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Sneffels Half Loop Race Results

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

1

29/ Brian Smith of Gunnison

5:25:39

2

40 / Scott Simmons of  Durango

5:25:44

3

27/ Billy Laird of Crested Butte

5:39:56

4

12/Janelle Smiley of Crested Butte

5:45:36

5

7/Pat O’Neil of Crested Butte

5:49:30

6

13/Brian Johnson of Aspen

6:10:25

7

49/Jeff Deutsch of Crested Butte

7:06:49

8

23/Allen Hadley of Crested Butte

7:20:46

9

30/Baker Bent of Ridgway

7:28:51

10

37/ Jaimie Palmer of Telluride

7:37:20

11

19/Ray Hellinger of Pagosa Springs

7:27:26

12

42/Jim Crosslund of Telluride

7:59:57

13

32/Mike Pennings of Ridgway

8:10:16

14

6/Mark Drucker fo Crested Butte

8:10:21

15

41/Lance Waring of Telluride

8:20:50

16

8/Rick Murray of Crested Butte

8:24:19

17

18/ Lindsay Records of Crested Butte

8:43:17

18

5/Marcel Medued of Crested Butte

8:44:35

19

Joe Ryan (no bib number)

8:45:28

20

33/Tom Karpeichik of Boulder

8:46:30

21

21/Kirsten Kindt of Boulder

8:46:30

22

20/Liam Biermey of Boulder

8:56:18

23

24/Ryan Guldan of Denver

9:00:58

24

35/John Miller of Telluride

9:05:30

25

4/Gareth Roberts of Crested Butte

9:22:06

26

16/Jim Nichols of Durango

9:23:00

27

14/Gordon Rhodes of Durango

9:24:48

28

15/Keith Bauer of Crested Butte

9:27:12

29

11/Robbie Johnson of Pagosa Springs

9:29:02

30

2/ David Clark of Aspen

9:29:06

31

3/Bob Wade of Aspen

9:29:06

32

25/Brendan Trimboli of Durango

9:49:25

33

36/Wayne Peterson

10:31:00

34

39/Karen Brown of Telluride

11:12:00

Congratulations to all! Thank you for racing with us!

Join us this summer on the same course, without skis and with trail runners! Race details to be announced, stay tuned.

 

Congratulations Sneffels Half Loop Racers!

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Brian Smith (left) of Gunnison took first place with a time of  5:25:39, followed oh so closely by second place finisher Scott Simmons (right) of Durango with 5:25:44 at the return of the Sneffels Half Loop race last weekend.

 

The return of the Sneffels Half Loop backcountry ski race was a welcome one. Forty-one racers took the starting line and forty-one finished at the Ridgway Hut access road and the Blue Lakes trailhead, respectively, the long and short courses.

“We’d like to say thank you to everyone–it was a great race,” said San Juan Hut Systems’ owner and race organizer Joe Ryan. “The trail conditions were very good and the weather was awesome–it was a total blast.”

The bulk of top finishers hailed from Crested Butte/Gunnison and earned what San Juan Huts’ called the Butte Mutants title after they tackeled the race with grace.

Pre-race dinner fuel up in Ridgway. Skiers were getting race ready with spaghetti served by SJHS’s loyal race volutneers, who were also great cooks.

Same course, different season. San Juan Huts is planning on summer racing and hosting an endurance running race, hut to hut, Telluride to Ouray, this summer. Stay tuned for details…

“We want you back for running and biking,” said Ryan. “We look forward to seeing you all next year!”

Skiers at the start. The Sneffels Half Loop started at a prompt 6 a.m. at  dawn of  a sunny day at Last Dollar Pass.

 

 

 

Sneffels Half Loop Coming Right Up

Monday, February 27th, 2012

Are you ready to race? Hard to believe March is upon us, and so too is the Sneffels Half Loop backcountry ski race.

We’ve got the details covered, you only need to show up gear-ready. Bring a sleeping bag and pad for a good night’s rest at the Ridgway Elementary School gym the night before race day. We’ll have a spaghetti feed that evening before race day at the school, and transportation to the race start the day of.

After the race, there could be no better nourishment than burgers and beer at the True Grit in Ridgway. Because you deserve it.

Join us March 10!

Sneffels Half Loop Start Time Now at 6 a.m.!

Monday, February 20th, 2012

If the 4 a.m. start was daunting, then rest assured, the Sneffels Half Loop start time is now a little later adding more light.

On March 10 sunrise is 6:19 a.m. and to give our racers a little more visibility we’ve bumped the start time up two hours to 6 a.m. That gives racers a total of 12 hours of daylight to complete the 33-mile race (sunset on March 10 is at 6:01 p.m.)

Have you signed up yet? We’re still looking for racers and volunteers. Give us a call at 970.626.3033 or visit our website www.sanjuanhuts.com.

Racers get ready for the Sneffels Half Loop

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

It’s back … are you ready? The Sneffels Half Loop returns to pose a new challenge, 35 miles long. The course for this backcountry ski traverse runs from Telluride’s Last Dollar Pass to the town of Ouray making five aid station stops at our winter huts. AT, randonee or Nordic (not skate) skis are suggested for racers to take on the feat March 10.

 

 

Two courses will be open to racers, the Full Course and the Short Course. The Full Course starts at the Last Dollar Trailhead (above the Telluride airport) and entails 34.4 miles of rolling, arduous traverse to the finish at the Ouray Hot Springs Pool. Total ascent is 6,630 feet and total descent is 9,057 feet.

The Short Course also begins at the Last Dollar Trailhead but finishes at the Blue Lakes Trailhead (near Ridgway), running nearly 24 miles. Total ascent is 3,990 feet and total descent is 5,498 feet.

We’re looking for racers and volunteers–visit our website or call us at 970.626.3033.