2018 Western Region U16 Championships

Presented by Alyeska Resort and SkiAK

March 21-25, 2018

SUMMARY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Detailed Schedule of Events [PDF]

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2018
Welcome Breakfast Buffet Banquet, Hotel Alyeska Ballroom
SkillsQuest

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

Detailed Schedule of Events [PDF]

AWARDS

Awards will be held daily at the finish venue near the base of the Chair 4, following the events. Overall Awards will be held on the final day of the series, following that day’s individual awards.

BREAKFAST BANQUET

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.

LIFT TICKETS

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.

FOR SPECTATORS:

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.

SPECTATORS / PARENTS

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:

VOLUNTEER

There are inside, as well as outside volunteer positions. Race experience is not a necessary requirement for volunteering. We will be happy to teach you what you need to know.  Full Day Race positions typically start at 9:30 or 10:00 and end 30 minutes after the last run. There will be a short break between the first and second runs and lunch is provided. If you’re able to help out please click on the link below and select the days and jobs you can volunteer. When you hit the submit and sign-up button on the bottom of the page it will ask you to log in or join.   You will be sent a reminder two (2) days before your volunteer day. If you need to change the day or job, log back into your account and select change your sign up. If you’re unsure about what position you would like to fill or you would like to shadow a particular position for learning purposes, sign up for General Help.

SKI RACE PHOTOS

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.

U.S. Ski and Snowboard - Alaska Division

Sponsors

Alyeska Resort - Sponsor of U16 WR Championships

SkiAK - Sponsor of U16 WR Championships

DuClos - Sponsor of U16 WR Championships

METAL HEAD FISH COMPANY

In-kind Donors

 Alaska Chip Company
Alaska Sausage and Seafood
AMH
Bake Shop
Coast Pizza
Digital Media Productions / Adam Holzer
House of Bread
Java Haus
Kaladi Brothers
Mad Dog Graphx / Kris Ryan Clark
REI
Spoons Catering
The Guse Family
The Ice Cream Shop
Top of the World Graphics