Competitors coming down the final stretch to the Pali lift line
Today, A-Basin hosted its 22nd annual Enduro race. Skiers and riders run laps on the Pali face — all double black or extreme runs — from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. and team that completes the most laps is the winner.
Team # 4 rode the chair in front of us
Only 40 teams are allowed to race, and racers from previous years get priority.
When my housemate raced the Enduro, he got in as a replacement racer in an already registered team of two, one of whom was injured.
The record, held by Jamie Ober and Ollie Holmes, is 72 laps.
That’s 72 laps on step, narrow bumps and trees!
A boarder racing the Enduro
Pali looked smooth and fast this morning
Racers got good light, good snow, and good weather
Racers near the top of Pali face