DYNASTAR MT DOBSON MACKENZIE SKI RACE 2019
This event is being run by the Fairlie Primary School Home and School Committee to:provide an opportunity for Primary School children in the area to have a go at ski racing. finish the successful Fairlie Primary School’s Winter Ski Option by providing skiing at the next level.
DateMonday 2 September 2019 (weather contingency date of Tuesday 3 September)Team Managers will be contacted by text message of any postponement.
Venue and TimeMt Dobson Ski Area, 1274 Fairlie-Tekapo Highway.9-9.30am for registrations and 9.30am warm-up and 10am course inspections.
Race DivisionsBoys/Girls - Years 1-2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6
ContactsFairlie Primary School Office 03 685 8504 or email firstname.lastname@example.orgMt Dobson Ski Area – Mike Smith 027 508 8950
Event FormatGiant Slalom – two timed runs, best run counts. To compete in Giant Slalom, athletes need to be competent on the Pommer (at least high Level 2 ability).
Event FeesEntry Fee $20 per competitor. For athletes requiring a lift pass, these will be issued via Fairlie Primary School at $15 each which will be given to you at the registration desk. Teachers and parent helpers wishing to ski can purchase lift passes for $30 at Mt Dobson Ski Area on the day. Entry fee is 50% refundable if notified by Monday the 26th of August. Later scratchings are non-refundable. The event will not run if there is not a minimum total of 40 entries.
Entry FormEntries are only accepted on the Dynastar Mt Dobson Mackenzie Ski Race 2019 online form, one entry per child and lift pass and entry are to be paid prior to the day of the race to FPS Home & School Bank A/c No 03 1718 0002042 00. Entries close at 5.00 pm on Monday 26th of August 2019.
TeamManagersEach school is to notify Fairlie Primary School of its Team Manager and their mobile phone number. Schools need to have their RAMS form sent in to Fairlie Primary School email@example.com, signed by their school Principal. Team Managers are to manage and encourage the students, this includes awareness of any medical conditions of team members. Please sign in your team and confirm registrations at the registration area on arrival between 9-9.30 am. Competition bibs will be issued, please return these collectively from your team at the end of the day.
HelmetsThe wearing of helmets is compulsory. A cycle helmet is not considered suitable. Mt Dobson Ski Area has approximately 25 helmets on the mountain to hire - $5 for competitors.
You will not be allowed to race if you do not have a helmet.
Course InspectionsPlease meet at the top of the course at 10am for a course inspection - the competitor will study the course by slowly skiing beside the course guided by an instructor. Competitors should be accompanied by a team or race official if possible. There will not be a course inspection for the second run. Skiers seen skiing through or practicing turns parallel to the gates will be disqualified immediately.
Do not ski through the finish gate during course inspection rather ski out through the side of the course !
Race ProcedureStart:Racer must report to the Start Marshal 10 minutes before allocated start time. Pushing off from start post or other aids is forbidden. The racer must start with only the aid of poles. 10 seconds before the start, the starter will give each racer a warning “10 seconds”. After a 5 second pause, the Starter counts down to GO.
Passage Through Gates:If a competitor misses a gate and is aware of this, he/she no longer has a right to pass through further gates. A racer has correctly negotiated a gate if he/she has passed each gate in the correct colour sequence. On the ski course, the competitor must pass between the inside poles of the double gates. If a competitor straddles or misses a gate he/she may go back and pass through the inside pole. A gatekeeper may only respond to a competitor GO or GO BACK. An official may not assist a competitor in anyway, nor can any other person. A gate has been passed correctly when both competitors’ feet have passed across the gate line.
DisqualificationsA disqualification will occur if a competitor uses coarse language during a race; if a skier does not complete the run and if a skier who does not turn up for the start of the first or second run, may be disqualified at the discretion of the Race Director.
Presentation1.30pm Certificates/prizes will be presented on the mountain after the event (if wet or weather is deteriorating, they will be presented at school). There will be something for everyone so make sure you stay for the prizegiving.
ChainsChains are to be carried by ALL vehicles and fitted where specified by the ski field operator.
Mt DobsonCode of ConductStay in control at all times.Know your ability, start easy, be able to stop and avoid other people.People below you have the right of way.The skier or boarder downhill of you has the right of way, also look above before entering a hill.Obey all ski area signage.Signs are there for your safety, keep out of closed areas.Look before you leap.Scope jumps first, ensure the area is clear of others, use a spotter on blind jumps.Stop where you can be seen.When stopping, try to move to the side of the trail and where you can be seen from above.Don’t lose what you use.Equipment must be secured while walking.Stay on scene.If you are involved in, or witness an accident, remain at the scene and identify yourself to Ski Patrol.Respect gets respect.From the lift line to the slopes and through the park.
Mt DobsonCaféThe “Foote Rest” Café has available hot and cold drinks and food, including the famous “Fairlie Bakehouse Pies”. Eftpos and credit cards are accepted.