Popular Ski and Snowboard race series at Powderhorn

Powderhorn Mountain Resort is offering a chance for all you frustrated Lindsay Vonn fans out there to vent some steam.

While the United States’ best female skier (and you can argue the best skier yet) continues her recovery from the flu, you can fulfill your dream of one day standing on the ski-racing podium through the Home Loan Business League Ski & Snowboard race series at Powderhorn starting Jan. 23.

That doesn’t leave you much time to find six other skiers/riders to punish those gates with you in the four-race series, but the effort is worth it.

The grand champion team wins a Powderhorn corporate season pass for the 2013–14 season.

“We wanted to bring back this series because we know how popular it was,” Powderhorn General Manager Daren Cole said. “It’s a neat way to develop camaraderie. Plus, it’s simply great fun.”

Rules are simple: Seven members per team (mixed gender teams), best five times count, lowest combined overall score wins grand prize.

And it doesn’t really have to be co-workers, Powderhorn spokeswoman Gabriella Michna said.

“It’s what works best, so you can have all co-workers or anyone who’s a snowsport enthusiast,” Michna said. “Teams can switch members each race, if it’s needed.”

Races are timed on a preset course. Individual times are kept, but overall scoring is per team.

The series is set for Jan. 23, 
Feb. 13, March 13 and March 27. Prizes (other than the corporate pass) will be awarded at each race.

Cost is $200 per team and does not include the daily lift tickets.

Register your team at 268-5700, ext. 2080. Find more information at http://www.powderhorn.com.

Speaking of racing, the much-heralded winter storm that caused sporting events to be canceled and sent winter travelers racing home early Friday mostly fizzled out in the high country.

Instead of the two to four feet expected in some areas, Winter Park and Wolf Creek ski resorts led the state’s snow report Saturday morning with six inches of new snow, and Powderhorn reported four inches of new.

Elsewhere, amounts ranged from three inches to none.

“Our mountain’s in great shape,” Cole said.

The resort’s 36-inch midway base ties with Steamboat and trails only Winter Park (39), Silverton (40) and Wolf Creek (46 inches) for the most snow in the state.


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