A Message from Matt - February 2024

LERT Families and Athletes,

February has been an exciting month of races, qualifiers, and snow filled powder days at Eldora!  I wanted to thank all of our amazing parents, volunteers and staff for their incredible efforts helping support our “home competitions” at Eldora!  I can proudly say we have the BEST volunteers, that always step up to the plate and shine when we bring teams from across the state and country to Eldora!

Eldora has been a phenomenal partner and sponsor with all of our programs. Supporting each and every program, along with home races and events on record breaking weekends, Eldora continues to demonstrate their commitment to providing athletes with exceptional opportunities to excel on the mountain and in life!

EMSC and SMBA Staff further echo this incredible dedication to the many athletes in the program. Athletics provides the opportunity for athletes to excel, fail, succeed, work hard, build confidence, and dedicate the necessary time to build “grit” and perseverance on the mountain – all key ingredients to character and success in life.  Our staff continue to keep the needle on North, as they work through demanding competition schedules, away races, early morning training loads, and everyone’s favorite – traveling through the Interstate 70 corridor – thank goodness for Eldora!!!  Be sure to thank your coaches who continue to step up to the plate with a positive attitude, commitment to the athletes, and passion for the progression.  

Spring snow and conditions are making for exciting and fun conditions across the mountain. There are several upcoming races that need ALL HANDS ON DECK, and we appreciate your help!!  HUGE thank you to our amazing LERT Admin staff who also work tirelessly behind the scenes at our office, and with our home races. We couldn’t do the exceptional work without Trish, Heather and Jim leading the charge with our events!

SMBA is just around the corner, and the many talented
returning coaches that Program Director Heather is putting together are among
the best we’ve ever seen!  Look for updates on away trips (Moab), summer camps, race team and unforgettable ADventure trips for this coming summer!

February and March are key months for big events across our programs – let’s continue to challenge, inspire and push our athletes to new levels this season!

Snow Filled Regards (..and looking forward to SMBA!),

Matt and the LERT Staff