@CrowBarSkiRace January 31, 2015 in #LoganCanyon, #Utah #CROWBAR2015

Crowbar 2015 will be run and skied January 31st, 2015.
Each year Nordic United, northern Utah's premier, non-motorized, winter recreation organization, holds a race. This race is the Cache Regional Overland Winter BAckcountry Race, or the CROWBAR in short. CROWBAR is a ski-mountaineering race, in which participants skin uphill, transition to downhill (ski) mode, and then continue racing down the mountain. This year's CROWBAR is a USSMA-sanctioned category II race and will have the usual 6,000 feet of vert, a pair of bootpack hikes, and some fast downhills.

It's all uphill from here...and then downhill...and back again...
CROWBAR takes place entirely off the resorts, and is run on backcountry terrain near Peter Sinks just east of Beaver Mountain, UT and south of the Idaho border. The race has three divisions, a race division for the elite and ambitious, a rec division for the weekend warriors (half the vertical, and six miles horizontal distance) and a kid's division.

CROWBAR is a non-profit race that benefits Nordic United and the Logan Citizen's Ski Mountaineering Series. The race is a great challenge, great fun, and supports the great initiatives of NU. Hopefully we'll see CROWBAR's usual ultra sport friends from the Wasatch, Jim and Liz Knight, the Brackelsbergs, and our proud crew of local NU volunteers, as well as a fantastic and diverse racer turnout.

David, Erik, John, Jim, Mark, and the rest of the course setting volunteers
Erik, John Koudelka, and I, heavy with flags.

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