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    Bend, OR
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    Mt Bachelor
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  1. Dual (head-to-head) ski racing dates back to the 1940's. There's a good read about the history of dual ski racing at https://racerex.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/24-29-JF17-DUALRACING-KJ.pdf and info about the World Pro Ski Tour is at https://worldproskitour.com https://worldproskitour.com/testimonials Maybe both, however right now it's winter in the southern hemisphere.
  2. a) With the help of a good coach. b) By developing the skills to be really fast (while remaining in control) in a race course. c) By applying the appropriate/best technique and tactics for the conditions/course. However, a rider with the same skills/abilities will be even faster with a modern race board and a plate.
  3. https://www.yyzcanuck.com/shop/parts/f2-heel-toe-lift-kit/
  4. I agree, most ski based multi-discipline events are not anti-snowboard, they just usually focus on accommodating the majority, which is not snowboarders.
  5. When I lived in the Seattle area I had a lot of fun racing (as a snowboarder) in the CityLeague Team program, however the minimum age is 16 - http://www.cityleague.com/ski/ihow.shtml The USASA races in the Central Oregon Series (at Mt. Bachelor) seem to be the only ongoing/surviving snowboard SL and GS events in the PNW - https://www.centraloregonusasa.com For snowboard race coaching in the PNW there's http://www.snowperformance.com and I coach at Mt. Bachelor. Don Richter
  6. I have been in this situation several times… Sometimes I race with soft boots but mostly with hard boots, however I would never switch to soft boots to get an advantage (such as moving to a group that will be easier to win in). When I race I always focus on the raw times (I do not care about handicapped times) and I try to beat as many people as I can (skiers, telemakrers and snowboarders) with a faster raw time. So, here's my suggestion for option 4: Continue to participate as is and focus on being the fastest you can be while having a fun day out with your father and wife.
  7. For the Race of Champions at NASTAR Nationals they do this with what they call the Combined (a.k.a. the Non-Alpine) group. The Combined group contains physically challenged/disabled skiers, telemakrers and snowboarders. This makes it very challenging to win the Combined event with the fastest raw time (no handicap) on a snowboard, which seems to be the intention of NASTAR officials.
  8. Ted Shred has something to add...
  9. Hey lonbordin, I just noticed you're planning to come to Mt. Bachelor. If you want a tour of Bachelor from a local let me know. Dan provided some great information and I have something to add, if you do go to Timberline you should checkout the historic Timberline Lodge (the outside was featured in The Shining). Also, the last time I was at the Huckleberry Inn (in Government Camp) the food was still really good.
  10. FYI, Mission Ridge is a 70 mile drive from Stevens Pass and (with average traffic/road conditions) it usually takes about 1.5 hours to drive from Stevens to Mission Ridge. www.google.com/maps
  11. You're welcome Joe. It was fun riding with you. Don
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