The Maine Principal Association's Ski Committee has received a great deal of feedback regarding the ski helmet requirements that were in effect in the 2018-2019 ski season.
Following a recommendation from the Coaches’ Association, the Ski Bulletin and Alpine Rule Book will be adjusted to the FIS rule in place for GS, but allow for the use of "slalom helmets" as is under current FIS and USSA rules. “Helmets designed and manufactured for the partic- ular event of ski racing being contested are required for all competitors and fore- runners in all USSA events and official training. Helmets must bear a CE mark and conform to recognized and appropri- ate standards such as CEH.Din 1077, ASTM F2040, SNELL S98 or RS 98. The CE mark (see below) shall be affixed in a non-removable way on the back of the helmet in a visible location not cov- ered by the goggle strap.
Helmets must cover the head and ears. Helmets with spoilers or edges that stick out are not per- mitted. Protective fea- tures integral to the event being contested, such as chin guards on SL helmets are per permitted. Soft ear protection is only permitted for helmets used in SL.”
Black Mountain of Maine was the site of the Eastern High School Qualifier Shootout on February 24th. The shootout consisted of 2 runs each of Slalom and Giant slalom. Racers scored points based on their top finishes in each event. On the girls side, Brooke Juneau of Fryburg Academy and Annesley Black of Cheverus High School were tied for the top spot. Juneau had a first place finish in the first run of the GS and a second place finish in the second run. Black was equal to the task, coming in second in the first run GS and first in the second run. The girls reversed their finishes in the slalom Event. Marielle Pelletier of Mt. Blue came in third.
In the boys race, Marshwood High School's Sean Maguire was the top scorer with a first place in Run 1 of the GS and a first place in Run 2 of the Slalom. AJ Noyes of Falmouth HS had the second best total with a second place in Run 2 of the GS and first place in Run 1 of the Slalom.
The top 12 male and female skiers will represent Maine at the Eastern High School Championships at Attitash Mountain, on March 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th. The 7th is a training day. Women & Mens Slalom will be held on Friday 3/8 while Saturday is the Women's GS, Sunday is Men's GS.
For complete results, click here.