Ski Challenge | December 3, 2019
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Preseason Updates
Buck Hill Tuesday preseason
Two weeks of racing
Four Runs at each race
No racing December 3
Race dates: December 10, 17

Ugly Sweater night - December 17
Race in your favorite Holiday Sweater for a chance to win a prize!

Buck Hill Wednesday DAY Preseason
Cancelled due to lack of pre-registrations

Wild Mountain Wednesday Preseason
Cancelled due to lack of pre-registrations
NASTAR pacesetting trials are set for Thursday, December 19 at Welch Village. This is a daytime event and a select number of pacesetters will be attending.
Pacesetter Trials
If you are interested in becoming a pacesetter and average a 12 or lower handicap, come out to our pacesetter trials on Monday, December 30.

Ski Challenge Pacesetting trials will be a GS race – we will not be doing any slalom. We will also only be setting “suit” pacesetting numbers. We will not be running a “coats” trial.


  • Date: Monday, December 30, 2019
  • Check in: starting 6 pm in room under Black Diamond
  • Inspection: 7 pm
  • Race: 7:30 pm
  • Results following race – in Black Diamond Bar


  • Date: Friday, January 10, 2019
  • Check in: starting 12 pm
  • Inspection: 1 pm
  • Race: 1:30 pm
  • Results following race
  • This will be combined with our regular season race
Clinics and Practices
Buck Hill Wednesday morning Race Clinics

Time: 10:15 am – 12:00 pm
On Milk Run
Cost: $30*/session

Dates: Starts December 11, 2019

Sign Up and pay at the Buck Hill Ticket Office on the day of the clinic. All levels of ski racers are welcome. Report to the clinic course set on Milk Run.
Midwest Masters
GS and Slalom Training

GS and Slalom Training – Side by side on Milk Run

Mondays, December 9 & 16
Wednesdays, December 11 & 18
7-9 pm

Wild Mountain
Wednesday night Gates

Wednesdays, December 4 & 11
6:30 - 8:30 pm

Put on by Scott Mower
No Charge*

Adult Race Camp

Sunday, December 29
9 am - 3 pm
NEW! Saturday Open CUP RACE
Come out and win the CUP! We are forming teams of 6 to compete for the Ski Challenge Cup. This is an open race. Everyone is invited to participate. The Blizzard Ski School will be participating with us.

Saturday, January 11 - Buck Hill
Check in: 8:30 am in Black Diamond Event Center
Inspection: 9:30 am
Race: 10 am - 4 runs (2 in each course - best in each used for scoring)
Awards immediately following race

This is a great opportunity to get four runs on a freshly groomed run in the daylight! Or, if you have a friend who is interested in giving Ski Challenge a try, this is a great way to do it.

Cost is $20 per participant

(Blizzard Ski School will be billed directly – Blizzard participants will not pay individual fees)
Portillo Summer Trip with
Ski Away!
We are teaming up with Ski Away to offer this great Summer, Ski getaway at our new sponsor Ski Portillo! Follow the link to the right for more information. If you love to ski and live to ski, this is your trip!

July 31 - August 8, 2020

Portillo ~ in the Chilean Andes is the ultimate of bucket list alpine adventures! From Laguna del Inca, a reflective mirror of an alpine lake, to the weather-beaten granite cliffs covered in snow, to the endless blue sky! This legendary resort has an outstanding ski school and plenty of immaculately groomed terrain for beginners and intermediates (& Ski-Away Instructors, too!). More magic lies in the golden Hotel Portillo that caters to only ~400 guests to give you an exclusive, private experience of a lifetime!
Calendar of Events
To See a complete Calendar of events including Race Schedules, Sponsor Events and Sales, and Swaps, follow the link below:

Championships at Giants Ridge
February 28, 29 & March 1, 2020
Giants Ridge. 

Championships at Giants Ridge is a fun filled weekend of racing that all Ski Challenge teams can participate in. Championships is not a required weekend, but it’s a weekend not to be missed.

Every team is placed in a division with like scoring teams, making each division a fun, close competition for all teams. All team racing takes place on Saturday and Sunday on Innsbruck.

We also have an open Team Race on Friday that takes place on Innsbruck as well as a practice clinic. Saturday we offer an open Individual Race held on Helsinki (King and Queen of the Hel). Helsinki is a little steeper, more challenging run, but all are welcome to participate.
The Lodge at Giants Ridge and the Villas are offering Ski Challenge members a discounted price for the weekend.

Don't wait to reserve your room! Lodging fills up fast!

For more information or to see more lodging options follow the link to the left.

Register for multiple teams and events, fill out your liability waiver, and pay all on ONE form!

Wait List - Need to find a racer to add to your roster? Check out our wait list. If you would like to join a new league, or add a league to your season, let us know and we will add you to the wait list.

Looking for an additional team to join? Click on "Rosters & Running Orders" below to view all team rosters.
Ski Challenge Scoring System
A handicap system is used to determine medals. A new handicap is achieved for each race run, and is strictly the percentage slower than the par time (zero handicap). Each racer's best handicap of the two runs (or more if a bonus league) is used to determine medal and team points. Medals are awarded at each race at an awards ceremony. Refer to the official Ski Challenge Scoring Chart for details on handicaps needed to achieve a certain medal.

The top six scores from each team count for team points. These accumulate weekly through Race 7 (week 3 for preseason) to determine team placement in league standings. Racer points for #7, #8, #9 racers (and bonus points, how many points a medal is achieved by) will be accumulated each week to determine any tiebreakers at the last race.

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Barb and Dave Everson