2016 NEW ENGLAND PREP SCHOOL ALPINE SKIING CLASS B CHAMPIONSHIPS
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2016
HOST: Lawrence Academy and Milton Academy
SITE: Crotched Mountain Ski & Ride, Bennington , NH.
Information for participating schools
Milton Academy :
For Running Orders
170 Centre Street, Milton, MA 02186
Directions to Crotched Mountain
- $200.00 for schools with boys’ and girls’ teams. $100.00 for single gender teams. This will cover the cost of all your team and 2 tickets for your coaches.
Please make the check out to Lawrence Academy (please note NEPSAC Skiing)
Caroline Heatley, P.O. Box 992, Groton, MA 01450
- Chief of Race, “On Mountain Questions” Colin Igoe, Lawrence Academy
- Registration Questions: Britney Carr, Milton Academy
- Hosting Team Coaches:
- Jon Kaiser, Lawrence Academy
- Will Abisalih, Lawrence Academy
- Patrick Broome, Milton Academy
- School Administrators on site:
- Caroline Heatley, Associate AD, Lawrence Academy
- Britney Carr, Assistant AD, Milton Academy
- Medical Staff: In addition to the Crotched Mountain ski patrol; there will be a licensed athletic trainer if you have any athletic training needs. Please contract Frank Mastrangelo (firstname.lastname@example.org) prior to race day with any needs your athletes may need.
- Some reminders of NEPSAC ski championships rules and procedures:
- Running order within each seed is drawn at random, and reversed within each seed for the second run.
- Helmets are required. Hard ears for GS, while soft ears are alright for Slalom.
- Lost ski = DNF; however, if the racer loses ski(s) between the last gate and the finish, any part of the body or equipment can stop the timing and give the racer a time.
- Racers who miss their start will run at the end of the start list.
- Team scoring is top 3 of the 5 racers (combined times).
- If a racer feels their run has been interfered with, they must ski out of the course immediately where the infraction occurs. No protest will be allowed if the racer completes the course and/or crosses the finish line. The racer must then ski to the finish area and await the decision of race officials as to whether or not a (provisional) rerun will be granted.
- We generally follow USSA race rules, with some exceptions. We will have a jury consisting of Chief of Race, a TD and Referee for each gender. Referees will be appointed in advance from the pool of coaches attending the race.
7:00-8:00 AM Check-in and Team Packet pick-up, 2nd floor of the base lodge
8:00 AM Coaches meeting at the Alpine Training Center at the base of the Rocket Lift
8:00 AM Lift opens for course inspection
8:15 AM Gate keepers and race officials meeting at the Alpine Training Center
8:00-8:45 AM Course Inspection
9:00 AM Giant Slalom Race Starts
Girls’ Slalom will begin 1 hour after the completion of their second GS run; boys’ Slalom will begin 1 hour after the completion of their GS”. There will be a slalom course for girls and a separate and different one for boys. Girls will inspect their course as soon as they have a break after the GS and boys will inspect theirs after their break at the end of GS. We are hopeful that having separate course will get us through faster allowing more travel time.
4:00 PM AWARDS – Main Lodge, by fireplace
- Each school must bring at least one person who will serve as a gatekeeper in both a morning and afternoon event. Coaches will need to identify the gatekeeper at registration.
- Bibs, tickets and running orders will be available at registration. Coaches will be responsible for returning their team’s bibs, in numerical order, at the conclusion of the afternoon race.
- Bibs will stay with their respective teams. It will be the coaches’ responsibility to see that the bibs are given to the appropriate athlete for Giant Slalom and Slalom. You will be charged $25.00 per bib if not returned.
- Races will be run on Meteor. Second runs will start immediately following the first run. The Second run will be reverse order by seed (if registration is received on time).
- The Main Lodge will be available for all teams
- At the conclusion of each event, we will collect the gatekeeper cards, review them with the TD’s and post the DSQ report. Disqualifications for each run will be posted at the scorer’s display near the finish corral of each race. ( Alpine Training Center ). Once the DSQ’s are posted, coaches will have a 15-minute period in which to submit a formal protest. After the protest period has expired, the disqualifications will be applied and the results will become official.
- Scoreboards will be located outside the Alpine Training Center .
- All Milton and Lawrence racers at the end of their second run should return to the top of the course to assist with the “slip”.
- The goal is to have 2 runs of each event. As we all have experienced, there are sometimes obstacles that occur that are out of our control. If course conditions, weather or time constraints dictate, there will be a meeting of race officials and host team organizers to determine a course of action. There will be no grounds to protest any rulings.
- All bags and equipment will need to be stored on the first level of the lodge.
1. Avon (boys only)
2. Brunswick (boys only)
3. Concord Academy
8. Miss Halls (girls only)
9. Miss Porter's (girls only)
10. Salisbury (boys only)
11. St. Sebastian's (boys only)
14. Trinity-Pawling (boys only)