2018 Western Region U16 ChampionshipsPresented by Alyeska Resort and SkiAK
March 21-25, 2018
SUMMARY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2018
Welcome Breakfast Buffet Banquet, Hotel Alyeska Ballroom
THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2018
Ladies Slalom / Lower Racing Trail
Men’s GS – Waterfall to Bottom
FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2018
Ladies GS – Waterfall to Bottom
Men’s SL – Lower Racing Trail
SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 2018
Ladies & Men’s SG Training – Silvertip Nose to Bottom
Social Gathering @ RTC – 6:30pm (Coaches, Parents, Volunteers)
SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 2018
Ladies & Men’s SG Race – Silvertip Nose to Bottom
There will be a Welcome Breakfast Banquet on Wednesday, March 21 for athletes, coaches and guests. Welcome Breakfast will be held in the Hotel Alyeska Ballroom at 9am. Breakfast will be included for coaches and athletes (as part of their event registration).
There were only a limited number of guest tickets available, and these have unfortunately sold out. Parents may still join us for the presentation and speaker portion of the banquet (arrive at 9am), but there will not be seating or food available for those without a ticket. We’re sorry, but the hotel is only able to accommodate 250 people for breakfast.
If you purchased a ticket, we will have your name on a list at the door. Coaches and athletes will have their tickets waiting for them at the front desk of the hotel when they check-in/arrive.
FOR DIVISIONAL TEAMS:
Alyeska Resort is offering a special group rate (minimum of 10 lift tickets ordered, and ONE form of payment). Divisions should submit their Group Ticket Order form directly to Lauren Dreitzler, ldreitzler@alyeskaresort, (907) 754-2214. All athletes/coaches will need to submit a Release at hotel registration / lift ticket pickup.
Hotel Alyeska guests may pre-purchase lift tickets at a discounted hotel guest rate of $45.00 per adult and add it onto their hotel room reservation. This discount only applies if you booked your reservation directly with Hotel Alyeska (email/website). If you book your reservation using a partner website (Expedia, example), the hotel staff cannot offer this group rate. Lift tickets must be added to the room reservation at least 2 days (48 hours) prior to the first day of arrival in order to qualify for this special rate. Additional lift tickets can be purchased at the Ticket Office window for regular retail value.
We’ve also been told that Costco in Anchorage (near airport) sells Alyeska Ski Resort lift tickets, and would be a savings.
Are you planning to travel to Alaska to watch the event? Awesome! We are so glad you can join us and experience all that Alaska has to offer. Here are a some important details.
GETTING TO ALYESKA: Alyeska Resort is in the small town of Girdwood, Alaska, and approximately a 50 minute drive from the Anchorage Int’l Airport. There are no shuttles or public transportation from the airport to the town of Girdwood. Your best option is to rent a vehicle. Renting a vehicle will also provide you with options for sight-seeing and doing some grocery shopping in Anchorage before heading to Girdwood (where shopping supplies are limited).
SHUTTLE BUS IN GIRDWOOD: There is a free shuttle bus that runs every day. Donations of $1-$2 are HIGHLY encouraged. See the shuttle route and schedule here: https://glaciervalleytransit.com/route-mapschedule/
LODGING: Athletes will be staying at the Hotel Alyeska with their team. Hotel Alyeska is sold-out during our event dates already, unfortunately. But there are many other options to find lodging in Girdwood, Alaska. Try these links:
Bob Eastaugh will photograph – weather permitting. He tries to post at least one photo (and often more) per racer per race and also sends images to local newspapers and SkiRacing with captions.
The photo gallery link: http://www.zenfolio.com/bobeastaughimagery/f590764508
Bob has also set lower prices for all WR U16 photo orders placed before April 5, 2018.
He donates all proceeds to Alyeska Ski Club’s juniors; please do not right-click or screen-shot posted images; that unfairly deprives the juniors of proceeds (and violates copyright laws and devalues the time he spends shooting and editing). To discourage screenshots, posted files have a large watermark that is omitted from purchased files. Very small (phone-size) images are available at low price.
METAL HEAD FISH COMPANY
Alaska Chip Company
Alaska Sausage and Seafood
Digital Media Productions / Adam Holzer
House of Bread
Mad Dog Graphx / Kris Ryan Clark
The Guse Family
The Ice Cream Shop
Top of the World Graphics