Racing Under the Lights

Last night we had our penultimate race of the Citizen’s Series and it was another great success.  We all warmed up to the base of the Snake Creek Lift and then rallied for an hour, putting in as many laps as we each could on a meandering short course through the trees.  Witnessed were many great battles with Jared Inouye just pulling out the win over Teague at the last minute (8 laps) and Sarah edging Emily and Liz after a very close race. We all raced through pockets of darkness  but also enjoyed the lights of Brighton’s night skiing operation for sections of the course.  After the hour of pain, most folks again congregated at Molly Green’s where we had a short gear demo by Brett from CAMP USA and then a huge haul of prizes was passed out.

We had climbing passes from Momentum, shovels and probes from Voile, a pack and shirt from Gregory, and of course pies for the winners of the races (both heavy gear and race gear categories).  We also had Trab demo skis, CAMP demo gear, and course markings provided by La Sportiva, Scarpa, and CAMP.  It really is amazing the support we are getting from the ski industy!

Once again, thank you to all of you for coming out and creating an infectiously enthusiastic environment.  These free, informal “races” are a success because of all of you.

Also, thank you again to Layne, Tom, Jared, Brett, and Greg for helping set the course and carrying course markings and gear.

Finally, our last night race will be this coming Tuesday with the finale for the season being the Powderkeg over March 7-9th.  Make sure to sign up to test your fitness and skill against the Wasatch and the rest of the country.

Since this will be our last night race of the year, suggestions are welcome regarding the race format.  What were your favorites? Anything new you’d like to see?  Comment below and let’s have a fantastic last race!

 

4 thoughts on “Racing Under the Lights”

  1. Thanks so much for the great race last night! I had a total blast up at Brighton. All of us at CAMP USA are really excited about the booming skimo scene in the Salt Lake area. Thanks also goes out to Brighton for letting us use the area. Racing under the lights is a really cool experience.

  2. All of the race formats are fun but I think my favorite race format is the laps in a hour like last night’s race. Or maybe the one we did in the rain (all the way up, then halfway, then 1/4 way).

    These races have been fun, I’m sad that the Cit Series is winding down for the year!

  3. Yes races have been great, thanks for organizing. Is there a reason they must end? I’d be excited to keep something informal going if anyone else is interested?

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