Ski racing. Try it.
You just might get hooked.
Assuming the ski season happens, the Chicago Friars will be at it again. We will participate in the Chicago Metropolitan Ski Council's (CMSC) ski racing program.
Join us any 1st or 3rd Monday -- when meetings resume -- to learn more.
4644 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago
See the CMSC site for details on registration and cost. Contact the Friars if you'd like to try it out or race for our team. It's not going to bring you riches, just bragging rights and a lot more friends.
Race dates and complete information will be on the CMSC racing website and are subject to change based on snow conditions.
Note that the away ski locations are great for non-racers, too. Come on up and ski with us! There's plenty of terrain.
We are all amateur racers who enjoy the fun and the challenge that a slalom or giant slalom race course can add to a Midwest hill. 300 feet of vertical isn't too exciting to a lot of people but if you add 10 - 30 gates to that, you get something special.
Without a doubt, racing makes you a better skier. You will learn to turn when the gate says you turn, and you will learn to control those skis in all snow and weather conditions, while people watch and cheer from above and below.