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Course Layout- "The Beast" @ Berkshire East

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

2019 Schedule for January 19:
8:30 = Registration opens, lodge expansion 1st floor at Hammer banner.
9:30 = Registration closes; pre-race briefing begins, followed immediately by start.
3:00 = Results, with prizes for full course's top finishers.

Full Competitive Course = 3 cycles of multiple-ascent/descent circuit as shown below in topo, table, trails.
Shorter Recreational Course = up to 3 cycles of circuit skipping bootpack segments, i.e., skiing straight from second 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 "condo" slope base, joining Thunder trail just above its merger into Mohawk.
  • Within each circuit, never cross prior tracks, but on first descent (segment #02) might see (i.e., unintentional preview) top of upcoming skintrack (#03) and its transition to skiing.
  • Similarly, on third descent (#08) will ski down parallel to upcoming skintrack (#09).
  • After 1st & 2nd cycles of circuit, to rejoin initial ascent to summit, as shown during preview (intentional!) during group tour to start, branch to Skier's Right, toward rightmost of the two lift bases, near Mountain Coaster storage bldg, for transition to skin up Mohawk > 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.]