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February 24, 2023

Welcome to Black Mountain of Maine. Helping us with a few simple expectations prior to your event, while at the area, and on the mountain will help us conduct a great competitive event and make your stay at Black Mountain of Maine more enjoyable for you and everyone at the mountain.

Host: Black Mountain of Maine

Event: Giant Slalom & Slalom

Start Time: 0900hrs (9:00am)

Event order: Girls’ Giant Slalom Run 1 (9:00am)

Boys’ Giant Slalom Run 1

Girls’ Giant Slalom Run 2

Boys’ Giant Slalom Run 2

Girls’ Slalom Run 1 (TBA at the conclusion of the GS )

Boys’ Slalom Run 1

Girls’ Slalom Run 2

Boys’ Slalom Run 2


The following members of the jury, who are members of the Organizing Committee, are responsible for technical matters within the closed competition areas:

Technical Delegate: TBD

Referees (2): Selected by the Technical Delegate

Chief of Race: Roger Arsenault

Chief of Course: Jeff Farnum

Course Setters:

Course Setter Giant Slalom: Seth Fournier

Course Setter Slalom: Mark Cyr


0700-0800hrs Registration – Near Fire Place at top of the stairs

0730hrs (7:30am) Team Captains Meeting (Competition Center). Athletes must be represented to compete. Athlete roll call will be taken.

0800hrs (8:00am) Race workers check-in and meeting (Competition Center)

0800hrs (8:00am) GS – 1st run Inspection (by sliding in and out to inspect the line unless otherwise directed – no side slipping)

0850hrs (8:50am) Inspection closed (race hill closed from start down)

0855hrs (8:55am) Forerunners

0900hrs (9:00am) Girls’ GS 1st run

Boys’ GS 1st run follows immediately

Slalom Inspection/Start time To be announce at the conclusion of the GS.

Team Captain’s Meeting (0730hrs)

Each athlete must have a coach representative in attendance and signed in at the Team Captain’s Meeting. The Team Captain’s Meeting will be held in the Competition Center.

Race Workers Meeting (0800hrs)

In order to make this a successful competition each school represented is asked to provide a race worker to assist the race organizer -A gate keeper, course worker, etc. These people will meet in the Competition Center at 8:00am for assignments and organizational information. Race volunteers will receive a complimentary ticket for a day of skiing at Black Mountain of Maine and a lunch provided at the Competition Center

Special Slalom Event Rules:

The slalom course will be set immediately following the conclusion of the giant slalom. The official inspection and start time will be announced at the finish area at the conclusion of the giant slalom.

Athletes should be prepared to follow the course setter down at a reasonable distance behind to expedite the inspection and assure a timely start for the slalom.

The slaloms will be single pole slaloms per FIS rules (2009-’10). The first and last gates will have turning as well as “outside” poles. Combinations, hairpins, verticals, and blind gates will have “outside” poles. In the case of a missed gate or straddle, the skier must circle the missed gate 360 degrees.


Inspection for both giant slalom and slalom is by sliding in and out from outside the line only. Absolutely no side slipping the course or race line unless otherwise directed by the race organizer.

Race bibs

Athletes must have their bibs visible at all times when on the mountain. This includes inspection time.

Race Fees

Cost/racer, $45.00. All athletes and coaches must have a lift ticket. Lift tickets will be given at registration, at the Team Captain’s Meeting, and at the race workers meeting. Each school represented will receive a comp ticket for their coach and a comp ticket each for the persons the school brings to assist the race organizer. Each athlete must have a signed released form on file in the ticket office.

Parents’ Lift Tickets

Parents may purchase a lift ticket for $45.00.


Athletes will ride the Triple Chair for all events.

NO Skiing on the race hill at any time

There is to be no athlete skiing on the race course at any time. Skiing on the race course between the race start and the bottom of the hill will be limited to coaches, and course crew. Racers who are DNF’s should sideslip along the side of the trail until they arrive at an exit point.

Warm-up area(s)

Coaches can set a warm-up course on Upper Rapid. Coaches should work together and set one common warm-up course. This can be organized at the Team Captain’s meeting. Coaches are responsible for safety on the warm-up hill. All other trails are closed for training warm-up courses.

Ski Pole Baskets

Athletes must have serviceable baskets on their ski poles.

Official Notice Board

There will be an Official Notice Board on the east side of the timing building.


Protests against a disqualification must be in writing within 15 minutes following the posting of DSQ’s on the Official Score Board. A protest must be accompanied by $35.00 deposit which will be returned if the protest is upheld; otherwise it goes into the account of the race organizer.

Hill Clean-up

Before awards, athletes and coaches are asked pitch in taking down and rolling a section of “BNet.” “B-Net should then be skied down to the timing building.

Team announcement: (Near the T-Bar)

The top twelve individual boys and girls will be announced as soon as the hill has been cleared of all gates and “B-Net.”

Your consideration will be appreciated:

Coaches and athletes are reminded that there is no cutting-in on lift lines.

“SLOW” signs mean just that, SLOW! Please make sure athletes adhere to all signage on the mountain.

Unattended skis in the base area should be stowed in ski racks and not left on the snow where they may be a nuisance/hazard for the tourists.

We ask that athletes store their bags and packs in the lodge or race room out of the main flow of traffic. Please do not leave skis, poles, bags, water bottles, etc., around the lift area.

We ask that the utmost consideration be given in extending courtesy to the guests and staff of Black Mountain of Maine.

We hope you have fun and wish you the best of luck.

Thank you Volunteers