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Alpenglow Ascents Rando Series (3 of 3)

Friday, April 25, 2014

Join us Friday afternoons for a 3-part series of up-hill and down-hill challenges

Come to Arapahoe Basin for a beautiful afternoon of skinning with our three-part randonee spring-time series.  This NEW series will start and finish in the Base Area while summiting near 12,472'!

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This event is much like our Rise n Shine series, except it’s in the afternoon. Perfect for the serious rando racers that are training for The Traverse or the Power of Four, or people who just want to get a solid skin in after work. We’ll have prizes for the top 3 male and female winners in each division, and we usually throw some fun random prizes in (for example: a prize for the person who comes in 23rd or a random prize “hidden” on the course). It’s a great time to hang out with your friends who participate in uphill travel, whether they be skiers or splitboarders, recreational athletes or elites. Everyone’s welcome at Alpenglow Ascents!

Don't forget to celebrate your skinning success in the new 6th Alley Bar after you finish!

Details:

Check in: Starting at 3:30 p.m. on the first floor of the a-frame

Start: 4:30 p.m.

Awards: 6:00 p.m.

Cost: $20 for race only, $30 for race, post race appetizer buffet, and one beverage from the 6th Alley Bar and Grill

Divisions: male and female

New for Alpenglow Ascents:


Try It Course: This course has one transition with less elevation gain and distance. Perfect for the recreational uphill traveler that wants to come out on the mountain for a fun afternoon, or for the first-timer who has heard their friends, family, and neighbors talk about uphill travel and wants to give it a go.
Long Course:This course will have multiple transitions and significant elevation gain throughout the mountain for the seasoned uphill traveler or the person that wants a bigger challenge.

Course Description:

For the third Alpenglow Ascents we want to send you up the North Pole if the weather and conditions permit! This will be a “game time” decision on April 25th, so come prepared for both courses. We will let you know which we will be using at check in.

Long Course: The North Pole if conditions are favorable

Ascend up High Noon past Black Mountain Lodge, up Grizzly Road continuing past the top of the Pallavicini Chair, up the Cornice Run past Patrol Head Quarters and the top of the Montezuma Chair Lift to the North Pole Hiking Gate.

THERE IS A TIME CUT OFF HERE OF 5:40 p.m. *

Go through the gate to the North Pole saddle where you will transition to a mandatory boot pack up the ridge to the top of North Pole. Transition at the top of North Pole and descend down North Pole past the High Traverse through the Land of the Giants past the Avalauncher Tower and down Wrangler to finish on the Perch above the 6th Alley Bar and Grill. This course has approximately 2,000’ of elevation gain.

*If you don’t make the 5:40 cut off, transition and descend down Humbug, Dragon, past the Avalauncher Tower down Wrangler to finish on the Perch above the 6th Alley Bar and Grill.

Long Course, no East Wall:

Ascend up High Noon past Black Mountain Lodge, up Grizzly Road continuing past the top of the Pallavicini Chair, up the Cornice Run past Patrol Head Quarters and the top of the Montezuma Chair Lift. Transition and descend down Humbug and Dragon to the Avalauncher Tower where you will make another transition and head through the trees and Mountain Goat Alley, past the Treeline Terrain Park to Dercum’s Gulch where you will continue up the West Wall to the Cornice Run, past Patrol Head Quarters and the top of the Montezuma Chair Lift where you will transition for the last time and descend down Humbug and Dragon past the Avalauncher Tower down Wrangler to finish on the Perch above the 6th Alley Bar and Grill. This course has approximately 2,300’ of elevation gain.

Try It Course:

Ascend up High Noon past Black Mountain Lodge, up Grizzly Road continuing past the top of the Pallavicini Chair to the top of the West Wall. Here you will transition and descend down the West Wall to Dercum’s Gulch past the SOUTH side of Black Mountain Lodge on to Wrangler. Keep descending down Wrangler to finish on the Perch above the 6th Alley Bar and Grill. This course has approximately 1,300’ of elevation gain.

Prizes for our last Alpenglow of the season!

Men's Long Course and Try It Course:

1st place: $50 Gift Card to the Dam Brewery
2nd place: $20 Gift Card to Wilderness Sports
3rd place: Screamer Hat and $10 Gift Card to The Snake River Saloon

Women's Long Course and Try It Course:

1st place: La Sportiva Jacket
2nd place: $20 Gift Card to Wilderness Sports
3rd place: Screamer Hat and $10 Gift Card to The Snake River Saloon

One lucky participant will find a certificate for a pair of Dynafit Huascaran GTX Gloves on the course, and lucky Long Course finisher #14 will win a one hour massage from Knead Ed in Golden, Co. Don't forget to stick around for the awards at 6:00 p.m. we are having a raffle with prizes from our many sponsors!

Thank you to our sponsors: Gordini Gloves, Wilderness Sports, Darn Tough Socks, Snake River Saloon, Spyder, Cosmic Ski, Clifbar, Muscle Milk, Screamer, and Road ID.