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Putney Ski Club Race at Prospect Mountain

January 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Quick note: Race fees get racers warmup, racing, and warm-down skiing at Prospect. Anyone not racing or wishing to ski on the trails will need a Prospect pass of some variety. Thanks so much to them for grooming, hosting, and making snow so we can do this!!

Freestyle Sprints!

Two version of the description:
Version #1: I’m not completely sure who Jessie Diggins is

10-10:30am Zoom around the course time: Everyone who is racing zooms around the course as fast as they can and gets timed. They start whenever they are ready. This part is just a race against the clock.

10:35am Lollipop “race” : Anyone* who wants to go in a non-competitive fun ski around a short course, with or without a bib, will get a sweet treat at the end.

*mostly intended for kids who have never raced before, and little kids

~10:45 “Heats”: Skiers will be arranged in groups (heats) of six based on their qualifying times. Each set of six racers races around the course. It will be fun and close racing since all of the people in each group will be a similar speed.

After everyone has gone in a heat, each skier can drop out or keep racing (make sure to turn in your bib if you’re done!). The next set of heats will get shuffled around using “math” and “rules” so that the heats are more fun. We’ll do three more sets of heats, or stop when everyone is done racing.

Version #2: Ben’s backflip off the podium was awesome! 

10-10:30am – Qualifier window . You can qualify any time during that window (just remember going at 10:29 won’t make you any faster!)

10:35 Lollipop race  – for all lollipop skiers and anyone who is new to skiing this year.

10:45 Heats Start : Four rounds of instant-runoff style heats (monarchically known as king’s/queen’s court style):

First round seeded by qualifying time

Subsequent rounds: If you finish in the top two places of your heat you move to the next faster heat in the next round. Bottom two, you move to the next slower heat. We’ll run the heats as efficiently as we can to keep everyone warm – don’t wander off to far!

If you’re done racing for the day, to turn in your bib right after your race so we can fill up all of the heats. As a general guideline: grades K/1/2 might want to do 1 heat, grades 3/4 do two, etc. but completely up to the racers.

Prizes will be awarded by carefully calculated multidimensional modal analysis, or we’ll throw a bunch of ribbons into the crowd (depends on how cold our fingers are at that point).

Race Map:



January 14
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Prospect Mountain Ski Area
204 Prospect Access Rd
Woodford, VT 05346 United States
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