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Course Layout- "The Beast" @ Berkshire East

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Registration: morning-of race also available (add'l $10)

2018 Schedule for January 20 & February 24 (Saturday):
9:00   = Registration & bib pick-up opens; lodge expansion 1st floor at Hammer banner.
9:30   = Registration & bib pick-up closes; pre-race briefing begins.
9:45   = Meet outside in front of lodge, boots & skis on, ready to skin.
10:00 = Start!
2:30   = Results, with prizes for the full course's top finishers.

Full Competitive Course = 3 cycles of multiple-ascent/descent circuit as shown below in table, trails, topo (revised for truncated Feb '18 course with no natural snow).
Shorter Recreational Course = up to 3 cycles of circuit skipping bootpack segments, i.e., skiing straight from first descent into final descent.
  • Click HERE for full explanation of course flagging colors and rules.
  • Group skin/walk to mass start (skins already on skis) at base of "condo" slope, joining Thunder trail just above its merger into Mohawk.
  • After 1st & 2nd cycles of circuit, to rejoin first ascent to summit, as shown in preview during group tour to start:  branch to Skier's Right, toward rightmost of the two lift bases, near Mountain Coaster storage bldg, for the transition to skin up Mohawk into Thunder.
  • After 3rd cycle of circuit, ski straight to "soft" Finish in front of lodge and sponsor (Hammer & Hagan) banners to have time recorded. 
[Click in top right of map below to open in CalTopo for detailed course data.]