McCall Winter Sports Club's annual Papa Bear GS Races will return to Brundage Mountain Resort this Sunday, January 30th.
These recreational races are open to skiers 6-14 years of age. Whether affiliated with a ski team or not; athletes are invited to participate in this two-run race on Griz and Badger trails accessible via Bear Chair at Brundage Mountain.
Last year’s Papa Bear Races; hosted at Little Ski Hill; had 52 racers participate. Two years ago in 2020, 62 racers participated at Brundage Mountain. MWSC hopes that more youth skiers will join on Sunday, January 30th.
The top 5 girls and top 5 boys in each age division will be awarded a medal. Combined times will determine results. Awards ceremony will be held at the Brundage Mountain base area, outside the Ticket Windows, and following the races.
Racer check-in and bib pick-up will begin at 9AM outside MWSC’s Alpine Racing Center(ARC). Race course will be open for inspection at 10AM. Races will start at 10:30AM.
Registration cost is $30 and open through January 29 at https://www.mwsc.club/pbgs. Discounted lift tickets for racers ($30-$35) are available for pre-purchase with registration. Brundage Mountain is extending a 20% discount to parents at the ticket window. Otherwise the race course is viewable from the bottom of Bluebird Chair. Spectators and cowbells are encouraged!!!