Last Brighton Race!

Last night of racing at Brighton this year! Come ski the only Milli race of the season. We will be starting at Milli chalet this week. The course will go up along the boundary line towards sol-bright trail. A quick descent through the trees and bumps will bring us to the next transition. Another skin and booter will bring us close to the Twin Lakes dam. Then its a fast descent down the ski run to the bottom. This will be a multi lap race format.
 
Race starts at 7pm sharp. Make sure you sign both your waivers if you have not raced before. We will go to Alpine Rose for awards and treats afterwards.
 
See you there!
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It’s Race Week!

Its a race week! Come on up and work off the holiday cheer and do some skimo racing! This week we will be starting at the base of Great western lift and doing a points race. The course will be a butterfly shape 2 loop course with each loop being worth a certain number of points. Whoever can do some math and transitions with the correct sequence of loops will come out on top.

 
As always please park at the church (milli side) and walk over to the great western end of the parking lot. Please remember to sign both brighton and utah skimo waivers before coming up if you have not done so already. NIghtly race fees or yearly memberships can be paid for online as well at Utahskimo.org. Also the race start promptly at 7pm so plan on being there a few minutes early to get checked in (you MUST check in before you race)!
 
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Race #3 Details!

We’re racing again this week! This weeks course will take us through the upper woods and crevices of Brighton. We will start at the bottom of the snake creek lift and travel up a short ways with a quick transition and descent. Then more climbing up through the woods. A short booter and the jr’s turn off there. Then there is more skinning through the bumps to another booter which will have you top out at snake creek pass. A fun easy descent down the ski run will see you back to the start. If your feeling good and strong you will head up for lap 2. If your toast then thats the race for you.
 
Things to plan on: Make sure you sign both waivers online at home before you come up. You can also pay for the night or your annual membership at home and online as well on the Utah skimo.org website. We do take cash at the registration tent too for the single race. Registration is at the bottom of great western and the start is going to be at least a 15min skin/warm up, so don’t hit check in at 6:55pm and think you will make the official start.  You must check in at the registration tent BEFORE racing, even if you have signed your waivers and paid. I would highly recommend a pack to carry skis  for the booters, but not required.
 
After we will be inside at Alpine Rose for awards and raffle. Remember to show our gratitude to brighton and have beverage or some food.
 
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Race #2 Details

We are racing! Tuesday night is the first of the night races and we are doing a vert. That means we are racing up only, Course will start at the bottom of Great Western wind its way up past the Snake Creek lift and up to snake creek pass. Make sure you bring a helmet and a headlamp. Race to start at 7pm so give yourself a little extra time to get up and get warmed up before the start.
 
Brighton is closed for night skiing this week so we will do a quick awards right after the race in the parking lot. Bring a puffy!
 
If you still have not signed both your waivers please do it on utahskimo.org. You need to sign brightons and utah skimo’s waiver.
 
Remember to park at milli chalet and walk across the parking lot. Do not park in the corner by the GW lift.
 
One last reminder that the red light on brighton lodge means absolutely no uphill travel allowed. Please pass this along to other fellow skiers so we do not lose our uphill privileges. You can check the website to down towards the bottom of the page here: http://www.brightonresort.com/mountain/snow-report/BrightonMap

Skin the Turkey is on!

Skin the turkey race is on! We will be racing starting at the bottom of the snake creek lift  at Brighton. This lift is not by the parking lot so make sure you get there early since it will take 15-20 min to get to the start line. Race starts at 7am sharp so we can be off the mountain before the lifts starts spinning. The course is up some ungroomed runs and down a packed/groomed run. I skied it this morning and it is pretty filled in. You should park at the church over by the bottom of the Millicent lift. Then walk across the lot to Great western lift. Do not park with everyone else in the middle of the lot. That is for Brighton lift customers only. Helmets are required!
 
PLEASE PLEASE sign both waivers, Brighton and Utah skimo, on the utahskimo.org website before you come up. You will not be allowed to race without waivers signed first. If you leave this until registration at the bottom of brighton you will more than likely miss the start.
 
Registration tent will be set up near the bottom of the Great western lift. Stop in there to say hi to our great volunteers and let them know you are there and racing. 
 
After we will go to Alpine rose for some food and awards.
Approximate course maps:
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End of Season Recap

Wow. What a season. The Utah SkiMo season ended two weeks ago with the final race of the Ski the Beav series up in Logan. We had races canceled for lack of snow (Skin the Turkey Race) and too much snow (Logan race due to unsafe driving conditions). We raced in all conditions- powder, sun, cold, wind and lightning- and no matter the conditions you came and crushed! And for that we thank you (and, quite frankly are proud and impressed!).

Across the pond the United States competed in the bi-annual ISMF World Championships and the team finished in 6th place- the highest for the US Team! Tom Goth was the lone Wasatch athlete. The next world’s is only 2 years away-time to start training!

For those still motivated and not lured away from skiing by flip flops, biking and climbing, the US race season has two more events on the calendar- Cody’s Challenge at Steamboat on April 1st and the Father Dwyer Postal Route in Leadville on April 8th

   

We couldn’t do it without you or our sponsors– Voile, Skimo.co, The Sport Loft, Gnarly Nutrition, Dynafit, Julbo, Clif Bar La Sportiva and Black Diamond. So thank you and remember to thank our sponsors for their support by supporting them!

Youth Program Update
At this years Wasatch PowderKeg, participants noticed an obvious drop in the average racer age. This noticeable youthful energy was a result dedicated youth racers, parents, coaches and Utah Skimo. 
 
Early in the waning months of fall, Sarah Cookler, Nina Silitch, Pete Stoughton and Chad Brackelsberg and a dream of forming a Utah Youth Skimo League. With some behind the scenes planning, and determined coaches, two teams formed. Silver fork Skimo, under the direction of Sarah Cookler, and Park City Skimo, coached by Nina Silitch, formed. The youth trained at the respective locations and occasionally gathered atTuesday Night Races at Brighton. 
 
Through the guidance of the Youth League Director, Pete Stoughton, the race series consisted of three races. In order for students to be eligible for the state championship they must have raced in the Crowbar, PowderKeg Vert and PowderKeg race. 
 
In total, the first year was a success. We had 15 student participants ranging in age from 9-16. Not only was the year a blast, but is a great building block to developing Utah Skimo. 
 
We are excited to see the sport grow and hope to see many of these young men and women represent the US in 2022.
 
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Utah Skimo Youth League Race Results

At this years Wasatch PowderKeg, participants noticed an obvious drop in the average racer age. This noticeable youthful energy was a result dedicated youth racers, parents, coaches and Utah Skimo. 
 
Early in the waning months of fall, Sarah Cookler, Nina Silitch, Pete Stoughton and Chad Brackelsberg and a dream of forming a Utah Youth Skimo League. With some behind the scenes planning, and determined coaches, two teams formed. Silver fork Skimo, under the direction of Sarah Cookler, and Park City Skimo, coached by Nina Silitch, formed. The youth trained at the respective locations and occasionally gathered at Tuesday Night Races at Brighton. 
 
Through the guidance of the Youth League Director, Pete Stoughton, the race series consisted of three races. In order for students to be eligible for the state championship they must have raced in the Crowbar, PowderKeg Vert and PowderKeg race. 
 
In total, the first year was a success. We had 15 student participants ranging in age from 9-16. Not only was the year a blast, but is a great building block to developing Utah Skimo. 
 
We are excited to see the sport grow and hope to see many of these young men and women represent the US in 2022.

Logan Race # 3

Logan Race # 3, 2/24, Beaver Mountain
As always, these will be fun, low-key, social events with a little competition thrown in.  Helmets and headlamps are required.  Open to all ages and abilities!  We’ll even have some sweet prizes given out by random drawing (Altra gift card, Powderkeg Entry!).
 
All races are FREE for Utah Skimo members ($10 for non-members).  Annual membership includes free entry to all Utah Skimo races, including the Tuesday night Brighton series, and a slew of other perks (like access to demo race gear).

Interested?
 
1) Sign up as a Utah Skimo member
2) Complete the online waiver (adult or youth)
3) ‘Like’ their Facebook page and follow them on Twitter to get updates
 
These races are organized entirely by volunteers.  If you’re not sure about racing but would like to help out, let them know!

No dogs please.

Questions? Contact Daviddavid.zeke.rosenberg@gmail.com

February 21st (the last race of the season)

Come join us for the last race of the season this coming tuesday. This weeks course will be starting at the base of Great Western lift at 7pm. The course is a 3 loop points based course that will see everyone having to do all 3 loops in any order you want and then getting as many points after that you can in an hour. The top short loop (175′) is worth 1 point, the middle longest loop (600′) is worth 4 points and the bottom middle loop (300′) is worth 2 points. Make sure you stick around at Alpine Rose afterwards because we got a lot of cool stuff to raffle off including some Dynafit skis!
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Please remember to park my Milli chalet and walk over to Great Western for the start. As a reminder if you have not signed BOTH waivers go onto utahskimo.org and sign both waivers. You can also make donations there as well for the races instead of bringing cash with you to the race.The Dynafit skis will be raffled off only to someone who has signed up as member and paid for the full season this year. If you have been given a key tag bring it up and make your check in faster. 
 
Will see you at Brighton!