Welcome to the Wy'easter Ski Mountaineering Race Series 2019!
Race #1 of this three-part series will be hosted at Timberline Lodge on March 23rd, 2018. Come join the fun and test your skills. The series is designed to provide an introduction into the world of Ski Mountaineering (ski-mo) racing.
Pre-registration cost is $35 and ends March 21st, 2018.
Day-of registration is $50
Registration will get you:
Race Entry Fee
2 Free Raffle Tickets
50% Mountain Shop rental set-up for racing
*Rental gear must be picked up from the shop the day prior to racing and the participant must have printed proof of registration to receive discount*
Not planning to race? There is still plenty of fun to be had! Come check out the vendor and demo tent where you can try out select Mountain Shop skis and sponsored gear for free! Plus, stick around for the after race award ceremony and celebration party to mingle with other mountain sports lovers.
Race Day Schedule:
8:30 am Registration starts
10:30 am a pre-race meeting
11:00 am Race Starts
TBD Award Ceremony and after party in the YBar!
Race Distance: TBD
*We are currently working on a new course option that weather permitting will allow us to have a more dynamic race day! The course description below is what we will use if conditions do not permit the new course concept.
The race will start promptly at 11:00 a.m. on the east side of Timberline Lodge The starting line is where the groomed snowshoe trails begin. Skiers will start off following the groomed trail as the field separates out into their ability and rate of travel groupings. After this starting traverse and a short climb, racers will descend into the climber's gully and ascend approximately .25 of a mile to a short boot pack segment out of the gully. This ascent will be a safe distance down the gully from the major cornice as determined by NWAC and head of ski patrol. You will ascend towards the Silcox Hut. All skiers will need to reach the Silcox hut by the 2:00 cut off time or they will be directed west on a relatively on-contour traverse to the area boundary. There, skiers will descend Coffel's Run to the top of Stormin Norman Lift and follow Lodge Getback run to the finish line directly in front of the Timberline Lodge parking lot where the registration, demo and Mountain Shop van is set up. All competitors making the cut off time will ascend to the right of the Palmer snowfield near the climber's route. Once at the top Skiers follow an on-contour traverse to the top of the Palmer Lift. Depending upon snow conditions (and potential grooming) skiers descend Willis Run, then traverse west toward area boundary above the Magic Mile lift to avoid normal skiers coming off the lift. Skiers continue the descent to skiers right of Coffel's run to the top of Stormin Norman where skiers ride Lodge Getback all the way to the finish in front of the Timberline Lodge Parking lot.
ALL PEOPLE INTERESTED IN ALPINE TOURING ARE WELCOME!
In the morning we will host a guided Introduction to Alpine Touring. Pre-registration required. Brett Wessen and Libby Koroch head of Timberline Ski Patrol will take aspiring alpine tourers on a ski experience introducing them to the ups, downs, and in and outs of alpine ski touring. Please invite all of your friends and family you want to introduce to Alpine Touring or Ski Mountaineering Racing! Alpine touring gear is available to rent at Mountain Shop. The shop is offering a discount on rental gear for the day making the experience easy and affordable. Proof of registration required. Call or visit the shop for more details!
Mt. Hood Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
27500 E Timberline Rd, Government Camp, Oregon 97028
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