Mark Keiser had a joy for life and the outdoors that was unbounded. When it came to skiing, he wasn’t about “the stuff,” but about the freedom and the rush, the out of body zone right up next to flying that we occasionally get when we are skiing as if in a dream.

Mark and his brother Eric, under the wing of their Dad, Dave, pioneered ski racing in Southern Oregon, traveling every weekend to Mt. Bachelor before Mt. Ashland even existed. The both had very fruitful racing careers. We owe everything to their original vision.

In the late 90’s, Mark’s life was tragically cut short in a work related accident. This weekend we race in his memory.

Don’t worry about your wax, or if you have the latest skis, or the coolest suit, do what Mark did and see if you can fly.

February 25th & 26th, 2017

Giant Slalom on Saturday and Slalom on Sunday

Mt. Ashland Ski Area, Winter Run

 

Online Race Application

 

 

 

Race Data:

GS, SL (two runs each race)

Boys and girls (non scored event)

Start times 10:00 am

Course will be open for inspection at 9:30 am

Seeding by age classification. Youngest to oldest by class.

***All schedules are tentative and subject to snow and/or weather conditions.***

 

Eligibility:

Open to all club and sanctioned racers U8-Masters (ages 6 and up).

*** Helmets required ***

 

Entry Deadline:

Wednesday, February 22th at 5 p.m.

 

Entry Fees:

$20.00 per event, cash, check or credit card. Sign up and pay online or download the PDF Race Application and email a completed scanned copy to:

MARA Race Committee

Email: mtashlandracing@gmail.com

 

Late Entries:

Entries submitted after the posted deadline will be subject to a $10.00 late fee per race. Late fees must be paid at registration in order to participate.

 

Cancellations:

24 hours before race by email (mtashlandracing@gmail.com) or phone (541-708-1523)to MARA Manager Jaci Jones.

 

Race Headquarters:

Mt. Ashland Lodge on the fourth floor.

 

Registration:

Opens at 8:00 am each morning on the fourth floor of the Lodge. Follow the stairs to the top. Liability releases and late fees must be turned in before a bib is issued.

 

Lift Passes:

6 years and under free, 7 to 12 for $24.00, 13 to 69 for $34, 70 and over are free. Coaches of visiting teams shall receive one complimentary ticket for each 8 paid athletes. Registered racers can purchase discounted racer tickets at the ticket counter on the first floor from 8 am to 9 am from Mt. Ashland. (Cash, Check or Credit Cards). ***Prices may change … these prices are a guide.***

 

Volunteers:

Visiting parents are invited to help with the race. A Mt. Ashland ski pass will be provided for race day. If you anticipate being able to help, please contact MARA Manger Jaci Jones.

 

Awards:

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE AN AWARD. Medals for the top 3 of each U8 through Masters classes and ribbons for all other skiers following the completion of the race. Awards ceremony will be held on the fourth floor of the lodge.

Online Race Application