[FWM News] Northstar races, March events, Nationals

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Tue Feb 23 18:17:37 PST 2010


Although weather forecasts had predicted weekend snow, the Northstar 
race weekend went off without a hitch. Both days offered a mix of 
overcast, light snow, and sunshine breaks, but overall the racing 
conditions were excellent. The Challenger/FollowMe race hill was in 
outstanding shape, providing a long (minute-plus) course with a mix of 
terrain features to challenge the competitors.

The Northstar race crews put on an excellent event, with the race hill 
well-prepared and maintained each day, and we appreciated the warm 
welcome we received from the Northstar staff. Saturday's post-race 
party featured copious quantities of Mexican food for all, along with 
some great raffle prizes and a chance for everyone to unwind at the end 
of the day.

Complete results and updated season standings are posted on the web 



On a sad note, Georgene Bihlman passed away last week after a long 
struggle with Parkinson's, only 10 days before her 85th birthday on 
Feb. 24. Georgene was a lifelong ski racer and a fierce competitor. In 
addition to her numerous championships and many years as a member of 
the National Masters team, Georgene was inducted into the National Ski 
and Snowboard Hall of Fame in 2002.

More about her life and ski racing accomplishments is posted on the web 


Mammoth SG's

The March competition schedule opens with a 3-day speed weekend at 
Mammoth, with 3 SG's and a Super Combi (1 run each of SG and SL). The 
Friday SG and the first of the two Saturday SG's count in the National 
Speed Series (NSS). Friday morning will include a training run open to 
all competitors prior to the race; participation is strongly encouraged 
to allow all racers an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the 
race venue.

Registration for the races can be done by printing the entry form from 
the web site and sending to Mammoth, or online at alpinereg.com.

Mammoth will also offer SG and SL training on Thursday Mar. 4 for a 
special training fee of $60. SG inspection will be 8:30-9, with SG 
training from 9-11 followed by SL training from 11:30-1pm. Stop by the 
Race Dept. office to sign up.

Event info: 

Bernard Cup and McKinney Cup Races

Continuing with the March schedule, the classic Bernard Cup GS weekend 
will be held at Squaw Valley on Mar. 20-21, followed by the McKinney 
Cup SL/GS event at Mt. Rose on Mar. 27-28.  Squaw has put on great 
races for us this season and Mt. Rose is a perennial favorite, so both 
of these should be fun and challenging race events.

Sun Valley Nationals

The 2010 National Championships will be held Mar. 29-Apr. 2 in Sun 
Valley, ID. The event will open on Monday with a Super-Combined, 
followed by the SG/GS/SL events of the technical nationals.  Sun Valley 
has great race hills, along with history and ambience to satisfy all 
tastes.  All division entries were been submitted to USSA on Feb. 15. 

There are still slots open if you are interested in competing. Visit 
the nationals page on ussamasters.org for more information and links to 
the printable entry form. Late fees of $10/race apply for entries 
received after Feb. 25, so get'em in now!! Contact the Race Secretary 
at nationals at ussamasters.org with questions.

Entry form: http://ussamasters.org/forms/evententry_nc.html
Info and schedule links: http://ussamasters.org/2010/nationals

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