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GTSC Invitational – Hickory Hills, Traverse City

February 18, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

February 18, 2017
Join Northern Michigan Ski Clubs for a great day of racing and a FREE cookout!. The 2017 GTSC Invitational will feature 2-time Olympic Downhiller and NBC Alpine Analyst, Doug Lewis. Doug will be at Hickory Hills and is excited to talk with racers and parents, and share his thoughts on junior ski racing, and share stories about his World Cup and Olympic experiences. Doug will forerun the courses and hand out the awards – what a fun opportunity to “race an olympian” !!

RACE REGISTRATION

● Cost: $25 per racer – includes race, lift ticket, and lunch. One check to GTSC submitted per
club at check in to Megan Cox or Sara Bageris. Make checks to “GTSC”.
● Each club can register up to 10 athletes per gender per age group. Age is based on racer
age as of 12-31-2016.
● GTSC will provide one coach comp ticket per 10 registered racers
● Run orders – submit to mcox02@mhc.net by 5pm on Sunday, February 7th .
○ Please include: Full Name, Age (on 12/31/16), Gender
● Hickory Hills is a rope tow only area, glove protectors are highly recommended.

RACE FORMAT

● 8:30 Coaches meeting – in front of red barn
● 9:00 Tow ropes start running and hill is open
● 9:10 All Courses open for inspection
● 9:40 All Courses close for inspection
● 9:50 First forerunner on all courses
● 10:00 Race begins
○ Girls start SL on Buck. Boys start GS on Swede. All 0-6yrs on Birch
● Slalom courses torn down 10 minutes after posting of all DQ slips

MORNING HILL SCHEDULE

● Ages 0-6, Boys & Girls , SL
○ Age 6 and under: SL on Birch, 2 runs
○ Girls first run, then boys first run, followed by girls second run then boys second run.
● Ages 7+, Girls , SL on Buck
○ Age 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13+: SL on Buck, 2 courses
○ Ski tree side first then rope side second. All age groups will be run prior to switching courses.
● Ages 7+, Boys , GS on Buck
○ Age 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13+: GS on Swede, 2 runs

Break – An announcement will be made when the courses are open for inspection for the second half of the race.

AFTERNOON HILL SCHEDULE

● Ages 0-6, Boys & Girls , GS
○ Age 6 and under: GS on Birch, 2 runs
○ Girls first run, then boys first run, followed by girls second run then boys second run.
● Ages 7+, Boys , SL on Buck
○ Age 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13+: SL on Buck, 2 courses
○ Ski tree side first then rope side second. All age groups will be run prior to switching courses.
● Ages 7+, Girls , GS on Swede
○ Age 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13+: GS on Swede, 2 runs

LUNCH: A cookout lunch will be provided upon the completion of the race for athletes and
their families.

AWARDS: To follow lunch. Trophies will be given for the top 3 places and medals up to 10 th place
Any questions, contact:
Megan (231) 357-7499, mcox02@mhc.net
Sara (231) 218-8693, sbageris@hotmail.com

Details

Date:
February 18, 2017
Time:
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Hickory Hills
2000 Randolph St
Traverse City, MI 49684 United States
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Phone:
(231) 947-8566
Website:
www.traversecitymi.gov/hickory_hills.asp