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What is Home Loan State Bank Grand Valley Race League?

Formerly known as Business League, The Home Loan State Bank Grand Valley Race League consists of modified Giant Slalom Races for skiiers, snowboarders, telemark skiiers, and adaptive skiiers/boarders ages 18 and older. 

All skill levels are welcome! Teams will go head to head to compete for prizes and the title of 2020 Home Loan State Bank Grand Valley Race League Champion.

  • NEW for the 2020 season: if you do not have a team but are interested in racing, we now have the option of individual entry followed by placement on a team. 
  • NEW for the 2020 Season: NASTAR Handicap Chart will be used for team scoring (learn more at: http://www.nastar.com/nastar-team-racing).

Schedule

  • Friday Jan. 24, 2020: Race #1, start time 1pm
    • Racers' Kick Off Meeting at 11am at The Umbrella Bar at Powderhorn
  • Friday Feb. 7, 2020: Race #2, start time 1pm
  • Friday Feb. 28, 2020: Race #3 start time 1pm
  • Friday Mar. 6, 2020: Race #4 start time 1pm 
  • Friday Mar. 20, 2020: Race #5 (Finale) start time 1pm

Registration

  • Registration amount is $350 per team of 7 participants, or $50 per participant if entering as an individual.
  • For teams exceeding 7 members, on top of the base fee of $350, there will be a subsidized cost per additional team member of $40 per participant.
  • All participants must have a waiver filled out and turned into This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or faxed to 970.268.5737 by Jan. 17, 2020. 
  • Team captains must submit team rosters and individuals must reach out about interest in joining by Jan. 17, 2020 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Each team member must have a season pass or lift ticket to participate on race day. 

Awards and Prizes

There will be a random bib drawing at each award ceremony for various prizes (must be present at awards to win). Individual prizes will be given out to the overall fastest male and female (no handicap) of the combined score from all five races. Winners of fastest overall male and female will win a new pair of Rossignol Skis or Snowboard (models and sizes are subject to availability on hand). 

There will be an award for the Home Loan State Bank Grand Valley Race League Champions (highest scoring team with handicap). The prize will be a $500 donation to a charity (501c3) of the winning team's choice, along with a trophy. 

Rules and Racing Format

  • Employees, family, and friends are welcome to represent your team - feel free to recruit outside your organization. 
  • Racers must be 18 years old.
  • A liability waiver must be filled our for every participant.
  • Competing teams will consist of a minimum of 5 racers. 
  • Best 5 individual scores (combined 2 runs) will be used for your team score each race.
  • If you are missing participants at a race, there will be a bogey score (slowest time of the day) used for each missing racer on your team. 
  • Scoring is based on the racers' combined best time on each course (at least one red course and one blue course).
    • If you do not complete at least one run on each course, you will receive a bogey score. 
  • Team scoring is the combination of the 5 best NASTAR handicap score points on your team (medal brackets).
  • Course Inspection will open one hour prior to start time and close 10 minutes before start time.
    • Course can only be inspected by side slip. Skiiing or riding on or around gates will result in disqualification.  
  • Helmet use for all participants in mandatory
    • Helmets must meet current ski industry standards: European CE standard CEN 1077, ASTM F2040 or greater, such as FIS 2014 homologation. Helmets with face guard attachments or detachable visors are not accepted. Motorcycle/Motocross, bicycle, or other helmets are not acceptable. 

Current Team Rankings

  1. Team CMU - 50 pts
  2. Hilltop Racing Team - 48 pts
  3. The Suits - 46 pts
  4. Team Powderhorn - 43 pts
  5. Bank of Colorado - 41 pts
  6. Home Loan State Bank - 33 pts

Current Individuals' Time Leaderboard

  1. Matt Rosenberg - Team CMU - 50.09s
  2. Tyson Elliot - Team Powderhorn - 51.11s
  3. Lee Cooper - The Suits - 52.49s
  4. Aleksandrea Uzieblo - Team Powderhorn - 52.91s
  5. Mason Klebold - Team CMU - 53.67s
Questions? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 970.268.5157.

Thank you to our sponsor Home Loan State Bank for contributing to the success of the Grand Valley Race League!

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