Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Final Rando Race

This past Friday we held our final Randonee Race of the season. Similar to all seven of the Rando races we hosted this season, Friday's event had some seriously competitive athletes and some not quite so serious athletes enjoying a good a event. Fun was the theme for everyone. 

Back in January and February we held four races in our Tuesday morning A-Basin Rise and Shine Rando Series. In March and April we held three races in our Friday night Alpenglow Ascents Series. For our uphill users that are more into culinary activities than racing activities we held "A Night in Bavaria" in December. This was a NO LIFT Black Mountain Lodge Moonlight Dinner. With alpine touring being the fastest growing segment of our ski world, we are looking for ways to create good events and activities for this active crowd. Let me know of any good ideas you have for uphill users.

Hey, we had 4" new again today. That makes a foot for this storm. ..............And it is still snowing. What a great spring.





5 comments:

Anonymous said...

New park things/jumps?? *beatingdeadhorse*

Anonymous said...

Very disappointing to hear that there will be no Grind this year. This was a highlight of prior seasons, especially to those of us who don’t have the flexibility in our schedules for weekday events.

Anonymous said...

na awesome uphill rando racing has replaced terrain parks and events in 2014 because thats clearly the younger/future demographic the ski industry is growing into. terrain parks are old news

Anonymous said...

I would love to see the mini park come back next year next to the MH. My kids (5 & 7) had so much fun riding the boxes and hitting the little jump while we all watched from the beach. They were bummed it wasn't there again this year.

Anonymous said...

Great series, although I missed many due to injuries and calendar conclicts. Did miss The Grind as someone else noted. Like the prize to a random contestant, given the gap between the top handful of racers and the rest of us mere mortals. I'd rather see a less "upscale" Black Mtn uphill get together. But, as usual, thanks for Abasin's support of uphill & downhill skiers.