Such racing hearkens back to skiing’s early years, when skiers challenged the mountain both up and down, without the help of chairlifts: using climbing “skins” with bindings that free the heel for ascents yet allow fixed-heel downhill skiing sans skins for the descents, racers start at the base of the mountain, ascend it, then descend it, as fast as possible, over multiple laps, up to ~6,000' cumulative vertical, in the truest test of the most complete skier overall.
You can read more at these links:
Berkshire Eagle (January 4, 2017)
Backcountry Magazine (October 2015)
Endurance News (June/July 2015)
Only a Game [nat'l radio broadcast] (March 14, 2015)
Berkshire Eagle (February 28, 2015)
WAMC (February 27, 2015)Berkshire Eagle (February 9, 2015)
Rutland Herald (March 24, 2014)
Wall Street Journal (February 26, 2013)
Boston Globe (January 3, 2013)
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