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Race Cataloochee

Race Cataloochee

The racing season is back at Cataloochee Ski Area, starting in January for ages 8 through adult. 

• Middle school racing will be Tuesday nights at 6 p.m., with categories for ages 8-11 and 12-14. Races will be held weekly Jan. 9 through Feb. 27. High school racing will be at 6 p.m. Wednesdays Jan. 10 through Feb. 28. Finals will be held 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, March 3. All races will be a modified giant slalom using Nastar software for timing. Participants must register and sign a waiver at Cost is $140 to race for the season, or $283 including lift tickets. The price for racing, lift and rentals all season is $369. Coaches at each area school are the best point of contact. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  if you are unsure whether your school has a race program.

• Open to racers 18 and older, the Thursday Night Adult Race League will be held at 7 p.m. Thursdays Jan. 11 through Feb. 22. All racers have two runs or until 8:30 p.m., whichever comes first, with awards given to the top male and female racers as well as to the top overall team. Teams may have up to four members, one of which must be female, and three members of the team must attend each race. Courses will be set as a modified giant slalom course, with participants racing for the better of two runs. Helmets and goggles are required, and helmets are available for rental. Cost is $17 to race or $54 for racing and a night lift ticket, good for 6-10 p.m.

For more information, visit or call 828.926.0285.

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