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                                                      March 19, 2018
2018 Season Wrap Up
Thanks to everyone for a great season!  It takes a lot of people, places, and moving parts to make everything work!  Mother Nature finally agreed with us this year by giving us Winter!  The conditions were good and the temps rarely went above 32 or below 0!  The on hill crews and Ski Challenge staff at Buck Hill and Wild Mountain worked hard to bring everyone a quality program for all abilities and race levels.

2017-18 By the Numbers

For the 2017  Preseason  season we ended up with 218 racers starts.  We tried something different this past preseason by cutting back to two weeks of racing.  This avoided having to cancel the first week due to lack of winter weather and snow cover. 

The total number of racer starts for our Regular, seven week league series was 6,615.  This was number was up about 1% from the year before.

Ski Challenge helped put on the  Padraig's Place Ski Race Benefit
at Buck Hill on Saturday, February 10.  A total of 82 racers participated.

Giants Ridge hosted our end of the year  Championships .  We had 361
racer starts in our Team Events.  96  participated in the Friday Ski Challenge Open race and 54 racers competed in the King & Queen of the Hel race.

Overall, the Ski Challenge submitted  7,276 results into NASTAR during the 2017-18 seasons.

2018 Championships at Giants Ridge

We had another successful Championships Weekend at Giants Ridge March 2-4.  The weather was fabulous and the conditions were awesome!  We had a total of 511 racer starts during the three days.  The Ski Challenge OPEN Team Race was held on Friday.  Divisional Team Racing was held on Saturday and Sunday.  And, the "King & Queen of the Hel" race was held on Saturday afternoon.  Scroll down to see more about each race.

Ski Challenge Friday OPEN Team Race on Innsbruck
"NoWax" team was the winner out of 17 teams again for the fourth year in a row!  The team included Scott Malmsten, Ken McAdam, Kristina Ammon, Pat Hiller,  Doug Nordmeyer, and Terry Lutz.  We had 96 participants in the race.  An awards ceremony was held Friday night at the new chalet next to the Burnt Onion Bar.

NoWax Team - First Place Ski Challenge Open

Team racing took place on Saturday and Sunday of the Championships Weekend.  Divisions 2, 4 and 6 were on Saturday and Divisions 1, 3 and 5 were on Sunday.


This was the second year of the King and Queen of the Hel Race.  This race was open to all Ski Challenge members and non Ski Challenge members and is held on Helsinki.  We had 54 participants. 

An awards ceremony was held on Saturday night in the new Chalet next to the Burnt Onion Bar.  Anika Hager was crowned Queen of the Hel.  Eddie Overholt was crowned King (for the second year in a row). 

Ski Challenge End of Year SURVEY

Please take the Ski Challenge End of year Survey.  By filling out the survey, you will have a chance to win a $50 gift certificate toward your 2019 Ski Challenge league fee.  SURVEY WILL CLOSE ON MARCH 31

This survey is mainly a "brand preference" survey.  Your answers help us to create our demographics packets for our Sponsors and Participating Ski Areas.  All of your answers are confidential.

Lost and Found

We have accumulated a LOT of lost and found items throughout the season.  To see a list follow the link below.  Contact the Ski Challenge if you think something on the list belongs to you!








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Barb and Dave Everson
The Ski Challenge
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