Thursday, December 15, 2011

December 10 & 11

We are making the most of our tricky start to winter, but we are ready for more snow!!!  I really hope mother nature decides to help us out soon, we did do a dance to get some more!

We made a lot of runs over at the mountain in the morning, focusing on our Athletic Stance.  We also made the most of Spruce by doing drills on Inspiration.  Ask your children what they worked on last weekend, and what type of drills they did to focus on Athletic Stance.  It is great to reiterate the skills throughout the week.


Sunday, December 4, 2011

First weekend of J5/6

We had a great adventurous first weekend.  The weather has been interesting up here on Mt. Mansfield, but we sure made the most of it!  On Saturday we had a great morning of dry land training.  We hiked up to the Slalom Hill start, talked about how amazing our US ski team is doing, did some exercises, and a wicked sweet human slalom on the way back down to the club.  Once we got inside we did some hurdles, wall sits, push-ups, and many leg busters.  We also took the two different groups in the other room and talked about our goals for the season.  We had a wide variety of responses from meeting Ed Hackett to winning the J5/6 Duals.  Some very common ones were getting in the top ten, skiing every trail on the mountain, and making new friends.  Sounds Great!!!

On Sunday we decided to brave the mountain, and it was a pleasant surprise compared to Saturdays conditions.  Although it was still a little bumpy and variable they didn't have the snow guns blasting which made for a more pleasant journey down.  I hope the temperatures stay low enough to make snow and boy it would be super if we could get some more of the natural stuff!   Think snow

Friday, November 18, 2011

I think the blog is good luck!

The second I started this blog it started snowing up here on Mansfield!!  Although it's not much, it's better then nothing!  Here is a picture of the snowmaking progress.
See ya soon

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Bring on the snow!

We are so excited to be starting a J5 & J6 blog this year!!  A great way for us all to keep track with what your little mountain rippers are doing!!  I will post pictures and an update of our day each weekend.

Our serious J5/6 meeting before the Duals last year!!

We just can't even wait for the snow to fall!!  After 5 dry land training sessions are legs are ready to roll!  Remember that our first on-snow training is December 3&4, we will be doing 1/2 days from 8:30am-11:30am.   I can't wait to see you all soon and continue on with our BLOG!!