NEPSAC Class B Alpine Championship
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Location: Mt. Snow, VT
Giant slalom – South Bowl trail
Slalom – Ego Alley trail
Races cannot be viewed from the bottom of the mountain
Hosts: Suffield Academy and Miss Porters School
- Registered Class B teams with dues paid to ISSCA
Entries and payments are due by Thursday, February 4 th
Please e-mail your team's entries to: Hillary Cahn ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
Also, please send a hard copy and check payment by mail to:
185 North Main Street
Suffield, CT 06078
- Team size is 3-5 boys, 3-5 girls. Be sure to indicate your racers in desired seed order for all 4 events (boys SL, boys GS, girls SL, girls GS).
- $50 per racer – checks made payable to: Mount Snow
2 complimentary lift tickets will be given to coaches and additional volunteers
Mount Snow requires a Liability Release for each athlete entered in a competition at the mountain. Please bring this to registration on race day. Racers will not be able to compete without a signed liability form.
- Coaches will be responsible for return of all bibs. Missing bibs $40.00 each.
- Each school must provide one person to serve as a Gatejudge.
- Coaches are requested to bring drills and wrenches to help with course maintenance.
- The race will be run in accordance to USSA Rules of Competition.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
7:30 Registration Opens Second floor – Main Lodge
Packets will include: tickets, start lists, and bibs .
8:15 Coaches Meeting Third Floor – Main Lodge
8:30 Gatejudges Meeting Third Floor – Main Lodge
9:00 Grand Summit Express Lift Opens, Inspection begins
9:45 Inspection Closes
10:00 Girls' Slalom Ego Alley (2 runs; continuous)
Boys' Giant Slalom South Bowl (2 runs; continuous)
11:30 (anticipated end of morning event; break to adjust / reset courses)
12:15 Inspection Open Slalom & Giant Slalom
12:50 Inspection Closes
1:00 Girls' Giant Slalom South Bowl (2 runs; continuous)
Boys' Slalom Ego Alley (2 runs; continuous)
3:30 (tentative) Awards Presentation
REMINDERS OF NEPSAC RACE RULES
- Running order within each seed is drawn at random, and reversed within each seed for the second run.
- Racers who miss their start will run at the end of the start list.
- No racers may run, side slip, or shadow the course during pre-race inspection. To do so risks immediate disqualification. Bibs must be clearly visible at all times.
- Helmets are mandatory in Giant Slalom and Slalom.
- Lost ski = DNF, however if a racer loses a ski after passing the second to last gate in the course they may attempt to continue through the finish.
- We generally follow USSA race rules, with some exceptions. We will have a jury consisting of Chief of Race (Hillary Cahn), and a TD and Referee for each gender.
- If a racer misses a gate and chooses to climb, he/she must cross the horizontal plane of the gate missed before continuing down the course. However, if a racer falls, and skis stay on, and they are hiking, they must yield to an oncoming racer or be disqualified.
- If a racer feels their run has been interfered with, they must ski out of the course immediately where the infraction occurs. No protest will be allowed if the racer completes the course and/or crosses the finish line. The racer must then ski to the finish area and await the decision of race officials as to whether or not a (provisional) rerun will be granted.
- Racers will use the same bib for the afternoon race, thus the boys' SL and girls' GS races (held in the afternoon) will not run in bib order. Please refer to the start lists, which will be emailed to you in advance.
- Bibs will be collected at the finish of the afternoon race. A $40 fee will be charged for bibs not returned. Please check with all of your racers to ensure that they have returned their bibs.
- The two races will run simultaneously, with the boys racing GS and the girls racing slalom in the morning. First run will begin at 10am, and the second run will follow immediately, with no delay or course reset (top seed racers must be ready for their second run as the fourth or fifth seed racers are taking their first run). Courses will be immediately reset for the afternoon races (boys slalom, girls GS), which we plan to begin at 1pm
- The slalom courses will likely be single-pole (outside gates only on the first and final gates and any delays gates and vertical combinations) in accordance with the new USSA guidelines. Please be sure your racers are informed regarding the new rules regarding legal passage and hiking for missed gates.
- Disqualifications will be posted at the timing building scoreboard. Protests must be filed within 15 minutes of the posting of the later of the two referee reports (to allow coaches time to conclude their duties of both races, since the races will run simultaneously). Racers who DNF or clearly DSQ in their first run cannot take a second run.
The sum place points of each team's top three finishers in both Slalom and GS will be totaled to determine overall order of team finish. Teams with less than 3 finishers take n + 1 for the placing of the missing racer towards the team score. In the event of a tie for the combined Slalom and GS score, lowest total time for top three finishers for both Slalom and GS events would then be used to break the tie.
Ethel Walker (girls only)
Miss Porter's (girls only)
Salisbury (boys only)
St. Sebastian's (boys only)
Trinity-Pawling (boys only)