Course is set for Town Race Series |

Course is set for Town Race Series

Aspen Times Staff Report

The Swiss ruled the hill in the 24 Hours of Aspen when all was said and done. Austria’s Michaela Dorfmeister owned the super-G when the World Cup came to town.

And now that the high-profile ski races in Aspen are over, the course is clear for locals to step on a racer’s edge.

“It’s been a racey, racey season so far, and now it’s time for the locals to race,” declared Scott Nichols, director of the annual Aspen Times Town Race Series at Aspen Highlands.

A Highlands fixture, the Town Race Series offers two divisions – Recreational and Advanced – beginning the first week in January and continuing through March. A sign-up party will be held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 27, at the new Commonwealth Public House at the base of Aspen Highlands.

Registration is $110 for all six races, or $20 for one. Teams of six may register together for $550.

“We are stressing that never-ever racers and snowboarders and telemarkers should all come out for the Recreational series,” which is held on Saturdays, Nichols said.

“And we are stressing that the stronger competitor, someone who has raced before, should come on out and enjoy our Advanced series,” held Sundays, Nichols said.

Each series offers three giant slalom and three slalom races.

“It’s a lot of fun, there’s lots of prizes,” Nichols said, “and obviously Heineken beer after the races at 4 o’clock at the Commonwealth Public House, along with a video play of your race. You can meet some new people and work on your skiing skills.”

For more information, call 544-3005.

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