Back from Europe and can't wait for the next race this weekend at the Aspen Power of Four skimo race. It will be a pairs race with about 10,000 ft of vertical gained/lossed. Wick & Smithy will be racing together, and JB & Jan Koles will be another pair. In the women's category Jari will be racing with Eva Hagan, going for the women's title.
The forecast calls for snow today and tomorrow and sunny skies on Saturday during the race! With views of the Elk Mountains this weather forecast should be sweet for racing.
The SCARPA Alien 1.0 will finally be released to the North American market next Fall. We have seen these boots at the last two Skimo World Championships....with even more exposure in Claut, Italy last week ....as SCARPA had this boot on a lot of Euros feet...no coincidence that SCARPA HQ is only about 1.5 hr drive from Claut....so they had a good presence on all the top athletes. We will all be on this boot next season....and can't wait!