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January 14th, 2020

Dear Coach,

On behalf of the University of Vermont Ski Team, The Mount Mansfield Ski Club and Craftsbury Outdoor Center, we would like to invite you and your team to compete in the University of Vermont Winter Carnival.  All competitions will take place on Friday Jan 24th and Saturday, Jan 25th.

Enclosed you will find general information about our Ski Carnival, a schedule of events, and an assumption of risk form.  Please be sure to have the Assumption of Risk form filled out and return it at the alpine coaches meeting.   Please see the Nordic Virtual site at EISA for most recent updates on the Nordic Race.  Race Details for Friday and Saturdays Nordic Races can also be found at 2020 Lost Nation Cup - UVM Carnival/NENSA Eastern Cup/SuperTour    Nordic Carnival Teams should register though Bullitt Timing.  All other racers should be register through the race organization web site for both Friday and Saturday.

We are looking forward to a great weekend of skiing.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Best of luck in your upcoming competitions!


Ed Hockenbury                       Bill Reichelt                        Patrick Weaver

Assoc. Athletic Director               Head Alpine Coach                Head Nordic Coach

Office: (802) 656-3076                 Office: (802) 656-7688                    Office: (802) 656-7697


2020 University of Vermont Winter Carnival

January 24-25, 2020

Key Personnel

Ed Hochenbury

Assoc. Athletic Director                                 802 656-3076   

Bill Reichelt        

Director of Skiing/

Head Alpine Coach                             802-656-7688      

Patrick Weaver        

UVM Head Nordic Coach                        802-881-2764      

Ollie Burruss                                            

Nordic Chief of Competition                          617-272-6215          


Igor Vanovac

Alpine Race Chairman                                   802-279-3480                            

Nich Hall

Athletic Communications                           802-656-7699       

Kristen Oconnell

Head Athletic Trainer                                802-777-9181      

Carnival Officials

Alpine Chief of Race                                    Laurent Gudasz

Alpine Chief of Course                                   Igor Vanovac

Alpine Referee                                Jay Marshall - Bates/GS Ref alt, WIL/Slalom Ref alt

Alpine TD                                        Doug Hall

Alpine Timing Coordinator                        Patty Nichols

Nordic Chief of Race                               Bill Henchey

Nordic Chief of Course                            Lucas Schulz


Nordic Chief of Stadium                        Eric Hanson

Nordic TD                                        Bill Rogers

Nordic Assistant TD                                    Fred Bailey

Nordic Timing Coordinator                        Ed Despard

2020 University of Vermont Winter Carnival

January 24-25, 2020

Alpine Events

Thursday, January 23, 2020 Alpine Events – Mount Mansfield Ski Club

6:00-7:00 pm                Alpine Competition Registration, Mount Mansfield Ski Club

7:00 pm                Alpine Coaches Meeting, Mount Mansfield Ski Club at Big Spruce.

Friday, January 24, 2020        Alpine Events – Main Street

9:00 am        Course Setter – SMC Women’s 1st Run Giant Slalom followed immediately by Men.

12:00 pm        Course Setter - UVM, Women’s 2nd Run Giant Slalom followed immediately by Men.

5:30 pm                       Alpine Coaches Meeting, Mount Mansfield Ski Club at Big Spruce

Saturday, January 25, 2020        Alpine Events –   Main Street

9:00 am        Course Setter- BC, Men’s 1st Run Slalom

        Course Setter-UVM, Women’s 1st Run Slalom immediately following the men’s race.

12:00 pm        Course Setter- DAR, Men’s 2nd Run Slalom

        Course Setter- HAR, Women’s 2nd Run Slalom immediately following the men’s race.

3:00 pm        Award Ceremony for all Alpine Races at MMSC

Nordic Events

Thursday, January 23, 2020 Cross Country Events – Craftsbury Outdoor Center

8:00AM-5:00 PM                    Cross Country training and course inspection.

Friday, January 24, 2020        Cross Country Events – Craftsbury Outdoor Center

10:00AM        Women Classic Sprint Qualifier

10:45AM                     Men Classic Sprint Qualifier

12:00PM                     Sprints Rounds (See Race Site for More Details)  


Saturday, January 25, 2020 Cross Country Events – Craftsbury Outdoor Center


9:00AM                   Women’s 5km Skate Individual Start

11:00AM                   Men’s 10km Skate Individual Start

12:45PM                    EISA Awards Ceremony for All Events

University of Vermont

Winter Carnival

January 24-25, 2020


The entrants listed on the official University of Vermont Winter Carnival entry form understand and agree that each has signed the United States Ski and Snowboard Association “Acknowledgment of and assumption of risk and release” form.  *Each entrant fully understands and accepts that this acknowledgment and assumption of risk includes the University of Vermont, its officers, directors, employees, students, volunteers and paid event officials, and its personnel at the Stowe Mountain Resort and the Trapp Family Ski Area and the University of Vermont Winter Carnival Committee and all of its employees, students and officials.

The individuals listed as competitors are eligible to compete in accordance with the regulations of their institution and the athletic conference in which their institution is a member.



______________________                       ______________________

Director of Athletics                                Head Ski Coach

*If a competitor has not completed a USSA application, and therefore does not have a USSA number, please have them do so and enclose a copy of the signed risk and release form portion of the application.  Your cooperation is appreciated.



I understand and accept that participation in competitive skiing and snowboarding training and events and other forms of winter mountain sports in which I may participate, are hazardous, with many inherent risks and resulting injuries. Therefore, in consideration of this knowledge, and being allowed to participate in Mt. Mansfield Ski & Snowboard Club (hereinafter MMSC) events at Mt. Mansfield Company, Inc., d.b.a. Stowe Mountain Resort, (hereinafter SMR), I freely and willingly accept and voluntarily assume all risk of property damage, personal injury, or death which occurs as a result of my participation in the UVM Carnival and which occurs as a result of the inherent risks of the sports.

I further agree that the phrase "inherent risks" means those risks which are listed in this agreement, or those that can reasonably be inferred therefrom. I also agree that these risks are both obvious and necessary to these winter sports activities. I agree that these inherent risks include but are not limited to changing weather conditions; surface and/or subsurface snow conditions as they may from time to time exist and may change or be affected by weather, skier, or other participant usage (whether such conditions are surface or subsurface or consist of ice, hard pack, powder, packed powder, wind pack, corn, crust, slush, cut up snow, and/or machine made or machine enhanced snow); other risks and/or conditions including bare spots, forest growth and debris, stumps and trees, stream beds, water and/or waterbars, and other such conditions, whether or not they are visible, and/ or collisions with such objects; collisions with lift towers, signs, posts, fences or other enclosures, water and/ or air pipes or other manmade structures and/or their components such as hydrants used in snowmaking or for other necessary purposes, whether or not these structures are marked, padded or shielded; collisions with well marked or plainly visible snowmobiles, snow grooming, or other over-snow vehicles or equipment; collisions with other skiers, riders or others; variations in steepness of terrain including but not limited to roads, terrain modifications, features or variations which occur naturally or as the result of slope design, feature design, weather events and/or changes,, snowmaking and/or snow grooming operations, or participant usage.

Therefore, in consideration of all of the above I agree that I will not make any claim nor bring any suit for any damages, injury or death to myself, which results from any such inherent risks, as I have agreed they are defined herein. I also agree, that in the event that anyone makes any claim against SMR and/or MMSC, or any of their respective officers, directors, shareholders, agents, and/or employees as a result of any of my activities on their premises or the use of their facilities, that I will, to the fullest extent allowed by law, release from liability, defend, indemnify and hold harmless SMR and/or MMSC from such claims.

I further agree that any dispute arising under this contract and/or from any use by me of any of the premises or facilities at SMR and/or MMSC shall be litigated exclusively in the Superior Court of Lamoille County, Vermont, or the U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont.

This contract may also be plead as an affirmative defense to any claim that I might make as a result of any damage, injury, and/or death, which I may sustain as a result of my participation in and caused by the inherent risks of winter sports. I further agree that this contract is binding upon myself, my heirs and assigns. To the extent that I am signing this document on behalf of any minor, I represent and guarantee that I have full authority to do so realizing the full binding effect of this contract on them as well as on myself, and I further agree to indemnify and hold harmless SMR and/or MMSC for any claims brought on behalf of the minor relating to any damages allegedly sustained by the minor while he/she was participating herein I acknowledge that I have read, agree with, and understand the terms of this Express Assumption of Risks and Forum Selection Agreement and that I am signing it freely and that the terms of this contract state that I expressly assume all risk of damages, injury and/or death resulting in any way from any inherent risks of the sport in which I may participate at SMR or the MMSC. I also agree to abide by the terms of any rules of conduct for sports participants posted at SMR or contained in its seasonal trail maps or brochures or adopted by the MMSC.

This document is a legally binding contract, but is not intended to assert any claims or defenses which are prohibited by law. If any portion of this Agreement is deemed unenforceable, the remainder shall be given full force and effect.

I grant SMR and MMSC permission to use my image in advertising and promotional materials in the event it is captured on the premises.

______________________________ _________________________________ _________________

Printed name of Participant Signature of Participant Date

(If participant is under 18, signature of parent/legal guardian is required.)

______________________________ ______________________________L.S. ________________

University of Vermont

Athletic Department


January 10, 2020

Entry Fee Received from (list school):  _____________________________

        ITEM                                                                        TOTAL DUE

2020 UVM Carnival Entry Fees                                                      

        Men’s Team                                                                $450.00

        Women’s Team                                                        $450.00

        TOTAL DUE                                                                $900.00

Please make Check payable to:  UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT

                                    Re:  2020 Ski Carnival Entry Fee


Please mail payments to:

        Roxanne McDonald – Business Office

        University of Vermont Athletics

        Patrick Gymnasium

        Burlington, VT  05405