After the first skimo race on the Canadian calendar had to be cancelled due to sewerly low temperatures, about a month ago, athletes’ attention quickly turned to the 2nd edition of the Castle Mountain skimo race.
Hosted at Castle Mountain Resort, located in the SW corner of Alberta, the event has a great venue to boast about.
Personally, I am bummed to not be able to defend my win there as I just got back on skis after nursing an injury since November.
- Competitive race course will cover around 14 km and will feature around 4600 feet of climbing.
- Recreational course will travel 11 km with around 3600 feet of climbing.
- There will be men’s, women’s, masters, and junior categories.
- And cash prizes for top 3 men and women from the competitive course category.
Thumbs Up note: The final descent travels through cat skiing terrain and was a superb ski last year!
For more details and further instructions visit this page – http://www.skimocanada.org/2013/12/2014-castle-mountain-resort-ski-mountaineering-race/
Accommodation at Castle Mountain Lodge
Last year, we had great time staying at the Castle Mountain Lodge so I highly recommend it. You will be only few steps to your car, which you will not need until leaving for home, and about 100 m to the slopes of the resort.