Thanks to everyone for a great first season for the Wasatch Citizen Series. I have wanted to get something like this going for several years, so thanks ANDY DORAIS for stepping up and getting it done. The season was a huge success with several races having over 50 participants. That is larger than some of the official races on the USSMA calendar!
Our last race was Friday, April 20th. We had around 25 participants. Since we were unable to get a pumpkin pie, Courtney took home a pecan pie for being the overall winner (we disqualified Jason since he didn’t wear his helmet). We also had 2 new racers come out who were both rewarded with gift certificates.
Enjoy a few of the photos from the final race and we will see everyone in November when the series kicks off again.
Alright folks, it seems the interest is there to work on getting faster by chasing spandex clad skiers around. So in that vein, our first race will be Thursday, January 12th (with others to follow on intermittent Thursdays). Let’s shoot for a start time of around 7:00 PM. Everyone needs to bring a headlamp and follow Brighton’s new uphill policy for parking. Further details forthcoming as the date nears but be assured that winners will receive a prize (mostly likely to continue with the tradition of pies). Hopefully we can start a new tradition of sharing the pies and getting a drink at the lodge.
And BTW, all are welcome. At our recent informal holiday races the gear ranges from Dukes to Dynafits to Teles. Think of this race series as good training, a way to meet new partners, an intro to Skimo, a way to get gear savvy, or just a good time. Hopefully it will lead up to a faster Powderkeg and all around more skiing.
See you guys soon,