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  • August 22, 2008 9:30 PM | Anonymous

    With the end of summer in sight the coaches and staff of Mt. Hood Academy and Mt. Hood Race Team are working hard to put the programs and people in place to bring another great year of racing to our young athletes.

    Mt. Hood Race Team to be Lead by Veteran Head Coach

    Last winter was fantastic with lots of great skiing and racing, ending with very young group of Buddy Werner team athletes finishing 4th overall. This year most of our athletes are back and we should again have an exciting Mitey Mite year. To build on the success MHSEF is pleased to announce Ryan Barnes “Barney” as the new head Mt. Hood Race Team coach.

    Ryan Barnes “Barney” to lead Mt. Hood Race Team

    Ryan Barnes, better known as “Barney”, returns to our team after taking a few years off from direct athlete coaching, although never far from a race course.  Barney, a native of Portland and a graduate of Mt. Hood Academy and University of Oregon, was a very successful Junior and collegiate racer.  He returned to coach at Mt. Hood Academy in 1999 and over the next 5 years coached the team to two or its eight Northwest Cup team titles, as well as numerous individual Northwest Cup and Junior Olympic titles.  More recently, Barney has been respected as a hard working, conscientious racing rep for Salomon, taking good care of athletes from the Mitey Mite levels to the World Cup.  Barney brings a championship attitude, a wealth of equipment knowledge, and the right stuff to take our Mitey Mite racers even further this year. We are excited to have Barney on the staff.

    Mt. Hood Academy Junior Racing Program Adds Experienced Academy FIS Coach

    MHA Juniors surfaced as top competitors in the Northwest last winter. No other team qualified more athletes (six) to the Junior Olympics, and four MHA athletes were invited to USSA National Development summer camps.  Our FIS athletes (15-19) moved impressively up the rankings and got noticed by divisional and regional staff. To provide the best dedicated resources and coaching to this strong group of athletes, and those coming up behind them, we are pleased to introduce a new Mt. Hood Academy full-time coach to our team, Kristi Revello.

    Announcing Kristi Revello as Full-time MHA Coach

    "Kristi is one of the most passionate, motivated and hard working coaches I have ever worked with", say Aaron Atkins, Alpine Director at Sugar Bowl Ski Team.  A native of McCall, Idaho, Kristi was an elite athlete in PNSA and a member of the Western Region Elite Ski Team for several years, competing throughout North America and Europe. She then competed four years as an NCAA skiing athlete at the University of Nevada.  Since 2005, Kristi has coached at Sugar Bowl in California where she worked with a very successful team of FIS athletes.  Kristi is very excited to return to the Northwest and coach at Mt. Hood Academy, and we are very excited to have such a passionate, energetic coach working with our athletes.

    2008-2009 Programs and Camps

    Mt. Hood Academy athletes will begin the regular season with a November training camp at Timberline, and two different training camps in Canada.  FIS-age athletes will train at Banff, Alberta, and J3 athletes will train at Apex, B.C.  MHA will continue to provide its full-service programs with full-time and weekend training.  The Academy's school will offer two terms during the winter to assist athletes training and competing full-time.  The winter term will begin in early December and continue through mid-March.  An extended term for FIS-age athletes will begin in November and continue into April. The race calendar is posted at www.pnsa.org and on this web page and will be finalized and adopted in mid-September. Final dates for MHA camps and equipment nights will be emailed in September and published on this web site

    Mt. Hood Race Team’s time tested and successful programs are in place for this season.  J4 / J5 racers will begin training with the Thanksgiving camp on November 28th.  J6 / J7 racers will begin regular training the following Saturday, December 6th.  Additionally, J4 racers are invited to attend our training camp at Apex, B.C. in November.  The 2008-09 race calendar is not yet set, but will be announced in mid-September. Exact dates for camps, meetings, and equipment nights will be sent out via email and posted on the website as soon as they are finalized.

    We are looking forward to another great year!

    Bill, Mary, Judy, Barney, Kristi, all the coaches and the MHSEF Board

  • August 05, 2008 11:23 AM | Anonymous

    Dryland training at the Sandy High School track Friday August 8th has been canceled.

  • July 31, 2008 10:33 PM | Anonymous

    Training has been consolidated into two days of SL. Meet at the base of the Magic Mile at 7:00am each morning; if you arrive late, we'll be on the hill.

    The snow has been frozen hard each morning so tune skis and sharpen edges.

    The training fee is $50 each day. Please bring a check. IMPORTANT: The camp will not issue lift tickets. Plan to individually purchase $49 lift tickets at the base of the Magic Mile.

    Remember, this is a day camp. Everyone needs to arrange their own transportation. We should return to the Timberline parking lot by 12:00 noon each day. Also, the equipment companies have packed up and departed from Govy. Do not plan on any demos during camp.

    Dryland preparation on Friday - 6/8:

    On Friday we will meet at the Sandy High School track for a physical assessment. Using this, we can provide you with helpful plans for your individual dryland program this fall. All MHA racers are encouraged to attend, even if you are not training on Palmer. For those participating in the SL training, the dryland is included in your training fee. For those attending only dryland, please bring $15. Meet at the track stadium at 3:00pm. Van transportation will be available for anyone departing from Govy.

    Hope you're having a great summer!

  • May 03, 2008 10:53 PM | Anonymous
        The past few weeks have been busy with year-end events, as well as confirming dates and arrangements for our team’s summer camps.  Some dates have shifted slightly from those posted previously on our web site.  The good news – our friends from Montana are all excited to return this June and again join MHA and MHRT athletes for summer training!
        
        New this year – MHA Speed Camp:  We will take advantage of all the great snow on the lower slopes of Palmer and the Mile for a 4-day speed camp in June.  The focus will be on terrain and jumps, and also high-speed turns and gliding.  This camp is open to all J1, J2 and J3 racers (yob ’95 and earlier).  I’m also looking for parents to volunteer a day at the house to help keeps expenses down.  Please let me know if you’re interested.

        Also new this year, an additional day has been added to the MHRT Day Camp.  The camp will run for 4 consecutive days in July and offer both GS and SL training.  This is a day-camp with skiers commuting each day to Timberline.  All MHRT J4 and J5 racers are encouraged to attend, including racers 9 years of age (yob ’99) and older.  For racers who did not participate in an earlier camp we recommend at least one day of summer skiing prior

    J4 athletes and older are highly encouraged to participate in summer training camps.  Summer race training is a very important element for any ski racer’s development.  And we are very lucky to have the best summer training right here, in our backyard – Palmer skiing at Timberline!  Coaches call Palmer our “classroom” or our “laboratory”.  Summer training is truly the perfect opportunity for focus, intensity and improvement of technique.

    If your schedule does not allow you to attend MHA/MHRT camps, or if you are looking for additional training opportunities, there are several other camps on Mt. Hood that I could recommend.  Please give me a call, or send an email, if you would like to discuss options.

    Have a great summer.  Hope to see you on the mountain.



        Bill Gunesch
     
  • April 16, 2008 9:48 PM | Anonymous
    MHRT and MHA 2007-2008 Team Awards were announced April 13.

    MHRT Awards

    MHA Awards
  • April 15, 2008 11:30 PM | Anonymous

    It is time to order new MHRT Uniforms. These are the same red Spyder jackets with the MHRT logo, red jacket liners, and black pants that the team has had for the last 2 years. If you order online you must pay online using PayPal or a major credit card and prices are 3% higher to cover credit costs. Due to limitations of our online order process you can only buy one of each type of item per online order. If you want more than one you will have to place a second online order. You can also order by mail and pay by check using the MHSEF Uniform Order Form. You can mail the order forms and checks to:

    Michele Grebisz
    35719 SE Lusted Road
    Boring OR  97009
    Email michelegrebisz@yahoo.com
    503-663-2895

    Orders received online or by mail by 4/18 should be available about 11/1/08 and orders received by the final deadline of 5/17/08 should be available about 12/2/08.

    Online Prices

    Jacket       $170
    Liner         $63
    Pants        $113

    Spyder size chart

     

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    Inseam

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  • April 08, 2008 10:58 PM | Anonymous

    Our end of the year awards party is this Sunday April 13

    What:  A BBQ lunch - dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, salad, chips, soft drinks, etc. - (The folks at Multorpor Lodge Restaurant will be operating a cash bar)

    Where:  Ski Bowl, the deck of Multorpor Lodge

    When:  Sunday, April 13th

    Time:  Registration for fun races begins at 9:00 - Lunch will be served between 12:00 and 2:00 p.m. - the day ends about 4:00 (exact timing subject to change :-)).

    If you have not already sent in an RSVP please do so I know how much food to buy: email Peggy or call her at 503-292-2278.

    Cost:  $8.00/adult - $5.00/child (payment can be made by check or exact change at the BBQ) 

    Volunteer Opportunities:  We could use a little help.  We will have two BBQs fired up so if we could get a few people to take 20 minute shifts, email Peggy or call her at 503-292-2278.

  • March 17, 2008 10:49 PM | Anonymous
    2008 Junior Olympians!

    This year's Junior Olympic teams have been announced!  Six Mt. Hood Academy
    J3 athletes will be representing the Pacific Northwest and Mt. Hood Academy
    at the J3 Olympics in Bogus Basin, Idaho.  McKenzie Burns, Alyssa Bride, Ali
    Gunesch, Haley Hanseler, Steven Lantz and Stephan Splitstoser will be
    competing in Super-G, Giant Slalom and SL at the JOs, March 22nd - 24th

    Three J2 athletes from Mt. Hood Academy will be competing in the Junior FIS
    Finals in Park City.  Keree Smith, Jake Davis and Austen Knight will be
    representing MHA and the Pacific Northwest in Slalom and Giant Slalom races,
    March 27th - 30th.

    Good luck to our Junior Olympians!
  • March 11, 2008 10:30 AM | Anonymous

    A scholarship fund has been established through Mt. Hood Ski Education Foundation, to provide financial support to Keree Smith and Kim Smith in their continued pursuit of academic and athletic opportunities. These funds will be used to pay for camps, tuition, and other related expenses to insure that, after the loss of their father, the girls can continue to pursue their dreams.

    If you would like to contribute you can make a donation Online.

    Or, you can send a check made out to MHSEF with “Craig Smith Memorial Fund” in the notes section sent to:

    MHSEF
    PO Box 189
    Government Camp, OR 97028

  • February 19, 2008 10:20 AM | Anonymous

    After 2 months of racing and 9 qualifying runs our 2008 team has been named. Congratulations to the 14 racers on this year's MHRT Buddy Werner Team!

    Girls Team - Katherine Dean, Oriana Galasso, Harper Hayes, Mia Klonsky, Kayla Lanker, Ashley Lodmell and Izzie Raitt

    Boys Team - Kevan Gahan, Nathan Gunesch, Grant Hamlin, Jack Knutson, Nicholas Lanker, Cody Winters and Luke Winters

    This year's team is largely a young group, with only a few experienced veterans. However, the veterans are good leaders and the team is full of energy and performing extremely well. This 2008 team will surely offer up some surprises at this year's Championship!

    Our J4 & J5 racers have worked hard and skied fast, competing for spots on the Buddy Team. Those that did not make the team are naturally disappointed. Many will have other opportunities. However, "making the team" should not be the measure of success. Instead, our racer's success is measured by all their hard work and improvement during the season and from race to race. We are proud of all our MHRT racers!

    Again, congratulations to this year's Buddy Werner Team. Way to go, and good luck at Stevens Pass!

    Bill

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