Jiminy Peak Race Team

2016-2017 Season

Steiner’s Race Day 2017

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Sunday Sept. 10th 11 a.m.—5 p.m.

It’s time to get ready for the upcoming season. Come to Race Day 2017 at Steiner’s Sports—as always, Factory Reps will be on hand to help guide your Athlete with equipment selection from Fischer, Nordica, Lange, Rossignol, POC, BRIKO, Dynastar, Atomic, and Head.

Garrick Dardani, Master Boot Fitter, ski boot tester for SKI/Skiing Magazine, Race Program Director and head U19 coach will be there to do everything possible to make your athlete perform to their potential. Also on hand will be some of your favorite coaches.

According to Garrick:

  • Boots are the most important piece of the skiing puzzle. All age groups and ability levels will benefit from getting set up properly in their boots. This means assessed for size, flex, width, height of boot and performance level.Besides fit and flex, we need to get the alignment of the boots right. That means that the forward angle is right for you, the lateral cant, cuff alignment is set right. Do the knees track correctly? This is called lateral stance balance.
  • Skis & Bindings: besides brand, size and flex, it is critical to determine the correct binding ramp angle. This is the difference in height from the heel to the toe piece. I determine a starting delta angle based on the ankle flexibility, center of mass of athlete, boot set up and event (SL,GS, …)

At Race Day I can size up boots and do an assessment, but many times we will need to schedule an appointment for the full fitting. This is too important to rush through.

The deal with a Race Day is:

  • USSA pricing on all equipment
  • 10% off Swix Evo Pro Edger
  • 30% off all other Swix wax and equipment
  • POC and Slytech helmets and armor are offered at race form price
  • All race equipment is on sale

This is also a perfect time to leave your skis to get them prepared for the season!
We prepare all skis on the Wintersteiger Omega RS 350 stone grinding machine. This is the most up to date machine for precisely grinding race specific patterns that are proven on the world cup and AT HOME.

Can’t make it to Race Day? No problem! Please call 518-784-3663 or email garrick@steinersskibike.com for your own individual appointment.
Please note that equipment does sell out, so, earlier is always the best plan.


Steiner’s Sports
3455 US 9
Valatie NY 12184

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Sugar Slalom, April 8-9, 2017

Sugar Slalom, held annually at Stowe since 1940 is a celebration of Spring on skis.The Stowe Sugar Slalom is one of the most recognized alpine races in America. The two-day event can attract over 1,000 avid racers and up to 600 spectators. Originating as a celebration of the arrival of Spring and the tapping of maple trees, the Sugar Slalom is held in a Mardi Gras atmosphere complete with music, barbecue on the hill, fantastic ski racing and festive costumes. To top it all, the race also features a unique Vermont treat, maple syrup on snow, donuts and pickles at the finish.

This year’s Sugar Slalom is Saturday April 8—Sunday April 9. You can register U8/U10/U12/U14 racers here or U16/U19+ racers here). You also must provide a signed a release form, which you can download from here (this also includes the official race announcement).

For those who want to ski, but do not plan to race, Vincent has been able to get some good deals!


For the Sugar Slalom this year, Stowe Mountain Resort charges $72/day (children 6-12 $62/day) for a lift ticket, plus a $5 Stowe card charge (this is not relevant to racers, as their lift passes are part of their race entry fee).

However, as we have been doing for several years now, the mountain has offered us a great group rate, but we need a total of 20 people per day minimum:

Here is the ticket pricing for the April 8-9 weekend:

  • 1-Day Adult /Senior lift ticket: $48 (additional days are multiple of $48, so $96 for both days, and $144 for three if we get enough people for the Friday or Monday…)
  • 1-Day Child (6-12) lift ticket: $36 (additional days are multiple of $36, so $72 for two days, $108 for three)
  • Child under 6 years lift ticket: COMP with paying adult ticket

The information that we need for our order is: how many tickets for which days, as well as the Adult/Child/<6years breakdown. Reply to VincentTophoff(AT)ifac.org.

We have to buy the tickets in bulk in advance and pay for them in one single transaction. So PLEASE BRING ENOUGH CASH to do so! Note that you will be responsible to pay for the tickets that you have ordered.

Feel free to forward to your friends and let them contact Vincent regarding the lift tickets.


We have been in contact again with Golden Eagle Resort www.goldeneagleresort.com and they offered us a sweet deal. Just use PROMO Code “sugar17,” which will be active by Wednesday (March 22) afternoon.

Try to book online, but if that doesn’t work or if you have questions, you can contact Lauren Garfield, Director of Sales & Marketing Golden Eagle Resort, 802-253-4811 or dosgoldeneagle@gmail.com.

Hope we can pull it off and looking forward to seeing you soon in Stowe!

Final Training Weekend Schedule March 11-12

Saturday, start promptly at 9:00 a.m.
Age Group Training Notes
U19+ SL training on Whirlaway
U16 SL training on Whirlaway
U14 GS training on at Exhibition East
U12 GS training on at Exhibition East
U8/U10 Meet at Race Arena for free skiing and/or GS training


Sunday, start promptly at 9:00 a.m.
Age Group Training Notes
U19+ Dual paneled SL, location TBD
U16 Dual paneled SL, location TBD
U14 Dual paneled SL, location TBD
U12 Dual paneled SL, location TBD
U8/U10 Dual paneled SL, location TBD