The US Ski Team (USST) has selected Eric Pepper who is the Head Coach for the Nordic Team within the Ski and Snowboard Club Vail to be a coach for the World Junior and U23 Championships scheduled for Erzurum, Turkey February 10 – 27, 2012. These championships are for skiers 16 – 22 years old. To be eligible for the WJC skiers have to be USSA members and be in the J1, OJ, or U23 Classes.
The USST has selected Adam St.Pierre who is the Head Coach for Boulder Nordic Junior Race Team to be a coach for the US Scando Team that will compete against teams from Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Estonia scheduled for competitions in Mammaste, Estonia February 14 – 27, 2012. To be eligible for the Scando Championships skiers have USSA members and be in the J2 or J1 classes. The Scando Team is usually made up of J1 skiers.
Skiers qualify for the above USST thru the USSA National Championships scheduled for Rumford, Maine Jan 2 – 8, 2012. Rumford reports that they have little snow, but they are making snow daily with nine guns at night and daily when temperature allow.
Both RMN coaches will also be members of the RMN coaching staf at the Junior National Championships scheduled for Soldier Hollow March 3 – 10, 2012.