It’s the middle of the randonee racing season in North America and Team Crested Butte has been training hard and competing in the COSMIC Race Series events, including the North American Ski Mountaineering Championships at their home mountain, Crested Butte Mountain Resort. In Episode 2, Jari Kirkland, Jon Brown and Brian Smith of Team Crested Butte battle place in the top ten in a competition field stacked with the fastest randonee racers in North America.
Episode One of a web series chronicling SCARPA/SKI TRAB Team Crested Butte 2012 season. In this episode Bryan Wickenhauser, Brian Smith, Jon Brown, and Jari Kirkland talk about their training for randonee racing. Team Crested Butte’s training days last anywhere from two to nine hours and include skiing, touring, climbing and practicing transitions. They stress the importance of interval training as well as resting.