What are all the organizations in the North East for adult alpine ski racing?
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1/21/09 at 9:06pm
this is more of a public fun race series, but you will see some speedsuits, and lots of prizes...
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.
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.
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.