2015 USSA Northern Division YSL Championships

Whitefish Mountain Resort
March 5 - 8, 2015

Hi Ski Racing Enthusiasts,

I wanted to send along a quick greeting and information about the upcoming YSL championships.  We are looking forward to seeing you all here in Whitefish and wanted to let you know how our program planning is progressing.  We are also hoping that many of you will choose to immerse yourself in the experience of the event by helping us stage the event.  There are many Volunteer  positions  that we would like to offer to you.  Though we are fortunate to host the event, we know that this is a Northern Division Event and are hopeful that you and many others will engage with us to make this a VERY special event for our young competitors.

Bill Kahle is our volunteer coordinator and do give him a nudge to let him know that you would like to be involved.  Having just come from Bridger, I am reminded how enjoyable it is to share the experience of providing that kind of  opportunity for our children.   

Bill is best reachable by email @  bkahle@bresnan.net

Your efforts will reward you with your shared experience with other Northern Division parents in this production AND skiing privileges for your day’s work and the resort will also thank you by providing an additional voucher for your skiing pleasure.  A great brown-bag Lunch is provided as well.

Thursday we plan a training day for our U-12 and older athletes.  Our training will be two pronged.  First we will provide some time for competitors to familiarize themselves with the run to be used for the event.  That run is Hellroaring to and down the Slalom run.  Following that, we will have organized training with a course set that will be very similar to the race event.  There is no plan to construct any man-made jumps.

Friday we will hold two races.  In the morning we will contest the SG for the U-12 and older group, this race can and will be set to U-14 specifications.  In the afternoon the U10s and younger will race a 1 run GS set to maximum distances and maximum vertical.  U-10s and younger are not allowed to run SG by USSA rules, but our goal is to provide them with an experience that is very SG like.

Saturday we plan on a normal 2 run GS for all competitors.

Sunday is scheduled for slalom, again for all competitors.  27 mm tall gates are planned for this race.

All of us are in Whitefish are looking forward to seeing you here for the event!  See below for lodging information…

Let us know if you have any questions!

Roy Loman
Alpine Program Director