AVSC Races- Volunteers Needed!!!

Hi AVSC Nordic Families,Stadium

We have four days of racing coming up Feb 25th-28th.  We need tons of help!  There are work opportunities all over the place (Aspen and Spring Gulch).  Look at the volunteer links and sign up for multiple days!  I am so excited about this opportunity showcase our whole valley!  We need all hands on deck.

Volunteer Sign Up, Thursday & Friday: http://vols.pt/rmERjo

Volunteer Sign Up, Saturday & Sunday: http://vols.pt/42Gcxs

Here is the Schedule:

Thursday, February 25th 2016: ASPEN HIGH SCHOOL TRAILS
CHSAA State Champs, 5K Interval Start Classic
3:30PM- Girls
4:15PM- Boys

Friday, February 26th 2016: ASPEN HIGH SCHOOL TRAILS
CHSAA State Champs, 5K Mass Start Freestyle
3:30PM- Girls
4:15PM- Boys

Saturday, February 27th 2016: ASPEN HIGH SCHOOL TRAILS
Roaring Fork Valley “Tour De Sea” Nordic Ski Festival & RMN U14 Champs
Underwater Themed XC Cross Course
10:00AM- 1st Run
11:00AM- 2nd Run
12:00PM- RMN Coaches Relay (we are the defending champions)

Sunday, February 28th 2016: SPRING GULCH
Roaring Fork Valley “Tour De Sea” Nordic Ski Festival & RMN U14 Champs
Wave Start Classic
10:00AM- Start

In addition, we will have 2 work days prior to these events, one in Aspen and one at Spring Gulch.  They will come up very quickly next week so watch your email.  I need to confirm times and days with the grooming/trails folks.



Owl Creek Chase- It’s for YOU!

Dear AVSC Nordic Parents,

This Sunday, February 14th is the Owl Creek Chase.  This is our biggest community skiing event.  It’s a gorgeous ski from the Snowmass golf course to Aspen golf course.  It is a 21K (seems much shorter) and has phenomenal views and awesome rolling terrain.  We are super lucky to have this rare, point-to-point ski event in our community!

You do not have to be a “racer” to participate!  Over 12,000 people finish the American Birkie every year (50K) and anywhere between 5 and 11,000 of them are much slower than you.  It’s not about the racing or racers.  It’s about a shared experience filled with triumph and struggle that brings people together.

Sunday is a chance for you to ski from Snowmass to Aspen without having to take your skis off when you cross roads and have someone bring you water in the middle.  If you know how to Nordic ski AT ALL, come out and join the AVSC staff and participate in the Owl Creek Chase.  You do not have to “race.”  It’s a beautiful ski!  This is a chance for your kids to support YOU!  I guarantee, it will mean something big for them to see you out there.  Register for this awesome community event today!  http://www.owlcreekchase.com/race-info/