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21 and Ready for a Beer League in MI

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Hi all,

 

I dabbled in Nastar when I was in high school, and really didn't do too badly. Does anyone know of any beer leagues around lower/mid-Michigan? I've had a difficult time finding leagues online.

 

I'm new to adult "beer league" racing... Any tips, info, pointers, etc. would be awesome here too! Thanks a ton.

post #2 of 6

Kate,

 

Pine Knob, Mt. Holly, Alpine Valley and Mt. Brighton all have beer leagues on differing days. It all depends which resort you prefer.

Mt. Holly is on Monday, Pine Knob is on Tuesday. I believe Mt. Brighton is Wednesday but, I could be wrong. Welcome to EpicSki!

 

Karl

post #3 of 6
Same for the resorts farther north in MI.
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HA !  Welcome to adulthood!  According to NASTAR stats, Nubs, has the best skiers in the universe.  Welcome and have fun!!!  CO, New England ......shlubs!  Go fast.  Take Chances!  

post #5 of 6

Cannonsburg in Grand Rapids has a Wednesday night race league.

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The locations have all been covered, so on to the other stuff...

 

First, if you are a competitive type and want to set yourself up for success, equipment counts.  You don't have to spend an arm and a leg to go fast, but you do need to have proper fitting boots and skis that will carve and reward while not being too far outside your skill level.  Boots that are too loose and skis that aren't designed to carve will have you pretty frustrated.  Start with your boot fit, it's the most important part of your equipment to nail down for racing and skiing in general.  If your boots are toasty warm, comfy and easy to get on and off, chances are they are too loose.  If you have the means of buying boots, consider doing it or at least take your existing boots to a good shop and have them evaluate your current fit given your intentions of starting to race.  A good boot fitter will let you know where you are at and what your options are.  

 

Second, race more NASTAR, clinics, etc.  The guys and gals you see lined up at the shack on weekends are there because they love it and most are happy to give pointers and advice if you ask for it.  Some places also offer drop in race clinics that will get you up to speed even quicker by giving immediate feedback at the bottom of the hill and some even review video so you can see what you are doing.

 

Third, have fun, stay humble and realize that improvement is inconsistent.  You'll have days where everything clicks and ones that feel like you have two left feet.  It's called ski racing, not ski winning, nothing comes for free and without frustration.  No matter what, it's a lot of fun.

 


So what is your skiing ability and your athletic background?

And of course, welcome!

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