The races are open to everyone and usually draw a crowd of around 25 to 30 skiers and boarders each week depending on weather. Registration is from 9 a.m. to noon at the Mountain House and costs $5. Racing gets under way at 1 p.m. down Look At Me, one of Winterplace's more difficult runs. And if the glory of beating your competitor does not sate your thirst for adulation, Winterplace will be giving away Rossignol skis and boards and other spoils to the victors. Racers can expect soft conditions with natural snow forecasted for Saturday and Sunday. So if the downhill is not your discipline, simply enjoy the longest skiing days in the southeast at 14 hours.