A Pre-Season message from the President

Members of Woodstock Ski Runners,

Nothing like a good shot of temps in the 20’s to remind us that ski season is fast approaching!

 If you have noticed significant earth work at Suicide Six, it's because they've made sweeping improvements to snow making. Eight new tower fan guns (one of which produces massive amounts of snow on a 30-foot tower arm) and several new lance guns were purchased and installed on the Face. 

 Ski Runners has made some really exciting changes for this season that are certain to improve our member experiences. Justin Lillie has been named Program Director for all programs: Alpine, Nordic and Fridays. We’ll look forward to more great energy that Justin brings to Ski Runners, as well as some cross-training opportunities. Jen Kirkman is our new Administrative Director. Jen is a Friday Program volunteer and is looking forward to helping the program. On the Alpine side, Cheyenne Wood has been promoted to Assistant Head Coach. Chey will remain the U12 Head Coach, but will help Justin with the overall programming for all Alpine groups. Former professional freeskier Andrew Holson joins our staff as Head Coach for the All-Mountain Program. The volume is going to get seriously turned up as freestyle terrain will be created in cooperation with the mountain grooming staff like we have never seen before!

 So much good news this year!

 We are looking forward to seeing everyone next Sunday, November 4 for the Dry-Land Kick-Off and Family Cookout. It’s a great opportunity to meet your child’s coaches, ask questions about the schedule or equipment, and reconnect with the Ski Runners community. We’ll have a presentation and social hour for parents while the kids are climbing the hill.

 I know you can appreciate that our club flourishes when it is populated with more families who love and embrace the sport of competitive ski racing. I’m asking our membership to reach out now to friends and families from your communities and tell them about Ski Runners.  If they’re curious and have questions, please invite them to join us on November 4 at 1:00 pm or otherwise contact me or any member of our Board for more information.

My two highest priorities as President are to provide exceptional training and guidance to all of our young member athletes while encouraging every child who has an interest in competitive skiing to get out on the mountain and join us. With a phenomenal coaching staff, dramatically improved snowmaking and improvements to our clubhouse and our programs, the 2018-2019 season has the potential to be something special.


Steve Hambsch
Woodstock Ski Runners

2018 - 2019 Board of Directors