Thursday, February 16, 2012

Teva Games Wrap Up

Team Crested Butte (along with our skimo & Nordic Friends in the Gunnison Valley) killed it this past weekend!  Basically hogn' the podium....as we were representing in the Ulitmate Mountain Challenge and the Skimo event.   The fields were stacked all weekend as there were large (for skimo racing standards) prize purses for each event.
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 :
  1. 10Km Nordic race on Friday
  2. Ski Mountaineering race on Sturday
  3. 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

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