• MARCH 14, 2022

    April 2 Awards Reception Stowe VT

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  • OCTOBER 23, 2021

    BMA Press Release WC Opener

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  • OCTOBER 17, 2021

    VARA News & Notes Oct 2021





    ... In This Email ...


    • Elle Gilbert Education Email Links
    • VARA Zoom with PJ Dewey - Equipment Sizing - Registration Link
    • NYSSRA Zoom with Sasha Rearick Link



    Kids Today and What They Need From Us

    By Elle Gilbert

    Below are the recent email links for Topic 1 and 2:

    Topic 1Understanding Our Young Athletes

    Part 1: Link

    Part 2: Link

    Topic 2Working Out Our Own Stuff

    Part 1 - Link

    Part 2 - Link

    Topics 3 and 4 coming soon.

    Topic 3 - Doing Our Best by Our Kids

    Topic 4 - Talking WIth Teens


    Equipment Sizing Zoom with PJ Dewey


    (OCTOBER 18, 2021 6 PM) - Link to Register Below.

    Link to Info

    (NOTE: The zoom is on the 18th - MONDAY!)

    Registration Link

    Click the red button above to register and a zoom link will be sent to you before the meeting. Please be sure to include your email address.

    **VARA will be hosting additional Zooms with Devin Delaney, Director of Nutrition at GMVS, on nutrition and the young athlete and VARA Technical Statement, USS Pocket Guide review. Dates and times coming soon!



    Education in collaboration with NYSSRA

    NYSSRA Presents:

    An Evening With Sasha Rearick

    October 18th and 25th - 7pm - two different presentations by Sasha Rearick.


    His last three years as Head Men’s Development Coach was leading Project 26. Prior to US Ski Team Sasha was a teacher and coach at Green Mountain Valley School for three years.


    Time: Oct 18, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern

    Join Zoom Meeting


    Meeting ID: 869 9133 3776

    Passcode: 752827

    One tap mobile

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    October 25th link: 

    Time: Oct 25, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


    Join Zoom Meeting


    Meeting ID: 894 6903 9636

    Passcode: 704433

    One tap mobile

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  • OCTOBER 17, 2021

    USS Coaches ED L100 Info

    L100 News

    Following is the wording in the USS Comp Guide for the L100 requirement:

    After the spring of 2022, all coaches will be required to be certified with a Level 100 certification or higher to coach at a sanctioned U.S. Ski & Snowboard event. Please plan ahead and sign up for a L100 course soon. Coach membership will be “pending” until Level 100 requirements are met during the 2022-23 season.


    Please note the underlined - all coaches will be required to be certified with a Level 100 certification or higher to coach at a sanctioned U.S. Ski & Snowboard event.


    This means that coaches who DO NOT coach at US Ski & Snowboard sanctioned events are not required to have a L100 certification. 


    Developing strong coaches should be a priority. The L100 is a valuable educational program. It may seem a difficult ladder to climb at the moment most really good things are. Take the time and make the effort to complete the L100, our youngest athletes who are at the base of our athlete pyramid with our largest numbers need you.


    TAKE NOTE: Former USST athletes do not need to do the on-snow portion but need to do the online module section. This is free for former USST athletes.



    What Do I need to do to get the L100

    •  Purchase your license
    •  Pass the Background Check
    •  Complete Safesport Training
    •  Complete BRASS Avalanche Training
    •  Complete the Coaching Fundamentals Online Course
    •  Get a First Aid/CPR certification
    •  Complete the CDC Head’s Up to Youth Sports Online Training
    •  Complete the L100 Online Course* and On-snow clinic

    For the full official, list see USSS Sport Education:


    How do I Register?

    Registration steps - Click Here


    A note on the L100 Elearning course

    The L100 Alpine eLearning course must be completed before the on-snow clinic. The course consists of multiple modules and is designed to be complete in 10 hours. For some it can take substantially longer and many find the material difficult. 


    VARA L100 Dates and Locations:

    Northern Vermont

    • Mount Mansfield/Stowe - Dec. 3
    • GMVS (TBD Dec)

    Mid Vermont

    • Okemo - Dec. 5
    • Killington (suggest a date)
    • Quechee - Dec. 15

    Southern Vermont

    • Bromley Outing Club – 12/16 & 12/17, 1/6 & 1/7


    USSS Sports Education publishes a calendar of all the clinics across the country.

  • SEPTEMBER 16, 2021

    NE Master's Youth Scholarship

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  • SEPTEMBER 12, 2021

    VARA 2021 Award Recipients

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  • AUGUST 02, 2021

    2022 VARA Team Announced


    2022 VARA Team

    Cailin Apple - BMA

    Aleix Aubert - SMS

    Chas Benyik - MSA

    Merritt Loring - SMS

    Caleb Brytowski - KMS

    Nick Heinrich - BMA

    Ava Hersey - BMA

    Max Hoder - MMSCA

    Deena Jacunski - COCH

    Mackenzie Leach - BMA

    Haven Loring - SMS

    Oliver Morgan - BMA

    Emma Van Heyst - OKE

    Christina Winchell - MMSCA

  • AUGUST 02, 2021

    2021 VARA Merit Awards

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  • JUNE 23, 2021

    2021 VARA Overalls

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  • MAY 23, 2021


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  • MAY 03, 2021

    2021 VARA Golf

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  • APRIL 26, 2021


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  • FEBRUARY 23, 2021

    SYNC VT Cup 2021

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  • NOVEMBER 19, 2020

    VARA Merit Awards 2020

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  • OCTOBER 21, 2020

    Fred Coriell 2020 VARA Hall of Fame Inductee

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  • SEPTEMBER 23, 2019

    2020 VARA TEAM

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  • AUGUST 29, 2019

    Equipment Sizing Tips

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  • JULY 22, 2019

    Summer Ski Tuning Tips!

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  • JULY 22, 2019

    Summer Training Tool- Video

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  • JANUARY 05, 2016

    Remembering Ronnie Berlack

    VARA Community,

    It has been one year since  Ronnie Berlack, a VARA competitor, brother, son and great person passed in an avalanche in Europe.

    Please take a moment today to remember Ronnie Berlack and also Bryce Astle who was lost in the same avalanche.

    U19 national project this morning at Aspen. Helmets to the sky for Ronnie and Bryce.