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Adult racing / race training in Canada/Ontario?

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Hi racer dudes/gals --  I'm in Southern Ontario, Canada, and I'm wondering if there is anywhere around here that offers adult race instruction/training or recreational racing?  I'm not so sure I'd enjoy the tight turns of SL and whacking my shins into gates, but GS, SG, and (gasp!) DH seem pretty exciting to me.  Whether I'd ever have the ability (and the guts!) to do SG/DH remains to be seen, but it sure looks pretty cool!  (I'd also like to stay out of the hospital if possible :-)  Are there such things as recreational-level races where you don't have to meet extremely high standards to get in?  Any advice for a middle-aged wannabe racer?

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Maybe try http://www.alpineontario.ca/Programs/MastersRacing/MastersSkiTeam/tabid/91/Default.aspx

 

I jumped into the BMW masters series here in Quebec mid-season after not racing for 17 years. It's been tons of fun.

 

It sounds like you haven't done any racing before. If so I wouldn't worry about SG or DH just yet. More experienced folks will surely give you better, more detailed advice regarding what to expect.

 

Our race season is over, though. Are you looking to do some training now or planning for next year?

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Thanks for the info ohoen.  No, I haven't done any racing before, although I've been doing some fooling around on a mini slalom course at my local hill and managed to hook a tip and go down and dislocate my thumb :-)  No big deal.  Yeah, I'm thinking about next year.

 

BTW I love your picture.  Nice deep edges and hip angulation!  Cool!

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Thanks Renenkel! Good luck with whatever racing you find next year, you're gonna have a lot of fun.

 

post #5 of 5

Check out the Druxy's Masters racing program. 

 

You'll need to be a member of one of the participating ski clubs to sign up, but there are public clubs (e.g. the Jozo Weider program at Blue Mountain, Chicopee in Kitchener) that you can get in touch with. 

 

The Druxy's program is all GS races, and there's a provincial final that includes a SL and a GS event.  When you've gained some experience in this league you'll have opportunities to check out some local invitational events and out-of-province events.

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