Monday, November 19, 2012

Wasatch Ski Mountaineering Thanksgiving Race

We are kicking off another season of evening and holiday races this Thursday (Thanksgiving morning) at 8:00 AM at Brighton.  This will be the first of 10 races that comprise the Wasatch Citizen Series (ski mountaineering not the nordork skiing) throughout the winter that all lead up to the Wasatch Powder Keg.  Those of you who participated last year know what to expect.  There will be an hour of suffering on the up and hopefully some sheltered powder on the down.  We will chase each other, gain fitness, and earn our turkey dinners!  Afterwards, as usual, there will be pies as prizes and a few other skiing related items to be given out.

Everyone is invited regardless of gear, fitness, or skill level.  Last year we had every variety of gear from full carbon to full iron.

...a couple more housekeeping items:

The price is free but helmets and courtesy to Brighton's paying customers, cat drivers and patrollers are mandatory.  

Park by the church on the Milly side, not in front of the Milly Chalet.  We will warm up together to the start of the course (location TBA).

So forget flag football or turkey trot 5Ks and come out to the 2nd annual "Skin the Turkey" ski mountaineering race!


  1. Bummer the races are on Tuesday's this year! Any chance any of them will change to Tuesday?

  2. Cool, fun to watch the progression of this event on year two.

    I still think you guys should mix it up with a little Nordork. It's a nice change of pace when the snow sux, or you're sick of skinning up the same lap at Brighton.