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Youth racing starts soon at Cataloochee

Alley Cat Youth Racing will return to Cataloochee Ski Area in Maggie Valley this winter, with the first races scheduled for Jan. 4-5. 

Middle school racing will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday nights starting Jan. 4, with categories for riders ages 8-11 and 12-14. High school racing will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays. All races will be a modified giant slalom and use Nastar software for timing, so participants must register and sign a waiver at nastar.com

Races will be held weekly, with finals scheduled for 9-11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 27. 

This year, Cataloochee will transition back to school-based racing, with coaches at each school serving as the primary point of contact. Students are welcome to race independently if their school doesn’t have a team, and general questions can be directed to Anna Goodfellow at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

For more information, including pricing, visit cataloochee.com/programs/school-race-programs.

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