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Good Afternoon! 

After two races, we have had a fantastic showing at High Country races.  It is great to see all of the hard work the athletes have put in be put to the test.  Keep up the great work.  This email has a bunch of details, so please read carefully…

The third HCJRS race will be held at Beech.  It will be GS.


Registration/Before the race:

Online registration can be found at Registration closes this Friday at 5pm.  Get those skis tuned and waxed before the race.  It's hard to be fast if your equipment is prepped. Be sure to bring your High Country bib to the race. If this will be your first HCJRS race, the bib form was sent in an email from last week.  

Day of race:

Get there early so you can get signed in and get your lift tickets.  We will meet at the top of the race course on Robbins Run as close to 9am as possible.  We will slip together.  The race will start at 10.  Go fast and have fun.  

*If you are planning on doing the USSA race first at Sugar please talk to a coach or an experienced parent about how to pull this off.  If you have done the double before, you know the drill.* 

Between now and then: 

Athletes: GO SKI! Get some time on the snow that can help.  Go free ski as much as possible.  The best racers are the ones that go free skiing the most.  Go do drills on your own, practice your turns, and most importantly go have fun.  Utilize Tuesday/Thursday practice between sessions to get some quality gate training in.  The more effort you put into skiing, the better you will get.  The better you get, the more fun you have.  In short, go ski, recover, watch a ski video/race, eat, sleep and dream about skiing, repeat. 

Parents: Have your kids watch ski videos and ski races.  Pull up races on Peacock.  Let them see a world cup race.  The men just raced Wengen and Kitzbuhel.  These are the two best downhills of the year with the biggest jumps and highest speeds. Michaela Shiffin's SL runs are something we should all watching, analyzing, and dreaming about. Find an old Warren Miller or Greg Stump film.  Show the kids Glen Plake. Youtube is a great place to find free ski videos from Ski the East or Teton Gravity Research.  Put these on and encourage your athlete to do yoga, stretch, work out, do planks, tune and wax their own skis while they watch skiing videos.  Build enthusiasm with your athlete's.  This helps them learn the fun and will get them to do the work needed to be a good skier.  




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