The track went up "Guides Ridge" which is Mordor-esque flakey/spiky ridge that goes to the summit of Mount Crested Butte. Yes, our ski hill is quite the unique Dr. Seus mountain."CB Mountain Guides were there volunteering their time for the community to help put the race on." Aparently the ridge is ski patrol territory.
I went up to the summit with a Canadian, an Italian, a local photographer, and Steve Banks. Ski patrol at CBMR must have some incredible moments on this mountain, for me seeing the sunrise on mount CB is not something I get to see everyday.
Ski Patrol readying Guides ridge for the racers
I have a bunch of footage that I will post here in a few days. The race favored the euros for there is not many races in the US that have rope-work. However, a Local Janelle Smiley claimed 1st for the women. She is a climber and it showed on the ridge.
The video will be up in a few days.