Backcountry Skiers Test Their Skills At the Catamount Trail BC Challenge Race - SNEWS

Backcountry Skiers Test Their Skills At the Catamount Trail BC Challenge Race

The Catamount Trail Association along with Bolton Valley Resort and the Trapp Family Touring Center will host the 1st Annual Catamount Trail Backcountry Challenge Race on March 8th. The 16 kilometer event will be a mass start cross-country ski race from the Trapp Family Touring Center to Bolton Valley Resort via the Catamount Trail.
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The Catamount Trail Association along with Bolton Valley Resort and the Trapp Family Touring Center will host the 1st Annual Catamount Trail Backcountry Challenge Race on March 8th. The 16 kilometer event will be a mass start cross-country ski race from the Trapp Family Touring Center to Bolton Valley Resort via the Catamount Trail.

Unlike other cross-country ski events, the race will be 70% on ungroomed ski trails and participants will be limited to only one pair of skis and poles for the entire distance. Racers will encounter a 2420 ft. vertical climb from Nebraska Notch Rd to the highest elevation on the Catamount Trail and then descend 1820 vertical ft. on a narrow trail to the Bolton Valley Touring Center. Each individual is encouraged to bring a small backpack with food, water, and extra clothes since there are no aid stations on the course. Climbing skins will be allowed.

The event is designed for expert skiers who have a good understanding of backcountry skiing and all the potential weather and snow conditions it can expose. There will be a post race food and Race entry will be limited to 75 participants with no race day entry. Karhu, Rossignol, Bolton Valley, Trapp Family Lodge, and Turtle Fur will sponsor the event. For more information,
go to www.catamounttrail.org

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