Pats Peak Ski Area Hosts Macomber Cup Finals Night Slalom Race

By AlpineZone News |
Feb 21 2006 - 03:06 PM

HENNIKER, New Hampshire ??” Pats Peak Ski Club will host the Macomber Cup Finals at Pats Peak Ski Area as a night race on Wednesday, February 22, 2006. This race will showcase some of the best ski racing in New Hampshire.

The race will be very exciting to watch with the top racers in New Hampshire in their division. The race starts at 3:30 pm on FIS Race Trail. FIS Race Trail is one of the only trails in NH homologated for a night race. The field will be comprised of the top 70 men and 50 women (J1/J2-Ages 16+) from the first eight races (total points by World Cup points) plus any winner of a NHARA race not already included. This level of competition is very close to Olympic skiing. This is the race of the season for these athletes. There will be great prizes along with raffles.

More About the Macomber Cup Finals:
The Macomber Cup Finals are held every year at the end of the Macomber Cup series. Starting with a night Slalom in 2006, races will alternate between Slalom and Giant Slalom in subsequent years. The event will run similar to the current World Cup Finals where a certain number of racers qualify based on a season long series. The top 70 men/50 women will qualify counting all Macomber Cup races using the 100 point scale. No alternates qualify. Wild cards will be given to the winners of any USSA NHARA race.

More about Pats Peak Ski Club:
Established in 1969, the Pats Peak Ski Club (PPSC) is a non-profit, educational organization, which is dedicated to the training and development of youngsters interested in alpine skiing and racing. Although the focus is primarily upon amateur racing, the Club offers many levels of instructional programs, and introduces newcomers to skills and techniques, which will allow them to become outstanding recreational skiers. For more information, visit www.patspeakracing.org.

More about Pats Peak Ski Area:
PATS PEAK is in its 43rd consecutive ski and snowboard season under the Patenaude family ownership. PATS PEAK has 22 well-groomed trails, 10 high capacity lifts and some of the most challenging skiing in Southern New Hampshire. PATS PEAK has more than 70 Adult Racing teams in the Adult Corporate Racing League, an After School Ski Program for more than 10,000 kids from over 100 local schools and the most Night Skiing in Southern New Hampshire. PATS PEAK is located twenty minutes from Concord, forty minutes from Manchester, and ninety minutes from Boston.

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