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Friday, February 28, 2014 at 07:00 AM

2015 Mt Greylock Rando Race

The NE Rando Race Series: a multiple-venue rando race (aka, ski mountaineering, uphill/downhill, “ski mo”) series will be holding the Backcountry Bash on Mount Greylock on February 28, 2015.

Rando – short for randonnée – ski racing hearkens back to skiing’s early years, when skiers challenged the mountain both up and down, without the help of chairlifts. Using climbing “skins” with alpine touring or telemark bindings (or even “split” snowboards), racers start at the base of the mountain, ascend it, then descend it (on marked in-bounds ski area trails), as fast as possible, over multiple laps, up to 6,200' cumulative vertical, in the truest test of the most complete skier overall.

More details and a signup page will be forthcoming soon. In the meantime you can RSVP via the links on this page if you are interested in participating.