Kiss me – I’m at Windham Mountain. Legend has it that if you catch a (skiing) leprechaun, you get the gold (kids can catch the leprechaun who has gold coin chocolate).

There will be drink specials all weekend, and a great Irish band – McCana – in Seasons on Saturday from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Tullemore Dew drink specials.

February 12 -13, 2015

($500 for 2 days, $440 passholders)

Hall Pass Heroes (Men Only) would you like to spend two days Ripping turns, Shredding Groomers and Bummpin at Windham Mountain Resort with Dennis Moore, Hans Vitzthum and Mark Stewart (100 crazy plus years of PSIA, USSA Ski racing and Free skiing  coaching experience.)

Includes two fun filled days of individual and group coaching with breakfast, lunch, complimentary demo ski, and a special Boots, Bevels and Beers Happy Hour. Satisfaction and Improvement guaranteed!

Get a Hall Pass from your wife, girlfriend or whoever (written or verbal). The Hall Pass is something to prize and cherish and used judiciously for it is not easy to obtain. ContactSchool1@windhammountain.com to reserve your spot in Hall Pass Heroes. Space limited!  We will email you the agenda with your Hall Pass registration so you can convince the wives that your time will be well spent. Intermediate skiers and up!

 

By the way we will donating to the Wounded Warrior Project to support our real Heroes!

Kick-Ass is for advanced women skiers who are not frightened, but want a fun and supportive environment to develop the skills and tactics necessary to ski well on difficult terrain. It is a sweaty intensive focused on working the skis and handling terrain.  We will explore the essential drills over and over until some mastery is achieved, and then we’ll integrate those new skills into your skiing repertoire. We will not delve into the psychology of skiing (or skiing as a metaphor) with the depth we do in the Fear Workshop.  Students should be able to ski eastern black diamond terrain

What a Way to Start the Year!

This has been one of the coldest January’s we’ve had in Windham, NY in years. Several nights below zero degrees Fahrenheit, which is great for our ice skating rink and snow making. Both Windham and Hunter Mountain have been making snow non-stop for almost the entire month. There are so many trails open at both mountains, you’ll need more than a weekend to ski it all.


As you can see from the photos, the snow is falling in here at the Evergreen at The Thompson House. A nice covering of snow has made for a lot of fun outdoor activities. There is plenty of area  and snow nearby for cross country skiing, snowshoeing, sleigh riding, and a snowball fight. The great northern Catskill Mountains and a beautiful site year round, and you have to see them covered in snow.

Learn How to Ski

Great conditions, make a great time to learn how to ski. You are never too old or too young to learn how to ski. Opening the winter of 2013/14 Windham Mountain expanded their beginner’s area and added two new carpet lifts. For this winter (2014/15) Hunter Mountain expanded their children’s area. Now both Windham and Hunter Mountains offer a great place to learn how to ski and great instructors to help you learn. The new carpet lifts and expanded area make it easier and safer for everyone.

Maddox riding the carpet lift at Windham Mountain

Maddox is learning how to ski and he is only 2. What’s your excuse?

If you missed skiing the great northern Catskill Mountains in January, you won’t want to miss the skiing in February. If you did ski the great northern Catskill Mountains in January and stayed with us, Evergreen at The Thompson House, you may be eligible for our multiple stay discount. If you didn’t stay with us before, why not? We offer a multiple stay discount, extended stay discount, discount vouchers, and many other options. Follow us on your favorite social network(s) for our latest specials, offers, and conditions at Evergreen at The Thompson House.

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We are excited to have L.L. Bean at Hunter Mountain with their famous Bootmobile!

Have you ever seen this giant boot heading down the road? The L.L.Bean Bootmobile will be setting foot at Hunter Mountain with games, giveaways, and prizes. Be sure to stop by for the chance to win an L.L.Bean gift card and lift tickets!

camps are $349 (or $299 with season pass)

Space is limited! 21 snowboard spots, 21 ski spots. REGISTRATION COMING SOON!

Package includes:
Two (2) resort lift tickets (unless you have a season pass)
Professional snowboard and ski coaching for all abilities
Windells private park
Activities and contests with On The Road sponsors
Daily lunch vouchers
Visits from local pro athletes
GoPro video review with coach
Tons of giveaway gear
Session closing pizza party
Exclusive discounts to Summer Camp
Automatic entry for a chance to win a FREE 2015 Summer Session at Windells!

*All registration and questions should be directed to Windells Camp: windells.com, info@windells.com, 800.765.7669

For more information click here!

East Coast Police Winter Games

Wednesday January 21st and 22nd 2015

 

The Police Winter Games represent a fun filled competition of law enforcement personnel and guests throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. This two-day event brings together skiers of all abilities including snowboarders competing in a giant slalom and slalom format. For those departments with three or more participants qualifying, a team award will be issued to the top three teams. Guests are welcome and may participate in all races and social events.

Proceeds of the event are donated to Journey Forward is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to bettering the lives of those who have suffered a Spinal Cord Injury through an intense exercise program. Exercise is important to everyone and even more so to those who have suffered a Spinal Cord Injury.

The Race:

1. Competitors will race according to age and gender

2. Females will race first followed by age, starting with 70+

3. One course will be used for all races

4. Snowboarders and guests will have an under 30 and 30+ awards category

5. The top three (3) participants in each age category receive awards

6. Team awards will be comprised of participants who are sworn members of the same department and receive a salary/pension from the same agency/dept. Both Active and Retired.

7. Guests will be integrated into the race by age groups.

 

Schedule Of Events:

Wednesday, January 21st

  • 8:00–9:15AM-Registration in Colonials Hall
  • 9:15–9:45AM-Course Inspection
  • 10:00AM-Giant Slalom
  • 3:00–5:00PM-Awards, Cocktails, Prizes – Colonials Hall
  • 4:00 pm Group Photo
  • 7:00–10:00PM-Hot Buffet/Cocktails at Villa Vosilla

 

Thursday, January 22nd

  • 8:00–9:15AM-Registration in Colonials Hall
  • 9:15–9:45AM-Course Inspection
  • 10:00AM-Slalom
  • 3:00–5:00PM-Awards, Cocktails, Prizes – Colonials Hall
  • 7:00–10:00PM-Hot Buffet/Cocktails at Villa Vosilla

Check out http://www.nypdski.com/ for more infromation.

The USASA-sanctioned Catskill Mountain Series is a competition series open to all USASA-member skiers and snowboarders. USASA memberships are available at all events. The Catskill Mountain Series is held at five Catskill-region resorts; Hunter, Windham, Belleayre, Plattekill, Catamount, and new this season, Campgaw.
USASA Membership is required to compete in the Catskill Mountain Series.

Click here to register with USASA.
Event day schedule for Hunter Mountain CMS events (times at other mountains may vary):

Tentative Schedule at Hunter Mountain:

  • Sunday, Dec 14, 2014: Rail Jam
  • Saturday, Jan 10, 2015: Slalom, GS
  • Sunday, Jan 10, 2015: Banked Slalom
  • Sunday, Jan 11, 2015: Slopestyle
  • Saturday, Jan 17, 2015: Rail Jam
  • Friday, Feb 20, 2015: Boardercross Camp
  • Saturday, Feb 21, 2015: Boarder/Skiercross
  • Sunday, Feb 22, 2015: Boarder/Skiercrss
  • Saturday, March 7, 215: Banked Slalom

Start times to be determined.

Event Information

USASA Membership

Every rider practicing or competing in any USASA sanctioned event must attain USASA membership prior to participating. Memberships can be purchased online or at an event. There are 2 types of memberships available which are as follows:

  • One Day membership: $35 – This membership is intended for riders that only want to compete for one day but have no intention of becoming a full member of USASA or qualifying for the National Championships. It is valid for one (1) day at any USASA sanctioned event(s). This membership allows riders to participate in practice and competitions for 1 day ONLY, yet NO USASA points will be awarded or transferable at a later date.
  • JOIN ONLINE Full membership: $100 – This membership is valid for one (1) full membership season at any USASA sanctioned event. Points will be earned toward Regional and National rankings and the rider can qualify for the National Championships. Full membership riders will receive an official membership packet by mail including a membership card, stickers, current rulebook and other benefits. JOIN ONLINE

Event Fees

 

  • $40 per event through Online Registration
  • $45 per event Day-of-Registration (cash or checks only)
  • $20 refundable bib deposit fee (cash or checks only)
  • Discounted lift tickets for competitors at each resort (cash or checks only)

Registration Options

  • Online Registration
    • $40 per event
    • Open until 11:59pm EST on Thursdays for that weekend’s events
    • Go to USASA Regional Events, choose Catskills as the region, click on the discipline abbreviation at the end of the event line you want to register for, then follow steps to register online.
    • If you register online, you can check-in the morning of the event from 8-9amin the Pre-Registered line with:
      • a signed CMS Release
      • a signed Resort Release
      • $20 for a bib deposit (cash or checks only)
      • Cash or check for a lift ticket if needed
  • Day-Of Registration
    • $45 per event
    • Open from 8-9am
    • To register the day of the event, you will need:
      • a filled out CMS Registration Form or CMS Rail Jam/Banked Slalom Registration Form
      • a signed CMS Release
      • a signed USASA Concussion Policy (1st event of season only)
      • a signed Resort Release
      • $45 for each event (cash or checks only)
      • $20 for a bib deposit (cash or checks only)
      • Cash or check for a lift ticket if needed

Registration Time

  • 8:00am to 9:00am – Please be prompt.

Competition Start Time

  •  Single Event Days: 11:00am weather permitting
  • Double Event Days: 10:00am weather permitting

Release Forms

  • All competitors need to sign a CMS release and a separate resort release for each day of an event.
  • Any competitors under 18 years old will need a parent/guardian to sign the releases.

 

Helmets

  • Approved Helmets are REQUIRED for ALL EVENTS.
  • Helmet straps must be adjusted according to manufacturer specifications, and must be on the head of the rider for the entire run.

Disciplines

  • Snowboarders and Skiers are permitted in CMS Slopestyle, Halfpipe, Rail Jam, Boardercross/Skiercross and Banked Slalom events.
  • Giant Slalom and Slalom events are snowboarder only events.
  • Adaptive Snowboarders and Skiers are welcome at our events.

Ages

  • These events are open to ALL ages.
  • Athletes will compete within their own age groups with male and female top 3 award medallions presented in each age group.
  • Rail Jam & Banked Slalom age groups are “9 & Under”, 10-13”, “14 & Over” and “Open Class” for snowboarders and skiers.
  • There is an Open Class for high-end athletes and Pros of all ages.

Competition Formats

  •  Giant Slalom & Slalom Events – 2 Runs Combined Time
  • Slopestyle Events – Best of 2 Judged Runs
  • Boardercross/Skiercross Events – Head-to-Head with various advancement based on field size (elimination tournament style)
  • Rail Jams – Overall Impression of Jam Session Runs
  • Banked Slalom – Best of 2 Time Runs

Awards & Bib Raffle

  • 4:00pm or 1 hour after event is finished

http://www.catskillmountainseries.com/

The United States Collegiate Ski & Snowboard Association (USCSA) is the sports federation for collegiate team ski racing, ski jumping, snowboarding and freestyle in America. In excess of 200 colleges from coast to coast, field some 5000 men and women, alpine, cross-country, ski jumping, snowboarding and freestyle athletes in over 200 race events annually.

Competition takes place across three progressive tiers. Conference qualifiers determine the participants at the six USCSA regional championships. The Regional Championships are the last step on the road to the annual United States Collegiate Skiing and Snowboard Championships, the showcase event in college racing

EASTERN

Conference Coordinator:
Bo Bigelow – (207) 712-5440

MacConnell Division: Larry Giannatti 

McBrien Division: Bo Bigelow (207) 712-5440

Thompson Division: Laura & Mark Sullivan

Reynolds Division: Harry Ricker (207) 754-3455

Cross-Country Division: Alyssa DausmanAlex Benway

Snowboard Division:

 

Participating Schools & Universities:

  • Amherst College
  • Babson College
  • Boston College, Snowboarding
  • Boston University
  • Brandeis University
  • Brown University
  • Castleton State College
  • Connecticut College
  • Holy Cross College
  • Marist College
  • Mass Institute of Tech. (MIT)
  • Northeastern University
  • Saint Anselm College
  • Smith College
  • Springfield College
  • Trinity College
  • Tufts University
  • Univ. of Maine Farmington
  • Univ. Of Maine, Fort Kent
  • Univ. of Maine, Orno
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Mass, Amherst
  • University of Mass, Lowell
  • University of Rhode Island
  • Vassar College
  • Wesleyan University
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute: alpine, Nordic
  • Yale University: alpine, nordic

The first real snow fall of the year is here! There is so much snow falling right now that you can’t see Windham Mountain. The snow plows are making sure that the road are clear for safe passage. If you are already in Windham and don’t feel like venturing out onto the roads, we do have a couple of rooms open tonight. Drive safe!

– Kurt

Think snow!

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