Breckenridge Ascent Series Evening Rando Races

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Interesting how some resorts embrace uphilling and others freak out about it. More here.

Breck Ascent backcountry skiing races.

This should be fun for backcountry skiers or ski mountaineers local for something a little different and quite social.

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10 Responses to “Breckenridge Ascent Series Evening Rando Races”

  1. Jonathan Shefftz March 8th, 2010 1:42 pm

    “[...] some resorts embrace uphilling [...]”
    – What a great springtime idea! I wonder if some northeastern ski areas could get interested in this. The lifts close with hours of daylight left, so this could be a great way to extend their business on a Saturday afternoon, extending the apres ski scene, etc….

  2. dave downing March 8th, 2010 5:46 pm

    A classic move, commercialize and charge for a free, human powered activity. For shame breckenridge, for shame! Must corporate america ruin everything held sacred. We should boycott until the event is free.

  3. bart March 8th, 2010 7:19 pm

    Good job Breck! Glad to see more uphill events in the states. Something to take into consideration for next year might the other big races in the state and maybe do the series a little later? I’ld love to see some uphill races in may!

  4. Dana March 8th, 2010 7:49 pm

    Crested Butte’s been doing a town rando series for a couple of years now. Really fun and sort of akin to our summer bike race series. Not too expensive (usually $10-15) and they usually give out prizes, free beer, and feed you sometimes. Dave, I hear you in principle, but you know what? I’m willing to pay a little cash for a little workout, a good apres, and the chance to prove to my home mountain that uphilling has a place and they don’t need to go all Whitefish about it. Interestingly enough, that was the first mountain I ever skinned up, during the day, on the side of a trail, to test out my self-split snowboard, complete with tele-adaptor plates for my mismatched Scarpa T-2s. I got heckled from the lift the whole way.

  5. Chris March 9th, 2010 9:45 am

    What a great idea!! I just added this to the race pitch I sent to Alpine Meadows in Lake Tahoe. How cool would it be to have a two or three evening race schedule, followed by a big “Tour du X” for a grand finish! Thanks for passing this around Lou!

  6. dave downing March 9th, 2010 10:16 am

    Don’t worry Dana, I was just kidding :)

    And I’m still confident i’ll skin up the Big at night again…legally.

  7. Lou March 9th, 2010 1:41 pm

    I say we boycott everything till everything is free. :biggrin:

  8. Sundance Lawn Care March 9th, 2010 6:26 pm

    I agree with Lou, I hate to pay for these events. I dont mind when its going towards a great benefit, like a cancer walk. that i thinks is a great idea. :pouty: :pouty:

  9. francis March 9th, 2010 8:17 pm

    Finally someone (Lou) has hit the nail on the friggin head
    FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

  10. Dana March 9th, 2010 10:52 pm

    Totally in for the boycotting. I’m definitely entitled to it.

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