Sunshine 5000 Ski Mountaineering Race
Feb 4th, 2011 7.00-9.00pm
Pre-race meeting at Skier Services Room at the gondola base facility at Sunshine Village:
o 7-8pm – last chance to register, equipment check and certification, sign waivers
o 8-9pm – race courses presentation, conditions, changes, technical questions
Feb 5th, 2011 at 7:30 am
Check-in and lift ticket purchase at Sunshine Skier Services Room (gondola base) for both categories and race courses.
Feb 5th, 2011 at 9:00 am
Race begins for both categories and race courses from Sunshine Day Lodge start area.
Feb 5th, 2011 at 12:00 pm
All racers expected across finish line at Sunshine Day Lodge start area.
Feb 5th, 2011 at 3:00 pm
Awards ceremony and draw prizes at Skier Services, Sunshine gondola base.
Race Courses & Categories:
The Sunshine 5000 ski mountaineering race will have three main race categories – males and females – and will be raced over two courses – "ELITE RACE" and “CITIZEN”. We reserve the right to change the race courses at any time due to unexpected reasons, weather, incidents, or conditions.
This is a longer and a more demanding course with around 1400m of vertical climbing and the same amount of skiing elevation loss. It is designed for ski mountaineers that are proficient with their equipment.
The course will feature 2-4 uphill sections with possible boot-pack sections.
You need to be fit and skilled ski mountaineer for this course. The transitions will require you putting on your climbing skins and taking them off. In case of a boot-pack section you will need to strap your skis on your ski pack.
NOTE: Expect 2 to 4 hours to complete this course!
Winner & Draw Prizes
There will be gear prizes for the top three competitors in each category over both race courses.
There will be cash prizes for the fastest four Males and Females over the RACE course:
$200 in cash + gear
$150 + gear
$100 + gear
$50 + gear
Total value of all prizes will be more than $2500.