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Race the slopes

Thursday night ski and snowboard races start Jan. 7 at Cataloochee Ski Area in Maggie Valley and will continue weekly through Feb. 25. 

Open to everyone 18 and older, the races will be held every Thursday starting at 7 p.m., with registration available from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Racing ends at 8:30 p.m. or after all racers have had two runs, whichever comes first. Awards will be given immediately following racing to the top male and female racers for the night, as well as for the top overall team. 

To participate in team racing, groups must include at least one female with three members of the team attending each race and a maximum of four team members. 

Courses will be set as a modified GS course and members will race for the better of two runs. Helmets and goggles are required, with helmets available for rental. Cost is $15 for racing only and $35 for racing plus a night lift ticket good from 6 to 10 p.m.

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