2019 Mont-Blanc Blonde Team Challenge

The Mont-Blanc Blonde Team Challenge is Australia's fastest growing corporate race, it incorporates the former Interclub Racing, and is scheduled for Saturday the 17th of August 2019.

The event's format will allow teams of three or more skier's and/or snowboarders representing their company, club or team to compete in a highly competitive but friendly environment.

Event Program


Saturday 17 August

- Race Day
- Presentation Party at 6pm at the Alpine Retreat

Sunday 18 August

- Recovery

 

Racing


Location: Little Buller Spur
Mercedes-Benz lift opens at 8.00am
Course Inspection: 8.15am
Course inspection finishes: 8.40am
Race start time: 9.00am


Racing will involve a morning start on Little Buller Spur featuring a top to bottom Giant Slalom race (pending conditions). Each team member will be given two runs and the combined score for the three highest finishing competitors for each team will be used to determine team placing.

 

Teams


Teams consist of three or more competitors, which can be made up of any combination of skiers and/or snowboarders, males and females.

Teams will be allocated points based on their lowest three individual aggregate times.

Competitors who are disqualified or do not finish their first run will still be welcome to have their second run, though times will not count for their team. Racing will occur in the following age categories;-

- Under 12
- Under 16
- Open
- Masters (30-39)
- Advanced Masters (40-49)
- Veterans (50-64)
- Super Veterans (65+)
- Family

The category of each team will be determined by its youngest competitor. For example: all competitors in a Veterans team need to be 50 plus years of age. Teams will also be ranked into A, B and C grade categories based on where they finish in the overall field.

 

Competitor Special Offers


Race Tuning - All registered competitors in the Mont-Blanc Blonde Team Challenge are invited to access the exclusive and fantastic offer of expert ski and snowboard tuning at George's Ski Hire.

The special deal is 20% off all ski and baord servicing, which includes:

- Laser waxing, normally $30 down to $24
- Base and edge grind plus wax, normally $50 down to $40
- Performance Race Wax, normally $50 down to $40
- Full service, normally $80 down to $64

You can drop off your skis or board anytime until Friday night and they will be ready Saturday morning pre race, All tuning is done using state of the art Wintersteiger and Montana equipment, and by highly experienced technichans.


Complimentary Beer - All registered teams (over 18 years of age) in the Mont-Blanc Blonde Team Challenge will receive a gift pack of Mont-Blanc Blonde beers.

Drink Specials - All competitors (over 18 years of age) will be able to celebrate their success in the Challenge at the Presentation Party at the Alpine Retreat, with the Mont-Blanc Blonde beers available at less than 50% of their normal retail price.

 

Trophies


Trophies will be awarded to the overall First, Second and Third placed teams based on aggregate times in each category. The quickest mixed gender, all female, all snowboard and discipline teams (Skier and Snowboarder combination) teams will also receive awards.

 

Julian Storey Memorial Trophy


The Julian Storey Memorial Trophy will be held in conjunction with the Mt Buller Team Challenge.

This prestigious event for males aged 40 to 49 years, will be held in conjunction with the Mt Buller Team Challenge. There is no entry fee for the Julian Storey Memorial Trophy however eligible males must be members of a team in the Mt Buller Team Challenge. The trophy will be presented at the Alpine Retreat on Saturday 17th of August at the same time as the Mt Buller Team Challenge results presentation.

Previous winners of the Trophy have been:

1991: David Bretherton
1992: David Bretherton
1993: David Bretherton
1994: Colin Styles
1995: Hans Die Lacher
1996: Guss Lobb
1997: Kevin Blackshaw
1998: Guss Lobb
2000: Ant Guss
2002: Lance Williams
2003: Don May
2004: Scott Burns
2005: Chris Schwarz
2006: Al Guss
2007: Al Guss
2008: Peter Stone
2009: Edmund Maier
2010: Phil Schwarz
2011: Chris Jackson
2012: Phil Schwarz
2013: Phil Schwarz
2014: Cameron Bertalli
2015: Cameron Bertalli
2016: Cameron Bertalli
2017: Chester Cunningham
2018: Julian Sallabank


By way of history: Julian Storey had been skiing since his University days, mainly at Mt Buller but also many places around the world. He died on the Bull Run from a heart attack in 1990. He was in his forties and his ashes have been laid to rest at Buller.

His mother, Lady Madeline Robinson formally of South Africa and London, made this memorial trophy available so that future generations of forty year old skiers can gain pleasure competing for the cup. Sir Albert and Lady Robinson, visited Australia in February 2003. They kindly invited all the Trophy winners and their partners to join them for dinner at the Alexander Club where the evening was certainly enjoyed by all.

 

Social Activities


The Mont-Blanc Blonde Team Challenge is designed to be a social event as well as a sporting contest.

The official Presentation Party will be held on Saturday 17th of August at the Alpine Retreat at 6pm. Mt Buller's funkiest bar will throw open its doors for competitors to enjoy the hospitality of the events' sponsors Mont-Blanc Blonde. The night will feature the awarding of all the race category trophies.

 

Entry Fees


There is a choice of three package types available to competitors:

Package Cost:

A - Race and Social only $67.00
Note: Entries received after 6pm on Thursday 15th August will incur a $60 late fee per team.


Entry Forms

DOWNLOAD - Conditions of Entry (PDF)

 

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