We're getting warmed up for the Stowe Derby this weekend which, in case you missed at the previous post on the subject, is the oldest and maybe craziest ski race in North America. Here's a snippet from the Derby's web site
Over the course, participants ski through 20km of challenging terrain, racing down Mt. Mansfield's Toll Road and along the entire length of the Stowe Recreation Path before reaching the finish in the village. The course has a total vertical drop of over 2,600 feet. The winners will complete the course in under 45 minutes, while recreational skiers can take a couple of hours to go the same distance.
If you're feeling really ambitious, you can do the course twice (known as the Derby Meister), first freestyle (skating) and then classic x-c ski. Online registration
ends this Friday, Feb 25th! (Note: this event is for intermediate/advanced x-c skiers.) Hope to see you out on the course! Let us know if you're heading up.
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