Vertfest @ Mt. Bachelor

By Zoë Roy

On a very wet and snowy (who are we kidding, it was definitely rain and hail at times) Saturday this past weekend, 85 people who get a kick out of skiing uphill to earn their downhill turns, gathered at the base of Red Chair at Mt. Bachelor for the 2nd annual Vertfest.

The newly formed Bend Skimo Team (check them out at bendskimo.com) was well represented with seven of its nine members racing, its eighth member was the race director, which is no small feat, and its ninth member was in Sun Valley at a cross country ski race. Solid work team, proud of you guys.

Ok everyone, just act casual.

Ok everyone, just act casual.

Now show us your best Ninja pose.... excellent, thank you.

Now show us your best Ninja pose.... excellent, thank you.

Skimo race pack. Yup they're frickin' sweet.

Skimo race pack. Yup they're frickin' sweet.

PODIUM! Whoop whoop! 1st- Tosch Roy and Stephanie Howe 2nd- Max King and Zoë Roy 3rd- Tim Holmberg and Holly Davis Find full results HERE.

PODIUM! Whoop whoop!

1st- Tosch Roy and Stephanie Howe

2nd- Max King and Zoë Roy

3rd- Tim Holmberg and Holly Davis

Find full results HERE.

Thanks Kevin Grove for staging a stellar event! Vertfest proceeds are going to support the Central Oregon Avalanche Alliance. We couldn't be more psyched for the day when Central Oregon has consistent avi forecasting.

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