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What are all the organizations in the North East for adult alpine ski racing?
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ASRA

ASRA has a very active program. I don't have the spare time or I'd definitely like to participate.
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http://www.geocities.com/colosseum/9743/schedule.htm

this is more of a public fun race series, but you will see some speedsuits, and lots of prizes...
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Cool keep them coming.....anyone else, anymore?
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http://www.geocities.com/colosseum/9743/schedule.htm

this is more of a public fun race series, but you will see some speedsuits, and lots of prizes...
Dont think this one exists anymore.
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it exists, I just put the wrong schedule up there....let me see if i can find the right one....
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well, cant find the schedule, but here is the cranmore event, the Mountian Dew web site link is broken though.

http://www.cranmore.com/info/events/...005-1.item.asp
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NESC
SG/DH racing
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We pulled down the VC site earlier this year, as there was really no point to it. Didn't get too many hits, and the race listing on Snocountry.com was far more organized and managed to a much higher extent. The lists are now on Snocountry.com, and can be found right off of the homepage.
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We pulled down the VC site earlier this year, as there was really no point to it. Didn't get too many hits, and the race listing on Snocountry.com was far more organized and managed to a much higher extent. The lists are now on Snocountry.com, and can be found right off of the homepage.

Cool

Damn I missed every race that was close by.
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What are all the organizations in the North East for adult alpine ski racing?
Are you doing any NASTAR this year?
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www.nymasters.org
Two races next weekend in Central NY(Labrador and Greek Peak)
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Are you doing any NASTAR this year?
Every resort I have been to this season has either not had any NASTAR or no NASTAR the day I was there....like today at Hunter.
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skiracer.com
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Every resort I have been to this season has either not had any NASTAR or no NASTAR the day I was there....like today at Hunter.
NASTAR schedules are way more flexible than Masters schedules.
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Hey all, new to this forum but think I can lend some insight into this question. There are 3 major circuits in the Northeast as mentioned by other posters, New England Masters, New York Masters, and ASRA. I have participated in all three quite a bit, and each has strengths and weaknesses which I can see. One thing in common: everyone who is out there absolutely LOVES ski racing which is why we do it despite our advanced ages and generally failing bodies.

New England Masters:
Pros: VERY strong competition. The best skiers top to bottom, if you want to see where you stand. Excellent venues, well designed schedule, and very challenging course sets. Given the venues, lift+race costs are excellent at $50 (almost every event).

Negatives: Not a very social group, so if you're looking to have apres-ski fun this isn't the place. Only two runs per day and very large fields so quite a bit of standing around. If you're a younger racer (Class 3, 2, 1) you're pretty much guaranteed a destroyed course unless the conditions are ideal. Long drive from just about anywhere.

New York Masters:
Pros: 4 runs per day & 2 races so lots of time on the hill. Excellent competition at the top. Smallish fields and fun courses on decent, underrated hills.

Negatives: Not a lot of 2-day race weekends which can make the drive to the venues (generally Western New York) from anywhere requiring an overnight stay somewhat less worthwhile. Good group of people, but the fact that most of the racers are local means everyone goes home after the race so very little social interaction.

ASRA:
Pros: Super group of fun, social people who welcome anyone at any ability with open arms. Most weekends designed to maximize time in gates/on the hill with either 3-4 runs or 2 runs and training time. A fair amount of close venues to NYC/Philadelphia population centers with a few "big mountain" races sprinkled in. Efforts to get lodging discounts at every venue for racers. Field size varies significantly based on location- the larger the resort, the bigger the field in general. Open to all ages (if you have kids and want them to participate) and a lot of feel good awards/giveaways.

Negatives: Some just OK venues and generally less challenging courses to accomodate the lower skill level of the average racer.




Hope my "travel guide" helps you decide which circuit fits you best, I find that mixing and matching works best for me.
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Great info Phil, thanks and welcome to EpicSki!
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Great info Phil, thanks and welcome to EpicSki!
No prob, hope to see you out there soon.

Some good ones for NY'ers the next few weeks, NY Masters has a nice set of GS races this weekend (Jan 31-Feb 1) at Labrador & Greek Peak, NE Masters has two GS races & a Super G at Pico and Okemo the following weekend, and ASRA has a SG, GS and SL at Windham the following week (14th).
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Rich:

I don't know if PA is even on your radar screen or not but there are some racing opportunities to be found. Both are in the Poconos and are probably a two hour drive for you.

Blue Mountain (Allentown) has a Monday night Beer league that I am in that is a lot of fun. They also have a Tuesday night Adult Race Clinic.

Sno Mountain (Scranton) has a Beer League/Corporate Race league on Thursdays.

We are both in similar situations, namely older guys that want to get involved in ski racing without having come up through the ranks as kids. I took the plunge this year with the Blue Mountain beer league, the race clinic and Thursday night Nastar. I am having an awesome time and am kicking myself for not having done it sooner.
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Rich:

I don't know if PA is even on your radar screen or not but there are some racing opportunities to be found. Both are in the Poconos and are probably a two hour drive for you.

Blue Mountain (Allentown) has a Monday night Beer league that I am in that is a lot of fun. They also have a Tuesday night Adult Race Clinic.

Sno Mountain (Scranton) has a Beer League/Corporate Race league on Thursdays.

We are both in similar situations, namely older guys that want to get involved in ski racing without having come up through the ranks as kids. I took the plunge this year with the Blue Mountain beer league, the race clinic and Thursday night Nastar. I am having an awesome time and am kicking myself for not having done it sooner.
That is great to hear you got involved Johnny. My two best ski racing buddies also participate in the Monday beer league and Tuesday clinic at Blue.
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New England Masters:
Pros: VERY strong competition. The best skiers top to bottom, if you want to see where you stand. Excellent venues, well designed schedule, and very challenging course sets. Given the venues, lift+race costs are excellent at $50 (almost every event).

Negatives: Not a very social group, so if you're looking to have apres-ski fun this isn't the place. Only two runs per day and very large fields so quite a bit of standing around. If you're a younger racer (Class 3, 2, 1) you're pretty much guaranteed a destroyed course unless the conditions are ideal. Long drive from just about anywhere.
tle social interaction.
I have to add that they have changed the running order a bit for this year, the women go first now, and then the men per class....so young women are a bit better off. still, you are correct, poor young guys have hip deep ruts or ice, but hey, they are young, fast and fearless. they can handle it! Some races are Superseeded though, so they get a bit of a break.
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