U14 Western Regional Championships Trip – Sun Valley Idaho February 23 – 26, 2017

CCAK U14 Western Regional Championships Trip

Sun Valley Idaho February 23 – 26, 2017

Coaches – Pete Leonard & Alasdair Tuitt

CCAK has been looking for opportunities for our young athletes and families to fall (more) in love with cross country skiing through some unique age-appropriate racing in a cool area of the western region of the United States.  As a new trip, we are looking for parent help from Anchorage and Fairbanks to assist with flying; as not every athlete’s family will be able attend the event. Additionally, one of our coaches is under the minimum age to drive a rental vehicle, so CCAK is also looking for parental help with driving.  Parents, if you are interested in attending and helping with the team, please contact pete@peterleonard.net

This trip is offered to the top 10 boys and the top 10 girls of the U14 age group. CCAK will count the best four races of each skier after the culmination of Besh Cup 6.

Skiers will purchase their own airfare and should schedule the flight as close as possible to arrive in Boise by 1 PM on Thursday, February 23 and depart Boise at 7:30pm on Sunday, February 26. Coaches and skiers will meet at the Boise Airport; so skiers’ flight reservations should ensure they arrive no later than 1pm on Thursday, February 23.  We are working on parents who will be able to fly with young skiers to and from Anchorage and Fairbanks.  Please be in touch with Pete Leonard if you have questions or are able to help in this capacity.

Accommodations & Food – condominium units have been arranged. The race entry fee includes one a banquet dinner on Saturday and a BBQ lunch on Sunday. The price below includes the cost for remaining meals.

Uniforms – Skiers will wear their club uniforms. Skiers may request for approval to wear a uniform other than a club uniform. Each skier will receive one Team Alaska headband.

CCAK will manage all other trip logistics; and may be looking for assistance from parents over the weekend. The cost of the trip is outlined below. Full payment is due on Sunday, February 5. Credit card payments are accepted and will be assessed a 3% service charge.

The cost is $525, not including the flight for you to purchase or use miles.


The race series is as follows:

Thursday, February 23: Travel day.  Arrive Sun Valley late afternoon, early evening.

Friday February 24: Skate, Classic, and Downhill course open for inspection starting at 9am, no trail fee necessary, obstacle course will not be open for inspection. Coaches’ meeting 5pm at Lake Creek Training Center.

Saturday February 25: morning skate mass starts 1km, 2km, 3km, 5km respective distances, 10am start youngest-oldest. Lunch break followed by Obstacle Course and ‘Flying Downhill’; timed events, run simultaneously. Banquet 6pm at Wood River Middle School, 900 2nd Ave N, Hailey, ID. 6:00 dinner followed immediately by awards then a DJ and dance onsite for participants and coaches.

Sunday February 26: morning classic interval start 1 skier every 15 sec, 10 am start youngest-oldest followed by an onsite BBQ (included in registration fee) and awards at race completion.

Depart Sun Valley 2pm / Depart Boise at 7:30pm

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