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2018 SSCV/Denver Invitational

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University of Denver and Ski and Snowboard Club Vail


Maloit Park, Minturn, CO


February 10-11, 2018


  • February 10 – Freestyle, Interval Start – 10:00am
  • U18/20/college men – 10km
  • U16/18/20 college women – 5km
  • U16 men – 5km
  • U14 men and women – 2.5km
  • U12 men and women – 2.5km
  • U10/8 men and women – 1.5km
  • February 11 – Classical, Mass Start – 10:00am
  • U18/20/college men – 10km
  • U18/20/college women – 5km
  • U16 men – 5km
  • U16 women – 5km
  • U14 men and women – 2.5km
  • U12 men and women – 2.5km
  • U8/10 men and women – 1.5km


Maloit Park trails are open to the public with required SSCV waiver


Entry form is attached. Entries are due by Tuesday, February 6 by 7:00 PM. Email to Mike Elliott at .


  • U16/18/20 – $35.00
  • U12/14 – $25.00
  • U8/10 – $10.00

Make check payable to: SSCV


Seeding will be by FIS/USSA points


10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Friday, February 9

6:00 PM, Friday, February 9. Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy 2 nd floor Conference Room, Maloit Park


Dan Weiland, Nordic Program Director – Ski and Snowboard Club Vail
(970) 790-5129


David Stewart – University of Denver Ski Team
(541) 556-3877


Chief of Race: Christian Kloser
Assistant Chief of Race: Eric Pepper
Chief of Stadium: Grant Herzog
Chief of Course: Dan Weiland
Chief of Timing: Mike Elliott
Volunteer Coordinator: Shelly Shanley
Race Secretary: Carmen Weiland
Technical Delegate: Al Pokorny, TDA: Quincee Cotton


Awards will be held 30 minutes following each race. The awards will take place in the stadium.
JN’S TEAM NAMING: JN team naming and processing will take place following Sunday’s last race in the VSSA Gymnasium

FCT entry Form DU NCAA West Regional Feb 2018

Second Medal for Hailey Swirbul At World Jr Championships

By Tom Kelly

February, 1 2018

Hailey Swirbul skis to her second medal of the week at Junior Worlds in Switzerland.

Hailey Swirbul (Carbondale, Colorado./Univ. of Alaska-Anchorage) skied to her second medal in three days at the FIS Nordic Junior World Ski Championships in Goms, Switzerland. Swirbul won bronze in the skiathlon.

The medal is the third of her career, including last year’s bronze in the team event at the Junior World Championship at Soldier Hollow, Utah. Swirbul has now won more Junior Worlds medal than any other American skier.

Swirbul, who came out of the Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club, is a 2016 graduate of Basalt High School near Aspen, and is an alumnus of Rocky Mountain Nordic. She is now a freshman skiing for the University of Alaska-Anchorage.

The skiathlon is a combination of classic and freestyle skiing with a pit stop midway to change skis. It will be the opening event in the upcoming Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang.

Swirbul opened the Junior Worlds winning silver in the 5k classic. In the skiathlon she was only seven-tenths of a second away from silver.

The race was very challenging, but the courses played to my strengths,” said Swirbul, who battled snow conditions that made things even more challenging. “I knew that finishing speed would not be my strength, so I tried to secure my spot on the podium well before the finish straight. The classic leg did not spread out as much as I had predicted, so it was challenging to conserve energy while striding in a frantic group.”

While Swirbul is the conduit for the accolades, she is quick to put it into perspective for the U.S. program.

“I feel honored that I’ve been given this chance to show how competitive the US is in cross country skiing beyond our amazing World Cup team,” said a humble Swirbul. “I’ve been part of Scandinavia Cup trips where a top 30 performance was a notable success. Now, four top 20s in the World Junior skiathlon is on track to become a regular thing for our nation.

“I’ve seen first hand how the level of competition in skiing had risen for us over the past five years. Earning these two medals has proven to the rest of the world that we are a force to be reckoned with at all levels of this sport. I’m very grateful that things aligned for me on the days it really mattered here at World Juniors.”



Friday and Saturday – January 26th & 27th 2018

Steamboat Springs, Colorado ~ Howelsen Hill Nordic Center

Hosted by:

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club with support from The City of Steamboat Springs

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Christy Sports, Colorado Event Rentals, Honey Stinger-Bap-Big Agnes, La Toretta, Native Excavating,Orthopaedics of Steamboat, Resort Group, Truffle Pig/ Carls Tavern, Steamboat Sotheby’s, Deer Park Road

Team Captains Meeting- Electronic

Delivered Thursday, January 26th 2018- 5pm

  • Welcome
  • Organizing Committee and Jury
  • Competitive Schedule
  • Race Courses and Stadium
  • Weather
  • Miscellaneous

Organizing Committee

Chief of Competition-
Chief of Course-
Assistant Chief of Course-
Race Secretary-
Technical Delegate-
Assistant Technical Delegate-
Chief of Grooming-
Medical Chief-
Timing and Results-
Race Jury-
 Nick Rose
Dave Zink
Greg Burkholder
Amy Burkholder

Rob ShineMike Elliott- Four Corners Timing


*Event Updates and information found

Lodging information-

 Link provides an additional 10% discount off our best pricing.  Please use the Promo Code: SSWSC

Please reach out to our Steamboat reservation team with any questions: 866-976-4633

Schedule of events:

Monday, January 22nd – @ 7pm- Entries due to Mike Elliott- Four Corners Timing

*Must be a United States Ski and Snowboard member to race

Thursday, January 25th – Official Training 1:30pm to 4:30pm- course will remain open

Team Captain’s Meeting sent out electronically by 5:00pm. Deadline for scratches is 6pm. No scratches/refunds day of race.

Friday, January 26th – 10:00am Freestyle Sprint Qualifier (U20/18/16) – Interval Start

(15 second intervals) followed by Interval Start Distance (15 second intervals): U14, U12, U10, U8

Team check in- entry payment, waivers, and bib pick up 7:30 to 9:00am Olympian Hall

Saturday, January 27th – 11:00am Mass Start Classic (15 second) – 10k (U20/18 M + F) 5k (U16 M + F), 2.5k (U14/12 M + F), 1.75k (U10 M + F), .75k (U8 M + F)

9:00-10:00am – Bib pick up Olympian Hall

Event Notes

  • No backwards skiing on course at anytime
  • Sprint Course is closed 10 minutes prior to start of the Sprint Qualifier.Course opens for Distance Races and closes again for Sprint Heats.
  • Please yield to racers at all times!
  • There will not be “B” Finals in the Sprint Heats
  • The Heats will not be timed- “Lucky Loser” 2 x third places with lowest bib # advance out of the Quarter Finals. Top 3 finishers from Semis advance to Final. Exceptions with field size of 24 or less- refer to FIS rules.
  • Classic skiing only on Saturday
  • Best warm up skiing is west of the Howelsen Lodge- Hobo Park Trails- beyond the ski jump out runs. The two closest ball fields will also be groomed.
  • Access to Start from designated wax area (to your right as you enter the Rodeo Grounds from 5th Street- this is a new waxing site)
  • Awards for the Freestyle Sprint Freestyle Distance Race will take place as soon as results are available
  • Awards for the Distance Classic Race will take place as soon as results are available
  • Trail passes are required for training days prior to the event. Please purchase trail passes at the Snack Bar- Howelsen Lodge- ground level- for any non-event days- $14. Parents and siblings that would like to ski, please purchase a trail pass. There is Alpine skiing and Snowboarding as well, lift passes available at the Snack Bar

Entry Fees Payable to SSWSC

U16 and older – $42 per race

U14 & U12 – $32 per race

U10 & U8 – $17 per race

*Must have a signed SSWSC waiver for each competitor

Seeding: Seeding will be by USSA points where applicable and RMN points where applicable


  • Scratches accepted until Thursday @ 6pm- sent to 4-Corners Timing
  • U16 and older will compete in Heats
  • U14 + younger will race Individual Start on Friday
  • The results will remain unofficial until the protest period has elapsed.
  • Parking is located at the Rodeo Grounds- south end of 5th street
  • Registration is located in Olympian Hall- Howelsen Lodge. Olympian Hall is available for athlete use- Friday till 3pm and Saturday till 2pm- please be tidy!
  • Bathrooms in Howelsen Lodge and near Start/Finish. Food available at Snack Bar.
  • Power will be available at junction boxes west end of Rodeo Arena near start/finish and new waxing area.

Start Order

Friday January 26th
Freestyle Sprint + Individual Start Freestyle
10:00 am start
Male Sprint Qualifier (U20, U18, U16)
Female Sprint Qualifier (U20, U18, U16)
Male U14 2.5k Freestyle
Female U14 2.5k Freestyle
Male U12 2.5k Freestyle
Female U12 2.5k Freestyle
Male U10 1.5k Freestyle
Female U10 1.5k Freestyle
Male + Female U8 .75k Freestyle
Sprint Heats

Saturday January 27th Mass Start Classic
11:00 am start
U18/20 Male 10km
U18/20 Female 10km
U16 Male 5km
U16 Female 5km
U14 Male 2.5km
U14 Female 2.5km
U12 Male 2.5km
U12 Female 2.5km
U10 Male 1.75km
U10 Female 1.75km
U8 M+F .75km


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Sunday, January 14th and Monday, January 15th
Hosted by CBNT and Crested Butte Nordic

Crested Butte Nordic
620 2nd St
Crested Butte, CO 81224

Organizing Committee:
Technical Delegate – Quincee Cotton
Assistant Technical Delegate – Paul Moore
Chief of Competition – Brian Dale
Race Secretary – Shelley Dunn, Martin Catmur
Sprint Coordinator – Cathy Frank
Chief of Course – Keith Bauer
Chief of Stadium – Rich Smith
Chief of Operations – Kevin Krill
Chief of Medical – John Holder
Timing and Results – Four Corners Timing

Schedule of Events:
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
NO LATER THAN 7:00PM Entries Due to Four Corner’s Timing
Email race entries to Mike Elliott ( ) – entry form is attached

Friday, January 12, 2018
12:00PM- Entry List will be published and distributed
9:00PM- Start list published

Saturday, January 13, 2018
9AM- Courses open for inspection
5PM- Courses close
*Coaches and athletes ski free, all parents and spectators must purchase a day pass at the Nordic
Center on Saturday and if they wish to ski past race hours on Sunday or Monday
5PM- Team Captains Meeting, upstairs in the Crested Butte Nordic Center, Waivers and Entries
Fees Due

Sunday, January 14th – Classic Sprint
7AM – 9AM – Bib Pick-Up in Race Secretary Tent in the Stadium
Estimated Start Times (start times may be modified by Four Corner Timing) – Sprint Qualifier 15
second intervals
9:00AM – Males Senior/U20/U18/U16 seeded by US Ski and Snowboard points
9:30AM – Females Senior/U20/U18/U16 seeded by US Ski and Snowboard points
9:50AM – MU14….shorter sprint course
10:00AM – MU12…shorter sprint course
10:10AM – FU14…shorter sprint course
10:20AM – FU12…shorter sprint course
10:30AM – MU10/MU8…shorter sprint course
10:40AM – FU10/FU8…shorter sprint course
11:10AM -Begin Mass Starts for MU12, FU12, MU10/MU8, FU10/FU8
12:00AM – Heats Begin, MU20/MU18, FU20/FU18, MU16, FU16, MU14, FU14
● Podium Ceremony for U12 and younger at approx. 12:30. Podium Ceremony for U14s
and older to happen approx. 30 minutes after last age group has completed their finals.

Monday, January 15th – Freestyle Mass Start
8AM-10AM – Bib Pick-UP at the Race Secretary Tent in the Stadium
10AM – Female Senior/FU20/FU18 Mass Start…5k
10:30AM – Male Senior/MU20/MU18 Mass Start…5k
10:55AM – FU16 Mass Start…3.5k Electric Loop
11:15AM – MU16 Mass Start…3.5k Electric Loop
11:30AM – FU14 Mass Start…3k Big Mine
11:45AM – MU14 Mass Start…3k Big Mine
12:00PM – FU12 Mass Start…3k Big Mine
12:15PM – MU12 Mass Start…3k Big Mine
12:30PM – FU10/FU8 Mass Start…1k Meadow Loop
12:45PM – MU10/MU8 Mass Start…1k Meadow Loop
● Awards to follow at appox. 1PM

U16 and older in both genders will race together and be seeded using U.S. Ski & Snowboard
points. Those without points will be scrambled and randomized as one group.

Entry Fees:
U16 and Older – $35 per race
U12 and U14 – $25 per race
U10 and U8 – $10 per race

Course Notes:
We have our full homologated 5k open and skiing well. It is thin but we are maintaining good

No dogs allowed at the race venue.
Trail passes must be bought by parents/spectators on Saturday and if they ski outside of racing
hours on Sunday and Monday. No skiing by parents or spectators allowed on course either day.
Course is open to athletes on Monday during mass starts.
Sprint course is not open to athletes on Sunday.
No parking on Journey’s End Rd
Team Vans may do wax drop off and turn around in the cul-de-sac and park at the Nordic Center
There will be two Porta-Potties located at the intersection of the trail adn Journey’s End Road,
otherwise there are bathrooms in the Nordic Center
We will have one 5,500 Watt Generator for coaches both days but please bring your own
extension cords.

FCT Entry Form CBNT Jan 2018 #1

CBNT Race Liability Waiver

SNSC Races December 16-17, 2017

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2017 RMN JNQ Summit County

December 16-17th 2017

Presented by:

Centura Health and Vail Summit Orthopaedics

Schedule of Events

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

7:00 PM Entries due

Email entries to Mike​​ Elliott from Four Corner’s​​ Timing​​ ( see ​​attached entry form sheet

Thursday, December 14, 2017

12:00 PM Entry list will be published​ ​ and​​ distributed 9:00 PM Start list published

Friday, December ​​16, 2016

12:00 ​​PM Course open for inspection*

4:00 PM Course​ ​ Closes

*Must purchase a trail pass at Frisco Nordic Center ($10)

5:00 PM Team Captain’s meeting (at Frisco Nordic Center)

Please note that all race distances are still approximate. We will be ​ ​working with​​ a race course​ ​ that is roughly a 3K loop with cut offs.​​ Our goal is ​​to ​​make race ​​distances as​​ close​​ as​​ possible to what is listed, ​​but ​​there may be some slight differences.


Saturday, December 16, 2017 Freestyle Interval Start

7:00-10:00 AM Bib Pick up at Frisco Nordic Center

Estimated start times Freestyle 15 sec intervals

10:00 Males Senior/U20/U18/U16……….4km

10:45 Females Senior/U20/U18/U16……4km

11:30 Males U14 ………………………….4km

11:50 Males U12 ………………….……….3km

12:10 Females U14……………………….3km

12:30 Females U12 ……………….………3km

12:50 – Males U10/U8 …………………1km​ ​

13:00Females U10/U8.. ……….……1km

**Awards will take place on SUNDAY ONLY at Frisco Nordic Center**

Sunday, December 17, 2017 Classic Mass Start*

Estimated Start Times Classic Mass Start*

10:00 Females Senior/U20/U18 …..4km

10:30 Males Senior/U20/U18………8km

11:15 Females U16 ………………4km

11:40 Males U16 ………………….4km

12:05Males U14 ………………….3km

12:20 Males U12 …………………..3km

12:35 Females U14 …….…………3km

12:50 Females U12……………….3km

13:15 Males U10/U8 ………………1km

13:20 Females U10/U8……………1km

*Due to limited snow our stadium size we may not be able to accommodate a full mass start. If this is the case ​ ​we will modify start format​​ with​​ a TD and Jury decision.

**Awards will take place at approx. 2pm at Frisco Nordic Center**

***We will award overall weekend winners for each category as well as 1st-3rd division awards for each race***

Team Registration

  • Entries are due to Mike Elliott & Four Corners’​​ Timing by Tuesday, December 12, ​​2017


  • Final payments and scratches due on ​​Friday, December 15, 2017
  • Bibs will be distributed at Frisco Nordic Center on​​ race morning. Athletes will keep​​ their bib for both race days.
  • There will be​​ a $50.00 fee for lost or ​​damaged bibs

Rocky Mountain Nordic Team Individual Entry Fees

  • U16 and ​​older $35 per race
  • U14/U12 ​​ $25 per race
  • U10/U8 $10 per​​ race

Please make checks payable to SNSC

Course Notes, Inspection and Course

We are dealing with extremely low ​ ​snow ​ ​levels, therefore ​ ​we ​ ​will ​​need ​ ​to close the ​ ​course to racers only. If we get more snow and are able to expand the terrain we will do so.

  • Plan on a dry-land warm up.​​ There will not be ​​any on snow warm up ​​terrain. We realize this is far from ideal, but are trying to make the best of ​​our ​​snow situation.


U16 and older in both genders will race together ​ ​and be seeded using U.S. Ski &​​ Snowboard points. Those without points will be scrambled ​ ​and randomized as one group.​ ​ Order of seed groups and number​ ​ of skiers in each seed groups ​​will be determined by​​ Race Jury.​​ Results turned into U.S. Ski & Snowboard for scoring will be one race. Results for​​ RMN will be separated by class and gender. U14 ​ ​and younger ​​seeding will be randomized within​​ each gender and class.

Sunday’s seeding for mass start will be based on USSA points for U16 U20 for both ​ ​men and women. All other groups will be seeded based on the ​​previous day’s results.


  • Team vans will have reserved parking in the ​​lots adjacent to the waxing area.
  • Bathrooms will be available please make sure you​​ instruct your athletes ​​to be tidy
  • Additional bathrooms will be provided near the start/finish​​ (outside)
  • All wax ​​tents must have 40lb weights on each corner​​. We will be inspected by the fire marshal.


This race would not be possible without the support of our community partners. The Town ofBreckenridge has been an extremely important partner in providing an​​ excellent​​ venue, ​​course and support. A special thanks to​​ the Town of​​ Frisco which​​ has​​ provided tremendous resources to ​​help us with an​​ alternate venue due to​​ lack of snow. Additional sponsors​​ include:

friso 1st bank peak-a-boo Organizing Committee

Chief​ ​of​ ​Comp ​ -​ ​ Peter​ ​ Haynes​

Chief​ ​of​ ​Course​ ​-​ ​Todd​ ​Smith

Chief ​ of​ ​ Stadium​ ​ -​ ​ Yves​​ ​Piecoup

Race​ ​Secretary​ ​-​ ​Whitney​ ​Hedberg

Volunteer ​ Director​ ​ -​ ​ Laura​ ​ Tayman​

Chief ​​of​ ​Medical​ ​-​ ​Tom​ ​Resignolo

FCT Entry Form SNSC Dec 2017

SNSC Waiver Dec 2017