Ski and Racing InformationUse of Ski Lifts
Your Celebrity Ski package includes a Beaver Creek lift pass good for up to three days between March 3rd and 6th. Please be sure to sign the skier responsibility release form that will be available to you when you check in. Everyone who holds and uses the lift pass at Beaver Creek acknowledges that skiing can be hazardous and assumes responsibility to ski under control at all times. Be aware that natural and man-made obstacles may exist. Weather and snow conditions can change, and snow making or grooming may be in progress while skiing. Any misconduct or nuisance will result in revocation of the lift pass.
Racing will take place in the beautiful Hay Meadow Race Area.
The bibs you will need for the races will be distributed at registration. Please wear it during Race Clinics and all Qualifying Races. You’ll need your race bib again for the Team Races on Saturday morning.
Exciting News for 2017
This year, we will be joined by two Olympians - Phil and Steve Mahre!Free Race Clinics
Here’s a great chance to pick up some tips on running gates from skiing champions Phil and Steve Mahre. They’ll give you pointers on how to shave a second or two off your race time. Remember, clinics start at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday at the Hay Meadow Race Area.About Phil Mahre
- 1984 Gold Medalist in Slalom Sarajevo Olympics
- 1980 Silver Medalist in Slalom Lake Placid Olympics
- 1980 Combined World Champion Lake Placid
- Three time Overall World Cup Champion
1981, 82, 83
- 7 Discipline titles (2 GS, 1 SL, 4 Combined)
- 27 World Cup wins, 69 podiums
About Steve Mahre
- 1984 Silver Medalist in Slalom at Sarajevo Olympics
- 1982 World Champion - Giant Slalom
- 9 World Cup wins; 21 World Cup podiums
- 5 time National Champion (4 slalom; 1 Giant Slalom)
- 3rd overall in World Cup Standings in 1982
- 4th, 6th and 10th in overall World Cup Standings in other years
Steve was named to the US Ski team at the age of 16. He competed at the world level for 10 years. He lives in Yakima, WA. He currently runs the Mahre Training Centers ski camps with his brother, Phil. They also do corporate outings and motivational speaking. In his off time he enjoys water skiing, racing cars, riding his dirt bike and other projects including building his own house.
You must participate in the Qualifying Race during your designated time slot Saturday at the Hay Meadow Race Area. The course will be open between 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. You will only be allowed one ski run. You will ski on either the red course or the blue course.
All Bibs #101-225 :: 11:00 a.m. - 12 noon
All Celebrities and Bibs #1-100 :: 12 noon - 12:30 p.m.
All Bibs #226-350 :: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
If you miss your ski run, you will have a second chance to race between 2:00 and 2:30 p.m. Your qualifying run will be timed by members of the Beaver Creek Resort Race Services. This time will then be used to compute your handicap factor and team assignment. It’s important to wear your race bib in the Qualifying Race. The course will remain open for practice runs after the Qualifying Races.
The Beaver Creek pacesetter has a handicap set by skiing against NASTAR’s national pacesetter. “Par Time” is the theoretical time a national pacesetter would have run, had they actually raced the Celebrity Ski course. “Par Time” is determined by dividing the pacesetter’s time by his or her handicap. Beaver Creek Resort Race Services will establish this “Par Time” by running both courses. When you run it, your time is divided by this time to determine your personal handicap.
To assign you to a team for Sunday’s Celebrity Ski race, you must have received a handicap on Saturday. Celebrity Captains or Co-captains are pre-selected and the rest of the team is assigned by computer to achieve a balanced and competitive field. Team assignments will be announced at the International Buffet Banquet on Saturday night.
Celebrity Ski Team Races
The Celebrity Ski Team Race is a single-run, dual giant slalom event, handicapped similarly to the NASTAR format. Because of its single-run nature, scores are adjusted to account for differences between the red and blue courses. The Celebrity Ski Team Race will take place at the Hay Meadow Race Area. It starts promptly at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday.
Team and Individual Photos
All winning teams will receive a team plaque with a photo of their Celebrity Team. Your team and individual photos will be taken before your team races at the top of the race course, in front of the large AA balloon. Complimentary prints of your photos will be available for pick-up outside the ballroom on Sunday evening.