Cook’s Cook Out and Helen Bavin Memorial Race Update

Yay – it’s that time of year again! It’s the much anticipated day where we gather at the pleasure of Gary and Trina Cook as they generously host the annual Cook’s Cook-out at the top of the hill.

There will be a hot dog BBQ, chips, drinks, and, everybody’s fave, DIY ice cream sundaes! 

Things kick off around 12:15 on Saturday and it’s open to Team Fairmont skiers and parents.

Thanks so much, in advance, Gary and Trina. We know it’s a big deal to make happen – hauling BBQs and a ton of foods to our scenic summit! Please know how much we all appreciate and look forward to it.

The Helen Bavin Memorial Race is on Sunday, March 10th. Coaches would like to get going by 10:00 am to begin warm-up and course inspection, with race start at 11:00 am. 

We always appreciate the help of parents. Roles we need to be filled are: helping distribute bibs/numbers, assisting coaches with the younger kids on the lift; keeping the race course clear of the general public, and other various and sundry tasks. Please check with Chris when you arrive to see if there’s anything needs done. 

Race details:

Format:    

U6, U8, U12:  Dual SL/GS Kombi – Stubbies (SL) & Gates (GS); two runs, team format

U14+ (Junior Masters): SL – two runs, best-of format               

Schedule: 

9:00 am Coach check-in & bib pickup outside Snow School Office

10:15-10:30am Course inspection

11:00am Race start – First come, first served                                              

Eligibility:                          

Nancy Greene U6-U12 (Born 2014-2007)

Junior Masters (2006-2001)

Lift pass:                               

U6-Free

6-12 $15 (Includes Swim)

13 and up $20 (Includes Swim)

Awards:                              

Nancy Greene: Team Award On Main Deck of Ski Chalet 45 min. After Final Run

Junior Masters: Individual Results On Main Deck of Ski Chalet 45 min. After Final Run

 

Results:                                               

Presented to Head Coaches after Awards

Thanks all and see you on Saturday!

 

 

Helen Bavin Memorial Race Weekend

We are gearing up for a great weekend of racing next weekend, March 9th and 10th, 2019! 

Saturday is our usual training day, but be prepared for another Club Race in the afternoon in preparation for the real thing on Sunday.

The annual Helen Bavin Memorial Race is the next day, Sunday, March 10th. We want everyone to be with their coaches, on snow. by 10 am in preparation for course inspection and race start around 10:30 (or as soon as teams have completed inspection).

Please be sure skis are properly tuned!

This is a fun, team event and we look forward to challenging the other regional clubs.

If you have any other questions about the weekend, please contact Chris.

Family Day Training Schedule | Kimberley Results

We are officially mid-season and we couldn’t be prouder of the progress we’re seeing in each and every group! 

As we make our way through February, we anticipate one of the busiest weekends of the season, the upcoming Family Day weekend. While the Snowbirds and Whiskey Jacks will be taking the weekend off, the Team Fairmont Racers can expect to continue training, though on an abbreviated schedule. 

Training on Family Day weekend is considered optional. It is an official holiday and, with the recent coinciding of the Alberta and BC vacations, we understand if you have made other plans.

If you ARE ABLE TO ATTEND, either one or both days, please CLICK HERE TO CONFIRM your attendance by WEDNESDAY, FEB. 13th. It’s so important to know what we should expect for attendance so that we can appropriately allocate staff.

Please note the following training schedule: 

Saturday, February 16: half-day training. 9:30 to 12:30 (possibly earlier depending on how busy it is on the hill).
Sunday, February 17: half-day training. 9:30 to 12:30 (possibly earlier depending on how busy it is on the hill).

Additionally, another great Nancy Green Festival weekend was had by all last month. Please find the results for Saturday and  Sunday.

 

Calendar Updates, Gear Reminder

Alpine skiing equipment

Just an update to announce regarding the calendar:

  • We have planned for three Club Series races – Feb 2, Feb 23, and Mar 9. These are fantastic opportunities to gauge progress and help develop young skiers competence and confidence in courses – fabulous for over-all ski development! That said, it’s great if you ensure these are days NOT missed.
  • The Helen Bavin Memorial ski race is scheduled for Sunday, March 10, 2019

A note about appropriate Team Fairmont gear: we encourage the use of proper ski racing equipment for good reason: when your child is on sharp skis of a shorter turn radius – race skis – they are much better able to meet the demands of our program and progress quickly and more confidently. An all-mountain or twin-tip ski is going to allow for larger more sweeping turns – not great for promoting the ski technique we seek to achieve in a developing skier.

Understand that our focus is NOT to develop ski racers, per se. What we want to encourage is a solid, competent, confident ski technique, and rapidly. Using the proper ski, that is appropriately tuned, helps us achieve this goal.

Speaking of tuning. We nag about tuning because to achieve our goals, SHARP EDGES ARE IMPORTANT!

If you need more information about the recommended equipment, please talk to Chris or Gary – they’re more than happy to help!

Additionally, please ask Chris or Gary about letting you try a comparable race ski for yourself so that you can see and, more importantly, feel the difference. The difference will surprise you and it will help you significantly in making more informed choices regarding your child’s gear.

See you Saturday!

 

 

Expectations to Ensure Success!

Hi Team!

Last weekend was a great start to the 2019 season and we’re looking forward to a great year watching your youngsters expand their skills and develop into more confident, competent skiers.

Just a re-cap from Gary’s meeting at the end of the day on Saturday.

  1. All groups will be departing the Snow School sign at 10:30 sharp. Instructors will NOT be waiting for late-comers. If you are late, your child will have to catch up to us on the hill.
  2. We cannot say enough about the importance of preparedness, particularly when it comes to gear. For your child to progress as per the Team Fairmont goals, it’s SO important that your skier is outfitted with the appropriate gear. If you’re unclear as to what that entails, please read more HERE.
  3. In addition to appropriate equipment, it is VITAL that skis are properly tuned for racing. This will be different than the typical tuning performed in the rental shop. If you’d like more information about proper tuning technique, please stick around after skiing, 4pm on Saturday, January 12, as Gary will be providing a hands-on clinic. You can also refer to this video for a step-by-step guide.
  4. A calendar item: The Kimberley Nancy Green Festival, two full days of racing fun, will be taking place January 26 and 27, 2019.

If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to talk to Chris or Gary. They’re happy to help!

Reminder: Holiday Training February 17th & 18th

Just a quick reminder to everybody that Nancy Green training continues throughout the Family Day weekend, though abbreviated hours:  9:30-12:30.

If you have any questions about the holiday training simply touch base with Chris.

 

2017-18 Calendar

A great season is already under way!  Please be sure to check the calendar so that you’re up-to-date on all of this season’s Nancy Green activities.

Click HERE to see it!

 

 

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