russ Read GS, Mt. Bachelor, December 18th & 19th
The first race of the season for most MHA Juniors will be the Russ Read GS at Mt. Bachelor on the 18th and 19th. The deadline is December 4th, so please send your entry. The team is staying at the Ameritel Inn in Bend. You will be able to discuss the event with the coaches at your planning meeting, and cancel your entry at that time if appropriate. Please go to race announcement
for more information.
MHRT Parents Meeting - Change
Our annual MHRT parents meeting during the Holiday Camp will be Wednesday, December 29th, right after training in the Multorpor Lodge. This is a change from earlier calendars. This meeting is a great time for new families to meet with the coaches, ask questions and discuss plans for the coming season. This is also a great time for experienced racing families to share their knowledge and "tricks" with new racing families. Please change your calendar and plan to join us on the 29th.
More team information will be available in the coming weeks. But for now, winter has arrived, Skibowl is open, and we're excited to ski!!
See you on the mountain!