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Nordica Winter Rally at Nub’s Nob

February 4, 2018

Nubs Nob                            10:00 start

Race start times are listed above.  We will certainly need to arrive much earlier to each venue.  Specific details will precede each race.

 

The Nordica Winter Rally is an annual event designed to give junior alpine race clubs (clubs) and their athletes a chance to
compete together that normally do not meet. The race is open to all non-profit and for-profit clubs and will take place on four
courses simultaneously. Clubs may register any athletes who are signed up and training with their program during the 2017-2018
season. This opens the door for club, school, and USSA athletes to ski together and represent their program.
Our partner and sponsor, Nordica, will be giving away great prizes. The fastest overall club will be given the annual Nordica
Winter Rally club trophy. Individual medals will also be given to the top 5 racers in each category, broken down by age, gender
and event.
The registration deadline for each team’s running order, racing fee, liability waivers (may be downloaded at
https://www.nubsnob.com/racing-calendar) and shirt sizes is January 24 (email to jillmartin@nubsnob.com). Payments in the
form of one team check are preferred. NO payments will be accepted on the morning of the race. If one payment is not feasible,
separate payments will be accepted if mailed in together. Lift tickets will be sold individually to participants the morning of the
event at the lift ticket table in the back cafeteria.
Format:
Each Club will be limited to twenty athletes in each age/gender/event category. The top three finishers in each category will count
towards the team score. The top five racers in each category will receive medals.
Each Club will be responsible for worker positions throughout the day, including gatekeeper, scorekeeper, and starter positions.
The number of positions for each club will be dictated by team size. Team position sheets will be distributed to coaches during the
coach’s and volunteer’s meetings. All teams will use the back cafeteria for gear storage and carry in food supplies.
Check-in and registration will begin at 7:30 am for team representatives in the back cafeteria where the team packages with bib
numbers, t-shirts, hill positions and a running order will be distributed. The coach’s meeting will be at 8:15 am in Nub’s Pub with
the volunteer’s meeting at 8:45 am also in the Pub. The courses will be open for inspection at 9 am and racing will begin at 10 am.
Any cloth bibs not returned will be charged to the club at $25/bib.
Note: Coaches may bump athletes up one age group if needed. Bumping more then one athlete (per age/gender group) or dropping
down in age groups will not be allowed.
Age Groups:
U8 (7 & under), U10 (8 & 9), U12 (10 & 11) and U14 (12 & 13). Competitors age group is determined by their age on 12/31/17.
Running order will be in order of age groups (U8, U10 etc….)
U8 and U10 will race 2 runs of Slalom and 2 runs of GS on Birch Run. Girls will begin on Slalom course 1 (skiers right), boys on
course 2 (skiers left). Competitors should inspect both courses prior to racing. Second runs will start immediately after first runs
conclude on the opposite course with the exact same running order. Slalom course 1 will use stubby gates and Slalom course 2 will
use 60” junior gates. Each course will include no more than 2 hairpins and 1 flush (no thru gates or under gates). After an
approximate one hour break, all racers will compete GS in the same format. Start time for the GS will be announced at the race
hill.
U12 and U14 will race 2 runs of Slalom and 2 runs of GS on Race Arena. Girls will begin on Slalom course 1 (skiers right, boys
on course 2 (skiers left). Competitors should inspect both courses prior to racing. Both Slalom courses on Race Arena will use 60”
junior gates. Each course will include 2 hairpins and 1 flush and may include a thru gate (no under gates). Second runs will start
immediately after first runs conclude on the opposite course with the exact same running order. After an approximate one hour break,
all racers will compete GS in the same format. Start time for the GS will be announced at the race hill. The Race Arena
slope uses a fast rope tow for uphill transportation so come prepared!

Scoring:
Individuals – Combined times for Slalom broken down by age and gender. Combined times for GS broken down by age and
gender.

Teams – Top three racer’s combined times for Slalom broken down by age and gender. Top three racer’s combined times for GS
broken down by age and gender. In the event a team does not have the minimum 3 racers per age bracket, points will be assigned
based 3 racers per team and assigned a point value of one point more than a full roster for the purpose of team & overall scoring.
Team Scoring for each event, age and gender division will be 1 point for 1st, 2 points for 2nd, 3 points for 3rd, etc… The team with
the fewest overall points will be the winner.

Racing fees:
Racer fee: $20.00 per athlete includes race set up, T-shirt, bib assignment, and awards. There are no refunds allowed. Lift tickets
are required, see below. We prefer one check per team to cover all racer fees. If this is not possible we ask individual payments
are sent in together with team rosters. Include signed racer release forms with registration packet. Release form can be
downloaded at www.nubsnob.com/racing-calendar. Registration deadline is January 24, 2018. NO payments will be accepted
on the morning of the race.

Lift ticket Costs:
Racers age 8 years old and under receive a free lift ticket! Ages 9 – 13 receive a discounted $20.00 lift ticket. These tickets must
be purchased on race day at the lift ticket table in the back cafeteria, which opens at 7:30am. Tickets must be placed on jackets –
not on goggles or boots. We supply 2 comp coaches tickets per clubs with up to 20 members and 1 additional comp coach ticket
for every 10 racers above 20. Please list coaches names on the registration sheet where noted.
Discounted lift tickets for family members of competitors will be available race day for $30.00 at the lift ticket table in the back
cafeteria. As last year, discounted 2 day Saturday/Sunday lift tickets (save $5 on Saturday tickets!) are available. Email us at
info@nubsnob.com and we’ll have the tickets waiting for you at the front desk Saturday.

Lodging information:
The greater Petoskey area offers a multitude of lodging choices. Visit the lodging page of our website (www.nubsnob.com) or call
the Petoskey Area Convention and Visitors Bureau at 800-845-2828 for more information. Reduced lodging rates at nearby Trout
Creek Condominiums are also available, please call them direct at 800-748-0245 and refer to Nordica Winter Rally to receive the
discounted rate.

Itinerary:
7:30 am – Registration by the team representative begins in the back cafeteria. Lift tickets on sale and teams store gear in the back
cafeteria.
• All teams/athletes must be registered by 9 am
• Gatekeeper lift tickets will be available at the volunteer table
• The back cafeteria will be available to athletes and parents for the entire day.

8:00 am – Coach’s meeting in Nub’s Pub.
• Coach’s passes will be issued during the meeting.
o Race Committee Chairman – Rebecca Behm
o Technical Delegate – Jeff Obeshaw
o Chief of Race – Tony Blancato
o Chief of timing and calculations – LeAnne Kelbel
o Jury – Comprised of one coach from each team
o Chief of Course for each hill and Referees will be decided at coaches meeting.

8:30 am – Volunteer/Gatekeeper Meeting in Nub’s Pub.

9 am – Lifts open, courses open for inspection

9:45 am – Racing begins.
• Second runs will begin immediately following conclusion of first runs.
• There will be an approximately one hour break between disciplines, which includes thirty minutes for inspection of
afternoon courses.
• Prize giveaways followed by the awards ceremony will begin approximately one hour after last competitor has finished in
the back cafeteria.
Nub’s Nob Ski Area, 500 Nub’s Nob Road, Harbor Springs, MI 49740 www.nubsnob.com

Details

Date:
February 4, 2018
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Venue

Nubs Nob
500 Nubs Nob Rd
Harbor Springs, MI 49740 United States
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Phone:
(231) 526-2131
Website:
www.nubsnob.com