MIDWEST CHAMPIONSHIPS RETURN TO WELCH VILLAGE

02.06.2017 | Bill Madsen

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 Sunday. Individual races take place on Saturday and The Race of Champions and Team Races take place on Sunday. Participants will compete within their age and ability groups. Racers that make the podium will qualify for the Liberty Mutual Insurance NASTAR National Championships.
 

Schedule

Registered Racers to date


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 on the same course, 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

How we score teams

Awards will be presented immediately following the race. 

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. Friends Teams can have up to eight people but only four racers will be used to score points for each team. Families teams do not have a limited number of team members but only the top three will score points for the team. NASTAR Team Points will be used to score teams so that age and gender can be used to handicap racers.

 

More Than a Race

All racing will take place on the Lookout trail. There will be 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 Race of Champions on Sunday if you win your division

  • Entry to the Family or Friends Team race on Sunday

  • Gift bag

  • Awards reception and raffle

  • Live music

  • Celebrity pacesetter – Olympian Marco Sullivan

  • Discounted lift tickets

* Discounted lift tickets are available to participants and guests
 

Team Race Only: $10

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

Guest Credentials: $15

  • Includes discounted lift tickets, entry to the awards reception and live music

Lift Tickets

Adults and Juniors: $38 per day 

Kids: Free (4 years or younger)

 

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About the author

Author: Bill Madsen

Location: Aspen, CO

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As the Director of NASTAR, Bill is accountable for the overall execution of the program. He created the NASTAR National Championships which hosts 1,000+ competitors annually and currently resides in Colorado when he's not out traveling with the NASTAR team.