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21 Apr 2012

10. Marmot Grind

United States (Colorado)

Organizer: Colorado Ski Mountaineering Cup (COSMIC)
Place: Arapahoe Basin Resort
Event type: individual
Description: The Marmot Grind is an uphill, downhill adventure race designed to introduce new participants to backcountry skiing as well as challenge the veteran skier. Races are modeled after European randonee events with competitors beginning on foot and running to clip into their skis. Athletes skin uphill on a challenging course and race down to the finish. Race category vertical is approximately 4,500 ft, recreational 2,000ft.

Observations: For additional updates on the Grind:
http://www.arapahoebasin.com/ABasin/mountain/calendar.aspx?id=1dc90fdf-5...

Web: http://www.ussma.org/race/cosmic/2012-04-20/marmot-grind

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