Bringing Together the Weak, Strong and the Thirsty...
1,700 up to the Sunspot Lodge at the top of Winter Park and back down to the base area. The race of challenge, endurance and camaraderie.
The annual Uphill/Down Challenge at Winter Park sponsored by Scarpa had dozens of finishers, covered 1,700+ vertical feet and raised more than $1,100 for the US Ski Mountaineering Association (USSMA). Dozens of finishers crowded the deck of West Portal Station for the awards ceremony grabbing free swag and poring over raffle numbers for Dynafit, GoPro, BCA and Point6 prizes.
- The COSMIC Male and Female Winners: Marshall Thompson, who finished two laps in 49:00 and Eva Hagan, who finished two laps in 1:00:43.
- The Industry Male and Female Winners: Mike Hagen and Ellen Miller, finished one lap in 38:08 and 47:21, respectively.
- Team Winners: Team Dynafit 1 took first (2:06) and Team Dynafit 2 took second (2:16). Third place went to Team Hagan (2:30) and fourth went to Team La Sportiva (2:37).
“It was better than ever – the international contingent was bigger, but it was much more inclusive than ever before, which is exactly what we were hoping for: a fun event, not a race.” – Kim Miller, CEO, SCARPA
SIA organized the Uphill/Downhill Challenge with support from a number of companies and individuals within the backcountry, randonee, and splitboard communities. The Uphill/Downhill Challenge is a fundraiser for the US Ski Mountaineering team.