Sunday February 24, 2013 | 1:00pm
Think that you master the backcountry? Then come prove it in the Backcountry Olympics!
Put together your team of 3 to hike, search and toboggan your way to victory!! There is only room for 10 teams so hurry and sign up now!
COMP REGISTRATION - Sunday, February 24th (Day of Event) - 9:00am - 12:00pm on Sunday at the Whitewater Information Tent.
The COMPETITION STARTS at 1:00pm the lodge next to the rental shop entrance/SK base. The teams must consist of minimum 1 skier per team of 3. All teams must all have all the appropriate safety gear (beacon, probe, shovel, 1 rescue t-bogg between team) AND must have all of the supplies to create their toboggan.
The horn starts off the competition, which signals to competitors to put on their skins/snowshoes (no applying skins/snowshoes before start horn sounds!!).
Competitors tour/skin/snowshoe/split board up to tower 4 bench on Lower Concentrator. Note that snowboards must be fastened to pack - no boot packing.
The first team member to reach the bench starts searching for 1 of 10 buried beacons which will be set out within 10 designated search areas separated by flagged bamboo poles. There will be volunteer marshals to help facilitate this portion - once a beacon is found the competitors must turn it off and hand over the beacon to the marshals.
NOTE: For those competitors that are competing for the King or Queen of Coldsmoke there will be a point system in place for how quickly you find your beacon.
Once all 3 members have reached the bench and their beacon has been found, only then can they start constructing their rescue t-boggan from the supplies that they have carried with them. Once it has been put together they load 1 participant onto the t-bogg and start pulling them down the skiway under Nugget to the Quartz Ski Way, then down to the start area/finish line.
When all 3 team members arrive at the finish with the t-bogg intact the time will be recorded. The 'patient' must remain in t-bogg for Patrol and NSAR to assess integrity of t-bogg and how secure/stable the patient was. Bonus time will be deducted as below based on integrity of T-bogg after rescue.
5pts = 2 min will be deducted for the best and most practical t-bogg that held up to the rescue.
4pts = 1.5 minutes deducted off time, 3pts = 1 minute, 2pts = 30 sec, 1pt = 0 sec deducted.
There will be special criteria for t-boggs (coming soon), no pre-fabricated kids sliding toboggans allowed.
The first 5 teams to the finish line with a patient in the t-bogg will then try and light a fire and fry a DEE-licious egg and, of course, eat it. Bonus points will be given to the those 5 teams for the cook-off, point allocation is as follows:
1st - 5pts = 2 min will be deducted off the first team to cook and eat their egg..
2nd - 4pts = 1.5 minutes deducted off time
3rd - 3pts = 1 minute deducted off time
4th - 2pts = 30 sec deducted off time
5th - 1pt = 0 sec deducted off time
Good luck out there and play safe!
Early Bird Price: $25 (until: Tuesday February 19, 2013)