Windham to host Eastern Regional Championships
11.16.2018 | Bill Madsen
Join NASTAR Pacesetter, Olympian and U.S. Ski Team Alumnus Marco Sullivan at Windham for a weekend of racing and fun, January 26-27.
Registration – Click Here
The Liberty Mutual Insurance NASTAR Eastern Regional Championships will bring recreational racers together for a weekend of racing, live music, parties and fun. Participants will compete against their peers in a modified GS race on Saturday, and if they win their age and ability group they will be invited to compete on Sunday in handicapped race to determine the overall champion. If you would like to get some tips from the pro and practice before the event, Marco will be hosting a race clinic on Friday with Windham's coaching staff.
Friday, January 25 – Onsite Registration Open at noon
9:00am – Join Marco Sullivan and Windham's pros for a pre-event race clinic. Contact Windham for details.
12:00pm - 5:00pm – Registration: Mountain Express-2nd floor of the base lodge
Preregistered Racers can pick up their race packets
Late Registration will be available
Saturday, January 26 – Eastern Championships
8:00am - 12:00pm – Preregister Racers can pick up their race packets & Late Registration will be available: Mountain Express
9:00am - 3:00pm – Visit the Sponsor Village
NASTAR Race Arena on Lower Wheelchair
10:30am – All Racers:
- Junior female racers 20 years and younger followed by adult females. Junior male racers followed by adult males.
Junior racers will start with the youngest racers first
Adult racers will start with the oldest racers first
All participants will take two race runs but only the best race run handicap will count for awards
Racers will be placed in either the Platinum/Gold division or the Silver/Bronze division depending on the best handicap earned during the two race runs.
1:00 pm Race of Champions-Start lists available. Mountain Express-2nd floor of the base lodge
1:30pm - Race of Champions - All participants will qualify
- 1:30pm - Female Race of Champions
- 2:00pm - Male Race of Champions
4:00 - 5:00pm – Awards & Racer Raffle (Base Area Plaza-Fire Pit)
5:00 - 7:00pm - Meet & Greet with Marco Sullivan
- Live Music (Season's Restaurant)
Sunday, January 27 – Team Racing
NASTAR Race Arena on Lower Wheelchair
10:30am – Family Team Race
12:00pm – Friends Team Race
Adult Entry: $65
Junior Entry: $55 (20 years and younger)
Entry fee includes:
Race entry for 2 days of competition
Individual race Saturday
Race of Champions Sunday for winners
Team Race Sunday
NASTAR-U.S. Ski & Snowboard Gift
Discounted lift tickets
Team Race only: $10 for competitors that would like to join a team and race only in the Family or Friends Team Race can enter Sunday morning in the registration room.
Lift Ticket Prices – Friday to Sunday
Daily Lift Ticket Fees:
Adult (18 & up)
Youth Lift Ticket (7-17)
** Guests with a credential may purchase lift tickets for the discounted rate.
Windham Mountain is offering a 10% discount on two-night stays. To make reservations call the number above and mention "NASTAR" to receive the event discount.
Participants will compete within their age and ability group on Saturday. The top three racers in each division will win awards and qualify for the Liberty Mutual Insurance NASTAR National Championships at Squaw Valley, CA. Each age group will be divided into two ability divisions based on the best handicap earned during the race. Participants will take two runs and racers that earn handicaps in the platinum or gold medal range will be placed in the Platinum/Gold division. Racers that earn a silver or bronze level handicap will be placed in the Silver/Bronze division.
The winner of each age group, division and discipline are invited to compete in the Race of Champions on Sunday. The ladies will race first with the highest handicaps starting at the beginning and racers with the lowest handicaps racing last. The person standing on the top of the podium with the fastest discounted time when the last racer crosses the finish is the overall winner. Awards are presented immediately in the finish area. The men's race starts as soon as the ladies awards are completed with young and old, experienced and novice racers all competing to be the Overall Eastern Champion.
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.
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 of 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 points that place them in the Platinum & Gold division 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.