The Team meets every Saturday & Sunday starting mid December through early March(weather permitting) and runs from 8:30am-11am and 12pm-2:30pm.
Where does the team meet in the am?
>>>>>> There is a room just past the cafeteria and before Guest Services. The Race Team meets in that room in the a.m. around 8 or 8:15 to be on the hill by 8:30. We recommend you arrive by 8:00/8:15 latest to gear up and get outside in time to meet your group. The team primarily uses the exit just outside the room to get to the slopes. The Racers convene outside of the lodge in front of Jane’s Lane Lift/Magic Carpet Ski School area and promptly start skiing at 8:30. The first run for the Development Team is typically on Jane’s Lane, therefore if you are a little late, you can wait out front of the lift to join your group once they come back up.
Is there a place for them to leave their personal belongings?
>>>>>> Most racers get ready in the Race Team Room which is the room with the lockers in between the Cafeteria and Guest Services. Many race families rent lockers from Jack Frost for the convenience of storing skis and gear. You can ask about locker rentals at Guest Services.There are storage shelving in that room for your child’s bag, etc.
Are the supervised the entire time? Or is lunch on their own?
>>>>>> The children are supervised when they are with their coaches (8:30 – 11; noon-2:30). Most kids eat lunch in the room. Some bring snacks/lunch with them; some get lunch from the cafeteria. Over the next few weeks while your child becomes more comfortable, the kids usually end up eating together (and sometimes blow off their parents for lunch). But it is the parents responsibility to ensure your child is cared for during lunch.
How big is the group and how many coaches will there be?
>>>>> most groups are no more than 10 kids depending on age/skill. There are usually 2 coaches with each group primarily from a group organization perspective. Some younger groups (4 & 5 yr old) will have more coaches/jr coaches to assist primarily with the lifts. The Racers are assigned into their groups over the first few weekends. The coaches will work with you to find the right group based on age and ability. Please provide your coach with your contact information in case of emergency. They ask for you to provide an index card with your child’s information along with your names and cell phone numbers.
Who is the person to contact if I have any other questions? And what is the best way to get in touch, text, phone,email?
>>>>>There is a facebook group at www.facebook.com/jackfrostraceteam with updates on a regular basis. We also use www.twitter.com/jackfrostracing (@jackfrostracing) for any last minute updates or race announcements. We also have an email distribution system. If you are not receiving regular newsletter type updates, let's us know and we’ll get you added to the system or you can add yourself via Newsletter Sign-Up on the website.
What should I wear?
>>>>> The children are expected to wear typical ski gear: waterproof jackets/pants, helmets, goggles, gloves/mittens, etc. Most wear gators to cover their neck and face on cold days as well. Helmets are MANDATORY. It is a good idea to bring extra pairs of gloves, socks, and gators so that your racer is more comfortable if something gets damp. Jack Frost Race Team also offers the option in the Fall of each year to purchase team jackets, and parents are notified on timing, etc. via email.