Downhill racing season heats up at Cataloochee

The ski racing season kicked off at Cataloochee Ski Area last week. More than 200 skiers and snowboarders from middle schools and high schools across the region competed for the best downhill times during the inaugural week of racing.

You don’t have to be a skier to enjoy a piece of the action. The deck of the ski lodge offers a view of the slopes for spectators.

Here’s the racing line-up:

• Adult Cataloochee Challenge Cup Series: Thursdays at 7 p.m.

• Recreational Race Series: Sundays at 1 p.m.

• Middle school: Tuesdays at 7 p.m.

• High school: Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

For more information, contact race director Paul Yeager at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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