2016 NEW ENGLAND PREP SCHOOL ALPINE SKIING CLASS A CHAMPIONSHIPS
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2016
HOST:Nobles and Greenough School and Middlesex School
SITE: Shawnee Peak, Bridgton, ME
Information for participating schools
Nobles and Greenough School :
Middlesex School :
Directions to Shawnee Peak
Entry Form (PDF)
- Please email this race form to Fred Hollister at the above email address no later than Friday evening, February 5.
- Team size is 3-5 boys, 3-5 girls. Be sure to indicate your racers in desired seed order for all 4 events (boys SL, boys GS, girls SL, girls GS).
- Please list all coaches attending.
- Entry fee is $50 per athlete.
Make check payable to Nobles and Greenough School and mail to
Please mail these to the attention of Fred Hollister at Nobles, 10 Campus Drive, Dedham, MA 02026. Or, you may bring your team’s fee with you to registration on race day morning. If you plan to have more than 5 racers participate over the course of each gender’s two races, each racer has to be charged the $50 fee.
- Coaches should bring a copy of the Shawnee Peak Release of Liability for each racer to registration, as competitors will not be allowed to race unless these are submitted. In the case of boarding students, the head coach may sign for any athlete on the team who is a minor.
- Family members of racers who wish to ski at Shawnee Peak the day of the race will be offered tickets at the reduced rate of $40.00. At the ticket window, indicate you are part of the NEPSAC event.
• Look for signs directing you to a particular portion of the Lodge for registration where each team will pick up their envelope. This will contain bibs, running orders, lift tickets and a copy of NEPSAC Alpine Ski Racing rules (these can also be found on the prepskiing.org website).
•Coaches will be responsible for returning their team’s bibs, in numerical order, to the 2nd floor of the Main Slope timing building at the conclusion of the afternoon race.
•Bibs will stay with their respective teams for the entire day. It will be the responsibility of each team’s coaches to see that the bibs are given to the appropriate athlete for each race.
•Races will be running simultaneously on the East and Main Slopes. Second runs will start immediately following the first run.
•Scoreboards for each race will be located at the end of each race’s finish corral.
•At the conclusion of the second run of each race, all gatekeeper cards will be collected and be reviewed with the TD and the report of all DQ’s in both races will be posted at the Main Slope timing building after each race. Once these are posted, coaches will have a 15-minute period in which to submit a formal protest. After the protest period has expired, the disqualifications will be applied and the results will become official.
- Some reminders of NEPSAC ski championships rules and procedures:
- Running order within each seed is drawn at random, and reversed within each seed for the second run.
- Helmets are required. Hard ears for GS, while soft ears are alright for Slalom.
- Lost ski = DNF; however, if the racer loses ski(s) between the last gate and the finish, any part of the body or equipment can stop the timing and give the racer a time.
- Racers who miss their start will run at the end of the start list.
- Team scoring is top 3 of the 5 racers (combined times).
- If a racer feels their run has been interfered with, they must ski out of the course immediately where the infraction occurs. No protest will be allowed if the racer completes the course and/or crosses the finish line. The racer must then ski to the finish area and await the decision of race officials as to whether or not a (provisional) rerun will be granted.
- We generally follow USSA race rules, with some exceptions. We will have a jury consisting of Chief of Race, a TD and Referee for each gender. Referees will be appointed in advance from the pool of coaches attending the race.
7:30 AM – Registration opens in the Great Room (main base lodge opposite cafeteria)
8:00 AM – Coaches’ meeting in race building upstairs
8:15 AM – Gatekeepers’ meeting in race building upstairs
8:30 AM – Triple Chair opens for racers
8:30-9:15 AM – Course Inspection
9:30 AM – First Run Boys’ Slalom on Main Slope – course to skier’s right.
Second run to begin immediately following first run on course to skier’s left (reverse order within seed for second run).
First Run Girls GS on East Slope - Second run to follow immediately after the first (reverse order within seed for second run).
1:00 PM – First Run Girls’ Slalom on Main Slope – First run, skier’s right, second run on course, skier’s left (reverse order within seed for second run).
First Run Boys Giant Slalom on East Slope – Second run will immediately follow the first (reverse order within seed for second run)
3:30 PM – Awards presented outside of the Main Slope Timing Building (weather permitting)
Note #1: Please note that all start times listed above are estimates. Check finish boards for any time changes as the day progresses.
Note #2: The first run of the morning races will follow bib order, with numbers within each seed being reversed for second runs. In the second race of the day, the start order will be the same as the second run in the morning, with the final run of the day again following bib order. Please remember to remind your racers of this.
1 .Belmont Hill (boys only)
3. Cardigan Mt. (boys only)
5. Eaglebrook (boys only)
8. Kents Hill
11. Noble & Greenough
12. Northfield-Mt. Hermon
15. St. Paul's