Twenty-three accomplished skiers lined up for the first Master’s designated start in eleven months. The lapse of time was evident as so much has happened. The race was in memory of two major influences on Nordic Skiing, Tom Kendall, a long-time race promoter, and Bill Henchey, a person dedicated to all aspects of the sport. Both passed unexpectedly, with Tom being involved in a tragic accident at his home and Bill suffering from a cardiac event while skiing. Both were behi
Tyler's Virtual Bogburn The idea of virtual racing really doesn't appeal to me at all, but the virtual Bogburn provided me the motivation and opportunity to do something difficult and a little bit adventurous. I debated whether it was a good idea or not, as I was scheduled to work 8 straight days of 12-hour night shifts on the snowmaking crew at Smuggs, but ultimately I decided that would just add to the challenge, and make it all the more worthwhile. It was tempting to go to
The Bogburn has always had a little lore surrounding it. While there is not really a question in the mantra "Ski the Bogburn," there are things that need to be answered. What is a Bogburn? Bob Haydock, the long-time director of the race, can eloquently answer that, but it never satisfies Why the Bogburn? Of course, once you have Bogburned, you most likely will have the answer ingrained in you as the name suits the experience so well, and you will keep coming back for more.