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For the first time in over 30 years, the iconic hill of good fortune, Bakkelyka at Welch Village, will host giant slalom race featuring local legends of ski racing. Bakkelya, which means "hill of good fortune" in Swedish, is one of the most iconic ski racing hills in the State of Minnesota and all of the Midwest. It's known for it's 360 ft. of vertical drop steep pitches, and high speeds. 

Rules & Format

Ski racers must be 21 years of age to enter. There will be a men's, women's, and team division.  No handicap will be used.  This race will use raw time to determine placement. 
Team division will consist of 6 individual members with the top 4 athletes counting. Teams can be sponsored by various companies, ski areas, ski shops etc.  In order to form a team, racers must be registered in the individual event.  Teams will not be formed by Welch Village or race organizers. Teams must have a captain.  The team captain must email W.V. race coordinator Brianna Berg (racing@welchvillage.com) in order to register the team. Only team members that have already registered for the race can be counted on the team.  There is not a team race only option in this event. 

Race Fees

$25 - Race Event registration only; $45 - Race event registration + daily lift ticket -
*Race event registration includes race entry, a premium race bib you keep (available only to first 50 paid & registered racers), a Lakes & Legends beer of choice at Madd Jaxx, plus the chance to win the coveted Alpine Cup along with various door prizes. 


10am // Athlete registration opens 

12pm // First run inspection opens 
1pm // First Run
2pm // Second run inspection opens 
3pm // Second Run 
4pm // Awards, live music, and the live broadcast of the Olympic Men's Giant Slalom race in the Madd Jaxx chalet

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