Powderhorn Mountain Resort hosts Business League racing
WHAT: Home Loan State Bank Business League
WHEN: Every other Friday until March 6
WHERE: Powderhorn Mountain Resort
COST: $320 per team
Tired of taking runs at Powderhorn Mountain Resort all by your lonesome? Find yourself racing friends or family? Get a team together and race with Powderhorn’s Home Loan State Bank Business League.
For the third year in a row, teams of five to 15 co-workers and friends have competed for fun and a chance to win a corporate pass for the 2015-2016 season.
“It’s a fun event for people to come out and ski, and have a little competitive spirit, too,” said Stephanie Reynolds, ski and ride manager.
Robin Brown, team leader of West Slope Betties (Business League’s first all-women team), encourages more businesses to get involved.
“There are tons of skiers and snowboarders … all over the valley and it would be fun to have more teams,” she said. “Plus, the networking is awesome. There are business leaders from all over the valley in the league… It’s a great group of people to join for a day of skiing and beer.”
Races are set for Friday, Jan. 23, Feb. 6, Feb. 27, and March 6, and they are held from 1-3 p.m. The first race was on Friday, Jan. 16. Currently, Team Colorado Mesa University is on top, Hilltop is in second place, and Canyon Winds is placed third.
The cost for each team in the series is $320, which does not include the lift ticket or rental equipment. Individual costs vary, depending on business and individual contributions.
Competitors head down Wonderbump on the east side of Powderhorn; although it’s a dual-slalom course, each individual is racing against the clock for the best time. The top five men and women win prizes. An award ceremony is held at 4 p.m. on the Sunset Grille Deck. Spectators are encouraged.
Racing experience is not necessary, Reynolds said, and any discipline (ski, telemark, or snowboard) can participate.
“It’s a fun thing to do on a Friday afternoon,” she added.
WOMEN-ONLY TEAM ADDS FUN
There are currently seven groups racing including Colorado Mesa University, Hilltop, Community Hospital and West Slope Betties
According to Brown, she founded West Slope Betties to encourage women to race and become involved. The team currently has 15 members.
“Women’s groups are just plain fun,” Brown explained.
If interested in joining a team, individuals can contact a business directly or contact Reynolds at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, visit http://www.powderhorn.com.
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