• Fall Skiing at Killington
  • VARA Validated SQ Fitness Days
  • USS Validated SQ Days
  • Eastern Fall Mtgs and Coaches Ed
  • VARA Financial Aid Deadline

Fall Skiing at Killington
Please find info below from Tyler at KMS regarding the use of space after the Women's World Cup this fall.
Morning all,
     Thank you for all of the interest in our post World Cup training offerings! We have officially gotten the green light from Killington and will be moving forward with the project! We are extremely excited to have this opportunity and thankful for Killington’s support in the endeavor. 
     Please remember this is a first come first serve opportunity and very weather dependent! See the link below for all the info about this training opportunity. The link/QR code to the sign up form can be found on that document as well.
     If you have any questions please feel free to reach out directly to me in a separate email. Thank you all and have a great ending to your Summer!  
Link to info sheet & Sign-up form:
VARA Validated SQ fitness days ..
  • Save the dates!
  • Reg info and more detailed info will be coming out very soon!! 
  • Thanks to  SMS, GMVS, and OMS  for hosting                              
Sample schedule:
8:30 am - Check-in
9:00 am - Warm-up
Groups will have staggered testing times. Each round takes 2-2.5 hrs, and staggered starts will be every 20 min- 1/2 hr.

The dates are:
SEPT 24 - SMS 
OCT 1 - OMS 
OCT 15 - GMVS 
  • Details for registration are coming soon.
  • Before I send the info, please contact me if you want to send a coach with a group of 10 kids from your program.
The educational value for coaches to attend with their kids is immeasurable. It is strongly suggested that club program coaches attend in support of participating club program athletes. 

USS Validated SQ Fitness days
Official Eastern Region dates:

September 10 -
Okemo Mountain School, Ludlow, VT
Registration info
Coming right up!

October 22 -
Holderness School, Holderness, NH
Registration info

These testing dates are targeted toward U16 and older athletes who are seeking a high level of performance, but we've had lots of U14s and even some U12s participate in the past. The tests scale well for all age groups, so come out and put up a score!

EACC Meetings and Coaches ED

October 14-15, Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid - mark your calendars! 
Friday, October 13 -

  • Eastern Children's Committee and Development Committee Meetings

Saturday, October 14 -

  • Morning: Eastern ACC Meeting
  • Afternoon: Alpine Sport Education Conference 1:00-5:00, followed by a social event in the evening

Sunday, October 15 -

  • Alpine Sport Education Conference 9:00-2:00

More details, including registration info, coming soon!


Looking forward to seeing you there,
Sam Damon
Eastern Regional Director
U.S. Ski & Snowboard
E: [email protected]



Please  remind your families that VARA Financial aid applications are due Aug 25th

VARA scholarship/financial assistance is available!
If you are a U16 and older athlete and need financial assistance for the coming season, please apply using the following link.
U14 age is eligible for in-season travel assistance, which can be used to help with expenses for events, post-season events, and states.  - Form
Applications are due by August 25 - 5 pm
  • Please complete the form (which includes tax documentation for the 2022 year) 
  • Scan your application and send the PDF to [email protected]
  • Recipients will be notified by Sept 25. 

To be eligible for a VARA Scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:

1.     Must be a current VARA member.

2.     Must belong to a VARA member race program.

3.     Must be a  U16 and older level racer.

VARA is proud to award up to 30,000 a year in financial assistance in the form of merit awards, financial aid and in-season travel assistance.
October 28, Lake Morey Resort  ... SAVE THE DATE
Award recipients have been selected and will be announced soon!