Affiliated Organizations
Raleigh Ski and Outing Club is a charter member of the Crescent Ski Council and the National Ski Council Federation. By being a member of RSOC you are automatically a member of these organizations.
Crescent Ski Council
National Ski Council Federation
Umstead Coalition

 

 

 

 

SNOW SKI & SNOWBOARD

 

SKI RACING SEASON 2017-2018

 

Racer, Brandon Wilson, running the gates

RACE TEAM 2017-2018

Racing provides a great way to improve your skills while having fun with your friends on the slopes. Every season RSOC competes against twenty other ski clubs in the Crescent Ski Council’s Southeastern regional racing program. Last year, RSOC’s race team took second place overall, and we hope to have another great season this year. For those who have an interest in racing, alpine, telemark, or snowboarding, now’s your chance to join. Sign-ups started in October and continue throughout the season.

All RSOC members are eligible for the team; there are no age restrictions. The youngest Crescent racer is four years old, and the oldest is over 70! Many on the program have been racing for over twenty years, and are likely to remind you of that; but, the majority of the racers are recreational skiers looking to challenge themselves on the local mountains. Competition is structured such that even first-time racers collect prizes, as all racers are grouped according to ability.

The race season starts in December and consists of five weekend races in North Carolina, split between Appalachian, Beech, Canaan Valley and Sugar, with the finals held in March at Silver Creek, West Virginia. There is no requirement to attend all the races, so you can race as many, or as few as you like. Each weekend’s multi-discipline race format consists of two runs of slalom on Saturday followed by two runs of giant slalom on Sunday. Prizes are given out each day.

Race team benefits include discounts on lodging, lifts, equipment, performance tune-ups and repairs, access to professional coaching, and an excuse to wear spandex outside in the winter. Does it get much better than that?

The race schedule is shown below. For more information, contact John Christensen by email (rsocracing@gmail.com) or phone (919) 412-3681. See you on the slopes.

SUGAR MOUNTAIN RACE 1/6 & 7/2018

Even with the dire forecast, this was one of the best attended races that we have had in a while. The sun was out, not a cloud in the sky, and the brutally cold weather kept the crowds down this weekend at Sugar.

 

There were about 200 racers registered each day, Raleigh sent 19. Here are the podium winners:

 

Sat – Slalom

Flight     Racer                                  Place

4              John Christensen             1st

4              Jenna Christensen            3rd

6              Wendy Christensen           2nd

6              Ron Scott                       3rd

8              Colin Burts                      2nd

17            Andrew Wilson                 1st

19            John Mezzullo                  3rd

 

Sun – Giant Slalom          

Flight     Racer                                 Place

4            Jenna Christensen             3rd

6            Ron Scott                        2nd

8            Colin Burts                       1st

9            Nikolas Jauch                   1st

9            Sarah Grosser                  2nd

12           Elena Ryzhikova               3rd

17           Andrew Wilson                 1st

19           John Mezzullo                  2nd

 

 

Qualifiers

Congratulations to the newest member of our race team, Eleanor Muzzello, who qualified on Sunday with a 133.1.

 

Team Points

RSOC tied for 2nd on Saturday, came in 1st on Sunday, and is currently in 2nd place for the season, just one point behind Greensboro.

 

Looking Ahead

The next race is at Canaan Valley, 1/27/18. Registration ends on Monday evening, 1/22/18, at 7:00 pm. If you know you plan to race you are welcome to let me know early.

 

I’ll send out registration and lodging information later this week for the Crescent Cup race at Silver Creek on 3/10/18. Any racer that has completed a run on two different days at a Crescent race is eligible to register for the race. Non-racers are welcome to join the trip as well.   

 

Thanks again to everybody that came out and braved the cold.

 

Crescent Ski Council Race Series Sponsors 

Support the Race Series Sponsors

 

2017 Steamboat Race Camp Forms

 

2017 Steamboat Application

2017 Steamboat Information Sheet 

 

 

DEC. 2-9, 2017 CSC Racing’s 34th RACE CAMP @ STEAMBOAT-START PLANNING NOW AND CALL SARA OR GO ON-LINE AT S.A.T. TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE!

Ron Scott

CSC Race Director

H 919/362-5689

Rscott013nc.rr.com

 


                                                                   

  

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