Detailed Race Schedule: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EN8in0HlmcYNryUfIQWda5t-QWhhFeKD/view?usp=sharing
NOVEMBER 29- Registration opens
DECEMBER 13 - Registration deadline (5pm, MST)
DECEMBER 13 - Team captains tab below will be updated with pertinent info.
DECEMBER 15: Last date for decision by LOC on whether we can hold the races
DECEMBER 15: Late registration closed (12 pm, MST)
Evening: Preliminary Start Lists available (TCM tab) for coaches review
INSPECTIONS OF COURSES 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at West Yellowstone Rendezvous Trails
COACHES BIB PICKUP & PAYMENTS DUE: 9 a.m. - Noon at Rendezvous Trailhead building, or by coordination with race secretary. Coaches/athletes will be issued wrist bracelets to wear to indicate they have paid the Fri/Sat/Sun trail fee.
TEAM CAPTAINS' VIRTUAL MEETING: 5 pm (link will be sent)
START LISTS AVAILABLE: 7 pm
SPRINT RACES FREESTYLE
West Yellowstone Rendezvous Trails
7:30 a.m. Bib pick up, Taylor Cabin, just north of stadium
9:00 a.m. Freestyle Qualifiers, 15 sec. Interval start on 1.4K homologated sprint trail
Women Open, U18/U20, U16
Men Open, U18/U20, U16
U14 Women and Men
10:15 a.m. Citizen U10, purple trail, 1k, mass start
10:30 a.m. Citizen U12 homologated sprint trail 1.4k, mass start
10:50 a.m. Citizen U14 B and A Finals, homologated sprint trail 1.4k, mass start
11:30 a.m. Citizen B Heats, homologated sprint trail 1.4k
(61-90 from qualification round)
1:05 p.m. Citizen A Heats, homologated sprint trail 1.4k
(31-60 from qualification round)
2:35 p.m. FIS/NRL Open Heats, homologated sprint trail 1.4k
(top 30 from qualification round)
Awards: presented throughout the day.
West Yellowstone Rendezvous Trails
7:30 a.m. Bib pick up
9:00 a.m. Open/U20/U18/U16 Women, 30-sec. interval start, homologated trail 5K
10:00 a.m. Open/U20/U18 Men, 30-sec. interval start, homologated trail 10K
11:00 a.m. U16 Men, 30-sec. interval start, homologated trail 5K
11:30 a.m. Citizen U14 Women, 30-sec interval start, Biathlon Yellow trail (including Wolverine Way), 3k
11:45 a.m. Citizen U14 men, 30-sec interval start, Biathlon Yellow trail (including Wolverine Way), 3k
12:00 p.m. Citizen U12 Women, 30-sec interval start, Biathlon Red trail, 2k
12:15 p.m. Citizen U12 Men, 30-sec interval start, Biathlon Red trail, 2k
12:30 p.m. U10 Women, 30-sec interval start, Biathlon Orange trail, 1.5k
12:45 p.m. U10 Men 1k, 30-sec interval start, Biathlon Orange trail, 1.5k
Awards: presented throughout the day.
For these Intermountain Division season opener races, our race Organizing Committee is following U.S. Ski & Snowboard COVID-19 CC Domestic Competition Guidance policies (Oct. 1, 2021) US Ski and Snowboard 2021-22 Covid Domestic Competition Guidance. Please see Operations Plan below for details on race day/venue safety precautions.
Despite our attention to detail, these preventive measures cannot guarantee that event attendees will not contract COVID-19; staying home is the only reliable way to avoid becoming infected with COVID-19. Furthermore, the guidelines we have in place to make this event as safe as possible may be inconvenient for attendees; if you anticipate this to be a problem for you, please do not come to the event.
Important race event procedures:
● For spectators, race volunteers, and athletes in all locations of the race venue (including parking lots, wax tents) we highly recommend wearing masks at all times (except when athlete is on the race course) as it is often impossible to socially distance at all times even when outdoors and some individuals at the event may not be fully vaccinated.
● Disposable masks will be available throughout the venue.
● Maintain 6 feet social distance whenever possible.
● For all in attendance at race events this season, US Ski & Snowboard highly recommends receiving Covid-19 vaccinations.
This event guide follows recommendations from the US Ski and Snowboard 2021-22 Covid Domestic Competition Guidance (Oct. 1, 2021). Additionally, the guide follows Federal/CDC and Gallatin County Health Department orders and event guidelines on hygiene, social distancing, symptom monitoring, and collaboration on contact tracing. A COVID-19 Coordinator will be available for the event to work with local health authorities on specific rules and regulations related to COVID-19.
COVID transmission prevention measures
All participants are encouraged to follow health department recommendations on travel and hygiene precautions that are in place at the time of the race from both the athlete's home county/state and Gallatin County Gallatin County Health Department.
If you are exhibiting symptoms of COVID, do not travel to the venue until you receive clearance from a doctor.
If you have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days, please refer to the CDC Guidance Recommendations on quarantine and travel requirements.
If COVID Symptoms Develop During or after the Event:
Event Social Distancing and Hygiene Precautions
Other social distancing measures:
Travel, Transportation, and Spectators
U16, U18, U20, & Open: $35 per race
U14 & Under: $22 per race
Trail fees: $30/athlete and coach - covers Friday, Saturday, Sunday
U.S. Ski & Snowboard license and/or FIS required for U16 & older athletes.
Registration deadline: Monday, December 13, 5:00 p.m. MST
Late registration: due by Noon, December 15 (late fees have been waived due to race changes)
Eligibility: Registration is open to athletes with required licenses.
Changes and late entries: must fill out the athlete change & late entry form. (No late fee.)
Complete athlete and coach registration spreadsheet. Due December 13 at 5 p.m. (Note that you need to download (or copy) the spreadsheet, then fill it out, and email it to the race secretary.)
Each athlete and coach must complete two waivers: a BSF liability waiver and a WYSEF liability waiver. These have been updated to google forms that each athlete and coach will need to fill out.
BSF waiver: https://forms.gle/SXK88Xen9wVQzckX6
WYSEF waiver: https://forms.gle/JCcRNdm3Ap2ZSibGA
Payments due December 17, 9 a.m. to noon at the West Yellowstone Rendezvous Trailhead, or by coordination with the race secretary.
Official Distance Start Start List: https://drive.google.com/file/d/19uSK007ZlwEVJvyvzqh-ameBkUvuqPpu/view?usp=sharing
Official Freestyle Sprint Start List: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zAAJFEGaOxubPg67wjqtP_0qje_HFaVH/view?usp=sharing
Timing by Muddy Dog Sports
DECEMBER 16 - evening, we will post two preliminary start lists (located in the “Entries Check” slide of the TCM and via email to provided team contact) for coaches to review and send corrections to the Comp. Secretary before the end of the TCM.
DECEMBER 17 - 5 pm - Virtual Team Captains Meeting (link will be sent)
OFFICIAL Freestyle Sprint Start List: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zAAJFEGaOxubPg67wjqtP_0qje_HFaVH/view?usp=sharing
OFFICIAL Distance Start List: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zAAJFEGaOxubPg67wjqtP_0qje_HFaVH/view?usp=sharing
IMD Opener - Team Captains Meeting
Friday, December 17 · 5:00 – 6:00pm
Google Meet joining info
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/sxw-yhxd-gzw
Or dial: (US) +1 208-572-5662 PIN: 789 106 557#
More phone numbers: https://tel.meet/sxw-yhxd-gzw?pin=7336675268225
All parking, including team vans, will be at the lots immediately adjacent to the West Yellowstone Rendezvous Trailhead. No access will be available via the road to the stadium.
RULES OF COMPETITION: All U16+ athletes must be registered members of U.S. Ski & Snowboard or FIS, and the competition will follow FIS rules. Seeding will be based on NRL and FIS points.
Chief of Competition: Steve Patterson (jury Dec. 18)
Chief of Competition: Heidi Makoutz (jury Dec. 19)
Competition Secretary: Natalie Flowers
Assistant Competition Secretary: Robyn Eglof
Technical Delegate: Tomas Gedeon (jury)
Assistant Technical Delegate: Vicki Longhini (jury)
Chiefs of Course: Drew Barney
Course Leads (BSF): Caleb Lucy and Lizzie Gill
Chief of Timing: Jeff Wyatt
Assistant Chief of Timing: Jason Nicholas and Molly Bowman
Chiefs of Stadium: Marc Sheppard
Stadium leads (BSF): David Coletta (Dec. 18) and Ross Longhini (Dec. 19)
COVID Coordinator: Dr. Erich Pessl
Chief of Control: Dr. Erich Pessl
Volunteer Coordinator: Cliff Montagne
All U10, U12, U14 plus the U16 men classic distance race will follow the IMD Wax Policy, which can be found here. The race organizers will make a wax call by the morning of Wednesday, December 15th, which will be communicated to all coaches via email (also posted below). Wax use for Open, U18/20, and U16 girls races follows U.S. Ski & Snowboard guidance and is unrestricted prior to mid-January.
WAX CALL: The wax call for all non-FIS level races will be Swix HS5. All U14 and under racers for Saturday and Sunday, as well as the U16 men's 5k on Sunday should follow this protocol.
Waxing for all other competitors is unrestricted. This includes all U16 and older racers for Saturday's sprint race and all U16 and older women racing 5k on Sunday, as well as all 10k men's competitors on Sunday.
PARKING: All parking, including team vans, will be at the lots immediately adjacent to the West Yellowstone Rendezvous Trailhead. No access will be available via the road to the stadium.
DRESS WARM! Race day temperatures are expected to be cold.
RENDEZVOUS SKI TRAILS: http://www.skirunbikemt.com/ski.html
Access to the stadium area is via a 1-2km ski, snowshoe or walk from the parking/trailhead.
COVID: Based on current COVID transmission factors and US Ski and Snowboard, CDC and local health department guidelines, we recommend the following measures for your visit to West Yellowstone. Please see the Covid Operations Plan (above) for specific guidelines.
We've moved the races to West Yellowstone, and we have a new volunteer signup we need to fill ASAP. Bozeman folks, we'd love to have you come down for one day or both! And West Yellowstone crew and anyone visiting, we need your help, too!
You make this event a success for our youth skiers, and we encourage everyone to sign up for multiple slots and/or days.
Your Crew Chief will contact you with details regarding your specific volunteer slot(s).
No banquet this year, due to COVID risk concerns.
UPDATED: Awards will be presented on a rolling basis throughout each day, once results for a race are final.