|Structural Review of NH Jr Ski Racing|
The United States Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) it the national governing body for amateur ski racing in the United States. The USSA sanctions, insures and regulates all the competitions in which we compete. It also manages the computer classification system which ranks U16 and older competitors on the national point list. New Hampshire Alpine Racing Association is a voluntary corporation formed to organize all NH ski racing programs. NH is part of the Eastern Division of USSA.
See the NHARA Handbook for details on programs for each age group.
2012-13 Races U10 and U12 PPST Coaches Will Attend:
12/22 Crotched John Eneguess GS
1/6 Pats Krantz SL
1/13 Gunstock Gus Pitou GS
1/27 Pats U12/14 Qualifier SL
2/10 Gunstock U12/14 Qualifier GS
2/24 Crotched U12/14 Qualifier GS
3/2-3 Gunstock U12 Finals SL/GS
or 3/9-10 Waterville U12 Champs SL/GS
3/17 Pats Josh Russell SL
3/24 Crotched Mug Cup Kombi
3/30 Sunapee T-Shirt GS (Dual)
2012-13 Races U14 Coaches will attend:
12/22 John Enneguess GS - Crotched
1/6 Krantz SL – Pats
1/13 Gus Pitou GS - Gunstock
1/27 U12/14 Qualifier SL – Pats
2/4 U14 SG Training and race - Crotched
2/10 U12/14 Qualifier GS – Gunstock
2/22 NHARA U14 SG Champs – Dartmouth Skiway
2/24 U12/14 Qualifier GS – Crotched
3/1-3/3 NHARA U14 Finals - SL/GS Gunstock
3/9-3/10 NHARA U14 Championships SL/GS – Loon
3/17 Josh Russell SL – Pats
3/24 Mug Cup Kombi - Crotched
3/30 T Shirt Dual GS – Sunapee
2012-13 Race Starts for U16:
Vouchers are needed for all the open races except for the U16 Qualifiers below.
12/22 Enneguess Memorial GS – Crotched
12/29 Open Slalom (scored race)- Gunstock
1/5 Tecnica Cup GS (scored) - Sunapee
1/6 Krantz Open SL
1/12 Tecnica Cup GS – Proctor
1/28 – 29 NHARA Super G (scored) – Attitash (optional, although recommended)
The U16 Qualifiers as follows:
U16 Eastern Champs and Finals if athletes qualify:
3/16-17 U16 NHARA State Finals SL and Dual – Ragged
3/16 Mug Cup Kombi – Crotched
Or 3/24 Lafoley SL – Cannon
3/30 Sunapee T shirt dual or
3/30 UNH Fundraiser GS – Loon
U18-21 Race Schedule:
See the race schedule on our website Google calendar. In general, PPST coaches will attend all NHARA series races including Macomber and Tecnica Cups, all Super G races, in addition to the following open races:
12/23 Sosman SL – Waterville
12/29 Open SL – Gunstock
All Lafoley Spring Series races.
Athletes should consult with their coach regarding their individual schedules.
.ATHLETE ABILITIES: We accept athletes with intermediate to expert skiing skills who ski with poles, are able to load lifts without assistance, and are able to negotiate most, if not all, ski resort terrain in New Hampshire.
EARLY SEASON TRAINING: During the early season and before Pats Peak is open for the season, we will meet at another area starting on the day after Thanksgiving. Traditionally we have met at Waterville. We get group rates so it is important to be on time for these sessions to get the discounted ticket. This is when we concentrate on directed freeskiing and fundamentals. We strongly advise attending the early sessions.
TRAINING AT THE PEAK: Usually the Peak opens in early December. All athletes will meet inside the ATC at 9:00 sharp. We have a quick meeting every morning to let everyone know what the plans are for the day, and for upcoming travel. Training is done at 2:30. Athletes are encouraged to freeski longer although the ATC will be locked up so athletes need to take their things down to the base lodge.
NIGHT TRAINING takes place during January and February; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays from 5:30-7:00. We do not have a formal meeting that night. Athletes need to go out on their own and do a proper warmup before inspecting the course.
ON RACE DAYS: If it is a race day, plan to meet at 8 AM at the registration place. Once the athletes have bibs and tickets we will head out to the hill. We will not wait for late racers. We try to be the first ones on the lift. It is better to be early and relaxed rather than late and scrambling!
PPST CALENDAR: The PPST Google calendar has been posted to the website. While there are many more opportunities to race than are on our calendar, PPST coaches will only attend races on our calendar.