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Course Layout- "The Sun" @ Bromley

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Schedule:
  1. Anytime *before* 9:30 at Guest Services (adjacent to drop-off zone), pick up bib and included lift ticket (for *after* the race!).
  2. In lodge upstairs, look for Hammer Nutrition banner on table with bib attachments (safety pins, cable/zip ties, elastic ties), handouts for course layout & race rules, plus Hammer Gel packets.
  3. At 9:30, pre-race briefing starts (at same table), then shortly meet outside with boots & skis only ready to skin over together to the base of Plaza for the start (target time of 10:00).
  4. At 1:00, awards inside lodge (same table again), Results, with prizes for the top finishers.
Full Competitive Course = ~4,600' vertical
(2017 winning time = 1:18:55 by Brian MacIlvain, but no bootpack)
Shorter Recreational Course skips one (or both) of the repetitions in #6 below for 3,600' (or 2,600') vertical.
The 2017 course description below excludes a bootpack, which might be added for 2018 (via Avalanche or Avalanche Glade, instead of Yodeler).
  1. Follow green-flagged wands > ascend Plaza > RIGHT @ tower #11 (just before lift terminal) > Upper Thruway (fork Left multiple times) > Run Around #1 > summit.
  2. Deskin anywhere near Sun Mtn Express quad unload zone, following red-flagged wands > Left of the unload zone > straight across wide open plateau > Sunder > Pabst Panic, staying within the mogul field as delineated by the red-flagged wands
  3. Ski > Left of Blue Ribbon Quad base > reskin where the red flags change to green *BEFORE* looping around the lift's load area.  (Skiing -- as opposed to skinning -- around the load area = automatic disqualification!)  After looping around the load area, look up to your Left:  follow green-flagged wands to skin up very broad & prominent Yodeler (much more obvious than on map).
  4. Continue following green-flagged wands to traverse across broad intersection @ Yodeler top > skin up underneath Sun Mtn Express quad (mainly stay underneath returning chairs, but sometimes may need to stray slightly left underneath ascending chairs).
  5. Stay Right @ tower #16 > broad intersection > deskin (~100' vertical below summit) > pick up prior descent.
  6. Repeat 3,4,5 ... then repeat 3,4,5 yet again (i.e., for 3 complete circuits of skinning up from base of Blue Ribbon Quad to tower #16, followed by descent to base of Blue Ribbon Quad).
  7. Reskin @ Blue Ribbon Quad base > skin up Yodeler, but then . . . 
  8. . . . @ Yodeler top, deskin > look down to your Left > ski Upper East Meadow (in between zipline tower on left & small wooden race start shack on right) > slight Right onto Lower East Meadow.
  9. Note: entire base area = Slow Skiing Zone, so ski at pace of other traffic & don't pass any fellow competitors after Slow signs on your way to the finish at the base area.