This page contains a Flash digital edition of a book.

PACRATS Adult Ski Racing is Back at MAC M

any will recall a day when MAC Members took part in team ski

racing with PACRATS on Mt. Hood. After a hiatus, MAC made a big comeback last season with its team, MAC-Tacular. The club successfully fielded a team of 10 and had a great time encouraging each other and tickling the inner competitive spirit. The team was composed of mostly moms and dads of the MAC youth racing program. Kerry Scroggins seemed to find victory each time she stepped on the course. Ken Park led the way most weekends with consistently fast times and generous contributions of super-fast flouro wax. There were plenty of other micro competitions taking place each run, given the dual-course format. The season consisted of five races held during a 10-week period (every other Sunday). MAC-Tacular raced at all three resorts on Mount Hood, and the team is eyeballing regional races in the years to come. The goal this year is to field at least two 10-person PACRAT teams from MAC. For more than 25 years, PACRAT Racing (Pacific Northwest Area Clubs Recreational Alpine Teams) has offered adult ski club members from the various Portland area ski clubs an exciting and fun opportunity to participate in recreational alpine racing on Mount Hood. The race is a NASTAR format on a dual course. The courses are set up so beginners can easily race and at the same time provide a challenging run for advanced skiers. PACRAT is affiliated with NASTAR and each racer is awarded NASTAR points.

Each racer is handicapped after the first race and placed into one of the seven skill levels ranging from novice to elite based on their individual time after completing the course. Throughout the season, each racer strives to better his or her time against other racers in their skill category (And bragging rights within the respec- tive team). It is to a team’s benefit to have a wide variety of skiing levels represented. Generally newer racers, rather than elite racers, make more points for their team,

The 2010 MAC PACRAT ski team competes at Mt. Hood Meadows.

as their improvement is more rapid, their handicap improves more rapidly, and therefore more points are earned each race. At the end of the season, the teams are ranked by total points and the top team receives an award. To join a MAC PACRAT team, the only requirements are to be 21, to be a MAC member, and to pay a fee of $215. The ability to hoist a few beers following the race and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow MAC members is an optional requirement. The fee includes:

• A race bib, five races at two ski areas on Mount Hood (Mt. Hood Meadows and Mt. Hood Ski Bowl – discounted race day lift tickets are available), and après ski parties with door prizes and refreshments. • A MAC ski coach to provide race and skiing tips and assistance.

• Four training days at Mt. Hood Meadows covering basic race skills and ski instruction.

Race Schedule

Jan. 8 - Mt. Hood Meadows Jan. 29 - Mt. Hood Ski Bowl Feb. 12 - Mt. Hood Meadows March 11 - Mt. Hood Ski Bowl March 25 – Mt. Hood Meadows To learn more about the program, please contact member coach/racer Ben McKinley at bmckinley@cascadewebdev. com. With a little more training and a growing cheering section, the team is poised for a great fun in the seasons to come. WM

vacation home

Whether you are updating your home in Portland or you are building a vacation home on the oregon coast, Cornerstone is your choice for timely, cost effective , quality remodeling.

With an average whole home remodel lasting less than two months, we can create the home you always wanted while you are away on vacation or we can get your vacation home just right in time for you to enjoy the stormy winters or balmy summers of the Oregon Coast.

Call us today and ask about special offers available only to Multinomah Athletic Club Members.



Home Additions • Aging In place

Kitchen & Bath • Guest Houses Vacation Homes

Specializing In:

NOVEMBER 2011 | The Wınged M | 59

Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60  |  Page 61  |  Page 62  |  Page 63  |  Page 64  |  Page 65  |  Page 66  |  Page 67  |  Page 68  |  Page 69  |  Page 70  |  Page 71  |  Page 72  |  Page 73  |  Page 74  |  Page 75  |  Page 76  |  Page 77  |  Page 78  |  Page 79  |  Page 80