Many resorts host league races during the season where friends create teams that compete against other teams throughout the season. The Pro-Am provides recreational racers with an event where they can compete with their team members in a National Championship team race. To add to the excitement, teams will have the opportunity to add a U.S. Ski Team member to their team during a public bib draw on Monday evening, March 26. Each team will be assinged one of the following racers:
Entry is just $39 per person per race plus discounted lift tickets ($45 adults, $27 6-12, 5 and under free). Discounted lodging packages are also available through Winter Park Resort. All registered racers will also have access to social events the night before each race.
If you don't have a team we encourage you to create one. The Championships are a social event where participants will meet, mingle and compete with people that share a passion for alpine racing. Ask the people that you meet to join your team and build of network of friends.
The NASTAR handicap system will be used to level the playing field for all teams. Each team member scores points for their team based on the handicap they earn in their age and gender group. The top six point gainers from each team will be used to score points for their team. The number of team points earned by these top point gainers are added together and divided by six to get the final Team Score (e.g. a perfect team score would be 10). The NASTAR Handicap Chart shows the handicap needed in each age & gender category to earn a particular number of team points (click on Enlarge Photo to view the NASTAR Handicap Chart in detail). The number of team points indicated on the chart is a range. Since team points are interpolated, the exact number of team points earned will be within this range. The exact number of team points scored for your team will be indicated on the result sheets. Awards will be presented to the top 10 Teams.
Calculating Team Points is a process of interpolation. First take the handicap in the age and gender group and see where it fits in the handicap chart. Then from the chart get the minimum and maximum values for the Team Points and the corresponding range of handicaps. Then calculate where the team points would be based on where the handicap lies between the minimum and maximum. The calculation to do this is: TScore := Maximum Team Score in Range - ((HCap - minHC) x 2.99 / (maxHC - minHC)) (the value of 2.99 is the range of Team Scores within the Gold, Silver and Bronze handicap range. The Platinum range is .99).
Monday, March 26
2:00-5:00pm Registration & Bib pick up for the U.S. Ski Team, Pro-Am
Tuesday, March 27
9:00am-9:45am Course Inspection
10:00am Race Start Times
Ages 1-8 (Upper Cranmer)
Ages 9-20 (Middle Cranmer)
11:45am-12:15pm Course Inspection
12:30pm Race Start Times
Ages 21-49 (Upper Cranmer)
Ages 50-100 (Middle Cranmer)
2:30pm - 5:30pm West Portal, Post-Race Ceremony
2:30 - Team Race Footage-Big Screen
3:30 - 4:30pm Team Awards and raffle