Birkie 2018 - Let's Do This!
What a difference a year makes! One year ago, we had just completed a phenomenal Pre-Birkie race Weekend - perfect snow, good weather, happy skiers. BUT... the forecast was not good. Hope slowly shifted to desperation. There was enough snow to have a Birkie, but we still had a week to go. The snow hung in there but eventually succumbed just a few days before the events were to begin. More hope emerged, though - a long-shot snowstorm capable of producing 8", 10", or even a foot of snow was forecast to graze the area Friday before the Birkie. It was not to be, as we know, only teasing us with a dusting. Resilient racers and event organizers made lemonade, and we all had quite a party up at the start area. For 2018, that party will resume very soon, but with more snow, perfect grooming, and a lot of well-trained and motivated skiers. Lets do this!
This week, Judy offers up a guide to spectating the races, geared especially toward spectators supporting racers out on course. Where to set-up, what supplies to bring, places to avoid, etc. A few key points will really help your racer! Friend and Birkie veteran, Jim Coors, digs deep into the Birkie stats. Follow the trends of the Birkie, see how age groups compare, and how participation has shifted with new events - great stuff for anyone involved in the Birkie Tradition. Birkie Sale Specials get revved up at the shop. Super deals are found throughout the store. Birkie Wax Service is ready for you - let us deal with the wax stress! And lastly, Stop in at OO on 2/18 for our Fischer Twin Skin Ski Demo from 10-2. Try before you buy!
10 days and counting...