Ski Challenge | Preseason December 19, 2019
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Ugly Holiday Sweater Race Night Tonight!
Thursday, December 19
Buck Hill - Meet in Hutch

Race in your favorite Holiday sweater for a chance to win a prize!

Check in: 6 pm
Inspection: 7 pm
Race: 7:30 pm
$15 per race
4 runs per night

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
Mark your calendar for next year's camp! Tentative dates are December 11, 12, 13, 2020!
Jackson Hole Race Camp
We had a great time out at our Jackson Hole Race camp on December 13, 14, 15. With 20 participants, we were able to break down into three groups.

We worked hard learning our new skills in new snow on Friday and Saturday. The sun came out just in time for our Sunday race.

To see race results CLICK HERE

To see photos from the weekend CLICK HERE
Welcome New Gold Sponsor Portillo
Ski Portillo is the newest Gold sponsor for The Ski Challenge. Some of you might have heard of us, as Bill Guidera, who is a racer in the club, is our owner’s brother-in-law.

Ski Portillo, Chile will be opening for the 2020 season on June 27 and will stay open until Oct. 3 providing a unique ski experience high in the Chilean Andes. An all-inclusive Ski Portillo vacation provides the perfect “ski-in-summer” getaway for northern hemisphere winter sports enthusiasts to enjoy an unforgettable vacation and create memories of a lifetime with family and friends.

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. We will be doing a league vs league format. Sign up to represent your league. Or form a team of your own.

Cost is $20 per participant

(Blizzard Ski School will be billed directly – Blizzard participants will not pay individual fees)
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 18, 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.
Adult Race Camp

Sunday, December 29
9 am - 3 pm
Platinum Sponsors
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.
Calendar of Events
To See a complete Calendar of events including Race Schedules, Sponsor Events and Sales, and Swaps, follow the link below:

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Silver Sponsors
Fast Wax Clinics
Bronze Sponsors
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Barb and Dave Everson