Midwest Championships Return to Welch Village

Join NASTAR Pacesetter, Olympian and U.S. Ski Team Veteran Marco "Sully" Sullivan for a weekend of racing and fun Feb. 18th & 19th.
 

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Welch Village will host the Liberty Mutual Insurance NASTAR Midwest Championships February 18 & 19. The event will include GS races on Saturday and the Race of Champions and team races on Sunday. Participants will compete in their age and ability groups. Racers that make the podium will qualify for the Liberty Mutual Insurance NASTAR National Championships.
 

Schedule


Friday, February 17 – Registration

4:00pm - 8:00pm – Competitor Check-In (The Vista Room)

  • Pickup race bibs, start orders and gift bags

7:00pm – Race Clinic
 

Saturday, February 18 – Liberty Mutual Insurance NASTAR Midwest Championships GS

8:00am - 11:00am – Competitor Check-In (The Vista Room)

  • Pickup race bibs, start orders and gift bags

10:00am – Junior Racers Start (20 and younger)

  • The youngest racers will start first

1:00pm – Adult Racers Start (21 and older)

  • The oldest racers will start first

4:00pm - 5:30pm – Race Reception

  • Live Music

  • Awards

  • Prize Raffle

* All participants will take two race runs, but only the best race run handicap will count for awards. 

Participants will be placed in one of two divisions based on the best handicap they earn:

  • Division I – Platinum/Gold medal handicaps

  • Division II – Silver/Bronze medal handicaps
     

Sunday, February 19

Race of Champions & Team Racing

8:00am - 9:30am – Racer Check-In

  • Pickup start orders

10:00am – Female Race of Champions

10:30am – Male Race of Champions

1:00pm – Family Team Race

2:00pm – Friends Team Race
 

The Race of Champions

Racers that win their age and ability group on Saturday will be invited to compete for the overall win in the Race of Champions on Sunday. The Race of Champions is a handicapped race so young and old can compete on a level playing field.

Men and women compete separately but all racers carry their handicap into the final race where their time is discounted using their handicap. The first racer down the course climbs on top of the podium and each successive racer tries to knock them off the top step with a faster discounted time. The fastest competitors race last and the person standing on top of the podium at the end of the race is the overall winner. Awards are also presented to the racers with the fastest raw times.
 

Team Races

The Team Races on Sunday are designed for families to compete together as a team or for a group friends to compete together. We encourage participants to meet new friends during the event and form Friends Teams. There will be separate races for family teams and teams of friends and awards will be present to two ability groups. Teams that score Platinum/Gold NASTAR Team Points will compete and teams that score Silver/Bronze NASTAR Team Points will be grouped together. Teams will race their way into a division based on the numbers of team points scored by the team. Teams can have up to six people but only three racers will be used to score points for each team. NASTAR Team Points will be used to score teams so that age and gender can be used to handicap racers.

How we score teams

Awards will be presented immediately following the race. 

 

More Than a Race

All racing will take place on the Lookout trail. There will be a sponsor village, an awards party, live music, gift bags, an autograph sessions and Pacesetting by Olympian and U.S. Ski Team veteran, Marco Sullivan.
 

Lodging

There are great lodging deals in Red Wing and Welch.
 

Registration Fees


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Adults: $70 for adults to compete Saturday & Sunday

Juniors: $55 (20 and under)
 

Entry Includes:

  • Entry to GS races on Saturday

  • Entry to the Family or Friends Team races on Sunday

  • Entry into the Race of Champions if you win on Saturday

  • Gift bag-Regional Championship Spyder knit hat

  • Awards reception and raffle

  • Live music

  • Celebrity pacesetter – Olympian Marco Sullivan

  • Discounted lift tickets

* Discounted lift tickets are available to participants and paid guests
Who has registered to race-click here
 

Team Race Only: $10

  • Competitors that would like to join a team and race only in the family or Friends Team races can enter Sunday morning in The Vista Room

Guest Credentials: $15

  • Includes discounted lift tickets, entry to the awards reception with heavy hors d'oeuvres and live music

Lift Tickets

Adults and Juniors: $38 per day 

Kids: Free (4 years or younger)