Hello Team SPAC!

Well, I don’t know about you all but I sure am bummed that Steven’s had to go on standby last weekend. That being said, I feel extremely lucky that our mountain was able to stay open as long as they did when so many other mountains were closing. We should all give a giant shout out to Stevens Pass and Ryan Forbes for going above and beyond to keep us training as long as we did this year.

I also wanted to take a minute and update everyone on what’s happening now and in the weeks and months ahead. See below for highlights and information regarding training, upcoming races, spring party, summer camp dates, and SPAC jacket orders.

Training – Juniors will be training this weekend at Mission Ridge for upcoming championships. Contact Dave for more information. Unfortunately, Mighty Mites training is a wrap for this year. If the mountain happens to reopen with enough notice and if we have an adequate surface to train on we will reassess.

Upcoming Races
At this time all remaining home races have been canceled for the year.
U12 Championships at Crystal Mountain this coming weekend are still scheduled as are Northwest Cup Finals (u16 and up), and Golden Rose (U14 and up).

Some families will be going to Bantam Cup (U14 and below) next weekend at White Pass. Registration for this race closes today if anyone is still interested. Also make sure to sign up on Smartsheet. Please note that Bantam cup is an add-on race for Mighty Mites, so parents will be asked to cover coaching expenses. At this time Coach Heidi is scheduled to attend. Contact Jason Debley for more information on coaching fees.

Spring SPAC Party – We are in the early stages of planning for the spring party. This event will combine a fun get together, gear swap and a General Club Membership meeting where the board will provide a “State of the Club” and will hold elections. We have set a tentative date of May 17th. We are looking for volunteers to coordinate the party, if you are interested in helping, please contact the board at bod@spacracing.com.

Summer Camps – Dave has set the following dates for summer ski racing camps at Mount Hood:

  • June 21-27th Gate / Technical Camp (U12 and up)
  • July 7th – 12th Six day race camp (U10 and up)
  • July 17th – 25th – Nine race day camp (U12 and up

Note that dates shown are training days. Families should assume an additional travel day on the front end of each camp. Camps are open to U10 and up, however kids younger than U14 will need to make their own accommodations with parents. More information is coming soon.

SPAC JACKET ORDERS – If you are interested in ordering a jacket for next year, fill out the order form at:  https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form?EQBCT=29675ab8bb9b463b8b06ffb0b2b1fb01. Jackets are customized to SPAC, and by necessity, have a short ordering window, and long lead time. All orders must be in by March 30th. New families without jackets should plan to order now as well as any second year U12s who will be transitioning to U14 next year (U14s wear the blue and green junior jackets.) Cost of jackets is $210 for Juniors and $180 for Mighty Mites not including WSST. These are high quality waterproof Spyder Parkas. Size charts: Mighty Mites, Womens, Mens.