The annual Peru Nordic Tour de Ski is set to go next week, snow or not. The tour challenges skiers over six thrashing stages… who will bring home the 2013 Tour de Ski Chalice? Hopefully the event will take place on the white stuff… otherwise, dust off your rollerskis!
Stay tuned to Windbriefs and Facebook for updates….
2012-13 Tour de Ski info
Dec 26, 2012- Jan 2, 2013
This Year’s Tour Pays Tribute to NJ’s Titans of Thrash… OVERKILL
1. Do I have to do all the stages to take part in the TdS?
No, do one stage, do all stages, you will be counted in the TdS standings. Because it’s prime peakbagging season, if you go hiking instead of skiing on a certain stage, you will receive points, too. So, get out there and enjoy winter in the High Peaks!
2. How do the TdS standings work?
Skiers will score VHCS points in each stage. The points from each stage will be added together to determine the overall champ.
3. I would really like to do all the stages, but I am busy on some of those days.
That’s OK, you can do any stage on any day and enter your results, in fact, you can do all of the stages on one day if you wish, however bonus points are given for completing a stage on it’s assigned day. Courses will be described and posted here on Windbriefs, on our facebook page and at the official Peru Nordic Tour de Ski Page
4. Is there an official start time for each stage?
There are official start times for each stage which will be posted on Windbriefs, on our facebook page and at the official Peru Nordic Tour de Ski Page,, but again if you can’t make the start, that’s OK, just complete the stage on your own and enter your result online into the VHCS computer.
5. What are the Stages?
A. 12/26/12 FEEL THE FIRE: Mt. Van Hoe Wednesday War Ensemble Classic… *VHCS Series points race. 3 pm start. Two laps of the standard War Ensemble course… CLASSIC Technique!
B. 12/27-28/12 TAKING OVER 4 km Freestyle TT at Mt. Van Hoevenberg * VHCS points race Ski the TT course over these two days and submit your best time. Course and official start time TBA
C. 12/29/12 UNDER THE INFLUENCE Tour de Ski Glenville Hills Classic, NYSSRA Series *VHCS points race. (if this race does not go as planned, there is rumor of a race at Paul Smith’s which we will substitute. If that race doesn’t go, then we’ll come up with something else).
D. HORRORSCOPE 12/30-31/12 4 km Classic TT Ski the TT course over these two days and submit your best time * VHCS points race. We will use the same course from the Taking Over stage. Official start time TBA
E. 1/1/13 THE KILLING KIND The Gauntlet Relay 6 x 1.5 km freestyle Mount Van Ho * VHCS points race 12 noon start. To be held at Gauntlet Stadium or New Gauntlet Stadium or at New Gauntlet JetLife Stadium at MVH.
F. 1/2/13 IRONBOUND Mt Van Hoe, Wed War Ensemble Freestyle Tennis Ball Cutthroat Biathlon Finale… *VHCS points race 4:15 pm start. Two laps of the standard War Ensemble Course. three tennis balls in between laps. Shoot ’em down.
6. Do I have to listen to OVERKILL during the TdS?
Of course, This band was a definitive part of the Thrash Metal scene and has been putting out albums since 1985. Plus they are from Sweet Mother F#ckin’ Home New Jersey, home of the Devils and former stomping grounds of the Harvester of Sorrow… Crank it up!
VHCS points will be awarded for each stage, the skier with the highest total of VHCS points will win the Tour de Ski Chalice. (Skiers do not have to ski in every stage in order to be eligible, but don’t be a wuss… ski ’em all!)