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
Training: Contact: Greg
Each Friday 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).
Please RSVP 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
and sign up for a specific team. Each team
consists of 10 racers.
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
See the starting order that is emailed to all the
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
PACRAT Owned Timing Equipment
The PACRAT racing league has their own timing
Less waiting for unreliable systems that they had no
Below is the wireless timing system PACRATs uses:
image on right to enlarge it.
How to find out
more & join a team
1. Click here to read
more about PACRAT racing. General
flyer - 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.
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 even
if you are a beginner racer, or have never
raced, please don't hesitate to call us. We need
PACRAT Bylaws: PDF
All about: Eligibility, Teams, Classification,
Scoring, Points chart, Handicap system, and
Explanation of how the 7 categories (or classes)
are determined, based on a person's handicap.
Pacrat Scoring System
Definition of terms:
Explanation of terms used in
the Race Results (such as Bonus points,
Upstrike, Downstrike, DNS, DNF, etc.)
Timing and Rules: PDF
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 course.
Dale Parshall explains how
the zero par times (ZPT) for our race courses
Diagram showing how to
correctly slip the course.
How to pick the best line
through the race course. Web page
Diagram showing what it
means to "start your turn early" and pick a
Go to the "Race
Results" page on our own club web site.
How to Read the Race Results
earns one point just for successfully running the
course at least once. You earn 10 points for a
first place in your category. 9 points for second
place. 8 points for third place. The
scale is adjusted depending on how many are in a
BONUS POINTS: You
get 3 bonus points every time you improve on your
own best previous result, that is when you improve
your best previous handicap.
CATEGORIES: There are 7 categories for
men, and 7 for women. The result of your first
race determines which category you will be in.
After that, when you improve to the point that your
result lands in a higher category, you will be moved
up into the higher category for the following
race. But it takes 2 below par results before
you would be moved back down into a lower category.
UP-STRIKE: A letter "U" next to
your name indicates that you have exceeded the
results typical for your own category. Receiving
even a single up-strike means you will be moved up
to the next category.
DOWN-STRIKE: A letter "D" next to
your name indicates a down-strike. Your result
fell short of what is typical for your
category. If you receive 2 down-strikes (in 2
consecutive races), you will be moved to a lower
category for the following race.
HANDICAP: This number shows how you
compare to the fastest theoretically possible time
(the time a top World Cup racer would get) on any
particular race course. If your handicap for a race
is 10, then your time is 10 percent slower than the
theoretical fastest possible time. Pace-setters with
known handicaps are used to determine the
theoretically fastest possible time.
DNS: "Did Not Start" - if you do not
start in a race. No points are earned.
DNF: "Did Not Finish" - like if
you fall and do not go through all the gates. A
single point is still earned if you record a DNF and
no time on a second run.
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