ABOUT THE WY'EASTER SKIMO RACE SERIES

An exciting and beautiful set of courses at one of the most iconic peaks in the Pacific Northwest, our very own Wy’east! The uphill grind for the downhill party, this grassroots skimo race is designed to create a fun, positive, and inclusive atmosphere to test your skills, build community, and introduce you to this fast and light endurance sport.

The Wy’easter Skimo Series will be offering 3 courses over two-days where you will skin, ski/splitboard, and bootpack (or some combination of these) your way to the finish line. Sign up for one race or the whole series! Whether you are a hardcore skimo athlete in spandex, a newer skier/splitboarder, or a recreational backcountry skiing/splitboarding/telemark enthusiast there is a race and place for you!


TIMBERLINE VERTICAL COURSE DESCRIPTION

Race 1: Saturday February 26, 2022
Timberline Summit Pass to Timberline Ski Area
Start Time: 8:00am
The Vertical - Uphill Only Race


LOCATION
Race Start Location: Timberline Summit Pass
Race Finish Location: Timberline Ski Area Lodge


DESCRIPTION
Not much of a skier/splitboarder? No problem! Never tried skimo before? This would be a great first race! Like moving fast uphill? This race is for you to really shine!!

This is an uphill only “vertical” race starting at Timberline Summit Pass in Government Camp, OR and ending up at Timberline Lodge with awards and post-race party at Timberline. The race will take place on Alpine Trail and move up through inbounds areas of Timberline Ski Area ending at the lodge. Participants will be responsible for getting themselves back to Timberline Summit Pass in Government Camp after the race festivities either via ski down or arranging a ride from Timberline Lodge. Climbing skins are required on your skis or splitboard and we can bring a drop bag with warm clothes up to the lodge for you for the post-race festivities (you’ll need to get your gear back down after the race)!


STATS
This is a sustained climb with a vertical gain of about 2,000ft over 3.5 miles with an estimated duration between 40 minutes and 2 hours. The race ends at the Timberline Lodge and does not include a ski descent. The course will be marked with flagging and there will not be aid stations. Racers will be responsible to descend from Timberline Lodge - by skis/snowboard or car.


RECOMMENDED GEAR
Helmet, climbing skins, water, food, and extra layers.


RACE DAY SCHEDULE
7:00am-7:45am - Race Check-in, Bib Pickup, and Gear Drop Bags (warm clothes to be shuttled up to Timberline Lodge for you to use post-race **Drop Bags must be there by 7:30 to make it up the access road before it fills with parking)
7:45am-8:00am - Ready to race! Meet at staging area ready to go for final on-course debrief
8:00am - Race Start
Post Race - Awards at Timberline


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SkiBowl Long Course Description

Race 2: Sunday February 27, 2022
Ski Bowl
Start Time: 8:00am
Long Course


LOCATION
Race Start/Finish Location: Skibowl Base Area


DESCRIPTION
Randonee style (race that includes skinning uphill, bootpacking while carrying your skis on your pack, and skiing downhill) race starting at Ski Bowl base area. The long course is for you vert lovers and steep skiing enthusiasts! The course is two laps. Lap 1 follows the Recreational Course up from the base area with a bootpack and an on-piste descent. Lap 2 ascends the same route initially and then traverses the ridgeline west to Tom, Dick, Peak followed by technical and steep skiing down through the outback that requires expert skiing ability. The course will be marked with flagging and there will not be aid stations.


STATS
The vertical gain is about 5,000ft, the distance is approximately 9 miles, and estimated duration ranges from 2 to 6 hours.


REQUIRED GEAR
Avalanche gear (transceiver, shovel, probe), helmet, climbing skins, backpack that is capable of carrying skis (required for the bootpack section), water, food, and extra layers


RACE DAY SCHEDULE
7:00am-7:45am - Race Check-in and Bib Pickup
7:45am-8:00am - Ready to race! Meet at the staging area ready to go! There will be an avy gear check (long course only) and final on-course debrief
8:00am - Mass Race Start
Post Race - Awards at Ski Bowl


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SkiBowl Recreational Course Description

Race 2: Sunday February 27, 2022
Ski Bowl
Start Time: 8:00am
Recreational Course


LOCATION
Race Start/Finish Location: Skibowl Base Area


DESCRIPTION
Randonee style (race that includes skinning uphill, bootpacking while carrying your skis on your pack, and skiing downhill) race that starts at Ski Bowl base area. Our Recreational course is perfect for newer uphill skiers or people looking for a shorter effort. The course will incorporate one major climb from the Ski Bowl base area, a mandatory bootpack section, followed by an on-piste descent. All of our Recreational Course will remain in the ski area boundary and racers will not be required to carry avalanche safety equipment. The course will descend a black ski run. The course will be marked with flagging and there will not be aid stations.


STATS
Stay Tuned on the exact Stats for this course (vertical, distance, estimated time duration)!


REQUIRED GEAR
Helmet, climbing skins, backpack that is capable of carrying skis (required for the mandatory bootpack section) water, food, and extra layers


RACE DAY SCHEDULE
7:00am-7:45am - Race Check-in and Bib Pickup
7:45am-8:00am - Ready to race! Meet at the staging area ready to go! There will be an avy gear check (long course only) and final on-course debrief
8:00am - Mass Race Start
Post Race - Awards at Ski Bowl


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Required Gear

Helmet
Climbing Skins
Food
Water
Extra Layers
Backpack (to attach your skis for the mandatory bootpack) *required for the Sunday Feb 27 RECREATIONAL and LONG courses at ski bowl*
Avalanche gear (transceiver, shovel, probe) *required for the Sunday Feb 27 LONG only course at ski bowl



Schedule

SERIES REGISTRATION SCHEDULE
Series Race 1: Saturday Feb 26th, 2022, The Vertical Uphill Only (Timberline Summit Pass - Timberline Ski Area)
Series Race 2: Sunday Feb 27th, 2022, Recreational Course & Long Course Options (Skibowl)
Registration Opens: January 17, 2022
Online Registration Closes: February 24, 2022


FEB 26th - THE VERTICAL UPHILL ONLY - RACE DAY SCHEDULE
7:00am-7:45am - Race Check-in, Bib Pickup, and Gear Drop Bags (warm clothes to be shuttled up to Timberline Lodge for you to use post-race)
7:45am-8:00am - Ready to race! Meet at staging area ready to go for final on-course debrief
8:00am - Race Start
8:00am - 10:00am - Estimated Duration
Post Race - Awards at Timberline


FEB 27th - RECREATIONAL AND LONG COURSE - RACE DAY SCHEDULE
7:00am-7:45am - Race Check-in and Bib Pickup
7:45am-8:00am - Ready to race! Meet at the staging area ready to go! There will be an avy gear check (long course only) and final on-course debrief
8:00am - Mass Race Start
8:00am - 2:00pm - Estimated Duration: 40 mins-3 hours (recreational course) / 2-6 hours (long course)
Post Race - Awards at Ski Bowl





Check out all the details and sign up HERE! Registration starts on January 26th. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to sign up for the Mountain Shop Connection newsletter or follow us on social media to stay up to date on race banter!