Thursday, December 6, 2012

Rise and Shine Rando Race

Tuesday was the first event in the A-Basin Rise and Shine Rando Race Series.  34 skiers had a 7:00 AM start skinng to Black Mountain Lodge, skiing to the bottom, and skinning to The Summit.  Wow, can you believe the winner, Greg Ruckman, did all that in 40 minutes?  I can't do that lap that fast using the chairlifts.  A-Basin's Assistant Ski Patrol Director Becs Hodgetts was the top women's finisher in 54 minutes (a word to the wise - don't try to keep up with her).  Wilderness Sports provided logistical support and prizes for top finishers.  There are three more races in the series, December 18 and January 8 and 22.  If that sounds appealing to you, come join the fun.  You can register online or just show up on race day.  My hat is off to all the competitors.  Thanks for participating.

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