2011-12 Season Opener
Youth Ski League Series
USSA, J3 - J7
2 run combined time SL, Both Days (Tall Gates)
January 7 & 8, 2012

Welcome to all our Northern Division USSA teams, competitors, coaches, and parents.  It is our pleasure to host this event for the entire racing family of The Northern Division.  We hope you have had a super year this far!  We at BSF/Alpine wish all of you the very best possible luck and the most fun while you are here at Bridger Bowl!

Tony Nunnikhoven
Chief of Race
970-846-3458 tonyncc1@yahoo.com

 

Release Form:

Bridger Bowl’s Release of Liability form must be filled out for each athlete.  All waivers may ONLY be and signed by the athlete's parent or legal guardian.  Athletes will not be able to race without this form.  They will be collected at the Registration table.

COACHES AND ATHLETES, PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR ATHLETE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED REGISTERED FOR THIS RACE NOR WILL THEY BE ALLOWED TO RACE UNTIL THE PARENT OR GUARDIAN SIGN THE BRIDGER BOWL RELEASE.  COACHES SHOULD PLAN TO COLLECT THESE FROM THE ATHLETES AND BRING THEM TO REGISTRATION.

Location:

Bridger Bowl, located 16 miles north of Bozeman on MT Hwy. 190

Entries:$20 per day.  ($40 for the series)
Send Entries To:

Mary Christian
mecski@dishmail.net (email preferred by team.  Use USSA Team Entry form.)
406-600-4272

Entry Deadline:

Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Late entries, add an extra $10 late fee, REALLY!
Cancellations and Refunds:  Athletes must be pulled from the board no later than 24 hours prior to the event.

Required Information:

Please include on a USSA ENTRY FORM the following for each athlete:

  • name
  • gender
  • date of birth
  • USSA license #
  • Include the name of each Coach & their USSA license #
  • Include Club affiliation (if applicable)
  • Coaches:  All contact information
Registration:

7:45 – 8:45 am in the Jim Bridger Lodge each day
Registration will close promptly at 8:45 am.   This stands firm, so please don’t be late.

Bib Deposit:

$50 per team, payable by check (preferred) or cash
$20 per individual, payable by check (preferred) or cash

Lift Tickets:

Athletes and Coaches Team Ticketing Information:  The coach or person in charge of securing tickets for each team needs to complete the ticketing form and fax it to Jeff Abelin at Bridger Bowl Ticket office a minimum of 3 days prior to race.  All the information needed is on the form.  This should enable each team to order racer and coach tickets directly from the Ticket Office.  The tickets will be printed and ready to go on race day.  Parents should read this form as it contains information about ticket transfer that is important.  Coaches are to pick up their tickets at the Ticket Office.

Note:  No uphill travel is allowed at Bridger Bowl.  A $5.00 foot-pass for the Virginia City Lift is available for purchase at the ticket window.  More on course access is here.

Training:

BSF recognizes that this is a tough start to the snow season.  We would like to help by allowing teams to train throughout the race days on the upper part of Hanton's Hollow during the race program.  Please bring some gates and plan on being represented at the Team Captains Meeting if you plan on utilizing this space!

Coaches' Meeting: 8:00 AM each day in the Jim Bridger Lodge.  Please be prompt.
Jury and Crew Lift: 8:15 AM  Jury, Race Crew, and Setters only!
Athletes Lift: 9:00 AM  Athletes and Coaches
Schedule: Available at Team Captains' Meeting
Course Specs: Single Gate SL 140 m
Disqualifications:

Disqualifications will be posted on the scoreboard at the timing building.  Protest must be presented within 15 minutes of posting by Team Captains only. Cost of each protest is $25.00.  Protest must be IN WRITING.  YSL Rules Apply:  Athletes DSQ’ed in the first run will be allowed a second run; however they will not score in the results.

Awards:

Awards will be held Saturday and Sunday, 1/2 hour after the protest period, at the Jim Bridger Lodge deck.  
Awards Classes will be:  1st, thru 10th for J3-J7 Classes daily

Volunteers:

Volunteers (the more the merrier!) interested in helping contact Laura Asbel at belmbe@yahoo.com or Tony Nunnikhoven at tonyncc1@yahoo.com.  Volunteers will receive a complimentary lift pass for that workday, plus a ski voucher to be used for a day of skiing.  . Volunteer Waiver must be presented.

Lodging:

All are easily accessible from I90 (the highway).

Wingate at Wyndam 1-866-910-4995
Best Western Grantree Inn: 1-800-624-5865
The Bozeman Inn: 1-800-648-7515
The Bozeman Comfort Inn: 406-587-2322
Days Inn: 406-587-5251
Hampton Inn: 406-522-8000
Holiday Inn: 406-587-4561
Microtel Inn & Suites: 406-586-3797
Super 8 Motel of Bozeman: 406-586-1521
TLC Inn: 406-587-2100
Fairfield Inn: 406-587-2222
Motel 6: 406-585-7888 or 1-800-377-8240
Ramada Limited: 406-585-2626