|Luke Nelson 5th, Scott Simmons 4th, Brian Smith, 3rd, Wick 2nd and mia Marshall Thompson 1st for Skimo Race|
The Ulitmate Mountain Challenge comprised of :
- 10Km Nordic race on Friday
- Ski Mountaineering race on Sturday
- Uphill only race on Sunday ~2600ft of climbing on any gear you want (human powered people)
Hats off to the event staff that pulled off the first ever Teva Winter Games. The skimo event had a nice off-piste feel for Vail. With nearly 8,000ft of elevation gain and over 20mi of ski touring, it turned out to be a "mini Grand Traverse" in Vail....basically circumnavigating the ski area boundry (yeah Vail is quite huge).
|Team Smith Wick|
Luckily with our winnings we were able to afford some $23 cheeseburgers at the base area....you know you're in Vail when...
|Wick with 15 minutes left in the race|
Denver Post Article recapping the CB & Vail race
Full results of each event can be found here.
Crested Butte News article on the Teva Games