Last Updated: April 12
Northwest Area Clubs Recreational Alpine
MT HIGH IS A CLUB THAT PARTICIPATES IN PACRAT RACING!
It’s about having fun in the snow, improving your skills, and enjoying
the company of 9 team-mates. You ski with them, race with them, and party
with them at the end of the day!
PACRAT teams consist of 10 members. They can be any mix of
skiers, snowboarders, male, or female. If you start a season as a
snowboarder, you should race all season as a snowboarder. No switching in
the middle of the season is allowed. For best team results, a mix of
beginners, intermediates and advanced racers is best. Each will then compete
in their own category. We’ll find you a spot on a team. Talk to your club’s
Racing Director, or contact an individual team captain.
races are organized each winter season. Points are awarded at each
race, both individually and for team standings.
3. Racers receive a substantial
discounted lift ticket
the day of the race MUST present your PACRAT bib to receive the
4. Every racer receives a bib number
at the beginning of the season. This is your permanent ID for the season.
Keep it in a pocket. Always bring it on race day. It is your ID at the party
5. Everyone is supposed to take two
runs: one on the blue course, one on the red. We are expected to race as a
team, i.e. we should all show up at the starting gate at the same time.
Start times will be sent out to team captains prior to each race and are
usually posted on out
RACING EVENTS pages.
6. After the first run, there is
usually plenty of time for some free skiing and/or a lunch break before the
start of the second run.
7. There is a party after most races,
usually starting around 3:00 or 3:30pm. There are free drinks, food, door
prizes, announcements of race results, etc. Come early if you want a
place to sit! It can get a bit crowded. For the door prizes, you
have to be present to win. Guests are welcome to the party, for a small fee
for the food and drinks, but guests do not qualify for door prizes.
8. Racers are grouped by ability into
7 groups for women, 7 groups for men, from beginners to experts. Your time
in the first race will determine which group you will be placed in. If you
significantly exceed your group's handicap range even once, you will be
bumped up into a higher group for the next race. It takes two below par
results to trigger a bumping down into a lower group. You can track your
individual progress by observing your handicap from race to race.
9. As a team, points are generated as
follows: Every racer gets 1 point for starting in a race.
Placement points are awarded to the top finishers in each group. Ten points
for first place in any category. Additional three bonus points are awarded
for improving your handicap from race to race.
10. Only your best run counts.
You are not disqualified if you fall or miss a gate in one of your runs, as
long as you successfully complete the other run.
JUST LET US KNOW, AND WE’LL PUT YOU ON A TEAM!
GOOD LUCK ! AND HAVE FUN!
Before every race, check our
RACING EVENTS page for the latest
Go back to main Racing page.
HOW TO JOIN A TEAM
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! Please try to join by mid-November,
when most of the teams are formed. Our annual Membership Party in November
is usually the last chance to sign up for a team. But, try to contact us
before that. Here's how to proceed:
Contact our racing director or a team captain to get your name on a
* Bruce Kuper Racing Director
Full list of current Mt. High teams.
The president and director of results for PACRAT racing league:
* Greg Dilger,
Parshall, Director of results,
Go back to main Racing page.
Any racing pages website
related issues or questions.
Contact our Racing Director,
APRIL 18 -
2014 RAT ATTACK
Location: Oaks Park Dance Pavilion
(parking is free) 7805 SE Oaks Park Way, Portland, OR 97202 (Map)
Theme: The Great Ratsby
Doors Open: 6:30pm
Cost: Racers are Free - Guests $25
SPECIAL TREAT FOR 2014: FREE
BEER AND WINE - Two drink tickets for each PACRAT Racer and
Guest. We will have THREE kegs of beer; one keg from Awesome
Ales and two kegs from Lagunitas! One Lagunitas keg will be the
IPA and the second will be something lighter.
Social Hour: 6:30 - 7:30 with
Appetizers (Artisan Cheese selections and stuffed mushrooms with
Salami & Spicy Cream Cheese
No Host Bar: Serving beer and wine
only (soft drinks and coffee will also be available)
Dinner served at 7:30 with the following yummy menu:
& Thyme Roast Beef and Fettuccine Alfredo and Garlic Chicken
(Chicken will be available to add to the fettuccine)
Salad with Italian Herb Croutons and Steamed Broccoli with Olive
Oil and HerbsBread: Garlic Cheese Bread Sticks.
Coach Greg & Co. will be handing out awards, including team
winners, King and Queen Rat, and all the other fun that goes
along with it!
COSTUME CONTEST! It's time to channel your
inner Gatsby (or Dillinger, or gun moll, or whatever...). We'll
be judging the costumes after the awards!
See you this Friday, April 18th!