Published as a favor to the budding sport we love to watch: Teva Mountain Games to be held at Vail, Colorado February 11, 2012.
Press release: “With North America’s largest prize purse for a rando race, the Teva Mountain Games Ski Mountaineering comp has a running dryland start, then progresses up the front-side and Back Bowls of Vail Mountain in Colorado USA for the ultimate winter test. Athletes skin, ski and bootpack on a challenging alpine course while passing a series of checkpoints.
WildSnow.com publisher emeritus and founder Lou (Louis Dawson) has a 50+ years career in climbing, backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering. He was the first person in history to ski down all 54 Colorado 14,000-foot peaks, has authored numerous books about about backcountry skiing, and has skied from the summit of Denali in Alaska, North America’s highest mountain.