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Granite Peak This Weekend!
The Region II Masters Championship at Granite Peak is coming up this weekend, Feb 11-13! As usual, we are running 2SG Friday (4 total runs; two 2-run combined time races), 2SL Saturday, and 2GS Sunday. All details of the event can be found in our Race Event Notice. Please note that this is a “live document” and it will be updated as the event approaches so please bookmark this link or simply go to and you’ll find the link to this same document on any of the listed Races for the event. 

  • Registration: Note that there is no on-hill Registration once again this season. You have two options to register: online or in-person for an additional fee.
  • Online Registration Deadline: This year we have an online registration deadline of 10 am on Thursday, February 10 for ALL RACES OF THE EVENT. There is NO ON-HILL REGISTRATION. You may register online on
  • In-Person Registration: If you have not registered by the online deadline, your only other option is to register in person at the Race HQ (the Hilton Garden Inn) from 8-10 pm Thursday or Friday evening, and 5:30-6:30 on Saturday. There is a $10 additional charge per race to register in person, so register online to save money! Ask at the front desk if you cannot find us.
  • Check out the Venue! Granite Peak has once again added some terrain features this year to add some challenge to the course sets. Check out this quick video!
  • Lift Tickets: Granite Peak is offering a guaranteed daily ticket for $75. Depending upon your age, you may be able to purchase tickets online at Granite Peak's site for less.  
  • Lodging: The Race Headquarters is once again the Hilton Garden Inn, just down the road from Granite Peak. The room block closed January 11 for the Hilton, but there may still be rooms available. We also identified other options for lodging on the Race Event Notice. Look for the Lodging Block section. 
  • COVID Considerations: There are no COVID forms this year! But please be mindful of social distancing, and wear a mask if you are more comfortable doing so. 
  • Race Start Times: Our race start times are 9:50 am Friday and 8:50 am Saturday and Sunday. This would mean inspection times of 9 am Friday, and 8 am Saturday and Sunday. We will solidify the schedule no later than Thursday at the TCM. 
  • Start Lists, 2nd Run Orders, and Results: Again this season, we will NOT be posting paper run orders at the top of the hill. We will be posting our run orders online as well as emailing them to all athletes before each run. Due to this, please be sure to have your phone on your person at the event so you can view your position online. We will both send run orders to your email on file, and also post them to our new results website Additionally, we may also post them on We intend to also post real-time results on Live-Timing.
  • Raffle Items: We will be raffling $$$THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS$$$ in prizes again this year at our banquet. You must be present on the call to win! You can see what is available and purchase tickets online here. We are selling 1 ticket for $5, or 5 for $20.
  • The Banquet is Back! The banquet is returning this year, and NEW THIS YEAR we will be serving a buffet dinner. Tickets are only $20 for racers and can be purchased by registering for the banquet on the Races page of the website. Tickets for friends and family are only $10 and can be purchased here. We will do a quick presentation, formally award last year's Team Competition winner, award the Discipline Overall medals for SG and SL, and draw for all raffles. YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN RAFFLE ITEMS! 
  • Team Captains Meeting: Anyone is welcome to attend our online TCM being held Thursday Feb 10 from 9-10 pm. In this meeting we confirm the medical plan, go over the schedule for each day, confirm the assignment of Jury members and course-setters, discuss conditions, the weather, and address any last minute issues for the event. Here’s the link to join if you’re interested in attending: 
  • DNS Fees: This is our biggest event of the year, and we may hit our limit of 100 racers. Therefore, if you are registered to race and don’t show (DNS), we will be charging you the full race fee! Please be sure to unregister yourself before the online deadline if you are not able to race so that others who wish to attend will have a chance to compete. We will only make exceptions to the DNS fee in the event of a serious injury.

Cyr Cup Feb 21-23
The Cyr Cup is back! This year there will be 4 total races, and the series will be 100% Slalom. There will be an individual winner for men and women competing in this event. All participants compete as Individuals. Midwest Masters allows those under 18 to race, however a parent/guardian must also be racing. Those racers under age 18 do not qualify for the Cyr Cup awards. Each race is two runs, and combined time determines the winner of each race.

February 21-23, 2022 @ Buck Hill
  • Monday and Tuesday is 3 total runs. The first two runs comprise Race 1 or 2 as listed below. The 3rd run is part of the 3rd complete race for the series.
  • Wednesday is race 4 and there will only be 2 runs that night. You may take all 3 runs Monday and Tuesday, but must be registered for Race 3 to be listed in the official result and to be considered for the Cyr Cup trophy.

Border Battle Recap
With the 2021 Border Battle unfortunately cancelled last season due to COVID, we were very pleased that the 2022 Border Battle successfully kicked off our season this year with 29 competitors racing GS on Saturday, January 8th and 21 SL competitors on Sunday, January 9th.
The Border Battle Trophy is a yearly trophy awarded to either Region I (primarily Minnesota) or Region II (primarily Wisconsin and Illinois) whose team scores the most points for all races in the event. The top 10 point scorers based upon Age Class Place Points for each Region are selected. The sum of the Age Class Points for each of the top 10 members are compared to one another and the Region with the most points wins the Border Battle competition and will get their Region and names engraved on the Border Battle trophy.
Congratulations to Region I as the winner of the Border Battle Trophy this year and a big thank you to Wild Mountain for their support with this race!!
Link to race results:  Here
Ski Cooper Recap
Midwest Masters comes back with the Shin Tuck Showdown trophy with some great racing from our COVID-reduced team. It was a great week of great training and racing that started with a NEW Downhill Camp aimed at Speed Fundamentals on Wednesday. It was a huge hit both with newbies and the speed veterans so we'll absolutely be doing it again next year. Tuesday was another camp with full length timed runs and video analysis. Friday had warm up runs and 3 formal DH training runs. Saturday had the final DH training run in the morning, with two DH races following. Sunday was the SG in the morning with a SL following. What an awesome event! Check out videos from the event on our YouTube page, including a great how-to in ski packing from our own Scott Malmsten. We'll be back again next year... come join us! Life is short!

Here are the results for all training runs and races:

Giants Ridge SG to Return!
Midwest Masters SG to return to Ski Challenge Championships!

Midwest Masters will be returning with a SG and perhaps a SL at the Ski Challenge Championships March 4-6! We are still figuring out the exact schedule; it depends upon the schedule for Divisions at the event. Stay tuned to our Facebook page for updates as the event approaches! Below is a link to the Race Event Notice. You can keep an eye on this document as well as it will be updated as we determine the schedule.

Spirit Mountain March 12-13
Where: Spirit Mountain, Duluth, MN
When: March 12 & 13, 2022
Saturday: 2GS
Saturday 6:30 pm: Awards Banquet @ The Garden Event Center
Sunday: 2SL

Register online @ or in person for an extra fee Friday from 8-10 pm at Race HQ in Canal Park Lodge

Hotel discount info: Canal Park Lodge
Room choices are:
  • 2 Queens (city view): $169/Night 
  • 1 King (city view): $169/Night 
NOTE: Reservations must be made no later than February 10, 2022 in order to get the discount!

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