Dynafit Heathen Challenge – Sunlight
17Jan2017 @ 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
A COSMIC (Colorado Ski Mountaineering Cup) randonnee mountaineering race. A backcountry hiking/climbing ski event where racers challenge each other to hike and ski the most challenging terrain at Sunlight.
As always (snow permitting) we’ll put ever more of the course in the backcountry surrounding Sunlight Mt. Our 2013 course was very popular despite thin snow, so again we’ll aim for Willie’s and then back into the ski area for the classic descent of The Heathen. For “non-elite” racers you’ve nothing to worry about; if you’re an expert skier and can perform a kick-turn on a steep slope you’ll have a great day of backcountry ski racing. The Recreation course is always a great option (and recommended) for first-timers.
2015 Pre-Registration will open in December
- Friday pm walk-up registration in Glenwood at Sunlight Ski and Bike from 5-7pm on Friday evening and beginning at 6:30am on Saturday morning before the race in the Sunlight Lodge.
- 8 AM START, late registration, number pick-up in Sunlight Mt. base lodge from 6:30 am.
- The RECREATION course will be approximately 2,500 ft., the RACE COURSE 4,500+.
Race Division: 4500′
Recreation Division: 2500′