Koch 33 Kids Cup Race
March 7, 2020
This race is open to all ages 17 and under. Please invite your children's friends to participate.
The event is a 1 run GS race on Razorback.
Registration will be 8:00am-10:00am at the Race Counter- Upper Courtyard level of Summit Lodge. Race start time is 11:00am. Athletes must get to Razorback on their own. Athletes must have a signed release to participate (attached for your convenience). All participants must have a valid lift ticket. Helmets are required. This free event is sponsored by Koch 33 Ford Toyota located at Rt 33 and Hecktown Road. Hot Dogs (all beef) and Juice Pouches will be provided for the kids at the timing shack after the race. Please feel free to bring additional items to share.
Attached are Race Announcement and Race Release. Please print release, complete, and submit to race counter on Saturday at registration.
Walking spectators must complete a Spectators Release at Race Counter or Valley Guest Services and will be permitted to walk to Finish area.
PARA Candidates Evaluation
Sunday March 8, 2020
This is for new PARA candidates and Mountaineers that are looking to transition into the PARA program next season.
Candidates must have a 2011 birth year or earlier.
Check-in will be from 8:00am-8:30am at the Race Registration Counter- Upper Courtyard level of Summit Lodge.
Candidates must meet the coaches at 9:00am on Widowmaker.
Candidates must be ready to go at 8:45am. There will be some U10 and U12 PARA athletes available to guide the groups from the Summit Lodge.
Format will be 4 or 5 stations where athlete skills will be evaluated by BMR coaches. All candidates must have a valid lift ticket or season pass. Candidates not in our programs this season will be required to sign a release at check-in.
Please RSVP by 9am on Friday, March 6th, if you have an athlete that would like to participate in the evaluation.
Additional information about the PARA commitment can be found in the attached document.
February 17 and 18, 2020
Blue Mountain Racing Association (BMRA), with the help of sponsorship from Koch 33 Auto, is providing an individually numbered bib for each PARA athlete to be worn while training at Blue Mountain. This bib is yours to keep. It must be worn at all times while training at Blue Mountain - both for weekend training and weekday extended training. No athlete will be permitted to make runs within the race venue without their bib.
Lift attendants and ski patrol can identify PARA athletes by the bibs. Lift attendants will look for the bibs for access to racer line. Ski patrol will better be able to identify who should have access to Razor's Edge for training. Be aware that the individual numbers also identify athletes who are violating the BMR Athlete Code of Conduct.
If the bib is lost or in need of replacement due to damage, there is a $50 replacement fee. It is recommended that the bib is not worn outside of training to minimize chance of damage.
U16 State Championships
The Blue Mountain Racing Association is very excited to announce that we will be hosting the U16 United States Ski and Snowboard PARA State Championships at Blue Mountain again this year.
This season’s event will be February 21 through February 23, 2020. Approximately 90 of the top racers, their coaches and families from all over the State of Pennsylvania will be participating in events throughout the weekend.
How can you help?
We have a need for your financial help to support this year’s event. We ask for sponsorships and/or donations frombusinesses and individuals. By giving to this annual event you'll be supporting the advancement of student athletes in the sport of downhill ski racing in Pennsylvania. Your donation will be recognized at our event in several ways and is tax deductible.
Check out the levels of sponsorship in this letter.