Randonee racing requires more than just physical stamina and strength. It also requires mental quickness and emotional toughness. Plus, ski mountaineering racers need to be quick on the uphill and downhill, and even quicker on the transitions in between. Team Crested Butte trains hard to be in the best shape possible for races, and all the hard work paid off recently. An all-Team Crested Butte podium was the icing on the cake at the Teva Mountain Games in Vail, Colorado.
In Episode 3 of the video webseries documenting Team Crested Butte ski mountaineering race team through their season, Jari Kirland, Jon Brown, Brian Smith and Bryan Wickenhauser talk about the gear they use, go for a tour in Crested Butte, narrowly miss getting caught in an avalanche, and successfully compete in the Teva Mountain Games.