GKHAT Nancy Greene Race Update

Posted by Golden Kicking Horse Alpine Team (GKHAT) on Feb 09 2018 at 10:39AM PST

GKHAT Nancy Greene Ski Race

Our Annual GKHAT Nancy Greene Ski League Race is coming up this Sunday Feb 11th! We hope you are as excited as we are. Below is some general information about how the day will proceed and a schedule that is usually approximately accurate. If you are intending on attending the race Sunday you must have already filled out the “Sign-up Genius” form.

The groupings for all athletes can be found at this link.

This year, we are changing the choreography of the day slightly from previous years in the interest of efficiency of the day. With GKHAT and visiting teams there will be about 200 athletes participating in Sundays race!

This year we will not do a re-set of the course halfway through the day; there will be two courses set next to each other on Lower Kicking Horse (same run as last years NG race). One course, for U6 racers, will be set on Skiers Right. It will be shorter and less steep than the course for U8-U12 racers. All athletes will meet with their coaches outside the yurt at 8:40 am and head up the Catamount Chair to Course inspection with coaches and tail-gunners. After inspection, athletes will proceed back to the top of the course for first run and then second run immediately after. Coaches and tail-gunners will circulate either Pioneer or Catamount with the groups. On race morning we will have a more detailed schedule estimated in an effort to minimize waiting around times for athletes.

On race day, the yurt is used as the race office. Athletes and families must plan to use the day-lodge for lunch, storage, etc. Volunteers & Coaches will be the only people using the yurt on race day.

As usual, be aware that you should provide you child with snacks for the day. Timings noted below are estimates. As a result, it is possible that lunch may be later (or earlier) than listed below.

8:40 am – All athletes meet coaches outside yurt

8:50 am – all U6 and U8 groups head to the Catamount chair to load at 9:00 am. U10’s and up will warm up skiing with coaches.

9:15-9:45 – Course inspection for U6s and U8s

10:00 – First Run Race begins U6’s first through U12. Each athlete will get two runs through the course. After the first run, Volunteer Tail-gunners and coaches will bring them to the bottom and then back up to the start in for their second run.

12:00 – Estimated time to Start Second run.

Awards will follow the race as soon as possible. Approximately 3:00 pm.

Ryan Ford

Head Coach
Golden Kicking Horse Alpine Team


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