Kinder Kup race series final event Sunday |

Kinder Kup race series final event Sunday

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – The Heavenly Ski and Snowboard Foundation will host the Kinder Kup Race Series finals at Heavenly Mountain Resort from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

Open to all skiers and snowboarders age six and under (as of Dec. 31), the Kinder Kup series is designed to introduce young athletes to competition in a friendly environment. No previous race experience necessary. Entry is $20 and includes a World Cup only competitor lift ticket.

“The Kinder Kup is a great opportunity for families to get young athletes racing,” said Raquel Norton, Foundation Alpine Team program director. “We expect to host 70 competitors at the final event and this will determine the overall champs.”

The Kinder Kup is a three event series with races Jan. 23, Feb. 20 and March 20, 2011. All races take place at Heavenly Mountain Resort on the World Cup chair lift located at the California base across from the Heavenly Tram. Registration is $20 per event and registration forms can be found online at http://www.heavenly Advance registration is recommended.

On-site registration is available the morning of the event at the Heavenly Foundation building from 8-9 a.m. Practice begins at 9 am, each competitor is allowed two practice runs; the race starts at 10 a.m. Every competitor is awarded a participation medal and a swag bag filled with goodies.

Overall champions will be awarded trophies at the final event.

The Foundation will serve coffee and bake sale items throughout the morning. The barbecue begins at noon and combos include a burger or hot dog, chips and a drink for a $7 donation to the Foundation.

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