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The Race to the Cabin 2018


NWVE took advantage of the premium snow conditions for another weekend. This time we were at Trapp Family Lodge for the Legendary Race to the Cabin. This feat of strength was originally a whim of four-time Olympian Larry Damon who boasted being able to traverse the climb from the touring center to the cabin within a certain time. He demolished it, and his record stood for decades until an NCAA contender broke it using modern equipment and wax. The challenge has evolved into a low key annual event where skiers can follow in Larry's footsteps and see if they can meet or beat the challenge they set forth for themselves.

This year's edition came together at the last minute after a snowy March made for the potential of good snow and low volumes of touring skiers. The traditional course was altered due to snow conditions so instead of climbin