12/13 Racing Information
Perfect North Slopes offers a variety of training and practice opportunities for racers of all aspirations and abilities. If you are interested in becoming a racer, or aspire to improve your skills through the gates, or just want to participate occasionally in a downhill race, then we have races and lesson programs to fit your needs. Racing and gate instruction usually occurs on Intermission, which on occasion may be closed to the public for exclusive race participant use; please check our News and Snow Report for updates of the status of Intermission.
Cost of races or race instruction does not include lift ticket or equipment. Racers must be able to ride chairlift by themselves and ski intermediate terrain confidently and competently. There are no makeup classes, and training does occur on holidays. Participants must have a racing waiver on file each season, which can be downloaded here.
Youth Race $120
The Youth Race Program is a five week program that is a great opportunity for youths ages 7 through 19 who are aspiring to become better racers to compete against their peers in friendly competition. This program is also an appropriate stepping stone for those who would like to move from recreational racing into more competitive racing. Training will consist of technical free skiing with an instructor, as well as gate training and timed runs. Emphasis will be on having fun and improving skiing skills in a giant slalom and NASTAR environment. The Youth Race Program Championship Race will be held Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 10am. Teams for the Championship Race will be selected by a lottery system. Participants will practice and compete through the program for team and individual standings.
When: Mondays 6:30pm to 8:30pm beginning January 7, 2013
Ages: 7 through 19
Skill: Beginner to intermediate
Weekly timed runs qualify for NASTAR times.
Advanced Race Program: Slalom $120
The Advanced Race Program on Tuesdays is a five week program that targets the higher level racer who wants to become more proficient in slalom racing. Racers will benefit from the training, techniques, and discipline an organized race program provides. Training emphasis will be on having fun, and improving skills and gate technique. Training is devided between technical drills with an instructor and gate training with critique of technique. This training will also provide a solid basis for those skiers only wishing to race NASTAR.
When: Tuesdays 6:30pm to 8:30pm beginning January 8, 2013
Ages: 7 and older
Advanced Race Program: Giant Salom $120
The Advanced Race Program on Wednesdays is a five week program that targets the higher level racer who wants to become more proficient in giant slalom racing. Racers will benefit from the training, techniques, and discipline an organized race program provides. Training emphasis will be on having fun, and improving skills and gate technique. Training is devided between technical drills with an instructor and gate training with critique of technique. This training will also provide a solid basis for those skiers only wishing to race NASTAR.
When: Wednesdays 6:30pm to 8:30pm beginning January 9, 2013
Ages: 7 and older
Stampede Package Program $360
The Stampede Race Package is an intense program dedicated to the serious, motivated racer that competes in organized, official race venues (such as OVSC or USSA). This package offers a forum where dedicated athletes can achieve their highest aspirations in the sport. It is for the ski racer with a full commitment toward reaching their highest goals in ski racing. Training will consist of technical free skiing with an instructor, as well as gate training and timed runs. Emphasis will be on technical free skiing, slalom, and giant slalom. Off season, racers are encouraged to participate in any of several summer race camps around the country while following a physical training program designed to prepare them for success on the snow. It is recommended that beginner racers complete at least one year of the Youth Race Program, or one year of racing in an official venue.
The Stampede Package Program includes:
- Advanced Race Program: Slalom on Tuesdays (described above)
- Advanced Race Program: Giant Slalom on Wednesdays (described above)
- NASTAR season pass (desribed below)
- Advanced Race Program Extension: Extends the Advanced Race Programs from 5 to 8 weeks
Ages: 7 and older
Skill: Novice to Advanced
$80 for season pass
$10 for unlimited runs / one day, $5 for two runs
NASTAR racing is open to the public with approximately 16 opportunities through the season to compete. NASTAR runs on Thursdays 6:30pm to 8:30pm starting January 10th, Mondays 6:30pm to 8:30pm starting February 11th, and Sundays 11am-1pm in January only; December and March races to be determined based on weather and course conditions. Registration opens one hour before race time.
Ages: 7 and older
Skill: Beginner to Expert
Weekend Public Races
February 3, Sunday
Children’s Race – 10:45am, ages 12 and under, $5
Kids’s King-Queen of the Hill – 11:30am, ages 14 and under, $5
February 10, Sunday
Mike Robben Memorial Race- 10am, all ages, $10, time also qualifies for OVSC
February 23, Saturday
Super NASTAR - 10am; $5 for 2 runs, $10 for the session; times qualify for OVSC
February 24, Sunday
King/Queen of the Hill – 10am, $20 ages 13+, $10 for ages 12 & under, times qualifiy for OVSC
All races are open to the public.
Snowmaking on the night previous will delay all start times by 1 hour.
Registration begins one hour prior to race at the base of Intermission.