Michael B Young Big Mountain Event Information

Event Headquarters will be at the Jason Harper Training Center which is by the Pioneer (upper) lodge.
LOCATION: Chair 6 (Pine Creek) Enter from top of chair “paradise” run.
Saturday February 28
7:45 am…………Check in/registration and bibs. (Required for all competitors)
8:30 am………Skier/rider meeting (Jason Harper Training center)
9:00 am………….Load lifts
9:15-10:15 am…Course inspection
10:30 am………..Start run #1
1:15 pm…………Start run #2 (time and weather permitting)
*** If round #1 is completed by 12:30 a second run on Saturday may take place (weather dependent)
Sunday March 1st
8:30 am………Skier/rider meeting (Jason Harper Training center)
9:00 am…………..Load lifts
9:15-10:00 am……Course inspection
10:15 am……………..Start final run
2:00 pm (tentative)………………Awards (in front of Jason Harper Training Center next to Pioneer lodge).
Order of competition (Saturday)
Sunday runs will be seeded within each age division based on Saturday scores.
Girls 11 & under, Boys 11& under
Girls 12-14, Boys 12-14
Girls 15-18, Boys 15-18
Girls 11 & under, Boys 11 & under
Girls 12-14, Boys 12-14
Girls 15-18, Boys 15-18
First through 5th place medals each division.
Presented at 2pm Sunday March 2nd. May be postponed if skiing runs long.
 Need to allow time for cleanup and calculating of scores.
 Awards in front of the Jason Harper Race Training center.
SICK BIRD: award provided to the best, most impressive run, of the competition.
Additional awards and prizes provided as well.
Plan for each skier to get at least two judged runs (May be able to do 2 rounds on Saturday time and weather permitting).
 The final score will be the cumulative score from Saturday’s best score (if there are two) and Sunday’s one score.
o If a second run takes place on Saturday, we’ll take the best score of the two rounds for that day’s score
As everyone knows, this is all weather and time dependent and plans can change as necessary. We’ll do everything possible to adhere to the schedule but it’s not written in stone. We will make necessary changes when required to do so based on conditions and time.
Skiers judged in 5 categories:
1. Line Choice:
a. Line is determined by the head judge and that score is used by all the judges for further criteria.
i. Line score is based on the difficulty of the terrain skied as well as any obstacles (jumps, drops, etc) that the skier/rider may use to get to the bottom.
2. Control:
a. The first category judged following the line value determination. It’s at the top of the list as it’s considered most important. A fall is the ultimate loss of control and will most likely have an impact on the remaining 3 categories to be judged.
3. Fluidity:
a. Constant direction toward the goal.
i. Keeping your body moving down the fall line of the mountain.
ii. Keeping continuity and pace with smooth transitions for obstacles or jumps.
iii. Doesn’t have to be rapid fast as this isn’t a timed event.
4. Technique:
a. Style, technical ability, etc. Taking air, doing tricks in the air, is accounted for in this category.
i. Not only jumps or tricks are judged here though…proper skiing form and technique is huge here.
ii. All the stuff that coaches preach day in and day out…pole plants, hands staying forward, keeping the eyes and focus down the hill, proper angulation to help stay under control, etc.
5. Style and Energy:
a. The energy one skis with.
b. The pace.
c. Aggression mixed with imagination…
a. The path taken,
b. Jumps or drops taken
c. Anything unique to a run.
All judges will independently score categories 2-5 on a scale of 1-10. The line score is also scaled 1-10.
 The line score will determine limits of scores in the other categories.
o Once the head judge determines the line score, the judges will not be able to score more than 3 points above the line value that’s chosen for each respective category.
 Example. If a skier skis a line valued at 5.2, then the highest score that skier can get in the other categories 8.2 points in each category.
All judges’ scores will be averaged for each run. Highest average score in each division is the winner.
Some things to remember:
1. We have a panel of judges who are all very experienced skiers. Most have judged this event for several years. These judges are independent of BBSEF. They are not coaches or parents of any athletes who might be competing.
2. Judge’s location will be marked at time of inspection. It’s the skier’s responsibility to know where the judges will be and to make sure they’re skiing where they can be seen.
3. This is a competition about quality skiing. Although Guts, air, tricks and style are factored in, we want to encourage the best skiing as explained in the 5 categories above.
4. This is not a race to the bottom. More aggressive skiing (if handled with control and without a fall) is good. However the runs are timed only to assure that each skier makes it down in the allowable timeframe for their division.
5. This isn’t just about taking the highest point line, or getting the biggest air, etc. While those are good if handled well, a fall or loss of control because someone’s skiing beyond their ability level, will most likely result in a much lower score.
6. Skiers will have a time limit. We’ll establish an acceptable timeframe that all skiers should be able to finish within. Obviously some of the younger age groups will have longer allowable times than the older groups.
a. If a skier is not able to finish in the allotted amount of time, then they’ll be scored on the run up until the point where they ran out of time, but will be penalized for not finishing.
7. This is about FUN! This is a way for skiers to challenge themselves in an arena they’re not used to. Inappropriate behavior or sportsmanship will be handled with disqualification…let’s not go there!
8. Bring your helmet…helmets are required!!!
9. Inverts…Inverted tricks are not allowed and anyone attempting inverted tricks will be disqualified from the event.

Michael B. Young Big Mountain Event

The 6th annual Michael B Young Big Mountain competition is scheduled for February 28 & March 1, 2015. Michael B. Young grew up in our program beginning as Mitey Mite ski racer, then freestyle skier, then coaching.  Michael and his father Barry revitalized our freeride program into what is now called Team Shred. Michael and Barry first brought us this Big Mountain Competition the year before Michael passed. In celebration of Michael’s life BBSEF is pleased to work with Barry and Pauline to continue and grow this event.
This event is geared to our U12 (10 years plus) Team Shred  Home and Travel, Alpine Comp Team and older Devo Team members.
Below is information for the Michael B. Young Big Mountain Event:

The Michael B. Young Big Mountain competition is
a 2 day event with Space is limited to the first 100 entries received. All skiers/boarders (including BBSEF members) who choose to compete MUST register for this event online.https://www.athletepath.com/ifsa-regional-michael-b-young-big-mountain-champio/2015-02-28

Divisions for both Male and Female will be broken up as follows:
Under 11 (snowboard)
Under 11 (Ski)
12-14 (Snowboard)
12-14 (Ski)
15-18 (Snowboard)
15-18 (Ski)

Registration is $45 per competitor and includes a T-shirt, and other gift items. Awards will be provided for first through fifth place in each division (male and female). All competitors will have one run each day. This event is sanctioned with the IFSA (International Freeski and Snowboard Association).

Registration is now open, the registration deadline is 11:00 am MST, February 26, 2015. This event is limited to 100 participants. All skiers/boarders who choose to compete must register for this event online.  https://www.athletepath.com/ifsa-regional-michael-b-young-big-mountain-champio/2015-02-28

Further information regarding IFSA and this series can be found at: 

BBSEF Home Teams Event January 17th

All BBSEF Home Team Members:
This Saturday, January 17th, is our first event.  ALL of our Saturday and ALL of our Sunday teams are included in this Saturday’s events!  Which means on Saturday, all of the Saturday and Sunday teams will come up to compete and ski with coaches. Then on Sunday we will have training as usual for our Sunday groups.  (Our next event will be on a Sunday, February 8th, and all of the Saturday teams will be included in the Sunday event and Saturday teams will ski both days that weekend). 

We start earlier on event days (9:15) and it is very important you are on time! We will meet at 9:15 at the flags outside the Jason Harper training center (across from the upper lodge). The coaches will leave the training center and head to the course on the front side. We have a full schedule and once the teams leave for the events with their coaches, we won’t have anyone available to shuttle late arrivals. Please be on time, if you are late your child may miss their opportunity to inspect the course with their coach.
BBSEF Mitey Mite and Devo Teams:
This Saturday, January 17th: BBSEF will have a two run Giant Slalom (GS) race on the ridge (where we trained last weekend). All of our Mitey Mite and Devo Team members (Saturday and Sunday) are automatically entered in our Coaches Cup GS race.  Race lists will be emailed tomorrow.  ALL of our Saturday and ALL of our Sunday teams are included in this Saturday’s events!  We will have awards for 1st-5th place and participant ribbons for each of our participants.
We start earlier on event days (9:15) and it is very important you are on time. We will meet at 9:15 at the flags outside the Jason Harper training center. Please be on time! Coaches will have your child’s bib. Please email us to volunteer.
BBSEF Team Shred Home:
This year we have a BBSEF Coaches Cup Slopestyle event for our Team Shred Home Team! All of our Team Shred Home team members (Saturday and Sunday teams) will be automatically entered in our Coaches Cup Slopestyle. Event lists will be emailed tomorrow.  ALL of our Saturday and ALL of our Sunday teams are included in this Saturday’s events!  We will have awards for 1st-3rd place and participant ribbons for each of our participants.
You may compete in our BBSEF Coaches Cup Slopestyle or in our BBSEF Coaches Cup Giant Slalom (one or the other, not both). Please email info@bbsef.org  and let her know ASAP if you would prefer participate in the GS this Saturday.
We start earlier on event days (9:15) and it is very important you are on time. We will meet at 9:15 at the flags outside the Jason Harper training center. Please be on time! Coaches will have your child’s bib. Please email us to volunteer.
BBSEF Race to Ride Team:
You have a choice:  Please email info@bbsef.org and let us know ASAP if you would like to participate in the GS or the Slopestyle event this Saturday?  Because you are on the race to ride team you already participate both days and that will not change.  You will compete on Saturday in the event you choose (not both) and on Sunday you will ski with your group as usual.  February 8th is our next Coaches Cup event at that time you will have to choose to participate in the Slalom race or the Slopestyle. 
We start earlier on event days (9:15) and it is very important you are on time. We will meet at 9:15 at the flags outside the Jason Harper training center. Please be on time! Coaches will have your child’s bib. Please email us to volunteer.
Regardless of which event you are participating in these are the meeting times
9:15 meet at flags (coaches will have bibs for athletes)
9:30 head to course
12:00 lunch
12:55 meet at flags
3:30 meet at flags
3:40 awards

Weekly update

BBSEF Home Team Parents,

Our first race is a GS (Giant Slalom) on Saturday, January 17th. In preparation for this, we will be training GS this weekend. The race is scheduled to be held on Upper Ridge and Stewarts Bowl, which is where we will be training this weekend. I will be sending a very detailed e-mail regarding the race out next week.

We need a Race Chairperson / Event Volunteer Coordinator and volunteers for each of our events. If you are interested in volunteering please contact the office.

BBSEF Team Shred Home, Mitey Mite and D-Team:
Please meet Coaches at the country flags at 9:25 am.
Training Starts at 9:30 am and goes until 12:00.
The lunch break is from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm.
In the afternoon we will ski/ride from 1:00 pm -3:30 pm.
We meet at the flags in front of the Jason Harper Training Center (between the upper Pioneer lodge and Bitterroot Chair 5) at 9:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.

Jason Harper Training Center closes and is locked for the night at 4:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday.

The BBSEF office on Hill Rd is closed on Monday’s.  We are open 10:00-5:00 Tuesday through Friday and at the Jason Harper Training Center Saturday and Sunday 8:30-4:00.

Bogus Opens!

The snow dances are working! Bogus Basin announced that it will be opening this weekend.

Mitey Mite, D-Team and Team Shred Home will have regular training.

9:30am – meet coaches at flags in front of Jason Harper Training Center (JHTC)
12:00pm – meet for lunch at flags
1:00pm – meet coaches at flags
3:30pm – pick up athletes at flags

Yes, I said in front of JHTC. We will meet up top NOT in the flats. The Jason Harper Training Center is located between the Pioneer Condos and the Pioneer (upper) Lodge. Bogus will have chair 2 open for access to the pioneer lodge only.  The Pioneer lodge will be open for locker and restroom access only (no food or beverage).

Please make sure that you are ready to ski, double check your list.

  • ski passes
  • skis
  • poles
  • boots
  • helmets
  • gloves
  • ski pants
  • jackets

All in the car before heading up


BBSEF Home Teams starting weekend Dec 20th & 21st

Mitey Mite, Devo and Team Shred Home,

All programs are scheduled to start this weekend (December 20th and 21st), but mother nature is not providing enough snow yet. We are crossing our fingers that Bogus Basin opens this weekend with some limited skiing areas.  The mountain is working very hard and striving to have some of the front side open for skiing during Christmas break.

However, if Bogus does NOT open we will have dryland training both Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 am-11:30 am at Camel’s Back Park.

If Bogus does open we will be on snow as scheduled, including those planning on the additional Christmas camp days.  Because of limited terrain we are not sure if there will be access to the Jason Harper Training Center.  Once we get additional information from Bogus, another email with details will follow.  The morning session will go from 9:30 am until 12:00 pm. Lunch from 12:00 pm  to 1:00 pm and the afternoon session will be 1:00 pm  to 3:30 pm.

Christmas Camp – I know some of you have been waiting to see if Bogus is open to sign up for Christmas camp.  We need to plan for Christmas Camp and schedule coaches so if you would like to participate please complete and return the attached form by noon on Friday, December 19th.  If the mountain is not open we will not have camp.



BBSEF Chili Feed and Parent Orientation

The BBSEF Chili Feed and Parent Orientation meeting will be this Sunday, December 7, 2014, 5:30 pm at the King of Glory Lutheran Church – 3430 N Maple Grove Rd.  BBSEF will provide Chili and Drinks, A-P bring salad or bread Q-Z bring dessert.  Please RSVP by December 5th, to info@bbsef.org or call 336-5295.

December 20th/21st   is the schedule starting weekend for Mitey Mites, D-Team and Team Shred Home. 

We are offering Christmas camp December 22nd, 23rd, 29th & 30th for our Team Shred Home, Mitey Mite and D-Team programs.  Registration forms are available under the information tab or by emailing the office, Christmas Camp registration is due December 16th.

Get Your Winter Welcome Tickets Now!

The 20th Annual Winter Welcome dinner and auction is November 21st at the Riverside Hotel Ballroom.  If you haven’t purchased your tickets for this fun evening you can purchase them online at: https://bogusbasin.ejoinme.org/MyEvents/BBSEFWinterWelcome2014/Registration/tabid/566893/Default.aspx  (copy and paste into your web browser, if the link doesn’t work.)

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