Each year the rando racing scene grows. Crucial to that growth are local races. I keep promising to grow the local scene, and I will once I shift my effort and focus from training to promoting races. Until then, I am grateful for promoters who put on rando races nearby. Equally crucial is participation. I know that there are a lot fit ski tourers out there. You should try rando racing. Here are some that you should try to attend.
MATT BARRETT MEMORIAL RANDO RACE, Pebble Creek, Idaho
From the USSMA Site:
Pebble Creek Ski Area and the Idaho State University Outdoor Adventure Center co-sponsor the Matt Barrett Memorial Telemark Festival and Rando Rally.
The Pebble Creek Randonee Race is February 28th at 8:00 am. The straight lines will mostly be switchbacks so the course is longer than it looks with a roughly 3000 ft ascent/descent. There will also be a rec division which is basically the same route as the race in years past with about 1800' feet of climbing. Please direct any questions to the ISU Outdoor Adventure Center at 282-3912 or to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CROWBAR RACE, Logan, UT
Note: this is not an adventure race. Not multisport, only AT, Tele, split board.
Date: March 6th, 2010
Place: Logan Canyon, Logan, Utah
WASATCH POWDERKEG, Brighton, Utah
This is the classic. One of the longest running and best races around. For two years, it was a World Cup event attended by the best racers in the world. This year's race will be run at Brighton. Check it out here: http://www.wasatchpowderkeg.com/