Town Series is six consecutive weeks of racing, with racers competing on teams or as individuals. Teams must be coed, and can consist of any mix of 4-6 alpine skiers, tele skiers, and snowboarders. Races take place on Bobcat (a beginner run), and the course layout, which changes each week, is typically a giant slalom course with 12-18 gates. It is always designed with the novice in mind, and is a very low-intimidation atmosphere with absolutely no racing experience required. All racers run the gates twice each Friday, and the day’s racing is capped off with a party and awards ceremony at 6 p.m.
Specific dates for the 2018/19 winter season are currently TBD, please stay tuned for updates. Last year, Town Series began on Friday, January 12th and continued on every Friday until February 16th.
The goal is to have the fastest time through the course. The best of your two runs in the first week is the qualifier, after which you are placed into one of several categories based on gender, equipment (ski, snowboard, or telemark), and time. Racers compete against others within their category, but also compete as a team. Each week, the 4 racers on each team with the fastest times within their categories are awarded points, and these points are used to calculate the team’s points for that week.
Throughout the racing season we track the times of all skiers, snowboarders, and telemarkers within each category. These times form the cumulative points for each team, the cumulative time for each team, and for fun (not for points), are compared to the times of all racers.
You bet there are! Town Series has a loyal following of racers and sponsors, so we’re able to give out great prizes every week. And prizes don’t just go to the fastest racers – there are a variety of ways to walk away with something, including the 5th for 5th prize, where one racer who places 5th in their category, takes home a 5th of Jim Beam.
Show here are our 2017 & 2018 winning teams! Here they are showing off their awards and podium spots.
Stay tuned for more information and rates as they become available.
All team’s need to have at least one male or one female racer.
Waivers will need to be signed by all racers at the starting line on the first day
Shoutout to our amazing sponsors for supporting our league in 2018, we couldn’t have done it without you! Special thanks to Big Sky Brewing who provided a pint of beer to each team every Friday post race time.