Ski Challenge | November 16, 2019
Return of the Turn Party
We had a great showing at our "Return of the Turn" party on Saturday, November 2. Thanks to Black Diamond Restaurant for hosting and thanks to Shane at Buck Hill for getting the film up on the TVs. Special thanks to Marcus Caston and Tim Jones for filming and producing the film! It was fun to see everyone and reconnect before the season is upon us!

If you haven't already seen "The Return of the Turn" featuring the Ski Challenge at Buck Hill and Wild Mountain, check it out!
Calendar of Events
To See a complete Calendar of events including Race Schedules, Sponsor Events and Sales, and Swaps, follow the link below:

Jackson Hole Race Camp
Friday-Sunday ~ December 13-15
Get your Ski Legs Under You!
We have a big group signed up already! Don't miss out! Click on the link below for more information and to see who is going so far!

The Jackson Hole Race camp is a great way to kick off your season. Get three days of instruction and race training. Participants are broken down into groups of around five people per coach.

The camp includes video analysis, gate training, drills, and a race on the last day. Stay an extra day on the front end or back end of the camp and get a great deal on lift tickets with the Ski Challenge discount!
The Alpenhof is offering lodging for a great deal to all race camp participants and their guests! Click on the link to the left for more info!
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

We welcome all Wild Mountain Pacesetters to the Buck Hill trial. We are still in the process of finding a date for a Wild Mountain Trial at Wild Mountain. Stay tuned!
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.

We will be ordering all T-shirts Wednesday, November 20. Please check to make sure we have the right size for you!

If you want a different size, e-mail by Tuesday, November 19.

You can check your T-shirt size by going to our rosters page and clicking on your league: ROSTERS
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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.


Looking for a rewarding part-time gig?

Jefferson HS is looking for an Alpine Coach for the upcoming season. Season dates are 11-11-19 through Mid February.

The position pays $4998.75.
If you are interested please click on the link below to apply:
Course Assistants and a Starter are needed for Ski Challenge Races.

Course Assistants:
Wednesday nights, 1/8 to 2/19 (1 position)
Thursday nights 1/9 to 2/20 (3 positions)
Sunday nights, 1 /5 to 2/16 (2 positions)

Tuesday nights, 1/7 to 2/18.

Each position is for about 3 hours per night. 

Employment includes a Buck Hill Season Pass, a $10/hr. wage, discounts in the Chalet, ski instruction, D-Team, and family season tickets. Race Staff are not charged for NASTAR or Weds. Race Clinics.

If interested contact Julie Welsh at
 or Rick Green at
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Northstar Performance Helpful Hints
Anyone who actively tries to eat healthy knows what a struggle it can be. It is not easy continually coming up with a healthy menu, prepping your meals, or even finding ways to eat healthy at the workplace. This week we thought we would share an awesome recipe that will give you a healthier, good tasting snack that will help get you through the day without regret!

Pretzel and Fruit Trail Mix


  •   2 cups of pretzels
  •   1-1/2 cup of Frosted Cheerios
  •   2/3 cup of chocolate chips
  •   1 cup of almonds
  •   1/2 cup of chopped dried apricot
  •   1/2 cup of dried banana chips
  •   1/2 cup chocolate chips


Crush pretzels into bite size pieces and place in a medium bowl. Measure and place frosted cheerios, almonds, chopped dried apricots, and dried banana chips in bowl. Melt chocolate chips and spread evenly into mix refrigerate until chocolate is firm, throw it in a portable container and enjoy!

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Barb and Dave Everson