The ski and snowboard races at the 2018 AIG Winter Summit are open to intermediate and expert skiers and snowboarders. Racers must be at least 21 years of age.
Races for Wednesday and Thursday will be modified giant slaloms held on Competition Hill, near Spruce Camp Base Lodge. There will be two equal courses (Blue and Red) and racers will be assigned to one of these courses. Each competitor will take one run on his or her assigned course. Wednesday's race will determine the winners of the individual age groups and will be used to place the teams into flights for Thursday's team competition. Thursday's race will determine the team results.
For more detailed race information, please see the Race Format page.
The races are open to industry professionals who have been invited by AIG to participate on three-person racing teams. Non-AIG racers must be employed by your organization and must be 21 years of age or older to participate. All racers must sign a liability waiver and a copy of the race rules before competing. All employees of Stowe Mountain Resort and its affiliates are ineligible to race.
All attendees (racers/non-racers/guests) are required to sign the "AIG Winter Summit Express Assumption of Risks and Forum Selection Agreement" given to you at event registration confirming you have read, understand, and will abide by competition rules.
Please note the three important points covered in this waiver are:
- Photo Release
- Race Rules
- All participants must be 21 years of age or older.
- Helmets, lift tickets, and bibs are mandatory for all racers. Helmets are not provided. Lift tickets will be distributed to racers at on-site reigstration. Bibs must be worn on chest when racing.
- Races will be run in a "Show and Go" format (first-come, first-served regardless of bib number).
- Competitors with odd numbered bibs will run on the Blue course and competitors with even numbered bibs will run on the Red course.
- Each racer must take one run on their assigned course.
- Any substitutions must be made by the team captain by 9:00am on Wednesday.
- After Wednesday's race, any substitutions disqualify your team for prize consideration.
- To be eligible for team awards, the exact same team members must race on Wednesday and Thursday.
- If you lose a ski, you are disqualified unless you are within three gates of the finish, in which case you may finish on one ski.
- If you miss a gate, you must hike back to that gate and properly round it or you will be disqualified.
- If you are interfered with, you must ski out of the course, stop, and notify a race official immediately. You will then be allowed a provisional re-run. If you complete your run without such notification, your claim of interference will be disallowed.
- For the flight competitions, a DNF, DNS, or DSQ will be assigned a default time.
- If a team has fewer than three members, a default time will be assigned for each missing member.
- Disqualifications will be posted at the finish 15 minutes after the race, approximately 2:15pm. If you are disqualified, you will have 30 minutes from the time the DSQs are posted to protest. After that, protests will be disallowed.