AN EXCITING 2017-18 RACING SEASON FOR THE SKI CLUB OF NEW JERSEY

 

Jane McKinley makes the podium at USSA U16 Qualifier at Mt Creek

Jane McKinley makes the podium at USSA U16 Qualifier at Mt Creek

 

With frost near at hand, let’s talk about what’s happening on the race scene as it affects SCNJ:

The Killington race camp dates have already been sent out to our SCNJ members. Summarizing – there are two race camps:

(1) The regular 5-day GS Killington camp (12/4/2017 – 12/8/2017, which includes ½ day free skiing on the Sunday before the camp, and:

(2) A 2-day camp for Slalom race training, which follows the 5-day camp. Prices will be announced later, and are similar to last year. Both have excellent instructors, and are a great way to get started on the ski season.

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We are again planning to set up an on-the-snow fun session (likely at Pico Mountain) for our juniors during the MLK weekend in January. We have first class instructors in our Club and they like nothing better than to help kids have more fun skiing. If there is enough interest, we can see if Middlebury will set up a short course at their Snow Bowl so that we can practice turns thru the gates.

 

Beginning in January, remember the Wednesday night racing league, compliments of the NJ Ski Council. This begins the first Wednesday of the month, and lasts for six weeks, weather permitting. Another fun event to participate in. More info will be availa-ble later in the fall.

The annual State race is planned for the first Saturday of February – 2/3/2018 – at Pi-co. We try to enter both a women’s and men’s team, and we do nicely by holding our own. A lot of fun!

March 3, 2018 is the date for our all-important 3-club race with Monmouth and Telemark ski clubs. Middlebury has asked us, as a favor, to move this date since they have a ma-jor school function. We are currently discussing holding this race down at Bromley Mountain. Several items still need to be resolved – we’ll keep you posted. Remember, juniors participate in both the State and 3-club races. The kids love this and enjoy showing the ‘grown-ups’ their stuff.

This year, it’s SCNJ’s turn to hold the 3-club après ski party. Always a lot of fun, and someone is always around to claim ‘bragging rights’!

Mark Conlan, Race Chair

Hank Willen, Assistant

Upcoming Events

Mar
21
Thu
3:14 am March Madness @ The Lodge
March Madness @ The Lodge
Mar 21 @ 3:14 am – Mar 24 @ 4:14 am
 
Mar
28
Thu
7:00 pm Executive Meeting 7:00 PM (no me... @ Twin Door Tavern
Executive Meeting 7:00 PM (no me... @ Twin Door Tavern
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Executive Committee of Club only.  Certain dates excluded:  November 22 (Thanksgiving week) December 20 (Christmas Week) January 24 February 28 April 25
8:00 pm Regular Meeting 8:00 PM (Exept T... @ Twin Door Tavern
Regular Meeting 8:00 PM (Exept T... @ Twin Door Tavern
Mar 28 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Those interested in membership are invited to attend the 8:00 pm meetings to meet the club members and introduce yourselves.   Meetings are usually held on the 2nd and 4th Thursday with the following exceptions:[...]
Apr
11
Thu
7:00 pm Executive Meeting 7:00 PM (no me... @ Twin Door Tavern
Executive Meeting 7:00 PM (no me... @ Twin Door Tavern
Apr 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Executive Committee of Club only.  Certain dates excluded:  November 22 (Thanksgiving week) December 20 (Christmas Week) January 24 February 28 April 25
8:00 pm Regular Meeting 8:00 PM (Exept T... @ Twin Door Tavern
Regular Meeting 8:00 PM (Exept T... @ Twin Door Tavern
Apr 11 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Those interested in membership are invited to attend the 8:00 pm meetings to meet the club members and introduce yourselves.   Meetings are usually held on the 2nd and 4th Thursday with the following exceptions:[...]
Apr
25
Thu
7:00 pm Executive Meeting 7:00 PM (no me... @ Twin Door Tavern
Executive Meeting 7:00 PM (no me... @ Twin Door Tavern
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Executive Committee of Club only.  Certain dates excluded:  November 22 (Thanksgiving week) December 20 (Christmas Week) January 24 February 28 April 25
8:00 pm Regular Meeting 8:00 PM (Exept T... @ Twin Door Tavern
Regular Meeting 8:00 PM (Exept T... @ Twin Door Tavern
Apr 25 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Those interested in membership are invited to attend the 8:00 pm meetings to meet the club members and introduce yourselves.   Meetings are usually held on the 2nd and 4th Thursday with the following exceptions:[...]