Ski Challenge News                                                     February 26, 2019

Championships at Giants Ridge

Championships are this Friday - Sunday, March 1, 2, 3.   We know it's going to be a little cold, but the snow conditions will be fabulous!  

Check in and Registration will be held in the Sports Pavilion at the bottom of Helsinki.  Racers can also get ready there.  We will not be using the smaller garage this year.  Awards for Team Racing will still be held in the bigger garage.  Giants Ridge will have food and beverage available for purchase each day except Friday.  Awards for our Ski Challenge Open Race and King & Queen of the Hel race will be held each night at 5:30 in the main Chalet next to the Burnt Onion Bar and Restaurant.

Practice Gates on Innsbruck and Helsinki - Friday, 11 am - 1 pm.  Get ready for the weekend of racing by running gates!

Ski Challenge Open - There's still room for teams in the Friday Ski Challenge Open race at 2:30.  Prizes for 1st-3rd teams as well as 2nd to last place team.  Prizes for fastest of the race too.

King and Queen of the Hel - There's still room in the King and Queen of the Hel Individual race held on Helsinki at 1:30 pm.  One course will be set for everyone to run twice.  Great prizes to be won!

TEAM RACING - See who has paid and registered to race with your team.

PACESETTERS - If you are a pacesetter and would like to race in a division that you currently aren't registered to race in, check in at the registration table at least 1/2 hour prior to race start to get a bib number.  There is no additional charge for pacesetters to race in divisions that they are not participating in with a team.

PRE-REGISTRATION AND PRE-PAY WILL CLOSE AT 5 PM ON WEDNESDAY (TOMORROW).  The price goes up for each event if paid at Giants Ridge upon check in.  If you are still planning on coming up to Giants Ridge to race, you are welcome to check in and pay up there.  If your team is not registered to race in a division in  a Team Race, you will only be able to race in the OPEN and King of the Hel races.


Friday, March 1   Event Time
Practice Innsbruck / Helsinki 11 am - 1 pm
Ski Challenge Open Innsbruck 2:30 pm
Ski Challenge Open Awards Burnt Onion 5:30 pm

Saturday, March 2   Event Time
Div 1  Innsbruck 10 am
Div 5 & 6 (CHANGE)
 Innsbruck 12 pm
King & Queen of the Hel  Helsinki 1:30 pm
Div 3  Innsbruck 2:30 pm
King & Queen of the Hel Awards Burnt Onion Bar 5:30 pm

Sunday, March 3
Event Time
Div 4 (CHANGE)
 Innsbruck 10 am
Div 2  Innsbruck 12 pm

Giants Ridge is offering a discount to all Ski Challenge members and family.  Tickets can be purchased in the main chalet.  You must say you are with The Ski Challenge to receive the discount.  Rates can be found by going to this page and scrolling to the bottom:  LIFT TICKETS.

Make Up Races

Buck Hill Wednesday DAY and Wild Mountain Wednesday PM are making up Week 7 races tomorrow, February 27.  We understand this doesn't work for everyone and we are sorry if you won't be able to make it.  It's been a tough winter with the weather!

Thank you to Buck Hill and Wild Mountain for helping to get all of our races in.
Padraig's Ski Race Benefit

Fun was had by all at the 11th Annual Padraig's Ski Race Benefit on Saturday, February 23 at Buck Hill.  77 Racers participated.  Follow this link to see results from the race.

Upcoming Events


Ski Challenge Championships at Giants Ridge Friday - Sunday, March 1 - 3

Midwest Masters Cyr Cup - Buck Hill February 22, 25, 26, 27

Midwest Masters Spring Fling - Spirit Mountain Saturday - Sunday, March 9-10

NASTAR Nationals April 3 - 7 

Video of Marcus Caston's visit at Ski Challenge

Thanks to Dan Kealey for making this cool video about Marcus Caston's visit to Ski Challenge last month!

Look for the Ski Challenge segment in " The Return of the Turn" film series next Fall!  




Garage Sale

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