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Even if you've
never dreamed of becoming a racer, give it a try.
You'll meet some great people that share your interest
in skiing or snowboarding, and you'll improve your
technique. 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!
teams consist of 10 members. They
can be any mix of skiers, snowboarders,
male, or female. If you start a season
as a snowboarder, you should race
all season as a snowboarder. No switching
in the middle of the season is allowed.
For best team results, a mix of beginners,
intermediates and advanced racers
is best. Each will then compete in
their own category. Don't have a
team, we'll find you a spot on a
races are organized each winter season.
Points are awarded at each race, both
individually and for team standings.
receive a substantial discounted lift
ticket the day of the race MUST present
your PACRAT bib to receive the discount.
racer receives a bib number at the
beginning of the season. This is your
permanent ID for the season. Keep it
in a pocket. Always bring it on race
day. It is your ID at the party too!
is supposed to take two runs: one on
the blue course, one on the red. We
are expected to race as a team, i.e.
we should all show up at the starting
gate at the same time. Start times
will be sent out to team captains prior
to each race and are posted on the
PACRAT website, the times will also
be posted in the lodge on the day of
the race. Show up at the top of the
course before your scheduled time and
arrange your team in ascending order
of bib numbers.
the first run, there is usually plenty
of time for some free skiing and/or
a lunch break before the start of the
is a party in the lodge after most
races, usually starting around 3:00
or 3:30pm. There are free drinks, food,
door prizes, announcements of race
results, etc. Come early if you want
a place to sit! It can get a bit crowded.
For the door prizes you have to be
present to win. Guests are welcome
to the party for a small fee for the
food and drinks, but guests do not
qualify for door prizes.
are grouped by ability into 7 groups
from beginners to experts (7 for the
women, 7 for the men). Your time in
your very first race will determine
which group you will be placed in.
If you significantly exceed your group's
handicap range even once, you will
be bumped up into a higher group for
the next race. It takes two below par
results to trigger a bumping down into
a lower group. You can track your individual
progress by observing your handicap
from race to race.
a team points are generated as follows:
Every racer gets 1 point for starting
in a race. Placement points are awarded
to the top finishers in each group.
Ten points for first place in any category.
Additional three bonus points are awarded
individually for improving your own
handicap from race to race.
your best run counts. You are not disqualified
if you fall or miss a gate in one of
your runs, as long as you successfully
complete the other run. Before every
race, check the schedule page for the