2020 Vision does not apply to 2021

What are we going to do? We don’t know… Here is what we do know:

The 2021 season has been challenging already and it is not even 2021 yet. MACC leadership team has faced many hurdles and there is still a lot we don’t know going into this season. How many racers will come, what classes they will come from, when and where there will be snow for racing are just a few of these unknown items.

There are many factors being considered, one of which is whether or not ski races are considered “Organized Sports” which are restricted under the current MDHHS order. See page 4 of the document at the link below for more information: https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus/0,9753,7-406-98178_98455-546790--,00.html

Our focus thus far has been on determining if we can run quality races safely and how. In order to do so, we may need to:

  • shuffle classes around from one course to another to ensure enough workers to run two quality races per day. 
  • eliminate some Vet or Supervet classes to ensure enough racers are in each class to offer every racer the best possible experience.

Doing our best in challenging times
These decisions will be made in early January and we plan to communicate what we think things will look like prior to the first scheduled race weekend, at which point you can cancel for a full refund, so everyone can make the best possible decision for themselves. Does this mean we will be racing? No, it is too early to know if MACC will be able to run races safely in 2021. The reality is we need to plan the season in order to have the option to race when the time comes to make a determination. Having registration open allows us to gauge the interest level of our racers.

So far, we have 60 racers registered for MACC 2021. That is less than half of the racers we had last season. We are encouraging racers to register as if the season is on. If you are planning to race and have not registered yet, please do so now! https://www.maccracing.org/maccreg/index.html

Tickets and Passes 
Currently, Boyne does not plan to require daily reservations for season pass, Ikon Pass, or Cherry Pickers passholders. They strongly encourage guests to purchase lift tickets online in advance. Online tickets are priced lower, and provide contactless pickup at their new Online Lift Ticket pickup window in the base area. It is possible that lift tickets may be limited or unavailable to purchase at the ticket window on peak days. https://www.boynemountain.com/lift-tickets

MACC Refund Policy 
Racers who pay their registration fee, in full, prior to the start of the season will be entitled to a refund if they decide not to race for any reason and notify the Director of Registration by email prior to January 9th, 2021. Refunds may take up to 2 weeks to be processed.

  • If a racer decides not to race on or after January 9th, 2021, refunds will not be granted unless the Board of Directors votes to cancel all or part of the season. Refunds will be issued automatically if the Board of Directors votes to cancel the entire season or part of the season as outlined below:

    Prior to Season Start: If the season is canceled before January 9th, 2021 the full registration fee will be refund to each racer.

    Mid- Season: If the season is cancelled between January 9th, 2021 and February 21st , 2021 a partial registration fee refund will be issued to each racer.

    End of Season: If the season is canceled after February 21st, 2021 no refunds will be issued. 

    Bib Refunds: If at the point of cancellation, a new bib was paid for but not received, a refund will be issued for the cost of the bib. If a new bib was paid for but already received, a refund will not be issued for the bib.

The 2021 race season will require every racer to do their best to be flexible and pitch in where needed. I have full faith that will be the case if we all work toward the same goal: quality races run safely.

In these crazy times... be well, be safe, and be kind.

Happy Holidays to you and those you hold dear. I’ll be in touch soon.

Debi Koltoniak 
MACC Communications Director