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Papa Bear GS Races January 30th

By McCall Winter Sports Club, 01/25/22, 2:45PM MST


Can you outrun Papa Bear on the Giant Slalom Course?

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 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!!!