Whitefish Whiteout Rando Race

January 25th, 2009

This weekend my attempt at a “serious” rando racing season took me all the way up to Whitefish, MT, for the 2nd Annual Whitefish Whiteout at, well, Whitefish Mountian of course (formerly Big Mountain).
Whitefish is about 5 1/2 hours from Bozeman - kind of a long way to drive for a race I was going [...]

Bozeman Montana Nordic and XC Skiing

January 17th, 2009

I’m not much of a nordic skier. I mostly alpine (downhill) ski. But, when the backcountry is unstable or if I just don’t have time to actually “go skiing” at Bridger or elsewhere, I go skate skiing. It’s a nice way to get a good, quick workout when it’s too snowy and icy to go [...]

High Pressure

January 16th, 2009

So, I’m a whiner. In the winter I complain that when it’s -20F it’s too cold, and I complain when it’s 50F it’s too warm. Why can’t the entire winter be a nice 20F? And why can’t every day be a powder day? Is that really too much to ask?

We are under the painful curse [...]

Grand Targhee Ski Mountaineering Classic

January 13th, 2009

And so the 2009 rando racing season kicks off! The first USSMA ski mountaineering race out West is the Grand Targhee Ski Mountaineering Classic, my old stomping grounds by Driggs ID, so I had to go. :) Last year this was my first ski mountaineering race ever. The format of the two day event is [...]