Welcome Back Racers – FAQ!

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NO PAY / NO PLAY
If a participant has not paid by race day, they must pay $145 before they receive a bib, t-shirt and are allowed to race.  No one will be allowed to race without fees paid.  If a participant thinks he or she paid and it is marked unpaid, they still need to pay before racing.  Our staff members will make a note for the office to check on payment.  If he or she has paid and we did not mark it down, we will either rip up the check or send back payment.

REFUNDS
There are no refunds issued by The Ski Challenge. If someone on your team drops out, or gets hurt, a replacement must be found. The replacement person pays the member who originally paid. If a replacement cannot be found, there is still no refund from Ski Challenge. When a participant (adult or child) withdraws from the program we are left with an opening that was being held for them, possibly turning away other racers. Ski Challenge will attempt to assist you with finding a new member.

WHAT DOES MY FEE COVER?
Your fee covers all race event administration including: your T-shirt, uniform/bib, two timed runs per race, scoring and awards at each race, medals at each race, trophies and medals at the final league race, chances to win door prizes at each race, result newsletters, web site with updated scores every week (including scores sent in to Nastar), team photo, and staffing for each event.  Note that your fee does not completely cover the cost of all the above expenses, so the fee is subsidized with sponsorship money.

Lift tickets are NOT included in your fee to The Ski Challenge.  You must purchase lift tickets from each ski area in order to use the hill.

CAN I GET A SUB IF I AM UNABLE TO ATTEND A WEEK?
Roster substitutions are NOT allowed.  Guest racers may race with a particular team, but cannot count for the team scores or take the place of a missing rostered member for the week.  Each racer number is assigned to a rostered participant and all of their information (ie birthdate, gender, age, previous week’s handicap).  This is permanent until an official roster change has been made.
Roster additions or changes to teams (up to the roster limit of 10) may be made up to and including the third league race. Re-entry of participants is not allowed. You can only make one roster change per bib number. Once a change is made, it remains for the remainder of the season. (Check with office for substitution for injuries.)

MY BIRTHDAY IS AFTER DECEMBER 31, 2017. WHY DID MY AGE NOT CHANGE?
A racer’s age is as of December 31, 2017.  It will NOT change during the season.
WHAT IF I WANT TO SWITCH TO A DIFFERENT TEAM IN THE SAME LEAGUE?
If a member switches from one team to another in the same race series, all race results prior to the switch will remain intact on the original team.  If a guest racer joins a team, their race results from their guest race in that race series will be added to the team they joined.

HOW MANY RACES DO I NEED TO ATTEND TO PARTICIPATE IN CHAMPIONSHIPS AT GIANTS RIDGE?
You need to have raced in at least one weekly race on the team you will be going to championships with by the completion of week 5.
The current team roster at week 5 is used to determine the team’s division at State.  If a member gets injured after week 5, please contact the Ski Challenge office for this special situation.  All Teams are eligible to compete in the State Championships.  Full teams of 10 are not required.

HOW DO I OPT OUT OR IN TO SKI CHALLENGE E-MAILS?
If you check on your on-line waiver to opt out of e-mails, or you have unsubscribed from an e-mail sent from Ski Challenge, then you will be “opted out” of the list. This means you will not receive any Ski Challenge information including cancellation notices, from Ski Challenge. You will also not receive any sponsor promotions and sale information. If you opt out, you will also NOT be eligible for a door prize during the season. If you would like to OPT back in, you can send Ski Challenge and e-mail for directions.

COURSE INSPECTION
You may inspect your race course prior to the race by side slipping.

YOU MAY NOT:

  • Ski through the course
  • Ski through the finish
  • Shadow the course (before or during race)

ROSTER CHANGES
Additions or changes to teams (up to the roster limit of 10) can be made any time until race 5.  Re-entry of participants is not allowed.  Open spots may be filled any time.

SUBSTITUTION POLICY
YOU MAY NOT:  Ski with someone else’s bib
YOU MAY NOT:  Substitute someone else in a rostered racer’s position (your entire team will be disqualified for that race and scores will be taken out) PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE WEARING THE PROPER BIB – IT IS NOT EASY TO SORT OUT TIMES UNDER THE WRONG BIB #.

DURING THE RACE
If you crash and will not be finishing your race run, or miss a gate, you must ski out of the course.  Do not go through the finish unless you complete the course and want that time to count.  If you get interfered with by another skier while in the course, you must ski out of the course and not go through the finish line in order to get a rerun.  If you ski through the finish, you will not be able to get a rerun and your time will count.  (If you are at the last few gates, you may ski through the finish) If your ski comes off as you start the course it is the discretion of the starter to determine if you should receive a re-run.
If you are taking a rerun, do not go in the middle of a team- go after one team and before another.

AFTER THE RACE
You may not ski through the course after the race is complete.  It is not safe for the race crew who is trying to take the course down at that time.

GUEST RACERS
We encourage you to invite friends to guest race.  Or, if you want to drop in at another league night, you are welcome to guest race.

1.  You are allowed to guest race two times per league per season
2.   The cost is $15.  With that you get a temporary bib to wear, two runs* (one on blue & one on red), results and a medal.  We will also send your results in to NASTAR.  *More runs if you are guest racing in a Bonus League.
3.  If you don’t check in prior to the race with the Ski Challenge staff, or if  you show up after the race has begun, you cannot race.
If you are bringing someone new to try racing as a guest, both you      and your guest may guest race for free.  Download a voucher online.