Special Events Annual Ski Challenge Benefit Race
When: February 7, 2009
Where: Powderhorn Resort

08:00 - 10:00 Registration
09:00 - 10:00 Course Inspection
10:15 - 01:00 Race
(Two Runs)
3 PM End of the Silent Auction
2 PM - 3 PM Race Results and Awards Ceremony
Fax-In Entry Form
in PDF format

Have fun at Powderhorn Resort while raising money for Colorado Discover Ability!

This event brings together skiers of all abilities. Proceeds will benefit athletes with disabilities.

$60 for individuals or $200 for 4-person team gets you:

  • two runs on a Giant Slalom course
  • a full-day lift ticket ($53 value)
  • lunch ($10 value)
  • t-shirt ($10 value)
  • a chance to win prizes (valued between $15 and $1,000 each)
  • admission to the Ski Challenge party

The Ski Challenge Race is a blast for skiers of all abilities. The recreational Giant Slalom course is set on a blue run (lower Wonderbump) and is similar to a Nastar race. The race is open to everyone 6 or older and no prior racing experience is needed.

Raise Money to Enter
You can just pay the minimum entry fee or you can raise more than a minimum entry fee to help us finance our programs for people with disabilities. Who could you approach to raise money? Ask your family, friends, co-workers, or your boss. You'd be surprised how many people know and support Colorado Discover Ability! They'd be glad to support your efforts.

Awards - 13th Annual Ski Challenge Race, Saturday, February 7, 2009
Sample Awards:
  • Spyder Apparel
  • Atomic Race and Recreational Skis
  • Volkl Race Tiger Junior GS skis (170 cm)
  • Powderhorn Lift Tickets
  • Ski lessons with the best instructors from Powderhorn Ski School

Auction items:
  • Atomic Nomad Crimson 176 cm (retail $925)
  • Ski and anowboard accessories from:
    • Burton
    • Salomon
    • Marker
    • Volkl
    • Scott

Race organizers may race for fun to see their ranking but do not qualify for awards.

Minimum race course entry fees:
Teams: minimum $200.00 (a team consist of four members)
Individuals: minimum $60.00
Extra tickets for lunch and the Ski Challenge Party are available for $15.00.

Determining the Winners
Individual Racers:
The Ski Challenge Giant Slalom will be decided by two runs. Your best time will be used for your ranking in your class group.

The Ski Challenge Giant Slalom will be decided by two runs. A team score is the total time of all 4 competitors, best combined run time. Teams must be made up of 4 persons (not more, not less).

Racer Classification
The Ski Challenge Race is designed to promote fair competition amongst recreational skiers of similar ability levels. Winning a ski race is no less thrilling for a beginning skier than it is for an elite racer. The Ski Challenge Race is tailored to accommodate all the skiers. Participants will compete in classes based on skier's age and gender. Each class (group) will be given a start time to ensure that racers in the same class get to compete in similar environment (snow conditions, weather, race course condition, etc.). The Ski Challenge Giant Slalom race will be decided by two runs (best time). The second run will be held on the same piste and on the same course.

Complete race rules will be provided at the race registration.

Classification of Racers (in PDF format)

Race Format
  • Single GS Course
  • 2 Runs
  • Random Seeding (bibs and start times issued in ascending order during registration)
  • about 16 gates
  • Pitch: 25%
  • Scoring (time based):
    • A team score is the total time of all 4 competitors, best combined run time.
    • Individuals ranked by class with the best run time.
  • Competitors will be timed by Brower Wireless Timing System or by Tag Heuer Wired Automatic Timing System, operated by the Powderhorn Race Club. Race results are entered, computed and compiled using a Ski Club Software from Split Second, Inc.

Race Location
The main race course will be located on the lower part of Wonderbump trail at Powderhorn Resort. Take the main quad chairlift ("Take Four") to Midway (middle station) and exit to your left.

Race Rules
Important! Download, print and read the Race Rules. (in PDF format)

Get Ready for the Race!
Register today to get an early start time in your classifaction!
Mail-In Entry Form
in PDF format