Rick asks- "I'd like to race at Bittersweet this winter in the Adult Race League, but I don't know anyone who wants to race. How do I go about joining a team?"
There are always teams looking for additional racers. Just sign up, and we'll get you on a team. We race every Tuesday night at 6:30pm, 6 racers on a team. Sign up right away though, - otherwise, racing begins Tuesday, January 9th. Here's how it works:
Teams will be formed for people who do not have a sponsor. Each team should consist of six racers. Each night, the top four of the six times will count towards team score. Open to all skiers 21 years and older. Cost is only $50 (cheap!) per person. Discounted lift tickets may be purchased one hour prior to the race for only $15. Just show your race bib to the friendly person at the ticket window to receive your discount.If you can make it out for practice night on January 8th, you can sign up and practice running through the gates. Final signups and first night of racing starts Tuesday, January 9th, 6:00 pm.
Bittersweet Ski School will set the race courses for intermediate skiing abilities. One course will be a slalom course and the other a modified open slalom. The course will be open for inspection 15 minutes before start time on race night. Racers may side-slip the course, but not ski through any gates prior to the race. All racers must have their first run completed within 45 minutes of start time, and both runs completed within 90 minutes.
The running order will be random. Each racer is allowed two runs. You may run under your own bib number only.
Scoring will be based on the handicap system with a Bittersweet Ski Instructor as the "0" time or pacesetter. Each skier receives a Handicap based on their age and sex. Each racer receives points as follows:
- 4 for gold
- 3 for silver
- 2 for bronze
- 1 for participation
The total of the top four individual points will be the team score for the night. Team scores will be placed on Bittersweet's website (www.skibittersweet.com) and posted in our lounge.
Disqualification will result if:
Download more information and a Race League application here.
- Racer does not run
- Racer skis through course incorrectly
- Racer pre-runs the course
- Racer does not have lift ticket
- Other infractions of FIS rules
Questions? Contact the Bittersweet Ski School. Please call 269-694-2820, ext. 4 or email the ski school
Protests should be taken to race officials immediately and settled late in the bar over several beers. Remember, this is for fun!l
practice night is January 8th, first night of racing Jan 9th.