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IMG_4840Regular season leagues start in January and run for seven consecutive weeks.  Races usually  take and hour to an hour and a half.

Due to the current Government Mandate, we are not able to have team competition or spectators until January 14.  We are allowed to have timed practices.  Timed practices will be held in bib order as usual to keep teams in pods.  Practice times/handicaps will be posted the next day.  Team scoring will begin on January 14.

For rules and guidelines concerning Covid go here:  COVID GUIDELINES

Click on the link below for specific league information and league descriptions:

T-SHIRTS

Only Men’s size T-shirts will be available.  After trying to provide women’s sizing to our participants in the past, we have found that ladies’ T-shirts vary a lot in sizing from year to year making it difficult for members to get the proper size.

We will be sticking with the same style of men’s T-shirt we got last year.  To see brand specifics, you can CLICK HERE.


LEAGUE DESCRIPTIONS

Adult (teen) Leagues (13+) – League Description

For Adults and teens.  Ages 13 and over.  Younger kids are welcome to Guest Race if accompanied with a parent and follow our Guest Racing Policies.

Please note that these leagues are focused around adults and if you choose to sign your teen up to participate with you, we cannot guarantee that the atmosphere at awards will always be appropriate for kids.

All Age Leagues (All Ages) – League Description

For ages 4 and over. All ages are welcome to join teams, however, kids and adults will NOT be separated out for individual awards such as Fastest, Fast, Most Improved.  Teams will be be ranked together for standings.  Parents are NOT required to race.  These leagues may consist of more adults than kids.  If you are looking for leagues with more kids please see our ADULT + KIDS LEAGUES.

End of Year League Awards – Kids and Adults will be ranked separately for Fastest of the League and Most Improved of the League. Most Valuable of the League will be given out to one racer and can be either an Adult or Kid. (*There are no end of year individual league awards for preseason leagues)\

If an All Age League ends up with more than 10 girls and 10 boys under 18 years of age participating, it will be converted to an Adult + Kids League where individual awards are separated out.

Adult + Kids (4+) – League Description

PLEASE NOTE – In order for an All Age league to be considered an “Adult + Kids” league, we need at least 10 girls and 10 boys under the age of 18 participating.

Teams can consist of all adults, all kids, or mixed. 18 Year old and up are considered adults. 17 and under are considered kids. Separate awards for Fastest, Fast and Most Improved will be given to adults and kids. Teams will be be ranked together for league standings.

End of Year League Awards* – Separate Fastest of the League and Most Improved of the League for Adults and Kids. Most Valuable of the League will be given out to one racer and can be either and Adult or Kid. (*There are no end of year individual league awards for preseason leagues)

Parents are allowed to race out of turn if they need to help their little ones. Parents are allowed to guide young, inexperienced racers through the course. Check with the Ski Challenge Staff for specifics. Younger or inexperienced racers are welcome to start at the bottom of the start ramp. Parents are not required to race, but are strongly encouraged to attend the race. Ski Challenge will have one staff member at the top of the hill getting racers in order and instructing on how to participate in the race. Ski Challenge does not have the staffing to assist racers on the chair lift.

Younger, less experienced racers are allowed to slowly snow plow through the course during inspection and may also try the ramp during inspection upon Race Crew approval. More experienced racers are asked to follow the Ski Challenge inspection rules.


*BONUS LEAGUES

Each participant gets to take FOUR total runs in the race.  Only the best time in each run will be used to determine handicaps.

The following are considered bonus leagues for the 2020-21 season*:

  • WMSUNA
  • WMSUND
  • WMSUNP
  • WMWED
  • WMFRI
  • BHSUNP

* May Change back to a “normal” league if league gets too big


END OF SEASON AWARDS

May be modified due to COVID for 2021 Season

TEAM CHAMPIONS
The winning team of each league is determined by adding up the points earned each week by the top six racers. If there is a tie, we go to the total of 7 racers, then 8 and so on.

Medals will be given to the top three teams.

FASTEST OF THE LEAGUE
The fastest of the league is determined by averaging all handicaps for the entire season. Medals will be given to the top three winners and ribbons to 4th and 5th in the female, male, girl and boy category. Kids and adults will not be separated out in our All Age leagues. Kids and adults will be separated out in the Adult + Kids leagues. You must have participated in at least four regular season races in your particular league in order to qualify for this award.

MOST IMPROVED OF THE LEAGUE
This is determined by looking at overall improvement throughout the season. We look at both dropping handicap points throughout the season and also consistently getting better or going down each week.
You must have participated in at least four regular season races in your particular league in order to qualify for this award.

MOST VALUABLE OF THE SEASON
This is based on medal average (usually getting a Platinum), how much you get your medal by (based on age and gender), and attendance.  This award is not given to Adults and Kids separately.  There is only one Most Valuable of each league and can be either and Adult or Kid in the All Age and Adult + Kid leagues.

TEAM AWARDS
FASTEST – Fastest on your team based on rated handicap (drop your best and worse and average remaining out).
MOST IMPROVED – Most improved person on your team.
Certificates will be given to all winners.

End of year awards are given at Race #7. Please allow for a little more time between the completion of the race and the award ceremonies. Our staff will try and get the awards ready as quickly as possible.