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					                  NORTHERN VERMONT COUNCIL 2010-2011

During the 1959-60 ski season ski clubs from four northern Vermont mountains (Stowe,
Smugglers Notch, Lyndon, and Jay Peak) joined to form the Northern Vermont Junior Ski
Council. The Council was formed to promote team skiing competitions for children in the
age bracket 8 through 13. Two teams of six boys and four girls were chosen to represent
each club at alpine events held at each of the four member areas. Aggregate points
determined the winning club and individual skiers. At the end of the season, the Northern
Vermont Council would challenge the Mid-Vermont Council to an “all-star” team race.

Today, the Northern Vermont Council (NVC) represents ski clubs from eight northern
Vermont mountains - Jay Peak, Stowe, Smugglers Notch, Mad River, Sugarbush, Burke,
Cochran’s, and Bolton Valley. It provides opportunities for boys and girls ages 7 to 14 years
of age, to develop their skills and experience the benefit of competitive alpine ski racing.

The Vermont Alpine Racing Association (VARA) delegates to the three state Councils
(North, Mid, and South) the authority to design and administer their respective race
schedules leading up to the J3 and J4 State Championships. The Council will also (1) select
teams to represent Northern Vermont at the State Championships; (2) develop proposals
and recommendations to VARA; and (3) resolve specific race and racer-related issues.

Each mountain designates a representative to serve on the Council. One representative will
serve as Chairperson and will represent the Northern Vermont Council interests at the
state level. Any NVC issues requiring a vote of the Council representatives must have 5
votes for approval.

                                 Council Representatives

    Sugarbush – Adam Julius (Chair)               Stowe – Igor Vanovac
    Burke – Kirk Dwyer                            Mad River – Jim Komarmi
    Cochran’s – Elliot Wilkinson-Ray              Bolton – Eric Berliner
    Smuggler’s Notch – Travis Widger              Jay Peak – Ryan Markham



The NVC age class rules and race schedules are provided in this document. Further
information on the races and camps sponsored by USSA Eastern Region, Vermont Alpine
Racing Association (VARA) or the Northern Vermont Council (NVC) can be found at these
websites:

              USSA Eastern Region:        www.ussaeast.com
              VARA:                       www.vara.org/help/racers.asp
              NVC:                        www.vara.org/councils/nvc.asp




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                              NVC RULES - J3 AGE CLASS

AGE GROUP: The J3 age level provides non-scored competition for racers aged 13-14 (born
in 1996-1997).

By special approval of the Northern Vermont Council, permission may be granted for a
second-year J4 with exceptional performances to ski up an age class. Petition requests need
to be submitted by the fall meeting of the NVC by the representative program. Approval
would be based on exceptional performance during the previous year and for an athlete
deemed unlikely to have competition within their peer group in NVC races. To ski up in
NVC races and advance to the Vermont J3 State Championships an athlete will also need
approval from VARA. Exceptional athlete policies are stated in the VARA Calendar and the
USSA Competition Guide. Any exceptions to the above age group must have been advanced
through the policy as outlined.

Approval may also be granted for skiing an extra year in the J3 age class based on later
physical maturation. Approval would be based on physical size and biological age.
Permission must first be approved by the Northern Vermont Council with a petition
submitted by the representative program. Permission may also be granted to compete at
the State level. Request in writing needs to be submitted by the Council. A request in
writing must be submitted to the VARA Executive Director by the Council Chair no later
than December 29, 2010. The VARA J3/4 Committee will review the request and respond to
Council Chair no later than January 1, 2011. Within the Council approval may also be
granted in consideration of this being the appropriate level for ones experience and
technical level.

If an athlete is approved they will follow Council and VARA rules for that age class. The
Petitioning Athlete (PA) with approval from VARA may qualify for the J3 State
Championships. The following conditions apply:

      PA will be considered and treated as any other participant in that age class;
      May ski in the State Championships but will not advance from Vermont to USSA post
       season events;
      Seeding at the State Championships will be according to athlete’s Council placement;
      Will be presented with award if so earned;
      Will be purged from results for selections to post season USSA Championship
       events;
      The ability to race in the younger age group will be terminated if the racer elects to
       ski back in their age group during that portion of the winter.




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The field size for State Championships may increase up to five (5) competitors to
accommodate Council petitioning athlete requests without restricting access for age class
competitors. Up to five competitors would be selected based on Council placement and
then from qualification from the State Shootout.

MEMBERSHIPS: All racers must hold a current United States Ski Association (USSA)
Competitor License and be a member of the Vermont Alpine Racing Association (VARA).
Application forms for these memberships can be found on the following websites: USSA
(www.ussa.org) and VARA (www.vara.org). (Note: late fees applied after October 15).

EQUIPMENT: Per FIS and USSA rules, it is the athlete’s responsibility to ski, train and race
on appropriate equipment. Helmets manufactured for ski racing are mandatory for all
training and race events - SL, GS, and SG.

       J3 Equipment Rules                           FIS                      USSA
       Max Boot Height                           43 mm                      43 mm
       Max Binding Stack Height                  50 mm                      50 mm
       Min Ski Length                 SG (175 cm), GS & SL (130 cm)         No Rule
       Min Ski Radius               SG (27 m), GS (17 m), SL (No Rule)      No Rule
       Min Ski Waist Profile                     No Rule                    No Rule

ENTERING RACES: All racers are entered as teams by coaches. Do NOT send vouchers or
money. Club rosters must be sent by Club to the NVC Chairperson two weeks prior to the
first Council race, using an Excel spreadsheet (format provided in Appendix).

“Guests” may enter up to one NVC race annually provided they are USSA members. The
host club must be contacted one week prior to the race, with names of participating guests.
The guests must be clearly noted on all results, start lists, etc. Guests are not counted when
calculating place points. Contact NVC Chairperson if a group of guests (more than 3 of
either sex) wish to compete in a NVC race these athletes must be approved by NVC vote.

COACH’S LIST: All clubs must provide a list of coaches by age group to the NVC
Chairperson two weeks prior to the first Council race (format provided in Appendix). A
coach’s list will be compiled and distributed to each club at the beginning of the season.
Coaches not on the list will not receive a complementary race day ticket. Any
additions/changes to the coach’s list during the season must be emailed to the Council
Chairperson.

Minimum ticket guidelines: Each club will receive two complementary lift tickets for the
first 7 racers, and will be allowed another ticket for each additional 7 racers. (e.g., 1 to 7
racers – 2 tickets, 8 to 14 racers – 3 tickets, 15 to 21 racers – 4 tickets, etc.)

RACE FACT SHEET: Informational sheets, commonly called "fact sheets" must be uploaded
to the VARA website by the host site one week prior to the event.

ENTRY FEES: $20.00 ($1.00/racer - VARA Head Tax)


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START LISTS/SEEDING: The first two races will be seeded randomly. The next races will
use the place point standings for seeding. Each racer will receive three rankings per race
day for all SL/GS events (either for each run of the three run races or one for each run, plus
one for overall finish in the two run races), and one ranking for each Super-G contested.
The standings are based on “one less than half the total rankings, rounded down”. (e.g.,
“best 2 of 6”, “best 3 of 9”, etc.). Ties will be broken by next best results. Second runs for
ALL races will be reverse bib order of the first run. Guests should be seeded in the middle
of the field.

COURSE SETTING: A USSA licensed Level 1 Referee or higher must set all courses (ACR
U603.1.1). Courses must adhere to FIS/ USSA rules regarding the number of combinations
and safety rules. For slalom, the max distance from turning pole to turning pole is 12
meters, recommended 10 meters. Flex pole shall be 27 mm.

             Discipline             Max Vertical Drop          Direction Changes
             Slalom                      160 m                    30-35% (±3)
             Giant Slalom                350 m                      11-15%
             Super-G                     400 m                       8-10%

CAPTAIN’S MEETING: A captain’s meeting must be held prior to the start of the first run of
each race. One coach from each program is to attend the meeting. Attendance must be
taken by Chief of Race and submitted to the TD.

START TIMES: Host ski clubs will determine event start times and will be noted on the
race announcement. A 10:00 a.m. start time is recommended for two run races.

RESULTS: Results should be printed by run and combined. A complete set of results
should be provided to the person responsible for updating the standings. All results (single
run results and overall results) should be uploaded to the VARA website by noon on the
following day. A copy of the Split Second race file must be provided to the point keepers
within a day of the race, which includes race results (first run, second run, and combined
times for both boys and girls).

AWARDS: Awards are the responsibility of the host club. If the racer is not at the awards
ceremony, the host club is under no obligation to mail the award.

      Award top 10 girls and top 10 boys by combined runs, SG award top 10 boys and
       girls per race run. Medals must have the places (4th) engraved on them. The awards
       for three run races will be based on the combined times for the first two runs.
      For races three and four give one award for "Play of the Day". Attack-from-the-back
       may be used if nothing extraordinary occurs.
      The host ski club of the final NVC race is responsible for ordering, distributing and
       billing of the NVC State team prizes (e.g., team sweatshirts). Each club will be
       charged on the basis of the number of racers they have making the NVC State Team.


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NVC QUOTAS FOR J3 STATE AND REGIONAL EVENTS: The Council races will be used as a
basis to select the NVC Team to the following events. (See VARA website for more details
regarding these events):

      J3 Eastern Regional Series: All NVC J3s are eligible to compete for a position on the
       Northern Vermont Council Team to represent the Council at the J3 Eastern Regional
       Series. The NVC Team will be selected using the NVC J3 place point standings
       leading up to this event. The total Vermont quota (40) will be split among the three
       councils based on the share of racers in each Council leading up to that event.
      VARA J3 Shootout: The VARA J3 Shootout is a one-day event designed to give all
       Vermont J3's who have not already qualified for the J3 State Championships a
       second opportunity to qualify. There will be 20 racers (gender split) selected from
       this race to compete at the J3 State Championships.
      VARA J3 State Championships: All NVC J3 racers are eligible to compete for a
       position on the Northern Vermont Council Team to represent the Council at the
       VARA J3 State Championships. The NVC J3 State Team will be selected using the NVC
       J3 place point standings leading up to this event. The standings are based on “one
       less than half the total places rounded down” (e.g., “best 2 of 6”, “best 3 of 9”, etc.).
       Ties will be broken by next best results. The total Vermont quota (150) will be split
       among the three Councils based on the share of racers in each Council after the first
       two races.
      J3 Olympics Automatics: Each council will be awarded two (1 boy/1 girl)
       “automatic” spots to the J3 Olympics. Automatics must compete at the J3 State
       Championships to establish their seeding at the J3 Olympics.

GEORGE TORMEY SERIES: Open to all NVC J3's and J4's who did not qualify for their
respective State championships. This is a series with a dual SL and GS. Refer to the schedule
for dates and location. Awards: The top ten J3 and J4 boys and girls will be given awards
based on combined runs. Team awards will be given out on Sunday.




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                                  NVC J3 RACING – 2010/2011

     USSA National Camp                                Whistler Cup
 Loveland, CO, Nov 6-13 (10 Total)                      Whistler, BC
USSA Elite Fundamentals Camp                             April 3-11
  Burke, VT, Dec 12-14 (40 Total)
    USSA Elite Speed Camp
  Okemo, VT, Feb 7-9 (35 Total)
                                                                             Canadian J3 Nationals
                                                                                    Collingwood, ON
                                                                                      March 19-26
                                                          3M/3W




                                                   Eastern J3 Olympics
                          5M/5W                          Okemo, VT          5M/5W
                                                        March 11-14


      Eastern J3 Finals
       Sunday River, ME
          March 3-6
                                                        VT Quota: 54



           VT Quota: 22

                                                   J3 State Series: SL/GS
                                                         Okemo, VT
                                                       February 26-28

                                                                                      Quota: 20




                               J3 State Series: SG                          J3 State Series: Shootout
                                      Okemo, VT                                        Pico, VT
                                     February 14                                     February 20




                                                                                      Racers not
  Eastern Regional Series                                                             qualifying
                                                         Quota: TBD
          Sunapee, NH                                                                   for J3
         January 22-23                                                                  State
                                                                                        SL/GS




          VT Quota: 40
                                              Northern VT Council Series
                                                    Cochrans, 3SL, 01/09
                                                                              George Tormey Series
                                                     Burke 3GS, 01/ 17
                                                                                Smugglers Notch, VT
                                                      Stowe, GS, 01/30
                                                                                   March 19-20
                                                    Sugarbush, SG, 02/06
                                                    Smugglers, SL, 02/13
     J3 Open Races



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                              NVC RULES - J4 AGE CLASS

AGE GROUP: The J4 age level provides non-scored competition for racers aged 11-12 (born
in 1998-1999).

By special approval of the Northern Vermont Council, permission may be granted for a
second-year J5 with exceptional performances to ski up an age class. Petition requests need
to be submitted by the fall meeting of the NVC by the representative program. Approval
would be based on exceptional performance during the previous year and for an athlete
deemed unlikely to have competition within their peer group in NVC races. J5 age athletes
skiing up in age class will not be able to ski in the VARA J4 State SG but can qualify to the
VARA State Championships in slalom and giant slalom so long as the vertical drop does not
exceed the maximum for their age.

Approval may also be granted for skiing an extra year in the J4 age class based on later
physical maturation. Approval would be based on physical size and biological age.
Permission must first be approved by the Northern Vermont Council with a petition
submitted by the representative program. Permission may also be granted to compete at
the State level. Request in writing needs to be submitted by the Council. A request in
writing must be submitted to the VARA Executive Director by the Council Chair no later
than December 29, 2010. The VARA J3/4 Committee will review the request and respond to
Council Chair no later than January 1, 2011. Within the Council approval may also be
granted in consideration of this being the appropriate level for ones experience and
technical level.

If an athlete is approved they will follow Council and VARA rules for the J4 age class. The
Petitioning Athlete (PA) may qualify for the J4 State Championships. The following
conditions apply:

      PA will be considered and treated as any other participant in that age class;
      May ski in the State Championships but will not advance to USSA post season
       events;
      Seeding at that State Championships according to their council placement;
      Will be presented with award if so earned;
      Will be purged from results for selections to post season USSA Championship
       events.
      The ability to race in the younger age group will be terminated if the racer elects to
       ski back in their age group during that portion of the winter.

The field size for the State Championships may increase up to five (5) competitors to
accommodate Council petitioning athlete requests without restricting access for age class

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competitors. Up to five competitors would be selected based on council placement and
then from qualification from the State Shootout.

MEMBERSHIPS: All racers must hold a current United States Ski Association (USSA) Youth
Competitor License and be a member of the Vermont Alpine Racing Association (VARA).
Application forms for these memberships can be found on the following websites: USSA
(www.ussa.org) and VARA (www.vara.org).

EQUIPMENT: Per FIS and USSA rules, it is the athlete’s responsibility to ski, train and race
on appropriate equipment. Helmets manufactured for ski racing are mandatory for all
training and race events - SL, GS, and SG.

       J4 Equipment Rules                           FIS                      USSA
       Max Boot Height                            43 mm                     43 mm
       Max Binding Stack Height                   50 mm                     50 mm
       Min Ski Length                 SG (No Rule), GS & SL (130 cm)        No Rule
       Min Ski Radius              SG (No Rule), GS (14 m), SL (No Rule)    No Rule
       Min Ski Waist Profile                      No Rule                   No Rule

ENTERING RACES: All racers are entered as teams by coaches. Do NOT send vouchers or
money. Club rosters must be sent by Club to the NVC Chairperson two weeks prior to the
first Council race, using an Excel spreadsheet (format provided in Appendix).

“Guests” may enter up to one NVC race annually provided they are USSA members. The
host club must be contacted one week prior to the race, with names of participating guests.
The guests must be clearly noted on all results, start lists, etc. Guests are not counted when
calculating place points. Contact NVC Chairperson if a group of guests (more than 3 of
either sex) wish to compete in a NVC race these athletes must be approved by NVC vote.

COACH’S LIST: All clubs must provide a list of coaches by age group to the NVC
Chairperson two weeks prior to the first Council race (format provided in Appendix). A
coach’s list will be compiled and distributed to each club at the beginning of the season.
Coaches not on the list will not receive a complementary race day ticket. Any
additions/changes to the coach’s list during the season must be emailed to the Council
Chairperson.

Minimum ticket guidelines: Each club will receive two complementary lift tickets for the
first 7 racers, and will be allowed another ticket for each additional 7 racers. (e.g., 1 to 7
racers – 2 tickets, 8 to 14 racers – 3 tickets, 15 to 21 racers – 4 tickets, etc.)

RACE FACT SHEET: Informational sheets, commonly called "fact sheets" must be uploaded
to the VARA website by the host site one week prior to the event.

ENTRY FEES: $15.00




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START LISTS/SEEDING: The first two races will be seeded randomly. The next races will
use the place point standings for seeding. Each racer will receive three rankings per race
day for all SL/GS events (either for each run of the three run races or one for each run, plus
one for overall finish in the two run races), and one ranking for each Super-G contested.
The standings are based on “one less than half the total rankings, rounded down”. (e.g.,
“best 2 of 6”, “best 3 of 9”, etc.). Ties will be broken by next best results. Second runs for
ALL races will be reverse bib order of the first run. Guests should be seeded in the middle
of the field.

COURSE SETTING: A USSA licensed Level 1 Referee or higher must set all courses (ACR
U603.1.1). Courses must adhere to FIS/ USSA rules regarding the number of combinations
and safety rules. For slalom, the max distance from turning pole to turning pole is 12
meters, recommended 10 m. Flex poles for slalom shall be 25 mm diameter (VARA/NVC).

             Discipline             Max Vertical Drop                 Direction Changes
             Slalom                        140 m                         30-35% (±3)
             Giant Slalom                  300 m                           13-15%
             Super-G                       350 m                           8-12%*
              *May go to 14% depending on the ability of the field.

CAPTAIN’S MEETING: A captain’s meeting must be held prior to the start of the first run of
each race. One coach from each program is to attend the meeting. Attendance must be
taken by Chief of Race and submitted to the TD.

START TIMES: Host ski club will determine event start times and will be noted on the race
announcement. A 10:00 a.m. start time is recommended for two run races.

RESULTS: Results should be printed by run and combined. A complete set of results
should be provided to the person responsible for updating the standings. All results (single
run results and overall results) should be uploaded to the VARA website by noon on the
following day. A copy of the Split Second race file must be provided to the point keepers
within a day of the race, which include race results (first run, second run, and combined
times for both boys and girls).

AWARDS: Awards are the responsibility of the host club. If the racer is not at the awards
ceremony, the host club is under no obligation to mail the award. Medals must have the
places (4th) engraved on them.

      First five races: Award top 10 girls and top 10 boys each run.
      For race six, award top 10 girls and top 10 boys by combined runs. Give one award
       for "Play of the Day". Attack-from-the-back may be used if nothing extraordinary
       happens.
      The host area of the final NVC race is responsible for ordering, distributing and
       billing of the NVC State Team prizes (e.g., team sweatshirts). Each club will be
       charged on the basis of the number of racers they have making the NVC State Team.

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SUPER-G CAMP: NVC will host a Super-G camp for J4 athletes. The athletes will be split
between two resorts. This is a development camp focusing on fundamental speed elements
and introduction to terrain elements. No timed runs will be held during this camp.

NVC QUOTAS FOR J4 STATE AND REGIONAL RACES: The council races will be used as a
basis to select the NVC Team to the following events. (See the VARA website/calendar for
more details regarding these events):

      VARA J4 Shootout: The VARA J4 Shootout is a one-day event designed to give all
       Vermont J4's who have not already qualified for the J4 State Championships a
       second opportunity to qualify. There will be 25 racers (gender split) selected from
       this race to compete at the J4 State Championships.

       Each Council will have a quota of 50 (gender split). The Northern Vermont Council
       will reserve two quota spots for discretionary selection (one each gender). A
       discretionary spot may be used for the exceptional athlete if they were prevented
       from competing in the Council races due to injury. Discretionary requests will be
       subject to NVC approval, and need to be submitted by representative program a
       week prior to the final NVC J4 race.

      VARA J4 State Championships: All NVC J4 racers are eligible to compete for a
       position on the Northern Vermont Council Team to represent the Council at the
       VARA J4 State Championships. The NVC J4 State Team will be selected using the NVC
       J4 place point standings leading up to this event. The standings are based “one less
       than half the total places rounded down”. (e.g., “best 2 of 6”, “best 3 of 9”, etc.). Ties
       will be broken by next best results. The total Vermont quota (120) will be split
       equally among the Councils (40 each). The 40 spots will then be split by gender
       based on the gender breakdown of the NVC J4 field. If a J4 qualifies for the J3
       Olympics but does not get to go, they can run at J4 states. If they do not qualify for J3
       Olympics, then they must qualify the regular way as a J4.
      Future Stars Automatics: Each council is awarded five (5) “automatic” spots to the J4
       Future Stars. The total automatic spots will be allocated to each gender based on the
       current gender split of the NVC J4 field after the first three races. If there are an
       equal number of male and female racers in the NVC J4 field, then the 5th automatic
       spot will be awarded to the third ranked male or female with the lowest total place
       points.

GEORGE TORMEY SERIES: Open to all NVC J3's and J4's who did not qualify for their
respective State championships. This is a series with a dual SL and GS. Refer to the schedule
for dates and location. Awards: The top ten J3 and J4 boys and girls will be given awards
based on combined runs. Team awards will be given out on Sunday.




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                                 NVC J4 RACING – 2010/2011

                                                      J4 Can-Am
                                                     Mt. Tremblant
                                                       April 2-3

USSA Elite Fundamentals Camp
   Sunday River, ME, Dec 17-20
       VT Quota: 5M/5W
                                                     Quota: 30M/30W



                                                 Eastern Future Stars
                                                     Waterville, NH
                                                     March 20-22




                                                       VT Quota: 26




                                                 J4 State Series: SL/GS
                                                      Stratton, VT
                                                      March 12-13
                                                                                  VT Quota: 25



                                                                          J4 State Series: GS Shootout
                             J4 State Series: SG                                   Burke, VT
                                 Sugarbush, VT                                     March 06
                                  February 18




                                                                                   Racers not
                                                                                   qualifying
                                                      NVC Quota: 40
                                                                                     for J4
                                                                                     State
                                                                                     SL/GS
   George Tormey Series
      Smugglers Notch, VT
         GS, Dual SL

                                           Northern VT Council Series
                                                     Stowe SSL, 01/09
                                                     Bolton SL, 01/23               NVC SG Camp
                                                    Jay Peak GS, 01/30          Burke (JPSC, MMSC, COCH)
                                                     Burke GS, 02/13           Sugarbush (BVR, MRG, SNSC)
                                                      GMVS GS, 02/13
                                                   Smugglers SL, 02/27
   J4 Open Races




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                           NVC RULES - J5&6 AGE CLASSES

AGE GROUP: The J5/6 age level provides non-scored competition for racers aged 7-10
(born in 2000-2003).

A J4 may race in J5 races at the coach's discretion. They are not eligible for prizes. Please
note J4s on all entries and results.

MEMBERSHIPS: All racers must hold a current United States Ski Association (USSA) Youth
Competitor License and be a member of the Vermont Alpine Racing Association (VARA).
Application forms for these memberships can be found on the following websites: USSA
(www.ussa.org) and VARA (www.vara.org).

EQUIPMENT: Per FIS and USSA rules, it is the athlete’s responsibility to ski, train and race
on appropriate equipment. Helmets manufactured for ski racing are mandatory for all
training and race events – SL and GS. GS suits are not allowed at the J5/6 level, and athletes
must race in either a coat on top, or warm-up pants on the bottom. Additionally, the NVC
strongly recommends the use of only 1 pair of race skis for all events at the J5/6 level.

RACE ENTRIES: All racers are entered as teams by coaches. Do NOT send vouchers or
money. Club rosters must be sent to host site one week prior to the event. Format for team
entry is provided in the Appendix to this document.

“Guests” may enter up to one NVC race annually provided they are USSA members. The
host club must be contacted one week prior to the race, with names of participating guests.
The guests must be clearly noted on all results, start lists, etc. Contact NVC Chairperson if a
group of guests (more than 3 of either sex) wish to compete in a NVC race these athletes
must be approved by NVC vote.

COACH’S LIST: All clubs must provide a list of coaches by age group to the NVC
Chairperson two weeks prior to the first Council race (format provide in Appendix). A
coach’s list will be compiled and distributed to each club at the beginning of the season.
Coaches not on the list will not receive a complementary race day ticket. Any
additions/changes to the coach’s list during the season must be emailed to the Council
Chairperson.

Each club will receive two complementary lift tickets for the first 7 racers, and will be
allowed another ticket for each additional 7 racers. (e.g., 1 to 7 racers – 2 tickets, 8 to 14
racers – 3 tickets, 15 to 21 racers – 4 tickets, etc.)

RACE FACT SHEET: Informational sheets, commonly called "fact sheets" must be uploaded
to the VARA website by the host site one week prior to the event.



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ENTRY FEES: $0

RACE DAY TEMPERATURE GUIDELINES: 0 degrees Fahrenheit (including wind chill) and
higher is the recommended temperature for J5/6 events to be held. The host mountain
should do their best to cancel races in advance (or push start time later) based on local
weather forecasts but should do their best to be conscious of the guideline on race day and
communicate with parents and coaches in a timely fashion.

START ORDER: Seeding will be done by random draw, with J6s first then J5s and the
second run order will be reversed bib order within each class. Racers from other age
groups must be clearly marked on running orders and results. Guests should be seeded in
the middle of the field.

START TIMES: Host ski club will determine event start times and will be noted on the race
announcement. A 10:00 a.m. start time is recommended for two run races.

CAPTAIN’S MEETING: A captain’s meeting must be held prior to the start of the first run of
each race. One coach from each program is to attend the meeting. Attendance must be
taken by Chief of Race and submitted to the TD.

COURSE SETTING: A USSA licensed Level 1 Referee or higher must set all courses (ACR
U603.1.1). J5 & 6 courses should be rhythmical with lots of open gates. Slalom course
setting should be very simple, using "stubby" gates if possible. There will be no under gates
allowed in either giant slalom or slalom. Vertical combinations will only be allowed in J5
slalom courses (Town Meeting Day race at Cochran’s is the exception).

             Discipline            Max Vertical Drop          Direction Changes
             Slalom                     140 m                    30-35% (±3)
             Giant Slalom               300 m                      13-15%

BINDING RELEASE RULE: A course official, coach or parent may assist a racer who is
having difficulty putting a ski back on if the race will be unduly delayed with that
assistance.

AWARDS: Awards will be given to the top 10 boys and 10 girls, J5 & J6, for each run.

RESULTS: Results should be printed by run and combined. A complete set of results
should be provided to the person responsible for updating the standings. All results (single
run results and overall results) should be uploaded to the VARA website by noon on the
following day.




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            NVC J5/6 RACING – 2010/2011


                          J5/6 Dual Slalom
                             (All Clubs)
                             Stowe, VT
                              March 13




                     J5/6 Town Meeting Day SL
                             (All Clubs)
                            Cochrans, VT
                              March 1




 J5 Night Stubby Slalom                          J6 Giant Slalom
       (All Clubs)                                  (All Clubs)
       Bolton, VT                                  Cochrans, VT
      February 12                                  February 13




    J5/6 Giant Slalom                           J5/6 Giant Slalom
(JPSC/Burke/GMVS/MRG)                        (SNSC/BVR/MMSC/COCH)
      Jay Peak, VT                              Smugglers Notch, VT
      February 06                                  February 06




   J5/6 Giant Slalom                           J5/6 Giant Slalom
(MMSC/Burke/COCH/SNSC)                       (GMVS/MRG/JPSC/BVR)
        Burke, VT                                 Sugarbush, VT
       January 23                                  January 23




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                               APPENDIX



                ATHLETE ENTRY LIST (Excel Format)




   Club rosters: www.ussa.org/magnoliaPublic/other/quicktools.html?path=14




                     COACH’S LIST (Excel Format)




Coach’s credentials: www.ussa.org/magnoliaPublic/other/quicktools.html?path=43




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