Aspen ski race series set
December 17, 2008
ASPEN ” The Aspen Times Town Race Series ” the longest running town series in the country ” kicks off its 28th season next month at Aspen Highlands.
Before getting in the start gate, racers will have the chance to get some free coaching at a Dec. 27 clinic hosted by the staff of Tache Racing.
Registration will be from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at the Highlands Pizza Co. (formerly CRUST Restaurant), and the clinic will begin at the top of the Thunderbowl Lift at 10 a.m.
There will be a post-race party and new racer sign-up from 4-5 p.m. at the Pizza Co. with a drawing for a pair of Atomic skis.
The town series officially begins Jan. 3 with the first advanced league race of the season, followed by the recreational league season opener the following day.
The Aspen Times is once again the title sponsor, and Atomic Ski Co. and Carrera will provide more than $10,000 in prizes throughout the season.
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Like the free clinic, registration for the races and all post-race parties will be held at the Highlands Pizza Co.
The Aspen Times Town Race Series consists of three giant slalom competitions and three slalom competitions spread out throughout the winter. The series features individual and team scoring.
There is also the Aspen Times Speed Series, which consists of the John Meyer Memorial Super G and Town Downhill (Feb. 6-8), and the BOOTech Super Combined (super G and slalom) on March 28. The speed series will be scored on an individual basis.
Individual entry fees for the Aspen Times Town Race Series are $26 per race or $130 for the six-race series.
Entry fees for the whole season are $620 per team of six.
Racers of all ages are welcome and can race as individuals or form a team of six.
The speed series event fees are as follows: The John Meyer Memorial races cost $82 for both events, $31 for the super G only and $75 for the downhill. The fee for the BOOTech Super Combined is $50.