Ski Challenge News - Week 4                                     January 25, 2019

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Upcoming Events

Sunday, January 27
Courage Cup Race at Trollhaugen Saturday, February 2
No Buck Hill Sunday AM League Sunday, February 10
Padraig's Ski Race Benefit Saturday, February 23
Ski Challenge Championships at Giants Ridge Friday - Sunday, March 1 - 3
Midwest Masters Spring Fling - Spirit Mountain Saturday - Sunday, March 9-10
NASTAR Nationals April 3 - 7 

Padraig's Place Ski Race Benefit - Registration NOW Open

Padraig's Place is hosting the 11th Annual Ski Race Benefit on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Buck Hill. Skiers and non-skiers are welcome to join in for a fun evening of ski racing, and a chance to honor Padraig's Place participants, donors and supporters.

Race info is as follows:

Racer Check in: 3:30 PM - Buck Hill Event Center
Course Inspection: 5:00
Race Start: 5:30
Apres Ski Party to Follow Race
Registration is now open online on the Ski Challenge website.

Space is limited to 12 teams for this event, so get your registration soon!

13th Annual Courage Kenny Cup benefit ski race for Courage Kenny Ski & Snowboard Program

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Come ski your heart out at the Courage Kenny Cup 13th annual benefit ski race for Courage Kenny Ski and Snowboard at the Trollhaugen Ski Area in Dresser, WI. Sign up as a team of three or as an individual and you will be added to a team. Registration takes place between 9am and noon. The Fun Race is at 10:30am and the Competition Race is at 
1:30pm. Walk In Registration welcome for the Competition Class race at 1:30 pm only

Schedule Changes

There are some schedule and venue changes to note for the regular league season. Please make sure your calendars are updated!

No Racing on Sunday, February 10
Week 6 will resume on February 17
Week 7 will be Sunday, February 24
(Buck Hill Sunday PM will still be held on Sunday, February 10 with week 7 being held on February 17)

No Racing on Sunday, January 27
Week 4 will resume on February 3
Week 7 will be held on February 24

There are no roster changes allowed after Week 5. Your week 5 roster is the roster that will be used to determine your Division placement for Championships at Giants Ridge.

If you have an open spot, you can still fill it after week 5**, but that person will not be allowed to compete for your team at Giants Ridge. If you have an injured person on your roster that will not be able to compete at Giants Ridge, you need to replace that person with someone who will be able to get at least one race in by week 5**. Otherwise, please notify the Ski Challenge office prior to February 8 that the injured person will not be participating at Giants Ridge.

**Divisions for Championships will be figured on Friday, February 8. What this means is they will be determined based on Wild Mountain Sunday Week 4 due to missing January 27. All rosters for Wild Mountain Sunday leagues need to be finalized by their week 4 (February 3)
Cold Weather

Yes, we know it's cold. It's Winter in Minnesota and we are all participating in a Winter sport.

Ski Challenge rarely cancels races due to cold weather. The Winter is short and we don't have any time to make up a missed race. As a participant, you are not required to attend every race.

Just remember, it could be 45 degrees and rainy next week which makes for some terrible race conditions. At least with the cold weather, we are very sure the snow conditions will be great!

Garage Sale

Looking for some new, used gear?
Check out our Garage Sale. Go online to:
to see what's up. 

Our garage sale page represents gear sold exclusively by Ski Challenge members.
Championships at Giants Ridge

Championships are Friday - Sunday, March 1, 2, 3.  Practice Clinic and Ski Challenge Open Team Race will be on Friday.Team racing will be held on Saturday and Sunday.  King & Queen of the Hel will be on Saturday.  


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  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 6  Innsbruck 10 am
Div 2  Innsbruck 12 pm
Div 4 Innsbruck 1:30 pm

Divisions will determined after the completion of Week 5 of regular season - Friday, February 8.

Get your Lodging Lined up for Giants Ridge!

Championships at Giants Ridge are March 1, 2, 3.  Get your rooms reserved before they run out!

The Lodge at Giants Ridge - 877-442-6877

Reservations need to be made by February 16, 2019 in order to get these rates.
You must say you are with The Ski Challenge Block to get rates.  

The Villas - 800-843-7434

Ski Challenge Gear

Check out our New Ski Challenge Gear for this year!  Follow the link to our Ski Challenge Store:

Online Liability Waiver Forms

Online registration and online pay is closed for the regular season.  You can still sign up and pay at the hill.

Everyone is required to fill out an online waiver form.  Even if you signed a paper copy at the hill.  If you have not already filled out an online liability waiver form, please follow the link below:

Did you know Ski Challenge has a Facebook and Instagram page?

Don't forget to check in and follow us!

Looking for a way to improve your skiing and lower your handicap?  Go to one of the many clinics and practices offered by Buck Hill, Wild Mountain and The Midwest Masters!  Look below for more information.
Buck Hill

Adult Race Clinics at Buck Hill taught by Buck Hill Race Staff.

Wednesday morning GS Clinics
NASTAR on Saturdays
Wild Mountain

Race Training with Anna - Fri mornings starting Dec 7
Mini Race Camp with Anna - Saturday, February 2

Midwest Masters

Slalom Training
10 Thursdays starting January 3
Buck Hill - Sign up in the Ticket Office
7-9 pm.

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