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8:37 = Caution, first lift-served general public skiers of the day start descending!
Gear requirements are the same as regular races (including mask), with the following modifications:
- Bindings must be Dynafit "Tech"-style (i.e., no plate/hybrid bindings) that allow for skin>ski transitions w/o exiting binding (i.e., no Kingpin, Duke PT, Shift).
- Pack that allows for affixing & removing skis with the pack still worn.
- Enough food and water to be out for a full morning of skinning and skinning, plus a puffy for the relatively brief moments when we will be inactive.
- Pack is not necessary for the race, but will be necessary for the post-race clinic, so before the race you can take a warm-up lap to the summit and stash a pack at the finish to be retrieved for the post-race clinic.
- Aerobic fitness, skimo skills, and skiing ability are all strictly optional -- we're here to improve on all of those, whatever your levels might be!
- NCAA alpine race coach, 1989-2001.
- PSIA Certified Ski Instructor, Alpine Level 2 & Nordic Level 1.
- NSP Instructor for Avalanche, Mtn Travel/Rescue, Nordic/Backcountry.
- AIARE Instructor for avy safety.
- American Avalanche Association board member, and 3x ESAW presenter.
- Skimo racer since 2004-05 season, race experience at 14 different venues in 6 different states, and wins at 7 different venues.
- Skimo race organizer since 2008-09 season.
- Numerous six-ravine circumnavigation tours of Mt Washington.
- Eleven Pacific Northwest volcano summit skis from above 10k elevation (incl. Rainier as highest and Glacier Peak as most remote).