The course was nothing but a cake walk with 5 climbing sections and 5 downhill sections as well as 2 boot backing sections. For the final boot pack Rebecca had to scale Guides Ridge tied into a rope for 1000' scrabble with her skis and poles tied to her backpack. The culmination of Guides Ridge brings you to the very top of Mt. Crested Butte where the racers strapped on their skis and pointed them all the way back to the base area.
The conditions were a bit dicey in places with spring crust making the descents very fast and icy. Rebecca was happy that she had chosen to have her skis tuned and edges sharpened. At one point Rebecca fell and slid on her side narrowly missing a rock but for the most part Rebecca felt pretty good with her race. She struggled at times with transitions when she couldn't get her ski boots out of her bindings thus loosing valuable time. With a few equipment upgrades she feels that she can be in the mix for the win next go around.