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North American FIS TD Update 2010 Presented by: Darrell MacLachlan #908 & Doug Campbell #1019 PowerPoint Presentation
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  1. North American FIS TD Update 2010 Presented by: Darrell MacLachlan #908 & Doug Campbell #1019 October 2010

  2. Vancouver 2010 OWGThe Making of a Slalom Course – Men’s Slalom

  3. Vancouver 2010 OWGThe Making of a Slalom Course – Men’s Slalom • The Team • The Venue • The Schedule • The Weather • Track Preparation • The Slalom • The Weather • The Plan • The Result

  4. The Team • The success of the Alpine events, and in particular the snow preparation, was the result of the effective collaboration of many people including:

  5. The Team • FIS Race Directors and Jury • ROC Management Group • 1064 On Hill Volunteers • Vanoc Staff

  6. ROC: Management Group LADIES’ ALPINE • Bruce Holliday (CoR), Vernon BC • Jim Brewington (ACoR), Calgary AB • Rick Hume (CoC), Whistler BC • Craig Smith (ACoC), Calgary AB • Andy Wolff (ACoC), Ottawa, ON MEN’S ALPINE • Darrell MacLachlan (CoR), Calgary AB • Gary Taylor (ACoR), Lions Bay BC • Mike Irwin (ACoR), Calgary AB • John Benbow (CoC), Whistler BC • Mike Kirker (ACoC), Calgary AB • Doug Campbell (ACoC), Stirling ON

  7. The Team • The ROC Management Group and FIS Race Directors worked closely with professional track coordinators Dan Gallaugher (Men) and Dale Stephens (Ladies) and Vanoc staff.

  8. The Volunteers • Section Chiefs: 12 Ladies, 8 Mens • Hill Coordinators: 3 Ladies, 4 Mens • Crew Chiefs: 27 Ladies, 26 Mens • 1064 on Hill Volunteers split between tracks

  9. The Venue • The common finish area for the separate Men’s and Ladies’ tracks proved challenging • Slalom posed the challenge of preparing and preserving a race surface for both genders to be run on the Men’s track on consecutive days.

  10. Whistler Creekside • Separate tracks for each gender except for Slalom • Common Finish area Mens DH Ladies DH SG/SC(M) SG/SC(L) GS (M) GS(L) SL FINISH

  11. The Schedule • Slalom, the final event at the Alpine venue, Ladies and Men run on consecutive days

  12. The Weather

  13. The WeatherAlways the big story at Whistler

  14. Typical Weather During SpeedAt the Start…

  15. Typical Weather During SpeedWhile at the Finish…

  16. The WeatherHeavy Rain in January during preparations (XY junction viewed from Coaches Corner)

  17. The WeatherIn the early going we had so much rain we had to build diversionary canals…

  18. The WeatherFor the Ladies Track we had different problems

  19. Men’s ROC Management GroupThe Green Hats (other 2 found now 2 more missing)

  20. Ladies ROC Management Group

  21. It wasn’t easy being green….

  22. The ROC benefitted from professional working relationships with FIS Race Directors Developed over the past few years at Whistler…

  23. Two Day Ladies GS

  24. Collaboration with FIS Race Directors

  25. Track Preparation • The men’s downhill track was water injected with Steinbach beams during every window of opportunity. • The slalom segment of the track was injected a total of 4-5 times from fence to fence.

  26. Track PreparationWater Injection

  27. Track PreparationWater Injection

  28. Track PreparationWater Injection – 6 beams wide

  29. Track PreparationDay and Night

  30. Track Preparation…and more nights

  31. Track Preparation…and more nights

  32. Get Rest Whenever You Can

  33. Downhill Start Area

  34. Dan’s “Tractors” at DH Start

  35. Winching the DH Start

  36. Winching the DH Start

  37. The Entire Track Could be Illuminated with Diesel Construction Lighting

  38. Olympic Fog

  39. Dressing for the Weather While Respecting Vanoc Uniform Protocol

  40. DH Inspection

  41. View to Finish Stadium from Slalom Start

  42. Volunteer Slip Crew • The Slip Crew headed by Andrée Janyk contributed an outstanding effort day and night. • During track preparation: • Snow accumulation on the upper mountain could be slipped clear… • From mid station down, the accumulation of wet snow mixed with rain was ski-stepped, wall to wall, around the clock.

  43. Ski SteppingTeamwork - 5 cm sideways at a time

  44. Ski SteppingAll night long…

  45. Manual Snow Removal

  46. FIS Race Directors Enforce Vanoc H1N1 Pandemic ProtocolAlternative to handshakes and hugging

  47. After a successful GS

  48. By the end of the speed program, the FIS Pros had completely assimilated with our culture