Congratulations to all athletes qualifying for the 2022 Francis Piche Invitational at Gunstock Mountain Resort.

Event Fee/Registration
Mar 16 GS Training Day
(includes lift ticket and buffet lunch)
Register Online
Mar 17 SL Training Day
(includes lift ticket and buffet lunch)
Register Online
Mar 18-20 Dual SL and Team Event (Friday)
Francis Piche Championship GS (Saturday)
Paul Ladouceur SL (Sunday)
(includes lift ticket)
Register Online
Entry Procedure 
  1. Divisional representatives submit seeded entry lists to the Race Administrator
  2. Qualified athletes register online by 9:00 am on Mar-16
Training Days (Wednesday & Thursday)

For the training days athletes are grouped by age with coaches. Groups spend the morning in technical free ski and working on drills. After a buffet lunch, there is an afternoon gate session using several courses. Siblings of qualified athletes will be added as space permits, please check with registration in the morning. 

Competitions

Dual SL and Team Event - this event consists of a Dual SL qualification round in the morning, followed by a Dual SL Team Event in the afternoon. The results of the qualification round are used to select teams of athletes from each division for afternoon racing. 

GS and SL - On Saturday and Sunday athletes compete in a GS and SL competition. The U12 athletes compete on one trail while the U14 athletes compete on another trail.  Awards are given to the top-10 finishers in each gender. 

The Francis Piche Invitational Event and Competition Guide provides a complete overview of the event and competitions. 

Organizing Committee


Scott Wilkinson

Race Administrator
race@gunstockskiclub.com
(603) 393-5579

Josh Bedard

Program Director
jbedard40@gmail.com

Steve Howe

Chief of Race
showe@gunstock.com

Code of Conduct

Athletes will conduct themselves in conformance with the guidelines presented in the USSA Competition Guide. Athletes, coaches and parents will respect the venue, mountain staff, coaches, officials, race workers and racers at all times. Thank you.

Race Headquarters 

Race headquarters is at the Gunstock Ski Club competition building located across the base of the mountain at the bottom of the Cannonball race trail. 

The competition building is open to visiting racers. Masks are recommended but not required. The building may be used to boot up and store bags on shelves. Once the shelves are full, we ask that you store your bags in the designated area outside.

As you walk to the clubhouse from the parking lot, please follow the signs and walk between the Stockade Lodge and the Panorama and Ramrod lifts to avoid the beginner's area. Thank you for your cooperation.

Gunstock Mountain Resort

Gunstock Mountain Resort is excited to welcome the Francis Piche racers back. We are committed to creating a positive experience for all our guests, including the participants and spectators of the race program at Gunstock Ski Club.

Food Service

The Stockade Lodge will be open on Saturday and Sunday for race families and participants, creating a private space for meal service. Food court style hot lunch options will be available for purchase, including alcoholic beverages from 11am-2pm.

Tickets

Gunstock set daily lift ticket capacity restrictions to provide a better experience for all of our guests, so be sure to pre-purchase lift tickets online in advance.

There are no on-site lift ticket discounts. Family members can purchased lift tickets online at https://estore.gunstock.com 

Ski Shop

Gunstock Ski & Sport will have complimentary Demo gear available on Friday, March 18 from Head, Armada, Elan, and Fisher.

Be sure to stop in to pick up last minute items, logo gear, and souvenirs.

Dogs

We love dogs, but for the safety of both dogs and skiers, dogs are not allowed on the snow. This is a Gunstock Mountain policy.  Service dogs with a vest are permitted.  Thank you for your cooperation

Lodging and Meals

Visit the Lodging section of the Gunstock Mountain Resort website for recommendations on area lodging and restaurants.