Friday, February 8, 2013

Snow Shoe Racing!

Here we go again! Nighthawks 2013!

My favorite time of winter. You can read about 2012 here: Nighthawks

At Eldora Ski resort near Nederland, CO there are night snow shoe races once a week for 6 weeks in a row on Wednesday nights at 6pm.

These races start at 9,355 feet in elevation and usally have a 500 or more elevation gain while racing. They are anywhere betwen a 3k and an 8k.

There are tough and hard and FUN.

After the race we go back to the nordic lodge (hut) and have a raffle with great prizes.

A group of us girls leave Arvada and drive the hour or so to get up there. We have a blast talking and catching up on the way there. After the race we tailgate and have some wine and cheese and then head back down the hill.

It is a great way to spend a Wednesday night and it also makes the winter go by really fast.

This year my husband bought me a pair of racing snow shoes and they are fast. In the past I just wore hiking ones but I am loving the running ones. You know where I will be next Wednesday night ;)

First race of the season!

After  Race #3

Pre-race..getting ready in the warm car.

The trunk with all of our gear.

Tailgating :)

Raffle Time!
Do you snow shoe?

Have you ever raced?