This will be the 3rd edition of the Vert180 which serves as the Canadian skimo racing season opener the last 3 years.
As one of a kind North American night event the MEC Vert180 is traditionally hosted right in the heart of a big city – at Calgary’s Canadian Olympic Park.
Easy course suits novice racers as an introduction while elite skimo racers test their early season speed. All this in great atmosphere – both relay teams and solo racers are cheered on equally.
» Check out the last year’s MEC Vert180 2011 report
Name: MEC Vert180 Ski Mountaineering Race
Date: December 1st, 2012 (Saturday)
Event detailed schedule: http://vert180.blogspot.ca/p/schedule.html
Location: Canada Olympic Park (or COP) in Calgary, AB
Format: max. number of laps in 180min raced as individual or as a team relay
Course: a loop with about 100m vertical ascent, then 100m descent, and small boot-pack to mix it up
Difficulty and Skills required:
- great for first timers and youth but national caliber athletes compete here as well
- great for practicing all essential skimo racing skills (all transitions, skinning, boot-pack, fast skiing)