5:00 – 6:00 PM Sign in will be open. You will receive your race number and fill out a mandatory waiver. https://waivermaster.com/sign.html?q=DQASUE33839XCKDHS.
6:20 – 6:30 PM Pre-race briefing. We will do this near the start line, and will go through the race format, the course layout and some basic safety protocol. Please be present for this, so there will be no confusion.
6:30 – 7:30 PM Race begins at 6:30pm. Try to get in as many laps as possible before 7:30. We will have a final lap cut off at 7:29:29. Suffering = Joy.
8:00 PM We will have a post race meal at the Lodge. A $10 food voucher for the Lone Pine Restaurant will be provided to each racer, for a post race food. Drinks are available for purchase.
8:30 PM Draw Prizes
About the Race(s)
The Citizen Race Series is made up of four, 60 minute races, taking place at Mt. Norquay Ski Resort. The winner of each race will be the person with the most vertical at the end of 60 minutes. Racers will use alpine touring equipment, telemark, or split boards to climb uphill and ski down. Skins are used for climbing and removed for the downhill. The course will have a short boot pack section where racers must attach their skis to their backpack and hike uphill. After the 60 minutes, we stop the race and count up all the laps, afterwards meeting in the lounge for food and prizes.
The first race will be on the evening of Saturday, January 15th. Following races will be on February 5th, February 26th and March 12th.
There will be standings and prizing for the full series. Overall series leaders will receive awards after the final race in April.
The course will be made to be approachable for beginners, with the skin track (incorporating a few kick turns) on the side of one of the ski runs, and the descent on an easy blue groomer. Each lap will be around 125-135 meters.
Timing will be done the old fashioned way – by us, with our reliable and honest hands.
The name of the game is getting people out to push themselves and have fun; Whilst also building community and bringing people to the sport of skimo.
Registration will be $25 for each individual.
COVID-19 IMPORTANT NOTICE:
Mt. Norquay Ski Resort has implemented the Restriction Exemption Program (REP) which requires your proof of vaccination or a negative test. As such, you must show us either your proof of vaccination or a negative rapid test result within 72 hours.
If you do not have your QR code you can download it here https://covidrecords.alberta.ca/home.
Valid proof of vaccination• Alberta vaccine record with QR Code (paper or digital) is now the only valid Alberta-issued proof of vaccination accepted by operators participating in REP.• Other accepted forms of proof of vaccination include:• Other provincial vaccine records with QR codes• First Nation vaccine records• Canadian Armed Forces vaccine records with QR codes• U.S. Military proof of vaccination and ID card• Out-of-country vaccine records• Personal identification that matches the vaccine record is also required for all adults 18 and over.
Valid proof of negative test • The test result should be a written or printed copy that indicates the individual has tested negative for COVID-19 on a Health Canada approved rapid antigen, rapid PCR, or lab based PCR test approved by Health Canada or the lab accreditation body of jurisdiction.• Valid test results should be a written or printed copy that clearly outlines the type of test, time of sample collection, clear indication of a negative result, and laboratory that completed the test, if applicable.• Photos of a rapid test or result taken off-site is not sufficient.• A self-test completed offsite or self-produced documentation of a negative test result is not valid.• Do not bring completed self-tests or rapid tests to businesses due to communicable disease risk.• Personal identification that matches the test result is also required for all adults 18 and over.
Skis: Touring Skis, Telemark Skis or Spilt Boards. Metal edges required. Skins required for going uphill. XC skis are not allowed.
Helmet: Ski, Bike, or Climbing helmet mandatory
Pack: You need a backpack that you can attach your skis to for the short bootpack section each lap. Carrying skis in your hands will not be allowed.
Food/Water: There are no aid stations so you need to bring your own.
Clothing: This is Canada, it can be cold! Bring layers that you can quickly take off and put on to stay warm.
Head Lamp: The transition area at the top has poor lighting. A head lamp is recommended but not required.
*Avalanche Gear is not required for this race