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February 15, 2014, Monika Johnson Vertfest race
« on: 02/15/14, 11:16 PM »

The early clear day turned stormy just after Vertfest began at 10AM, 20-30mph SW winds at the top of chair 1, chair 2, and knoll 1.  Fortunately temperatures stayed just below freezing and five inches of snow fell during the day as 60 participants ran the full course and about 70 did the recreational version.  The race was won by a Dynafit athlete from Crested Butte, and included a 52 year old European who had skied both the Patrouille des Glaciers and Mezzalama.  Holly Walker Davis won the women's division. Conditions were mostly soft and deep for testing a variety of new skis, and many enjoyed post race entertainment.  Thanks to Ben Haskell for early morning course setting and Jeremy Park for organizing the event, demos, and volunteers.
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Re: February 15, 2014, Vertfest
« Reply #1 on: 02/15/14, 11:47 PM »

Nice
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Re: February 15, 2014, Vertfest
« Reply #2 on: 02/16/14, 06:11 AM »

Charlie and I opted to do some spectating this year.  Here are my pictures looking down on the race from Chair 1, from the top of bootpack 1, and from lap 2 just outside of elevator gate:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/susanashlock/sets/72157641061576923/
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Re: February 15, 2014, Vertfest
« Reply #3 on: 02/16/14, 08:06 AM »

Thanks for the update, Silas - I was stuck at the office all day. That would be Holly Walker Davis, I assume, there are two Holly Walkers who do Vertfest . . .
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Re: February 15, 2014, Vertfest
« Reply #4 on: 02/16/14, 08:27 AM »

My photos are here, mostly covering the first third-to-half of the pack.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/64728404@N03/sets/72157641043441094/

If you lost a belt on the race, one of the racers handed it off to us. Identify it, perhaps including the distinctive manufacturer, and it's yours.


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Re: February 15, 2014, Vertfest
« Reply #5 on: 02/16/14, 11:59 AM »

Thanks for the pics Susan and Charlie!
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Re: February 15, 2014, Vertfest
« Reply #6 on: 02/16/14, 10:05 PM »

Silas/Susan thanks for the report and pictures, looks like a good crowd, tough day.
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Re: February 15, 2014, Monika Johnson Vertfest race
« Reply #7 on: 02/17/14, 06:42 AM »

super fun to watch Wink
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Re: February 15, 2014, Monika Johnson Vertfest race
« Reply #8 on: 02/17/14, 03:49 PM »

Any link to results yet?
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Re: February 15, 2014, Monika Johnson Vertfest race
« Reply #9 on: 02/18/14, 01:20 PM »

Results: http://results.chronotrack.com/event/results/event/event-6549?lc=en
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Re: February 15, 2014, Monika Johnson Vertfest race
« Reply #10 on: 02/21/14, 04:45 PM »

Thanks for the results!  Impressive performances!
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