3rd Annual Jack-n-Jill Randonee Weekend
February 28, 2015
This year, we will host both the Jack’n’Jill Randonee Race and the No-Name Uphill Scramble on Saturday, February 28th.
What is Randonee? Randonee, also known as Alpine Touring, refers to a type of skiing in which you ascend the mountain using your own power with the aid of special bindings and “skins”, a Velcro like material that sticks to the snow. A Randonee Race involves “skinning” up a set track and then racing down a designated course. The winner is the person who completes the course in the least amount of time.
In our “No-Name Scramble” Race, contestants can use any method (besides riding the chairlifts) they choose to get up the set track (including hiking, snow showing or skinning).
In our “Jack-n-Jill Rando Race,” contestants must have skins, avalanche transceivers, shovels, and probes because the race course goes above the double chair lift.
Schedule of events
The Jack-N-Jill Rando Race starts at 9 AM. All participants must be registered and present by 8:30 AM for course orientation. Entry fee is $50 for pre-registration and $60 for those that register the day of the event. Entry fee includes an all day lift ticket, t-shirt, and beer stein. Participants must use skins on the designated uphill routes, and transceivers and avalanche gear are mandatory. Total elevation gain is 2400+ feet. The route this year will go to the top of 52 Turns, Joe’s Wave, and the No-Name lift area. In total, there will bee three uphill climbs, one of which is an optional boot pack.
The No-Name Scramble (in-bounds uphill/downhill race) starts at 1:30 PM. All participants must be registered by 1 PM. Entry fee is $10. Participants may skin, hike, or snowshoe up the designated uphill route. Transceivers and avalanche gear are not mandatory. Total elevation gain is 900 feet. The route will go to the top of the No-Name platter tow from the lodge, and then back down to the base area via the Fool Creek run.
Prizes awarded at 3:30 PM in Men’s, Women’s, Youth, and Miscellaneous categories for both races.
Live music at 4 PM!