Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Sugarbush Freestyle Team News: 11/22/14

We're back! I'll be utilizing this blog far more in the upcoming months to keep everyone interested in the team up to date on our competition schedule and results, and our team in general.

The first wave of competitions have been announced. This includes only the USSA "B" events; USASA and Ski The East Freeride events will be announced as soon as they are public. Check out the calendar for the newly posted dates.

Think snow,
- Joey Normandeau

Friday, November 30, 2012

Sugarbush Freestyle Team news 11/30/2012

Hello Freestyle community,
 
The Full time students began this past Tuesday, and it's been great to be on snow right out of the gate. We picked up some natural last night, and the guns are blasting the trails.
 
Competition teams begin next Saturday December 8th.
 
Development teams begin Saturday December 15th.
 
We have the Mushroom in the Valley house lodge as our clubhouse until mt Ellen opens on the 21st.
 
We will be on snow from 9am-3pm each day. I encourage any new athletes and parents to come a little early to meet the coaching staff. I will have the mushroom open by 8:15am
 
We may go to the SHaRC to use the trampoline for a portion of practice during the first few weekends, so please have kids wear a pair of gym shorts under their snow pants, and have a pair of sneakers or boots in their backpacks to walk to the gym in.
 
Elizabeth Orgel has a pair of 158 Hart F17 mogul skis for sale. They have been barely used. her email is elizabeth.orgel@yahoo.com
 
Please call me anytime with questions you may have. I will have Mondays off this winter, but am available to take any emergency calls.
 
Please check out the calendar page on the blog, and our facebook page for daily updates, and schedules.
 
think snow,
 
Jonathan Smith (Smitty)
Director  Freestyle Ski & Ride programs
1840 Sugarbush Access Road /  Warren, Vermont  05674
(c) 802.353.5566


"Vermont skiing at its best" --SKI Magazine, 2011
 

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Big Kicker Season kickoff Party

Sugarbush spent the last week blowing snow top to bottom, and received 6" of natural to boot. Though we are experiencing a few days of warm up it still looks promising to be open next weekend.
 
Saturday Mad River Glen and Sugarbush Freestyle Teams are Exhibiting there skills in front of the big Picture Theater prior to the opening day festivities. Weather permitting Tony's crew will be setting up a jump/rail feature for us. The Trampoline will be our back up plan.
 
Please come out and show your skills, all Sugarbush freestyle team members are invited to participate. Here is the nights itinerary.

5:00pm: Sugarbush/Mad River Glen Freestyle expedition.

5:30pm: Photographer slide show, Blue Theater

6:00pm: First showing of the Meatheads Films, "No Matter What", Blue Theater

7:00pm: High Fives presentation, Red Theater 

8:00pm: Second Showing of Meatheads Films, "No Matter What", Blue Theater

9:00pm: Live music from the Big Basin Band, Red Theater

Season Event Schedule:
The Ski the East, USASA NVT, and USSA A & B mogul tour schedules are up on our blog's calendar page.
 
Jonathan Smith (Smitty)
Director  Freestyle Ski & Ride programs
1840 Sugarbush Access Road /  Warren, Vermont  05674
(t) 802.353.5566
 

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Events calendars are up. Just posted the USASA NVT, USSA EQS, & ECS tours, and the Ski the East Freeride tour schedules in our calendar of events page. Check it out!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Summer Trampoline and Ramp sessions

Freestyle Trampoline Sessions

Ages 10-18
8:30 AM-3:00 PM
6/30 –7/1,   7/5–7/6,   7/16–7/20,  8/4–8/5,  8/11–8/12, 8/18–8/19
Join Sugarbush Freestyle Coach and USSA-certified Aerials Coach Jonathan Smith (Smitty) for some summer-time twists, tumbles, flips and spins on the trampoline at Sugarbush Health and Racquet Club (SHaRC). Sessions are geared for the freestyle skier and snowboarder, and include video analysis and visits from guest coaches. Sessions are capped at six people to maximize trampoline time.
Lunch not included. 
Cost $105 per day, $185 per 2-day.
 
 
Diamond Dogs Ramp camp at Lake Placid
We'll be Ramping at Lake Placid June 22-24, and July 23-27
Ages 12+ up. USSA/USASA membership required.
Cost TBA
Coaches: Smitty + other Sugarbush coaches.
 
 
Currently I am taking names on a sign up sheet. When the products go for sale in the system, we will call you for payment. Limit 6 per day on the trampoline, and 15 per day at the Ramps. Sign up sheet will have a wait list.


 
Jonathan Smith (Smitty)
Director  Freestyle Ski & Ride programs
1840 Sugarbush Access Road /  Warren, Vermont  05674
(t) 802.353.5566


 
Best Ski Town in the East  Outside Magazine
 

Monday, March 5, 2012

Recent Results: it was a busy weekend!
 
In the USASA Slopestyle @ Smuggs, Keegan, Dylan, Teddy, and Clayton all had great runs in the 1 run event.
Latter that night in the rail Jam Keegan won with Teddy in second and Dylan 4th. It was great to finally get to hang with the Snowboard team at a comp.
 
Vertical Challenge at Mad River Glen Friday, SJ and Sofia were 1st & 2nd, While on the men's side Davis skied 28 runs for a 2nd place, with Jack, andrew, and Ben all having solid performances. SJ set a new female record with 28 runs.
 
Ski the East Freeride tour kicked of at Magic mnt Saturday, SJ won for the girls, Johnny Egan broke top ten with a 6th place finish, while Matt Bustilllo had a solid run until falling near the end.
 
VT State champs for B moguls and slopestyle were at Killington, Cam Robinson got 3rd place in the bumps while Andrew Hass had a little trouble with the landings. On Sunday Sean Janko placed 2nd in the slopestyle, probably securing his spot in Eastern championships.
 
Upcoming Events:
 
Castlerock Challenge stop # 2 on the STEFT, Saturday the 10th. Meet coach Luke at registration in the Gate House lodge at 8am sharp! If you don't preregister online, then you won't get in!
 
in two weeks
 
STEFT stop # 3 @ jay peak. Qualification round Saturday, with Finals on Sunday.
 
B Eastern Championships @ Waterville Valley. Moguls Saturday, and Slope on Sunday.
 
Jonathan Smith (smitty)
Director of Freestyle Programs
1840 Sugarbush Access Road /  Warren, Vermont  05674
(t) 802-353-5566
 
Best Ski Town in the East  Outside Magazine

Thursday, March 1, 2012

USASA slopestyle At Smugglers Notch tomarrow

They added a 1pm slopestyle event to precede the night Rail Jam. http://www.usasa.org/regions/new-england-region/northernvermont.html
 
Thanks Roy for the heads up.
 
Coach will be at Madonna Lodge for registration at 12:00
 
Jonathan Smith (smitty)
Director of Freestyle Programs
1840 Sugarbush Access Road /  Warren, Vermont  05674
(t) 802-353-5566
 
Best Ski Town in the East  Outside Magazine

This weekend

Friday Mad River Glenn Vertical challenge:
    Make sure to drink plenty of water tonight so that you're well hydrated for this marathon. Coach Kevin will be at the lift line in the afternoon to offer support. Remember to ski the easiest line through the bumps you can find, and to set a pace that you can keep up all day. www.madriverglen.com
 
Friday Evening USASA Rail Jam at Smuggs:
    Please let me know if you are going. $25, make sure to check www.usasa.org then go to the Northern Vermont region page before you leave the house.
 
Saturday Black Magic Extreme:
    Coach Luke is going, register online, otherwise you may not get in. www.skitheeast.net
 
Friday through Sunday USSA Vermont championships @ Killington:
    Invitation only event. Friday mogul training, Saturday mogul comp and Slopestyle Training, Sunday Slopestyle comp. Coach Joey.
 
Look for our summer ramp and tramp camps schedule to go live in the next few days.
 
It was so nice to ski with the team this past weekend, and I'm looking forward to it again this weekend.
 
Jonathan Smith (Smitty)
Director  Freestyle Ski & Ride programs
1840 Sugarbush Access Road /  Warren, Vermont  05674
(t) 802.353.5566


 
Best Ski Town in the East  Outside Magazine
 

Thursday, February 16, 2012

FW: MRG Unconventional Terrain Postponed Once Again! :(

 


From: Eric Friedman [mailto:eric@madriverglen.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2012 8:37 AM
To: Eric Friedman
Subject: MRG Unconventional Terrain Postponed Once Again! :(

·         Greetings Unconventional Terrain Folks

·          

·         The Unconventional Terrain Competition    which had been re-scheduled for this Saturday February 18 has unfortunately been postponed once again. We just don’t have the conditions to host it and aren’t confident we will get enough in the impending “storm” to feel comfortable hosting it. We will do our best to pull the off at some point later in the season. Sorry folks!

 

THINK SNOW!!!!

 

Eric

 

Eric Friedman

Marketing Director

 

Mad River Glen

PO Box 1089

62 Mad River Resort Road

Waitsfield, VT 05673

 

Phone:    (802) 496-3551 extension: 111

FAX:       (802) 496-3562

Email:     eric@madriverglen.com

Website:  www.madriverglen.com

 

 

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Okemo B moguls/ presidents week.

As of this point I have not heard from anyone who was able to register in time for the Okemo mogul event this Saturday.
 
Please let me know ASAP if you are going, otherwise I will let coach Joey know that he does not have to travel to Okemo 
 
Presidents week camp is Tuesday through Friday next week 9am-3pm. Cost for Diamond Dog members is discounted @ $100 per day. I know that some of you have the following week off, which you can either join my normal mid-week group, or I can schedule another coach. Please let me know if you are interested ASAP so that I can schedule coaches accordingly.
 
Jonathan Smith (Smitty)
Director  Freestyle Ski & Ride programs
1840 Sugarbush Access Road /  Warren, Vermont  05674
(t) 802.353.5566


 
Best Ski Town in the East  Outside Magazine