What is NJRS?

NJRS was formed by Team Duluth's coach, Scott "Race" Ransom to make the sport of ski racing more accessible and Team Duluth has a dedicated board member that acts as coordinator for NJRS clubs.

The NJRS is a series of fun local ski races, where young athletes test their developing skills. Races are generally held every Sunday, beginning with the first Sunday in January.  Local ski areas and clubs take turns hosting the races. There is no charge (entry fee) for the racers who are a member of an  NJRS club. 

Associate Clubs:
  • TB Fast (Lutsen)
  • Norwesters Alpine Club (Loch Lomond Ski Area)
  • Port Arthur Ski Club (Mount Baldy)
Associate Clubs do not host races, but are allowed to send racers along with coaching staff to NJRS events.

Why did the NJRS website move?

The original NJRS Website was created by Team Duluth in 2009 and while was kept up to date was not mobile friendly and did not allow easy administration by Team Duluth's NJRS coordinator. 

Additionally, moving the site directly under Team Duluth eliminated the costs of creating a new NJRS website and also gives NJRS an easy way to register club members for each race.  Having easy registration for each race cuts down on the madness of registering every racer on a race morning and improves accuracy too.

Lastly,  moving to this website will allow NJRS to post "Dibs" sign-ups for volunteer positions to help run races when needed.  As you may already know, the club where the race is held is responsible to staff the volunteer positions to run a race, some race venues do not have a home club to staff an event (Giant's Ridge).

NJRS Format

Each race consists of two race runs, usually Giant Slalom.  Slalom was added in 2009 at select races for racers ages 8 and up.  Kids under 8 years old will still race Giant Slalom only.  Times for each run are added together to determine the racers' standings within their age groups.  There are both boys and girls groups for the following ages: (5 & Under)  (6-7) (8-9) (10-11) (12-13) (14-15) (16+).  Awards will be given to the top finishers in each group. See FAQ page more information.


 Race registration

100% Online

Online Registration will close @ Noon on the Saturday prior to Race Sunday – There is no in person check in.

 Morning Inspection

 09:00 – 09:35 am

ALL AGE GROUPS for the sex that is racing

 1st Race – Boys or Girls

 09:40 am  

Youngest to Oldest – run through the field twice

 Course RESET for Afternoon Race



 Afternoon Inspection

 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

ALL AGE GROUPS for the sex that is racing

 2nd Race – Girls or Boys

 12:40 pm    

Youngest to Oldest – run through the field twice

 Awards (1st – 6th) Combined time


Will be given to Coaching Staff


Race/Inspection times may change with little warning, racers and coaches will need to prepared to be in position ready for inspection or their run when called upon.