Continental CupRacingMt. Itasca SuperTour Invitation

FasterSkier FasterSkierDecember 6, 2004

Central Cross Country Skiing
FIS SuperTour and SuperTour Masters- Mount Itasca
Hosted by Mt. Itasca Biathlon Association
Mount Itasca
Coleraine, MN
Jan. 22-23, 2005

The Organizing Committee would like to invite you to participate in two days of classic and freestyle cross-country races on challenging ski trails in the northwoods of Minnesota.

Mount Itasca Winter Sports Center is located on the edge of Coleraine, 6 miles northeast of Grand Rapids in the northwoods of Minnesota. The winter sports center features, 10 K of competition trails with man-made snow capabilities, a 30 point biathlon range a small downhill ski area, competition ski jumping facilities, and a heated chalet with restrooms and concessions.

Race Schedule
Jan 21
12-5pm – Official training

Jan 22
9:30am – Men's 10km F (individual start)
11:30am – Women's 10km F (individual start)
2:00-5:00pm – Freestyle course inspection

Jan 23
9:30am – Women's 5km C (individual start)
10:45 am – Men's 10km C (individual start)

Entry fees: FIS/Senior/master/citizen $35-1 race, $55-2races, JOQ-$25 one race

Registration: Online- www.midwestevents.com or http://www.cxcskiing.org/, or by mail entry form with payment.

Registration Deadline: Midnight Tuesday Jan. 18, 2005 for entry form to be received.

Accommodations: Limited housing for teams and coaches available at Ruttgers Sugar Lake Lodge (800 450 4555). For other hotel accommodations contact Grand Rapids Visitors Bureau (800 355 9740 or click here)

Awards: Prize money according to SuperTour rules.
1st place – $775
2nd place – $350
3rd place – $225
4th place – $175
5th place – $150
6th place – $125
7th place – $100
8th place – $75
9th place – $50
10th place – $25
U-23 Bonus – $250 (payable to the top U-23 finisher in each competition)

Other Events: Junior Olympic Qualifier, Collegiate NCAA Race, Citizen (SuperTour Masters) and High School Races.

Directions to Mount Itasca:
International flights into both Duluth or Minneapolis.

Easy drive by road from previous week’s event in Madison.

Driving from downtown Grand Rapids, Minnesota; take Hwy 169 North, traveling east out of Grand Rapids to Coleraine, about 6 miles. When entering Coleraine, turn left at Curly Ave – follow the Ole N. Mangseth Ski Jump signs. Go past the arena, left on Cty Rd 61 for ½ mile. Turn left into the Mt. Itasca driveway – stay left at the Y.

For further race information, contact:
Piotr Bednarski, Race Director – mnbiathlon@aol.com, 952 924 0381
Ken Patzoldt, Chief of Course – 218 326 0763
Maren Gaalaas, Race Secretary – mareng@mchsi.com 218 326 5227
Hotel, travel information: click here or call 1-800-GRAND MN

Sincerely,

Piotr Bednarski
Race Director
Mt Itasca FIS SuperTour

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