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Throwing caution to the wind is part of the game as preeminent mountain bikers combine precision with pure guts in this all-out speed descent on Vail Mountain's Golden Peak. Head-to-head competition on a slalom course makes for a supreme battle royal to name the ultimate gear head.

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Sunday
February 10, 2013

TIME & CATEGORIES:
10am - (Start)

LOCATION:
Vail Mountain
Golden Peak Base Area

PRICE:

REGISTRATION FEE:

$50 through Feb 3rd : $55 starting Feb 4th



All comps at the Games have limited capacity and will fill up quickly. Please register early to ensure you receive an athlete gift bag. Late or on-site registrations may not receive SWAG.

DOCUMENTATION:

RACE CATEGORIES: 
Open Class - Men and Women

RIDER MEETING:
9:30am in Golden Peak

PRIZES:

Open Men
1st place   $1000   
2nd place  $600
3rd place   $400  

Open Women
1st place   $1000   
2nd place  $600
3rd place   $400  

* Organizers reserve the right to change/alter these prizes

NOTES:

All athletes, even those pre-registering on-line must sign liability and release waivers when checking in to receive their number.  We advise all athletes check in for their event the day prior to competing or at least two (2) hours prior to the start of their competition.  Event Registration is in the Grand View Room at the Southwest corner of the Lionshead Parking Structure.

All athletes must be present at check in to receive their number.  Numbers will NOT be given to friends, coaches or family members.

Organizers will not be responsible for incomplete, lost, or misdirected registrations or for registrations not received for any reason, including, without limitation, failure or malfunction of any communications network or equipment or computer software or hardware.

EQUIPMENT:
Stud/Spike: Studs are allowed on tires regardless of category

Sharp Spikes are prohibited on tires regardless of category.

Ex:  Wood screws may be used if the point of the screw is facing in towards the rim (Head of screw is facing towards the snow ).  Or if screws are installed from the inside out the point of the screw has been ground down to a flat surface. 

All Tires must pass inspection at the riders meeting.

Bike/Frames: Any style of MTB bike may be used (ex. Hard Tail, Full Suspension, 29er). Skibikes are not allowed.  You have to have actual tires for this one!

Tire Sizing: All tire sizes are permitted, however we wouldn't recommend anything smaller than a 2.1"

Helmets: Helmets are required for this event.

COMPETITION:
Start, 10:00 AM SHARP at the base of Golden Peak.  All riders must meet at the base of the finish arena in Golden Peak at 9:30am for a rider meeting and to be shuttled via snow mobile to the start area.

Course will be set with GS style gates.

All riders will be seeded in brackets via a combination of USAC and previous years results.  There will be no qualifying round.

All riders will race the first round on the same course and then flip courses for elimination to the next round.

Riders will be shuttled to the top via snowmobiles.

Awards will take place following the competition at Golden Peak stage.

COURSE:
The course is entirely on snow.  Course conditions will depend entirely on weather conditions leading up to the event and the day of the event.  The course is normally on a hard packed groomed section race course on the mountain.  However if it is snowing day of or leading up to the event the course conditions could vary.

There are natural undulations on the course, however, there will be no artificial banks.  We plan on cutting 1-2 drops, however, this will depend on snow conditions the night before the race.  This is a wide open fast course.

The course length is approximately 1000 feet from top to bottom with a significant elevation loss.

There will be approximately 15-18 gates to negotiate.  The course setter will determine the gate placement.  Expect a fast flowing top section followed by a tight technical middle and bottom section.

Sorry but there will not be any practice allowed on the course.  We are limited on the time and use of snowmobiles and will not be able to shuttle riders for practice.  Additionally, snow courses are subject to breakdown and we want to keep the conditions as good as possible for as long as possible.


General Rules and Information
ATHLETE ELIGIBILITY: The competition is open to all interested athletes regardless of state and/or country of residency.  Competitors who are under the age of 18 must register with a parent or legal guardian. Competitors must be able to attend all scheduled events.  Athletes will be required to provide all their own equipment.  Further, athletes must abide by all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations during their participation in the Winter Mountain Games®.

PARTICIPATION: Athletes agree to be bound by these Official Rules and all decisions of Organizers. Organizers reserve the right to disqualify any persons found tampering with, or otherwise abusing, any aspect of the competition as solely determined by Organizers.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION: Organizers will appoint judges and the decision of those judges will be final.  There will be no review of scoring / timing even with the presence of TV cameras.  Disputes with Organizers and/or appointed judges will result in disqualification of that athlete.

RESERVATION OF RIGHTS: Organizers reserve the right to disqualify any athlete for any reason, including, without limitation, acting in an unsafe, unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner and/or with intent to intimidate, threaten or harass, or harm another person.  All decisions with respect to the disqualification of an athlete shall be made by Organizers and/or appointed judges.  Failure to comply with any term or condition of these Official Rules may result in an athlete's disqualification and the forfeiture of his/her interest in any prize. Organizers reserve the right to amend these Official Rules at any time in its sole discretion, and athletes shall have no recourse for any such changes or for any failure (whether inadvertent or otherwise) by Organizers to follow the stated rules.  In the event that the competition is canceled prior to the completion of the final event, no prizes will be awarded.  Any refunds are at the organizer's discretion.   Athletes will not be otherwise compensated for any costs or expenses associated with their participation in the competition.

ORGANIZERS: The Winter Mountain Games® will be organized and produced by staff and contractors hired from and by the Vail Valley Foundation.  The decisions of Organizers regarding the selection and elimination of athletes, the selection of finalists and winners, and the production and administration of Winter Mountain Games® related events, and all other aspects of the event, shall be final and binding in all respects. Organizers will not be responsible for typographical, printing or other inadvertent errors in these Official Rules or in other materials relating to the event.

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