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October 5, 2016
Snowboarders and skiers welcome
Join a 10-person team
Discounted lift tickets
Run some gates
5 Races 5 Parties
NASTAR Races (2), open to public
See yourself improve
Mt. Hood Meadows
Mt. Hood Skibowl
Come Join The Fun With PACRAT!
For 30 years, PACRAT league has provided an exciting and fun opportunity to
participate in recreational alpine racing on Mt. Hood. Never raced before?
No problem, you will be grouped with other racers at your skill level.
Need someone to ski with? We'll give you 9 companions for the season. Just sign up
and you will be on a 10-person
team. Any intermediate skier or boarder qualifies. Beginner racers
contribute to the overall team score as
much as advanced racers and maybe more.
The PACRAT League
is separate from our club. In fact, it is the result of cooperation between
several clubs. Our club has participated from the very beginning, with at
least 4 to 6 teams each year. In the 2014 season, we will have 13 teams (130
Paula in the start gate.
Each PACRAT race now also counts as a NASTAR race, and
you can qualify for the NASTAR National Finals.
Each racer will receive a NASTAR medal (either Gold,
Silver, or Bronze) at the end of the season.
To receive the benefits of both PACRAT and NASTAR,
please register for both.
NASTAR registration should be accomplished online first,
and then also fill out the paper version to send to your team captain.
Send all your registration forms to your team captain.
One NASTAR form, and 3 PACRAT forms.
signed NASTAR form needs to be turned in each season.
A new Registration / Releases
form must be signed each season
For existing racers: If you have raced in NASTAR any
time since 1997, you are already in the system and all you have
to do is sign the NASTAR form each season. Just find your NASTAR number by
searching for your name at www.nastar.com and update it with the PACRAT info below.
Then please fill out the NASTAR Registration form shown under #4
in the PACRAT registration column.
For new racers: Go to
on Register to Race and fill out the online form. If you
have already raced with NASTAR, use your existing record, but
update it with the following info:
= your Pacrat team name
eg.: Avalanche Express, Mixed Nuts,
2) Club team
= "Northwest Ski Club Council"
3) Resort Team
= "PACRAT". Use
the scroll arrow to select "PACRAT"
for the resort team name.
4) Enter your personal password
5) Scroll down and
click on the Register icon.
Your confirmation will pop up,
- NASTAR registration #
to your team captain
- Your NASTAR
password - Keep it to
Print out and save
this page for easier access to your
results on the NASTAR.com website.
NASTAR registration instructions
More details on all of the above. Print out
these instructions to simplify your NASTAR online registration.
Please fill out all the 4 forms
and send them to your team captain.
forms; Print out these instructions to simplify filling
and printing out the PACRAT registration forms.
Team Entry form
Racers fill out one line and send to
Team captains: Please fill out just one form for the
whole team, save it on your computer and email it to our
Liability Release form
This form is needed for the ski areas. Each racer, sign on one
This form is needed for our insurance.. Each racer, sign at the
NASTAR Registration form
This form is used for our internal PACRAT records, while the
online registration is used for NASTAR's records. We need your
signature on this one.
Fill out and give all these forms to your
out and give all these forms to your team captain.
Even if you have never dreamed of being
a racer, give it a try. It's well worth it. It will enhance your
social life, and improve your carving skills! Teams are usually formed
by mid-November, so apply early! See instructions below.
GS Training: Contact: Greg Dilger -
during the winter season, there will be a GS
Training clinic, mostly at Mt. Hood Skibowl and/or Timberline. Meet in
the lodge by 8:30. Cost is only $35 (plus a lift ticket).
to Coach Greg Dilger with of the Mount Hood Adult Ski Racing
Association. The location might change due to weather and snow
conditions. It will
be at Ski Bowl when conditions permit. There is a third coach
available this year to assist.
All racers should contact a team captain,
and sign up for a specific team. See list of team captains below. Fill
out a signup form and a liability release form (see below) and mail it
to your team captain, preferably before our Membership Party in
TYPICAL RACE DAY
Discounted lift tickets for PACRAT racers can be purchased by showing
your racing bib.
8:45 am - Brief team captains' meeting in the day lodge.
9:00 am - Start skiing--Warm up and inspect the course.
10:00 am - Race begins for the first group of racers.
See the starting order that is emailed to all the team captains,
or ask to see a copy at the team captains' meeting in the lodge on the
morning of the race.
3:00 pm - Apres ski party. Locations will be announced
for each race.
Open to non-racers for a
small fee to cover the food and drinks.
PACRAT Owned Timing Equipment
The PACRAT racing league now has their own timing equipment.
Less waiting for unreliable systems that they had no control over.
Below is the wireless timing system PACRATs uses: Phoenix Microgate.
Click on image on right to enlarge it.
How to find out more & join a team
1. Click here to read more about PACRAT
racing. General Description.
- Print it, and post it somewhere, or send it to a friend!
Racing video - See how
it's done, both the races and the aprθs-ski parties.
4. Contact our
Racing director, Racing@mthigh.org or any Team captain to get your name on a team:
Remember, each team can have a maximum of 10 people, preferably of varying abilities, so
if you are a beginner
racer, or have never raced, please don't hesitate to
call us. We need you!
MOUNTAIN HIGH TEAMS
Rules and Guidelines
PACRAT Operations Manual:
All about: Eligibility, Teams, Classification, Scoring, Points
chart, Handicap system, and Categories.
Explanation of how the 7 categories (or classes) are determined,
based on a person's handicap.
Pacrat Scoring System
Summary Definition of terms:
Explanation of terms used in the Race Results
(such as Bonus points, Upstrike, Downstrike, DNS, DNF, etc.)
Dale Parshall explains various racing rules and
procedures, such as what happens if you forget your racing bib, if your
ski falls off, if you miss a gate, or if there is interference on the
Dale Parshall explains how the zero par times (ZPT)
for our race courses are calculated.
Slipping the course:
Diagram showing how to correctly slip the course.
How to pick the best line through the race
Diagram showing what it means to "start your turn
early" and pick a faster line.
Go to the "Race Results" page on
our own club web site.
Click here if you need
Adobe Reader for PDF files.
Any racing pages website
related issues or questions.
Contact our Racing Director,