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Mont Ripley Race Team (MRRT) is a non-profit, volunteer, parent-run organization dedicated to the introduction & development of youth alpine ski racing, all area youth ages 6 to 18 are welcome to join. However, MRRT is NOT a learn to ski program & is for skiers aspiring to a higher level, requires the ability to ski a major terrain of Mont Ripley Hill & independent use of all lifts.  MRRT race athletes & assistant coaches are under direction of Head Coach Bob Vial.  For more information on the MRRT contact the ski hill at 487-2340, our Board President or Head Coach Bob Vial.

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2012/2013 MRRT Schedule

*Note- The USSA team will train on Tuesday and Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. MRRT will train on Tuesday evenings 6 to 8 p.m. as in the past with few additional Thursday night practices added. The entire MRRT team will be on the hill Saturdays (10-noon) and Sundays (2-4).  This schedule is subject to change and includes "free skiing - technical - skill development".

December 

12 Sat              USSA Race at Ski Brule

13 Sun             USSA Race at Ski Brule

23 – 25 *Christmas/Holiday break*

26 Mon      MRRT Holiday Camp  12 p.m. to 4 p.m. (bring a lunch or $$)

27 Tue       MRRT Holiday Camp  10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (bring a lunch or $$)

28 Wed      MRRT Holiday Camp   10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (bring a lunch or $$)

29 Thu     MRRT Holiday Camp   10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (bring a lunch or $$)

29 Thu       USSA Central Div. Tech Camp at Mt. Ripley 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

30 Fri          USSA Central Div. Tech Camp at Mt. Ripley 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

3o Fri         USSA GS Race at Mont Ripley

31 Sat       USSA GS Race at Mont Ripley

January

 1 Sun            USSA GS Race at Mont Ripley

7 Sat              Marquette Club Race at Mqt. Mtn9 a.m. then buffet lunch

10 Tue            USSA Team train 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

10 Tue            MRRT All Train 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

12 Thur          USSA Team train 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

12 Thur          MRRT All Train 6 - 8 p.m.

14 Sat  &  15  Sun      MRRT All Race GS 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. & 2 - 4 pm

13 Fri              USSA Shelly Glover Race /

14 Sat            USSA Shelly Glover Race /

15 Sun           USSA Shelly Glover Race / 

17 Tue            USSA Team train 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

17 Tue            MRRT All Train 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

19 Thur          USSA Team train 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.   

19 Thur          MRRT All Train 6 - 8 pm

21 Sat             MRRT All Train SL 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

22 Sun           MRRT All Race SL 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

24 Tue            USSA Team train 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

24 Tue            MRRT All Train 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

26 Thur          USSA Team train 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

26 Thur          MRRT All Train 6 - 8 pm

28 Sat          MRRT All Race SL 10 a.m. to noon 

29 Sun           MRRT All Train 2 - 4 pm

31 Tue           USSA Train 4 - 6 pm

31 Tue           MRRT All Train 6 - 8 pm

31 Tue          HHS/HCH H.S. SKI TEAM HOSTS RACE AT MT. RIPLEY

February

1 Tue              USSA Team train 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

1 Tue              MRRT All Train 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

3 Thurs           USSA Team train 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

4 Fri                USSA CD “Speed Camp” J3 & J4 Indianhead

5 Sat               USSA CD “Speed Camp” J3 & J4 Indianhead

6 Sun             USSA CD “Speed Camp” J3 & J4 Indianhead

4 Fri                Mid-Am FIS Race at Indianhead

5 Sat               Mid-Am FIS Race at Indianhead

6 Sun              Mid-Am FIS Race at Indianhead

13 Sun            *Off for MTU Winter Carnival           *Go ski, have fun, be safe!

5 Sat               MRRT All Train 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

6 Sun             MRRT All Race GS 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

8 Tue              USSA Team train 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

8 Tue              MRRT All Train 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

10 Thurs       HO/HAN High School Race at Mt. Ripley

10 Thurs         USSA Team train 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

12 Sat             *Off for MTU Winter Carnival           *Go ski,fe!

12 Sat             USSA Race at Marquette Mtn.

13 Sun            USSA Race at Marquette Mtn.

15 Tue            USSA Team train 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

15 Tue            MRRT All Train 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

17 Thurs       High School Districts at Marquette Mtn.  (hosted by HO/HAN)

17 Thurs         USSA Team Train 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

18 Friday        MRRT All Train “slalom” for K. Cup 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

19 Sat            Keweenaw Cup Races at Mont Ripley

20 Sun            Keweenaw Cup training time T.B.A. (GS timed and video runs)

19 Sat             MRRT All Train 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

20 Sun           MRRT All Race SL 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

22 Tue            USSA Team train 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

22 Tue            MRRT All Train 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

22 Tue           HS U.P. Finals at Brule

24 Thurs       USSA Age Class JO Championships Qualifier at Marquette

25 Fri             USSA Age Class JO Championships Qualifier at Marquette

26 Sat            USSA Age Class JO Championships Qualifier at Marquette

26 Sat            MRRT All Train 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.  /  RACE at MT. ZION

27 Sun           MRRT All Race GS 2 a.m. to 4 p.m.        

28 Mon          MHSAA State Championship All Day (site???/Boyne?)  

March

1 Tue              USSA Team train 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

1 Tue              MRRT All Train 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

3 Thurs           USSA Team train 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

5 Sat              USSA J4/J5 Finale at Brule

6 Sun             USSA J4/J5 Finale at Brule

5 Sat               MRRT All Train 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

6 Sun             MRRT All Race Slalom 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

8 Tue              USSA Team train 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

8 Tue              MRRT All Train 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

10 Thurs         USSA Team train 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

12 Sat            MRRT Finale Races a.m. or p.m.???

13 Sun           MRRT Finale Races / Awards (tentative!)  a.m. or p.m.???

 

2011 Championship Events:

March 6 to 12            J3 Junior Olympics Aspen, Colorado

March 16 to 19          J4 Junior Olympics Steamboat Springs, Colorado

March 24 to 27          Mid-Am Central Division Championships Lutsen, Minnesota

 
Ski Swap


The Annual MRRT Ski Swap Fundraiser will be held Saturday, October 20, 2012 at Mont Ripley!


This annual event is a great opportunity to buy and sell new and used alpine, snowboard and nordic equipment, clothing and accessories. Each year the Ski Swap gets bigger and better with local athletes, sport shops and others bringing everything from entry-level to high performance equipment to the sale. MRRT encourages ski-related items, will accept sports equipment of all types for the sale, but reserves the right to refuse obsolete or damaged equipment.

If you need boots for your 7-year-old, race skis for adult league or and inexpensive snowboard, this is the place!  We have experienced skiers, snowboarders and equipment personnel on site to help with fitting and decisions. 

Drop Off Equipment:


  • Friday, October 19, 2012:  6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

  • Saturday, October 20, 2012:  9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
  • Sale:

  • Saturday, October 20, 2012:  11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • ANY Unsold equipment MUST be picked up 

    between 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. on Saturday!

    A 20% commission on sold items goes to support MRRT youth ski racing programs at Mont Ripley. Commission checks are mailed out the week following the sale.  MRRT Thanks you for your support!

     

     

    Equipment Evaluation NightThere is an Equipment Night in October during MRRT Registration at the Ski Hill.

    This will be an opportunity for members to bring in their equipment for evaluation by the coaches. They will determine what kind of shape it is in and how well it fits your child. This includes not only skis and boots, but poles and helmets as well. There will be a Waxing & Tuning Clinic, Instructions on Boot Fitting, Club Registration and Refreshments!! All current members are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to get their equipment needs determined prior to the Ski Swap. Potential members are also welcome to attend to get more information about MRRT.  If you know anyone who is interested please invite them along.


     
    Annual Events
    • Chairlift Rides

    A FUN fundraiser since 2009! Fall Color Chairlift Rides in early October ~ usually the first two Sundays of the month.  A great opportunity to ride the chairlift to the top of the hill and enjoy all the beauty the Keweenaw has to offer.  

    2012 DATES:  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7 AND 14!!   11:00 am - 6:00 pm

    All proceeds benefit the Mt. Ripley Race Team.  


    • Registration Night / Equipment Evaluation / General Membership Meeting

    In the Fall, MRRT holds a registration night in the chalet at Mt. Ripley.  Members are encouraged to attend in order to get their racer registered for the season, have the child's equipment evaluated prior to the ski swap and to get information on upcoming club events.  Early registration qualifies you for a membership discount and also allows you to shop early at the ski swap!

    • Ski Swap

    The race team's biggest fundraiser for years!  Local folks are invited to buy new, sell unused or outgrown, and/or trade older equipment.  Local vendors participate as well with new or last season's product.  Usually the third Saturday in October - this is the place to get equipped for the season at great savings!  All proceeds benefit MRRT and help to keep the cost of our programs down.

    • Awards Banquet / Annual Meeting

    MRRT concludes its season with a dinner and awards ceremony. Awards are presented based on seasonal results and for special recognition. New Board of Directors members are elected at this time.

    As a volunteer, parent run organization, all members are encouraged to help with these events!