Racing with the New Haven Ski Club
Whether you're a seasoned expert racer or an intermediate recreational skier, try racing with the club on Monday nights.
- It's fun and exhilarating!
- Join a team competition and compete in your age class.
- Sharpen your skills.
- Socialize with other club members and other ski enthusiasts.
- Chow on some free pizza après ski.
2021-22 Race Schedule
- December 20, 2021
- December 27, 2021
- January 3, 2022
- January 10, 2022
- January 17, 2022
- January 24, 2022
- January 31, 2022
- February 7, 2022
- February 14, 2022 (makeup if needed)
- February 21, 2022 (makeup if needed)
What's this race series all about?
- Mt. Southington hosts a weekly series of eight Giant Slalom (GS) races for the Connecticut Ski Council (CSC) on Monday nights starting in mid-December and ending in February. This series is open to all members of a CSC club (the NHSC is one) who are at least 18 years old. Each race night, all participants race through a GS course, and may take one or two runs. Your best time is your time for the night. You'll participate in a team competition and a competition in your age-gender class.
What's this going to cost me?
- Your only cost is for each race that you want to participate in. This is $34 per race for most people, with discounts for seniors and season pass holders.
What do I have to commit to?
- Nothing! You can show up for as many races as you want. If you decide it's not your thing, you have no obligation to the club or anyone else to show up for any more races.
How do I register for this race series?
- Check out detailed instructions below on what to do. You need a NASTAR ID and a Perm #, and then you'll need to create an account on the Admin Ski Racing website. When you're ready to race, you'll have to purchase a race ticket on line the weekend before the race, then show up on Monday.
What about gear? Do I have to wear a race suit?
- Many racers choose to wear a race suit but that's optional. The only requirement apart from skis is a helmet. The best ski equipment for you is the equipment you are most comfortable with. Make sure your skis are waxed and sharpened, and you'll be fine. Ask our veteran racers for advice on gear upgrades appropriate to your skill level.
Is it ok if I don't ski fast?
- Yes! This race is for everyone who's an intermediate and above, and it's ok to be cautious. No matter what your times are, you'll score points for yourself and the club if you complete a clean run. Plus, you'll enjoy a fun night of skiing.
I have no idea how to race. Is there any way to practice?
- Yes! The mountain provides a practice course that you may ski through before the race begins. This is an added cost but it's only $9 and well worth it.
Where do I change into and out of my ski gear?
- Before the pandemic, Mt. Southington's Mountain Room is where everyone gathered to socialize, eat some pizza, drink adult beverages, and change into/ out of our gear. Last season the Mountain Room was effectively closed, and everyone booted up at their cars. This season we're hoping the mountain will open the Mountain Room again, but the official policies are still TBD.
What time does the race start? When should I arrive?
- Registration opens at 5:30., and racers will take their first runs starting at around 7:30. Since you might be the first racer of the night, you should arrive no later than 7:00, and preferably 5:30-6:30 if you want to get any warm up runs in.
Can I race on a snowboard?
- You sure can! Since snowboarders have such a disadvantage against skiers, they have their own race class. You will only be racing against other snowboarders for the individual competitions.
I signed up for Monday's race. What do I do after I show up?
- For every race, you must register with race administration at the ticket window that is set up for racing. They'll give you an old fashioned race ticket sticker good for that night. On your first race of the season, you will get a bib with red or blue lettering. You will keep this bib for the whole season. Red bibs are for women of all ages, all snowboard racers, and men 65 and over. Blue bibs are for all men 18-64. There are two courses, one for red bibs (skier's right) and one for blue bibs (skier's left). We race in bib order, and the first bib to race for the night is chosen at random. Be aware of the starting bib number and be ready to line up well ahead of time.
How do the subsidies work?
- New for the 2020-21 race season, and continuing this season, the club susidizes a small portion of the cost of racing for all race team members. Your first-ever race is fully reimbursed, and all other races you participate in are partially subsidized. If you race for the club, even just once, you'll get a check at the end of the race season.
Join the Club
- You must be a member to be eligible for this race series.
- Click here for instructions on how to join the NHSC.
Get Your NASTAR ID
- If you have ever raced a NASTAR course you may already have a NASTAR ID. You NASTAR ID is good for life so if you have one already you do not need to get another one. If you are unsure you can search the NASTAR website or contact customer service.
- If you have raced for the NHSC before but don't know what your NASTAR ID is, do not create a new NASTAR ID! Send an email to racing at newhavenskiclub dot com.
- If you do not have a NASTAR ID, click here to set up your NASTAR account.
Most of this form is self explanatory but the most important things to get right here are your name,
gender (yes, some people get this wrong!), and birth date. Other things:
- You do not have to choose a Family/ Friends team. You can if you want.
- For Club Team, select New Haven Ski Club.
- For Resort Team, select Mount Southington.
- They may ask a question at the bottom of the form like "To prove you are a real person, please fill in the missing medal:" The medals, in order, are Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum.
- You will get a NASTAR ID when you complete your registration. This will be the first three letters of your last name followed by a 3 or 4 digit number. This ID is good for life!
Get a Perm Number
- Next, you have to get your name into the race administrator's database.
- If you have raced in the Monday night series any time since 2010, you already have a Perm number. If you have a Perm number but don't know what it is, send an email to racing at newhavenskiclub dot com.
If you do not have a Perm number, write an email with this information:
- Your first and last name
- Your date of birth
- Your gender
- Are you a ski racer or snowboard racer?
- Your NASTAR ID
- Your preferred email address
- Your mailing address
- Your phone number (optional)
- Send that email to racing at newhavenskiclub dot com.
- Usually the race admininstrator processes Perm # requests quickly. You will get your Perm number by email.
Create an Admin Ski Racing Account
- If you have registered for the Monday night races using the Admin Ski Racing website in the past, do not create another account! Log in with the user name and password you previously used. If you don't remember what those are, you have to request a new password. Go to the New Password page on the Admin Ski Racing website, enter your email and select the button to request a new password.
If you have your Perm # and need to set up a new account, go to the
Admin Ski Racing
- Select the "Log in or Sign Up" button at the top of the page.
- Select the "Create New Account" button.
- Complete the form with a username of your choice, your email, and a password.
- Select the "Create New Account" button at the bottom of the form.
- The system will then send you an email, and you have to follow the instructions in it to verify your email address.
After verifying your email, complete your account information:
- Log in to the AdminSkiRacing website with the user name and password you previously provided, or if you are logged in, go to the My Participants page. Your information will show up on that page.
- Select the Edit link to provide more of your personal information.
- Your name, gender, date of birth and phone number are required.
- You do not have to provide a U.S. Ski & Snowboard # or FIS # (unless you have one).
- You must provide your CSC # (your Perm #) and your NASTAR ID.
- Select "Tri-State - Eastern" from the Division-Region dropdown.
- Select "Mt. Southington (CT Ski Council Monday Night Racing)" from the Primary Club dropdown. This is important! If you don't make this selection you will not be able to register for the Monday night races!
- Before submitting the form, double-check your entries and make sure everything is correct.
- After you have set up your account you will be able to register for the individual races.
- Once you have an account at Admin Ski Racing you can sign up for the Monday races.
- These instructions are subject to change and may be slightly inaccurate. The Admin Ski Racing website has been updated a few times in the past few years. Please send email to racing at newhavenskiclub dot com if you get stuck!
- Registration begins the Friday or Saturday prior to the race, and closes at 11:59 pm on Sunday.
- On the Admin Ski Racing website, log in and select the "Event Signup" link at the top of the page.
- On the Event Signup page, there should be a list of events at Mt. Southington that you may sign up for. If you do not see any events you have to update your account to specify that you are racing at Mt. Southington this season.
- There will be several Monday night events that you may choose from. Look under the "Mountain" column for "Mt. Southington (CT Ski Council Monday Night Racing)". Make sure you select the correct date! Don't select the Tuesday night races unless you plan on racing on Tuesday as well.
- For most racers, you have the options: "Monday Night (NASTAR)" or "Monday Night". The NASTAR option costs a little more and will allow you to take runs on the practice course between 7-9:00 the night of the race.
- Season pass holders and seniors have additional options for discounts.
- Select the blue "Complete Waivers" button corresponding to your selection.
- Your selection should now appear in your shopping cart.
- When you proceed to checkout it will display the Mt Southington waiver. You'll have to acknowledge that you have read it.
- Payment by credit card is required. They take VISA, Mastercard, and American Express.
- After selecting Submit Order you should see an Order Complete page with an order number, and you should receive an email confirming your registration.
- Your total will be about $34. All racers are fully reimbursed by the club for their first race ever. All team members are partially reimbursed for their race fees.
- You may have to complete a health check.
- After you register and pay, you are set to race on Monday! You can show up any time but registration begins at 5:30. The race starts at 7:30.