Breckenridge Ascent Series Evening Rando Races by Lou Dawson March 8, 2010 written by Lou Dawson March 8, 2010 Interesting how some resorts embrace uphilling and others freak out about it. More here. This should be fun for backcountry skiers or ski mountaineers local for something a little different and quite social. 10 comments 0 FacebookTwitterPinterestEmail previous post Avalanche Beacons on Dogs? next post Report from the Ski Mo World Championships, USA 9th Overall! 10 comments Jonathan Shefftz March 8, 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…. dave downing March 8, 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. bart March 8, 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! Dana March 8, 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. Chris March 9, 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! dave downing March 9, 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. Lou March 9, 2010 - 1:41 pm I say we boycott everything till everything is free. :biggrin: Sundance Lawn Care March 9, 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: francis March 9, 2010 - 8:17 pm Finally someone (Lou) has hit the nail on the friggin head FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEE Dana March 9, 2010 - 10:52 pm Totally in for the boycotting. I’m definitely entitled to it. Comments are closed.