- Saturday December 10 th 2022
- Race starts at 6 PM
- Location: Winsport, Calgary
About the Race
The Vert120 is a 120 minute (since 2019) race with the winner being the person or team with the most vertical at the end of the 2 hours. Pairs and teams race as a relay. Racers use alpine touring equipment, telemark, or split boards to climb uphill and ski down. Skins are used for climbing and removed for the downhill. The course will have a short boot pack section where racers must attach there skis to their backpack and hike. After 120 minutes, we stop the race and count up all the laps and meet in the lounge for food and prizes.
Skis: Touring Skis, Telemark Skis or Spilt Boards. Metal edges required. Skins required for going uphill. XC skis are not allowed.
Helmet: Ski, Bike, or Climbing helmet mandatory
Pack: You need a backpack that you can attach your skis to for the short bootpack section each lap. Carrying skis in your hands will not be allowed.
Food/Water: There are no aid stations so you need to bring your own.
Clothing: It can be cold when you are waiting for your turn! Bring layers that you can quickly take off and put on to stay warm between relay legs.
Head Lamp: The transition area art the top has poor lighting. A head lamp is recommended but not required.
*Avalanche Gear is not required for this race
Solo: Men and Women
2-person Team: Men,Women and Mixed
3-person Team: Men,Women and Mixed
Open (Age 19+) $85/Person Junior (Under 18) $45/Person
4:30 – 5:30 PM Registration will be open. You will receive your race number and timing chip and complete this waiver https://waivermaster.com/sign.html?q=DQASUE33839XCKDHS.
5:40 – 5:50 PM Pre-race briefing. We will got through the race format, the course layout and how transitions for teams will work. Please be present for this, so there will be no confusion. WinSport is not renting out private rooms so we will have the briefing in the main area next to the canteen. You can leave your stuff here and warm up after the race.
6:00 – 8:00 PM Race begins at 6:00 pm. Try to get in as many laps as possible before 8. We will have a final lap cut off at 7:45. Suffering = Joy.
8:30 PM We will have a post race meal and awards- Location TBD
9:00 PM Awards