Well, that was an abrupt finish to our 2019-20 season! But to put it in proper perspective we see how the impacts on all our daily lives go way beyond just ski racing and we are all focused now on getting through the Coronavirus epidemic safely.
I know how disappointed all our racers are at the sudden curtailment of our season but we all understand how important it is to stay healthy and protect both our home and our mountain communities from the spread of the virus. Please also remember the impact that the closures have had on Race department and mountain staff who have been laid off at our host mountains and training programs. Without them we would not have Masters ski races.
Also consider those vendors who have supported and sponsored us over the years with donations and raffle prizes and help them get through these challenging times by giving them the opportunity to gain your business where possible. It is never too soon to think about new equipment for next season!
As a result of the cancellations of our season finals our annual awards presentations and Annual General Meeting also had to be postponed. However final season standings for all classes are now available and can be seen our website at:
I am also pleased to announce our special award winners for this season:
Teddy Cantanho Award: Linda Crowell
Most improved racer (M): Shawn Mason
Most improved racer (F): Nancy Gieske
Best New racer (M): Stan Vasily
Best new racer (F): Joan Blumenfeld
Congratulations to all of our special awards winners!
My thanks to all of you who took part in our races this season. And particular thanks to our Board members, race officials and volunteers who made the season's races possible.
Rather than simply send out season awards the FWM Board unanimously agreed that we would instead celebrate the 19-20 season Champions and award winners with a post-race party at the first race of the 20-21 season at Mammoth in December. We look forward to celebrating with you all there!
In the meantime, on behalf of all the FWM Board, I hope you are all able to remain safe and healthy while we get through the current situation. Enjoy your summer and I look forward to seeing you all at Mammoth in December.