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town of vail police department annual peace officers ski race in vail, co

The 46th Annual Colorado Peace Officers Ski & Snowboard Race

Welcome Peace Officers! It's that time of year again... Time to dust off your boots, tune those edges and see how fast you can rip down the mountain!

Friday, March 15, 2019 Vail, Colorado

Event Details

Location & Date


Location & Date:

Join us at the world class ski town and resort of Vail, CO!

  • Friday, March 15, 2019 in Vail, Colorado

Entry Fee & Registration


Entry Fee & Registration:

Be sure to register before March 5th, 2018 for the discounted fee! Register today!

  • $90.00 prior to March 5th, 2019
  • $110.00 after March 5th, 2019
  • Registration Deadline is March 13th, 2019

What's Included


Fees Include:

Your registration fee doesn't just get you on the mountain! It also includes:

  • 1 Full day of skiing or snowobarding!
  • Continental breakfast. Coffee, juices, fruit, pastries at the Colorado Ski Museum (3rd level of the Village Parking (Structure) during sign-in in the morning.
  • Two professionally timed runs!
  • Dinner and Odell beer at The Sebastian Hotel.

Race Divisions


Race Divisions:

For Men and Women (Individual or Team)

  • Ski or Snowboard for three Divisions: Beginners – Intermediate – Advanced
  • Please try not to take yourself too seriously out there, have fun!
  • Be honest with your ability level. This is to insure you race against the same ability.

Event Schedule


Event Schedule:

  • 7:30am - 8:45am: Racer check-in at Colorado Ski Museum
  • 8:30am - 9:45am: Course inspection and warm-up (You can only parallel the course)
  • 9:45am - 11:30am: Race: Golden Peak
  • 11:30am – 4:00pm: Free Skiing, lunch is on your own
  • 3:30pm - 6:30pm: Dinner at The Sebastian Hotel, Dinner at 4:00 and awards at 4:30




All participants must sign, individually, the (2) "Liability Release" prior to racing. Participants that have not signed the waiver will not be allowed to race. There are two waivers that need to be signed by each participant. You will only need to send in each signed waiver and do not need to return entire registration packet.



Individual Scoring:

The individual scoring system will be as follows:

  • *All Elite racers (those whose times are within 10% of the overall first place skier) will receive a medal, but will not be eligible for any other ability or age class medals.
  • Medals will be awarded to the top three racers in the Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced men’s and women’s divisions. These divisions will be calculated by dividing the total number of racers, in their gender and class, by three. This will represent the three main divisions.
  • There will be a masters category, consisting of male and female racers over 50.
  • The scoring system will apply equally to men and women's divisions. The best time of two runs will be used for individual and team placing.


Team Scoring:

The team scoring system will be as follows:

  • The best times of the team members will be added together for a team score. If a team member Does Not Finish (DNF) on both runs, the team is disqualified.
  • The total number of teams entered will be divided by three, with the top third qualifying as Advanced teams, the middle third, Intermediate and the bottom third, Beginner.
  • On the entry form please rate yourself as to your honest racing ability. These rankings will be used strictly for racecourse pairings. This is to ensure that novice racers will not be skiing against advanced racers.




  1. Each team will be made up of three racers. Racers can register without a team and race for individual rewards.
  2. All team members must work for the same agency.
  3. All racers must be full time or retired peace officers, dispatchers, code enforcement officers, or police personnel. Proof may be required at the sign-up post.
  4. All racers must sign in between 7:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. at Colorado Ski Museum. The sign-up post will close promptly at 9:00 a.m. Those not signing in by 9:00 a.m. will be disqualified.
  7. Racers must be at the starting gate when their number is called. Those failing to do this will start FOLLOWING ALL RACERS. (WILL BE ENFORCED)
  8. Any fouls must be reported to the timekeeper immediately following the run. Any re-runs will be at the discretion of the head official.
  9. NO TEAM CHANGES after March 8, 2016. All team changes must be made in writing and ABSOLUTELY NO TEAM CHANGES ON RACE DAY.
  10. Teams with members who ski or snowboard under assumed names will be disqualified.
  11. Individual racers are welcomed and encouraged. You will not, however, be eligible for team scoring.
  12. Individual Master’s entries will not disqualify you from team events. Master racers who place in the "Elite" category will be awarded "Elite" medals but will not be eligible for Masters medals.

Event Directions


From westbound I-70 at MM 176, turn left at teardrop shaped roundabout and then head under I-70, south. Then go around to the south side roundabout and take the 3rd road from it, which is South Frontage Rd East. You will be heading eastbound at this point. Go about ¼ mile and look for the Vail Village Parking Structure on the right side. You will pull into an underground entrance and turn to the right. You will have a free parking pass for 03/16/2018 only, parking is also free after 3pm.


(16 Vail Road) The hotel is within walking distance and also on the free bus route from the Vail Village Parking. Ski gear and boots are not allowed into the hotel. You can leave your vehicle at the Village Structure and get on the bus at the base of the south stairs of the Vail Village Parking Structure and take the bus toward Lionshead, west bound. Get off at the Vail Road and East Meadow bus stop near La Bottega/The Sonnenalp Resort. Walk west to the intersection with Vail Rd. and turn right, north. The entrance to The Sebastian is on your right 50 yards ahead.



Lodging Options

The following hotels will most likely have the most affordable rates available.

  • The Sebastian Hotel- Site of awards party - 970 331 0698
  • The Evergreen Lodge (across from the Vail Municipal building) - 970 476 7810 - Rate Sheet Here
  • Double Tree Hotel in West Vail- 970 476 2739
  • You can also check out: VAILONSALE.COM

Event Quick Info

46th Annual Ski & Snowboard Race


  • Friday, March 15th, 2019 Vail, Colorado

Entry Fees

  • $90.00 prior to March 5th, 2019
  • $110.00 after March 5th, 2019


  • Registration Deadline is March 13th, 2019

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