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Pacific NW Area Club Recreational Alpine Teams
Just in case you were wondering what PACRAT stands for!

Providing Recreational Racing for Pacific NW Ski Clubs Since 1984

It's about having fun in the snow, improving your skills, and enjoying the company of 9 team-mates. You ski with them, race with them, and party with them at the end of the day!

Have you ever seen a race at the mountain, and wondered what it’s like to ski race? For over 35 years, PACRAT Racing has provided an easy way for skiers and snowboarders on Mt. Hood to find out for themselves. After trying racing for the first time, many racers tell us that they wished they’d discovered it sooner. People race PACRAT (Pacific Northwest Area Clubs Recreational Alpine Teams) for many reasons: The thrill of competing, a love of racing, or perhaps just the opportunity to meet new mountain friends. PACRAT races are fun, safe, and offer a challenge to all skill levels.

Our top-shelf Phoenix-Microgate timing system is one of the best on the mountain, allowing our races to start on time and stay on schedule. Our course crew works hard to keep the course safe so everyone can concentrate on having a fun time and bringing their A-game. And our racers are eligible for discounted lift tickets on the day of each race. PACRAT races are held at Mt. Hood Skibowl, Mt. Hood Meadows, and Timberline.

PACRAT racing is a team-oriented league, with racers on each 10-member team trying to accumulate the most points over our 5-race series. We have team awards along with some additional recognition for individual racers. As the points system rewards for individual improvement, first-time racers are often high scorers, which makes them popular among their teammates. Post-race parties (included with your racing dues) are the perfect time to brag about a fast run, lament an off-day, socialize with friends, enjoy a beverage and food, and win door prizes.

PACRAT’s NASTAR affiliation is another perk that our racers enjoy. NASTAR is a national recreational ski racing group featuring national handicaps. All of our series races count towards NASTAR points, on occasion we host NASTAR open races that are open to the public. National competition provides many with an opportunity to medal, based upon age, gender, and ability. NASTAR does have national finals which you may qualify for through PACRAT, go to for more information on NASTAR.

The season’s grand finale is the Rat Attack, PACRAT’s end-of-season award banquet. This event (also included with your racing dues) is when team results are announced and trophies are awarded. The man and woman racer who have shown the most consistent improvement during the season are crowned as King and Queen Rat. In addition to food, drinks, and awards, there are door prize giveaways, along with dancing entertainment.
An elected volunteer board oversees the season of racing, parties, awards, finances and administrative matters. The only requirement for participation is to be at least 18yrs in age. For more information about joining us click on the registration link above.



PACRAT Operations Manual

class revision explanation

PACRAT Scoring System Summary and Definition of Terms

PACRAT Timing and Rules

Pacesetter Explanation

Misc. Information

Board meeting minutes
Links to all board meeting minutes for the current and past seasons.

2019 Survey Results (PDF)
A link to the results of the survey sent out in may 2019.

2014 Survey Results (PDF)
A link to the results of the survey sent out in may 2014.

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