Fall Team Building Weekend for WRF

Hello WRF Families!

Welcome to our new racers and families who are joining us this year, and welcome back to all of you who are returning for another great season with the WRF. It is my absolute pleasure to announce the return of our WRF Fall Festival weekend, which will be held October 9th and 10th at Windham Mountain and CD Lane Park in Maplecrest.

The theme of this year’s festival will be “Team Building”, which will focus on the opportunities to reunite with your teammates, build new relationships and have a lot of fun while doing it. After the challenges over the last 18 months, I think it is important that we give our kids a chance to reconnect (or meet for the first time) with their teammates in a way that fosters unity, support, and teamwork, which, in turn, will make for a powerful team experience during the season.

More specific details, such as exact times and meeting locations, will be communicated as soon as we finalize everything. In the meantime, please find a quick outline of the fun to follow. We have some exciting new upgrades to our Fall Festival this year!!


Organized Morning Activities for the Athletes (exact times coming soon)

    • Downhill Mountain Biking at Windham Mountain Resort
      • PLEASE RSVP HERE as soon as possible so we can confirm how many chaperons we will need to provide in order to support a safe and fun ride.
      • Your child must be at least 10 years old to participate in mountain biking.
      • There is no cost to you, unless you are renting a bike and/or safety equipment for your child. To rent a bike, you can use this LINK
      • All riders are required to wear a downhill helmet and encouraged to wear knee and elbow pads.
    • Hiking the Mountain
      • A guided hike to the top of the west peak, followed by a SkyRide or a return walk down.
  • Afternoon Info Sessions for All Families (1:00pm – 3:00pm)
    • Info Table for New Families
      • Meet & Greet with Sean and the U8 and U10 Head Coaches
      • New to the WRF and feeling overwhelmed trying to prepare for ski season? This is a great opportunity to ask all of the questions you need from the experts!
    • Info Table on Gear and General Questions for Returning Families
      • U12, U14, U16, & U18 Head Coaches will be available to guide families on new gear needed and answer general questions about the program.
    • Artica Team Jackets and Gear Table
      • WRF Team Jackets, Ski Pants, Speed Suits, and Training Shorts from Artica will be available again for purchase this year.
      • Jacket samples will be available to try on and measure before you buy.
      • Final orders for team gear will extend beyond the weekend to give all families time to decide.

Equipment Sale Night! (3:00pm – 6:00pm)

  • Skis, bindings, boots, and race accessories (helmets, speed suits, polls, etc.) will be available at pro-sale prices for WRF Families only.
  • Representatives from the following brands will be on hand to assist with fitting, sizing, and questions: Rossignol, Lange, Head, Nordica, Vokl, Atomic, POC, Leki, Stockli, and more!
  • If you are unable to join us this weekend but would still like an opportunity to take advantage of our pro-sale, please contact Kate Cohane (kcohane@windhammountain.com) BEFORE October 8th with your specific needs.

Please note regarding the info sessions, gear, and equipment sale: If activities need to be moved inside due to weather, all participants must wear a mask regardless of vaccination status. If these events are outdoors, it is required that non-vaccinated individuals continue to wear masks and recommended that vaccinated individuals do so, as well.  



WRF Annual Pre-Season Festival Takes it to a New Level!

The WRF Parent Association proudly presents our first CD Lane Fall Festival. There will be games to challenge your friends, siblings, coaches, and parents as we intend to build camaraderie and give all athletes and families the chance to have a lot of fun before the snow starts falling.

Time: 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Location: CD Lane Park Pavilion, Big Hollow Road, Maplecrest NY


Pre-Season Fall Activities:

  • Potluck Lunch – bring your favorite family dish or snack!
  • Baseball, Beach Volleyball, Soccer, Kickball, and Disc Golf are just a few of the likely events – please bring equipment for these if you have it!
  • Explore the new CD Lane Walking Path around the lake.
  • Kayaks and Paddleboards – available for free rental at the adjoining lake (limited supply).

Other Festival Details:

  • We have reserved the covered pavilion, so we can meet rain or shine!
  • There are restrooms at the park.
  • For younger siblings there is also a small playground.
  • BBQ Charcoal Pits are available for our use.
  • If you have another outdoor game that you want to bring, please do so!

As you can see from the information above, we have a lot of fun and productive activities planned for athletes and families. A big THANK YOU in advance to all of our amazing Head Coaches, Parent Association Chairs, Windham Mountain Sports Staff, and volunteers for helping to make this happen.

We are very excited to see you in October! Please stay tuned for more details and reminders about this great weekend. If you have any questions, please reach out to me anytime.

Enjoy your fall season and think snow!


Sean Warman and the Windham Leadership Team

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