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Weekly Update: March 5, 2012

Hi everyone!

First off, hope you all had a fantastic weekend! Thanks to all the coache and athletes that came out on Saturday to the Family fun race! Despite strong winds and less than ideal conditions- I think everyone had a great time! A special thank you goes out to the coaches who worked that day and came out bright and early to set the course and ensure that the morning ran smoothly!

Second, thanks to all of you that have already returned your radios in to Randy! For those of you with outstanding radios- you know who you are and I believe Randy has already emailed you. Please make sure that all radios make their way back into his hands!

Uniform return: I know many of you have been asking about this. I am not sure yet when this will take place but I will make sure to communicate this with you as soon as I hear.

A few reminders:

  • confirm your attentance at the banquet via Louise- mentioned in previous post. I want to re-itterate that coaches do not pay for attending! I hope to see you all there.
  • If you have evals for racers that missed the last practice, please scan and email them out. if you do not want to email them out yourself, please let me know or go through your manager/coordinator as they have everyone’s emails.
  • Your coaching evaluations will be coming to you from now and before the banquet. Thanks for your patience as we wrap-up what has been another busy season!
  • Hours are due by tonight via the blog!

This week!

This week marks week 9 of the TNT program. Coaches working set-up crew; please set a GS down our regular lane and a full gate SL down t-bar lane. The adults will be running the courses and then enjoying a pot-luck shortly thereafter.

That’s all for now folks. once again, thanks for  a great season!



Weekly Update: Feb 27

Hi coaches!

I apologize for the delayed weekly post- it must be the last week eh?! First and foremost, I would like to congratulate all coaches and athletes who raced this weekend from NG athletes to J and K1 racers who attended finals! Everyone skied well and had a great race! Congrats to all!

As mentioned above in my first line, it is the last week of program: all leagues will finish this week (Wednesday and Thursday) respectively and Tuesday night adults will wrap-up next Tuesday with their last training date and pot luck dinner. A few details about this week:

Tuesday: TNT and Master’s last race. Set-up Crew, please set a FULL gate GS on our regular race lane with proper tower and finish nets for safety. Please also set a banner on old-t-bar lane with a stubbie GS/SL for training and usage in between runs. Coaches doing the certifying sessions, you will be meeting Will P at 7pm in the clubhouse for your session. A reminder that Award Nominations are due today at the end of the night. Please make sure to nominate at least 1 person who you think is deserving! Thanks for your help with this.

Wednesday: GS for all K2 and J athletes. We will be setting a DOWNHILL COURSE. Set-up crew, please set 2 B nets for the finish along with the other regular netting, 2 nets around the tower and I will arrive around 5:30pm to help with the set. If time and snow permits, we will try to build a jump in the course as well, like a REAL downhill. If anyone is available to come out and help shovel, please be on snow for 5:30pm and meet at the top of the course. Thanks:)

Thursday: NG/K1- please tell racers to bring their GS skis. same deal as Wednesday. Again, if anyone is available to come out and help build a jump, please be on snow for 5:30pm and meet at the top of the race course. Last Training session for the snowboard race team as well.

Friday– Nothing. No extra training is scheduled for this day

Saturday– Family Fun Race. coaches confirmed to work that day are the following: Tyler W, Chris D, Graham M, Tim R, Rick, Will and Kent. Please be on snow for 8am. A reminder that we will also be doing radio return in the clubhouse that day, so even though you are not working, you will need to return your radio or send it with someone else (please remember your charger and both radios (if applicable)).  Details for the family fun race goes as follows: registration from 9am-10am, race starts at 10am and wraps up around 12noon hopefully, tear down and home time around 1pm.

And that is all folks!

A few other details:

  • Racer evaluations are due this week
  • Supervisors- coach evaluations are also due this week
  • Banquet is on March 31st. Families can purchase tickets on the MHRC main website and coaches should send their RSVP’s to Louise at as soon as possible so we can plan for the extra bodies and make sure we don’t hit capacity for the barn!
  • Another reminder that award nominations are due tomorrow
  • Radio return is on Saturday for all coaches
  • Mileage is due this week.
  • Uniform return will be communicated via Glen Eden when a date has been established

Thanks to everyone for another successful season completed. Let’s make sure we give the racers one last final FUN training night!



Weekly Update: Feb 20

Happy Family Day everyone!

Hope you are all enjoying your day off- I know I am:) First off, Congrats to the K1 Jaguars and the J Red and White teams for making it to Finals!!! We are all so proud of you- Good job! I know everyone has been working hard this season, and we are almost at the end. We have 2 more weeks of evening training and  1 more weekend of training before our Family Fun Race on March 3rd! I know most of you are tired after 8 weeks of skiing a few days/week but we only have a few weeks left of the season. You have all done a tremendous job this season and  I want to thank you all again for all your enthusiasm, dedication and effort! I know all the success we have achieved this season is thanks to your amazing coaching!

So onto, this week’s breakdown:

Monday– NOTHING- Happy Family day!

Tuesday– Adult Houseleague and Masters Training. We will be setting a GS down Challenger (please keep the banner narrow at the top) & a stubbie SL down old t-bar lane (again please keep the banner narrow at the top as to not create a funnel effect for skiers skiing out of the course on the pitch).

Wednesday– GS Full gates for J’s heading to finals on challenger- off the ramp. Full gate SL on old-t bar lane for all K2 teams- just for fun:). Again, set-up crew, please make sure that you keep the banner narrow on both ends on the pitch.

Thursday– GS full gates for K1’s heading to finals on challenger- off the ramp. Kombi set by Claire and Harrison beside it on challenger.

Friday– Training GS at Home for K1 Jaguars, J red and white racers. I am waiting to hear back on numbers, but is there anyone wanting to work if they are needed? send me an email.

Saturday– JHL end of season race. A reminder for all JHL coaches that end of season evaluations are to be handed out today. NG teams are away racing. DD racers will be fore-running the JHL race. K1 teams at home, think of what you would like to have your racers do in the afternoon- we can set whatever you would like:)

In other news:

  • We are awaiting the finals schedule. as soon as it is available, I will post it on the blog and distribute it to the teams in question. A reminder that if there is a conflict for the coaches/racers, please organize yourself in advance to find a replacement for the day for your coaching team.
  • NG, K1, K2 and J teams- evaluations will be due next week night training- so please get started on those. PLease use the template and info you entered in mid-season as a guideline/template for these. A reminder of my last blog post with the information here.
  • Family Fun Race is on March 3rd: I need 5 coaches who would be interested in working that day to email me- first come, first served.
  • Banquet is on March 31st- keep that date opened in your calendars.
  • A reminder to submit athletes in for award nominations- the nominations close on Feb 28th. You can find the online nomination here.
  • Radio return will happen on Family Fun Race- so if you are not coaching that day and are not planning on coming out, you will need to leave your radios + chargers with me on the week of Feb 27th at evening training.
  • Stay tuned for end of season uniform return, as soon as I hear back from GE, I will let you know.
  • Pay stubbs have been organized in the a-frame kitchen, in alphabetical order by last name if you are interested.

I believe that is all for now. Enjoy your day off and let me know if you have any questions




Weekly Update: Feb 13

Hi Coaches! I hope you all had a great weekend- it certainly was one of the first that actually felt like winter! Thanks to everyone who helped out with this weekend’s coverage- I know we had a lot of conflicts and we appreciate all the help that was given. In terms of the weekly update- we are nearing the end of program, with just 2 more weeks left!

Here is what this week has in stores for us:

Monday Feb 13- Appleby racing- Full gate GS down challenger (Jacob, Heidi & Tyler). Appleby trains from 5:30-6:30pm, coaches meet at 4pm. Last night for High School Racing- coaches meet at 6:30pm- Full gate GS down challenger for skiers and snowboarders will be skiing a stubbie course down old t-bar lane.

Tuesday Feb 14- Race day for Masters & adults. Let’s set a Full gate GS on our race lane with proper netting and fencing at bottom and around tower & set a stubbie GS over on Boomerang with nets- this course will be skied as a training course and in between timed runs.

Wednesday Feb 15- K2 & J. I know you are all awaiting your schedules for semis next weekend, we should have a schedule by Tuesday and at this point, I will be posting it on the blog and we can identify which discipline we will be training then. We will be setting on our race lane so set-up crew, we will need proper nets at bottom and around tower as well as banner.

Thursday, Feb 16- K1 & NG & Snowboard. Same- as soon as our schedule is out for semis, I will share it with everyone and let you know what we are training this weekend. Set-up crew needs will be the same as wednesday.

Friday, Feb 7- NG day at Glen Eden. This day serves as the NG make-up day for Dec 31st which means that we have lots of people signed up. Coaches will be Chloe, Tyler & Dylan. Is anyone else available? we could use a 4th coach, please email me if you are available.

Weekend plans- Sat/Sun. again will be determined by the semis schedule.

I believe that is all for now. Thanks to everyone for handing out your evaluations- much appreciated. I would suggest since the end of season is just around the conner, that you start working on them right away!

Have a great week everyone!



Weekly Update: Feb 6, 2012

Good afternoon Coaches!

I apologize for a delayed weekly update this week- this was a busy weekend! I hope everyone had a sucessful weekend racing and/or training and are looking forward to another busy week! Here is what it has in stores for us:

Monday– Appleby Racing (Heidi, Tyler & Jacob)- meet at 4pm, SL set full gates. HS Racing, meet Tyler at top of the race course for 6:30pm to help re-set. Evening plan: GS full gates on racing lane, Stubbie GS for snowboarders on old t-bar lane.

Tuesday– Adult Houseleague- GS full gate course on race lane & FULL gate SL on old t-bar lane for the masters training SL. Please be mindful of the lane space that we take up on either end at the top due to the narrow skieable passage that a lane on either side creates. Thanks!

Wednesday–  ALL teams will be racing SL. we will set a full gate SL course on the oustide of the tower and some FULL gate SL drills in the inside with what room we have available. All teams will be training SL. For those not racing this weekend- i.e. red team, please take advantage of this night for some free skiing, working on some specific drills to allow for others to have some time in the course prior to their race.

Thursday– We will be training Full gate SL for K1’s & GS full gates for NG team. Please note that if you are not racing this weekend, I would recommend that you spend the evening working on specific skills such as starts, etc… and take advantage of your weekend in gates.

Friday– K1/k2 and J cross block training at Home. Coaches will be confirmed once I hear on numbers- by Wednesday. If you have expressed interest, hang tight until then.

Sat– JHL, NG and K1 at home.

Sunday– J Red & K1 Make-up date for Dec 31st at home. Please let me know what disciplines you would like to train and communicate this back to your teams, remember that you will all have to share hill space this day.

Thanks everyone! I would like an email from those of you who have not yet handed out your racer evaluations this week, please let me know when they will be handed out

Thanks a bunch for all your hard work! a special thanks to: Danielle, Tyler M, Rick, Will, Scott, John, Meghan, Claire, etc… who helped making yesterday’s All star race a success! a special thanks to all the coaches for helping pinch in with Moonstone away day as well!

see you all this week


Weekly Update: Jan 30

Good morning everyone!

Hope you all had a great racing weekend. We have lots going on this week so please pay special attention to this week’s weekly update.

Monday, Jan 30: Appleby Racing (SL full gates): Heidi, Jacob & Tyler to meet each other at the gate cabana at 4pm. Please set on our regular race lane: SL full gates, banner and 2 nets at bottom. There is no high school racing this evening, so please tear down after their regular training time 5:30-6:30pm.

Tuesday, Jan 31: TNT. Pending snow condition, please set GS on race lane with 2 nets and tower net & SL full gates on old t-bar lane with banner, no nets but make sure that the course ends before the banner at bottom. Evaluations due to Will P at beginning of the night, He will re-distribute at the end so you can hand out to racers.

Wednesday, Feb 1: Same set-up as Tuesday’s TNT. Racer evaluations due to Emilie at beginning of the night- they will be handed back to you at the end of the night for distribution to your racers.

Thursday, Feb 2: Same set-up as Tuesday’s TNT and Wednesday training except for Full gate SL on old t-bar lane, please set stubbie SL. Is anyone available to come out and help with set-up crew this day? please email me asap! thanks! Racer evaluations due to Kent/Emilie at the beginning of the night- we will hand them back to you at the end for distribution to your racers.

Friday, Feb 3: K2 & J training day at Moonstone- GS. Coaches confirmed so far: Rick & anyone else wanting to work, please email me. Do note that the preference for coaching will be awarded to coaches who coach K2 and J first.

Saturday, Feb 4: JHL race #1- DD group will be fore-running. Teams training at home will be free skiing in the morning during the race and training in gates in the afternoon.

Sunday, Feb 5: Away Training day to Moonstone for racers not attending All stars: includes Snowboard, Freestyle, K2 and J racers: coaches confirmed: Kent, Heidi, Tyler, Dylan, Hans? and Dave? Please note that MHRC will be absorbing the cost for tickets and lane space for this training day.

Hosting J ALL stars: so far coaches confirmed: Rick, Meghan, Will, Emilie. if anyone else is available to work this day, let me know- I’ll be sending an email to the coaches working with a timeline for the day’s events.

And that is all, so like I mentioned, we have lots on the go this week! A reminder that when you are getting your shift covered due to a coaching conflict or other, you must email myself letting me know of the switch- thanks.

If you have any questions. let me know!



Weekly Update- Jan 23rd

Good afternoon everyone!

My apologies with the delay in getting this weekly update out! I hope you all had a great weekend and are ready for week 3 of programs?! I have a few items to bring to your attention this week but first things first, here’s a rough outline of what this week has in stores for us:

Mon: Freestyle and snowboard development team

Tue: Adult Houseleague and Masters; we have a timing night on our schedule and we will go ahead with this plan for now. I would like to use the brower timing system and simply count this a timed training night. We will set GS Full gates on race hill (outside of the tower). Depending on conditions, we can see about setting a second course for training, but with today’s rain, I am worried about snow depth. Tuesday night certifying folks & apprentices… please meet Kent for 7pm unless you are running the session, then meet him for 6:30pm in clubhouse.

Wed: Tyler is in charge of the set as it is his night to run a session- he will be setting GS panels on OLD T-Bar Lane. Please set 2 nets for the finish area. If snow allows, I would also like to set another GS course on Boomerang since all teams are racing GS this weekend.

Thur: Snowboard race team will train. Martin will be setting for the K1s as it is his night to set, he will be setting a pannelled SL course down our normal race lane. We will also be setting a FUll gate SL course for the K1 groups who are training this so do prepare your groups for full SL gear if applicable.

Fri: extra training. Stubbie SL and full gate SL training. Please push with K1 parents who need to get their kids feeling more comfortable with training full gate SL courses.

Sat: all teams are away. JHL will be spirit day. an email to come from me

Sun: all ski teams away. Snowboard race team away. Freestyle at home.

A few other details:

  • A reminder that as an employee, if you are unsure about something relating to your employment or have a question, please inquire with your evening supervisor or myself. I ask that all coaches take responsibility for their own employment. Although as supervisors, we want to provide great customer service, we will no longer be answering about coaching and employment questions through the employee’s parents.
  • Hours are due this week. Please make sure to complete hours for the pay period ending this week.
  • Coaching conflicts: I know some of you will have conflicts for the Feb 4th and 11th weekend, please refer back to the contact list I sent you at the beginning of the season and contact coaches who are NOT normally coaching on these days to fill in for you. A few suggestions: Scott, Mike B, Danielle, Heidi, Meghan, etc….and any K2 and J coaches who normally would be free on a Sat.
  • Great job making Smurf Day fun folks! thanks for keeping in with the smurf spirit!
  • All stars- as some of you may know already; We will be hosting All stars this season again and will need all hands on deck. Please email me or let me know in person if you are available on Feb 5th and can come out to help. I will be blogging about coaching arrangements and team training for this day once plans have been finalized.
  • Mid – season is upon us. Evals are due next week. I will be posting today or tomorrow more details around mid season racer evaluations.
  • Supervisors will also be completing coach evaluations this week and next and you will be asked to meet and sit down with a supervisor to go over your evaluation shortly.

As always, if you have any questions, please ask! Have  a good week everyone!



Weekly Update: Jan 16, 2012

Good morning coaches & apprentice coaches!

I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend! It sure was a busy one! This week marks the second official week of program and here’s what we have going on this week:

Monday, Jan 16: 4-6:30- Tyler and Jacob setting up and running gates for Appleby Racing (FULL GATE GS). 6:30-9:30pm- HS racing night #2- please note that tonight’s plan will be stubbie GS, snowboarders will run the course for the 1st hour and skiers for the second.  Please meet Tyler at the bottom of the race course for 6:15-6:30pm if you are scheduled to work HS Racing.

Tuesday, Jan 17: TNT & Masters. Set-Up Crew, please set-up a FULL GATE GS on race hill & a stubbie SL on Boomerang. Please set banners on both and netting for both. Any coaches working TNT that can come out earlier to help set would be appreciated as we will be setting on both runs and this will take additional time.  Adults are to meet in front of the clubhouse for 7:15 to find coaches.  * a few notes: Coaches, do make use of both courses and have athletes move from one to another. If you have one of the newer groups who would like to work on ski improvement, please use the stubbie SL course to leave the GS one open for the master racers. Second, do educate athletes that in order to keep the course safe, everyone may be asked to do a run or two of slipping. Coaches, please slip every run to try to maintain the courses and keep up the good work!

Wednesday, Jan 18th: K2 and J athletes . we will be setting on race hill, GS full gate on the outside of the tower and full gate SL on the inside of the tower. Set-up crew, please make sure proper netting at finish (2 blue nets) and B net on the tower along with banner on the oustide of the courses.  Dylan is in charge of setting the course and running the session for this week. I will be posting on the parent’s blog that we will be training both GS and SL but please do email your parents or manager to email your team what equipment and skis you would like your athletes to bring on Wednesday.

Thursday, Jan 19: NG and K1. We will be setting pannelled SL for the K1’s on the outside of the tower & a run stubbie course for the NG. Chloe is in charge of setting the course for the week. is anyone looking for some extra hours? available to work set-up crew on Thursdays?… we are looking for one more person. Please let me know if interested.

Friday, Jan 20: JHL extra training day. I am looking for one more coach available and interested in coaching should numbers warrant having a third coach… please email me if you are interested…

Saturday, Jan 21st: BUSY DAY!

JHL practice race

NG DD will be having their first theme day- SMURF DAY. Please, please dress up and I’ll take care of some decorations and prizes….

Sunday, Jan 22– all K2 and J teams are racing! Good luck!

A few details:

  • A reminder for the coaches/racers who have a conflict with their coaching team, please find a replacement using the contact list I emailed out at the beginning of the season. Your first committment is to your racing team.
  • If you have  race scheduled for a different day than your allocated training day- a reminder that you will NOT be training on that weekend during your allocated training day. i.e. if I am a NG coach and I am meant to coach on Saturdays but we have a race scheduled for a Sunday- that weekend we will NOT be trainig on Sat, just racing on Sunday.
  • An early reminder that payroll will be due on Monday, please make sure that you are submitting for the right week- ending Jan 25, 2012 is the period you want to be submitting for. PLease check your bank accounts to make sure that you have been paid correctly.

That’s all for now folks. Calendars for JHL and NG DD will be coming out this week shortly!

thanks folks!have a good day


Weekly Update: Jan 9

Good afternoon coaches!

Hope everyone has had a good weekend and a great start to their week. I wanted to give you a all an update of what this week will look like. As you all know, Glen Eden is making all the efforst in the world to make snow at every opportunity that they get…based on snow availability- we will be training on one lane all week:

Monday- Jan 9–> Make sure you have submitted your hours online by end of day today. Highschool Racing Coaches- meet Emilie in the clubhouse at 6:30pm. Tonight we will be doing a ski off with the athletes and placing them in their appropriate groups- you will be free-skiing with your groups and working on ski improvement. No gates this week. Next week will be GS gates for them. There will also be a small freestyle group and the Snowboard development team in the clubhouse starting their training this evening!

Tuesday, Jan 10–> TNT night #1. Jeff will be coaching for Heidi, Tyler, Danielle, John, Rick and Will. Meet in the clubhouse for 6:30pm for a quick meeting. We will be setting a full gate GS in the outside of the tower and a stubbie SL (with lots of room) in the inside. Coaches that have signed up for the Tuesday night certifying session are to meet Kent in the clubhouse for 6:30pm.

Wednesday, Jan 11–> K2 and J teams will all be training SL. Jeff is heading up the session for this week. All coaches to meet Jeff in front of the clubhouse for 6:30pm with skis on.

Thursday, Jan 12–> NG & K1 guys- Brook will be running the session, meet Brook and Kent and I outside the clubhouse at 6:30pm with skis on. Snowboard Race Team kicks off their training this night also. Courses for the young skiers will be stubbie SL for K1’s and pannelled SL for NG’s.

Friday, Jan 13–> Friday Training for NG and K1, discipline is Super SL. I am still looking for another coach if someone is available, please contact me asap.

Saturday, Jan 14–> JHL #2. JHL coaches, please meet myself for your session at 8:30am in front of clubhouse. all teams that are at home will be training SL. All  league coaches and apprentices, please be on snow for 7:30am.

Sunday, Jan 15th–> Hosting SL for J White Team.- all league coaches on snow for 7:30am. All teams at home will be training SL in the afternoon. Thanks to Meghan and Chloe who expressed interest in helping out with the race- much appreciated!

Other business

As you all are probably aware, this week kicks off lessons for the snow school and this means that the hill will be a little busier, please use the start of the evening to remind your racers of some hill etiquette:

– making groups of 3 or 4 before lining up for the chairlift

-no horseplay in the lift lines

– in order to use the ski school line, your racers must be with a coach, no exceptions will be made for this. If you would like to have your racers cycle through fast, I encourage you to instruct them to make use of the single line.

Please also, think about where you are stopping on the hill and try your best to keep your group in one condensed line or cluster off to the side. Thank you to everyone for a great first weekend and looking forward to seeing you all on snow this week!



Jan 7/8

Hi Coaches,

Hope everyone has enjoyed their week off!

I thought I would give you an update re: this weekend.

I have been chatting daily with Glen Eden and it looks like the chances for us to be able to make usage of a lane on Saturday and Sunday are quite high. The only downfall is that snow  depth is uncertain but we will do our best and get creative to ensure that the racers get a quality training weekend in before their races. No teams are racing this weekend other than the J Red team (all racers and coach have been notified). Everyone else will be training SL this weekend. I do not have the latest race schedule at this point, but as I wrote on the parent’s BLOG… I hope to have it at the end of the day tomorrow and I promise to send it out to you so you can start planning. (a reminder that for coaches whom are also racers; it is your responsibility to find a replacement for the days you have conflicts for-remember that your commitment is first to your racing team).

I am asking all League coaches to be on snow for 7:30am on Saturday. We will be setting first thing in the morning. Saturday, my hopes are to set Panelled SL for NG and Stubbies for K1- again all pending based on snow conditions and depth. Sunday, we will be training full gate SL for K2 and J- providing again that we have to snow to set this.

JHL coaches, please be on snow for 8am.

I think that is all

thanks everyone and see you on snow this weekend