The sweatshirts have arrived!
Just swing by the front desk of Ski School to pick up!
We have practice this week on both Tuesday and Thursday from 5-7pm. If you were unable to attend any practice you can attend these as a makeup session.
Modified Practice Times
Due to the cooler temperatures, please note the following changes to this weekend’s schedule.
X-Team Saturday, 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
D-Team Saturday, 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
D-Team Sunday, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00p.m.
Team members should dress for the weather. Keeping your core warm is the key to cold weather activities.
Here are some recommendations on proper layering:
· Base layer of synthetic or wool long under ware – NO COTTON!!!!!
· Mid layer of fleece pants and zip T- Neck- NO COTTON!!!!!
· Extra mid layer on the top: Fleece top or vest, micro puff jacket- NO COTTON!!!!!
· Insulated pants
· Insulated jacket
· Fleece neck warmer/face mask
· Insulated mittens – Not Gloves
· Wool socks (put on once you are at the area to prevent sweat build prior to arrival)
· Helmet liner
· Hand and toes warmer help- toe warmers should be worn on the top of the foot
If you choose not to come to practice, you may attend any other scheduled practice as a make-up session.
We went from nothing to all in Minnesota winter!
Practices are on for this week.
A quick refresher course on how to dress:
– Layers, avoid cotton. Keep your core warm, a vest is always a great idea to add because is keeps the blood flowing through your body warm. Warm your base layer and add layers.
– Socks, don’t put on your ski socks till you put on your boots. That way they are not sweaty, which in turn makes you cold.
– Mittens are warmer than gloves, but don’t forget some liners.
– Hand and Foot Warmers, the simple things – drop some warmers in your gloves, and your hands will be toasty. When you stick them to your socks, be sure to put them on the top of your toes.
– Boot gloves, a great way to keep the heat in.
Just a few ideas to keep you warm!
The Buck Hill Ski Racing Team has provided some great opportunities for D-Team members to participate in.
Space is limited, so sign up soon.
Monday Night Renegades Practice – $195
New this season we would like to invite you to join the USSA
team on Monday’s beginning Jan. 2 from 5pm-7pm for a mix of GS
and slalom featuring world-class coaching. Limited space available.
Christmas Camp – $275
This camp runs from Dec. 26th to Dec. 30th from 9:00am –
2:30pm. Be a part of one of the most productive training camps in
the country. Join the Buck Hill Ski team and guest coaches for a
week of intense slalom training. Limited Space available.
Morning session: 9:00 – 11:30
Lunch: 11:30 – 12:30
Afternoon session: 12:30 – 2:30
HOW TO REGISTER
The Buck Hill ski team is opening 15 spots for D-team athletes to
join the team for the Christmas Camp and Monday Night
Renegades. If you would like to register your son or daughter,
please stop by or call the ski school as soon as possible, space is limited!
Area management has decided to keep the area closed through Thursday to concentrate on much needed snow making. In Iieu of doing dryland training this evening and Thursday, practice will be rescheduled to December 27 and 29 from 5-7 p.m.
Thank you for your understanding.
We will see you this weekend.
Hello Tuesday Night Team Members!
Practice will run as scheduled tomorrow from 5-7 p.m.
Practice may include some indoor activities, please bring tennis shoes.
All team members should meet in the Ski and Snowboard School at 5:00 p.m.
Hello All Team Members,
Due to the lack of snow coverage and open terrain, all practices this weekend will be rescheduled to another date. Our goal is to provide a quality program and feel it would be best for all participants to have more terrain available for the first practice of the season.
Please, take advantage of the delayed start of the season to stop out and get your season pass picked up and make sure your registration form has been filled out completely.
Tuesday and Thursday’s practice, next week will run as scheduled.
Thank you all for attending today’s Dryland Training and Parents meeting.
A few things to start thinking about:
– Season Passes, avoid the lines
– Check your gear; do gloves fit, snow pants, helmets, etc?
– Waxes, tunes, avoid the rush and drop them off now
Have a great weekend, enjoy the sunshine and do your snow dances!
Race days always seem so chaotic! At races away from Buck Hill, everyone (coaches included) are trying to find out which course is whose and which course to be on. At Buck Hill races, the coaches are busy setting up the courses and are not as available in the morning to help out inside.
Out of the chaos, there is a system. One of the ways to deal with things is to be patient. Answers will come to questions, eventually. Just keep asking and don’t feel bad about asking multiple times.
The second way to deal with race day chaos is to be as organized as possible.
Organization begins the night before the race:
Be sure the racer’s bag is stocked and nothing is missing:
Be sure your racer has the proper clothes laid out and ready to go:
When dressing your racer, use layers and avoid cotton. It is easier to take off layers then the racer be cold.
Morning of the race:
At the ski area:
Registration opens at 8:30 am.
Getting ready to race:
When the race begins:
It is the racer’s responsibility to be at the top of the course in time for their run. Any racer who misses their start will race after all the other racers have had their run. Sometimes it can be tricky to predict when the second run will occur. Usually it is about 30-45 minutes after the first one. Please help your racer make it to the second run. (Sometimes, they go free-skiing and miss that second run).
Some age groups will finish up much sooner than other age groups. Results and awards are announced about 60 minutes after the last age group is finished. Most areas attempt to get results and awards started by about 4:00 PM. Sometimes it can be later. If you need to leave before the award ceremony, the head coach will pick up any ribbons and will obtain results. Please notify a coach if you need to leave early.
Parents may elect to ski or not. If you have two or more kids racing, you may end up moving between several race courses. Wear warm boots!!
Race Day Cancellations—races will only be canceled if the host area closes.
Contact the race hosting area if you have any questions or need directions:
Race Day at Buck Hill
These races are different because the coaches are working to run the courses with your help. We couldn’t do it without you. About two weeks prior to race day, we will call you and ask for your help. We have lots of half-day jobs such as:
If you request a specific job we will try to honor it, but we cannot guarantee you will get that job. If you work outside, we will put you on a course your racer is racing. You will be offered a lift ticket for the day you work if you wish to ski. On race day, check in at registration by 8:30 am to find out where you are assigned. If you are working registration, you will be notified ahead of time so you know to come early.
We cannot do it without you and appreciate your volunteering greatly!