Skiing to the sun

Team “Snow Flowers” at the inaugural Ski to Sun Marathon.

This past Saturday, I skied as part of a team in the inaugural Ski to Sun Relay. This event, put on by Methow Trails, is the new winter version of the long running (pun intended) Sunflower Marathon, held each year here in the Methow Valley. Both can be accomplished as a single or team relay marathon (42 kilometers, so just shy of a true marathon). Our team consisted of me (far left), my wife (middle), our oldest daughter, and our good friends John (left, argyle sweater – yes he skied in that) and Mara (far right). It was a fun event and a beautiful day to ski.

Coming across the finish line at Sun Mountain.

by David LaFever

2 thoughts on “Skiing to the sun

    1. Steve,

      Ha ha! You have keen eyes my friend! I noticed that hand posture too, except that it was a cup of soup rather than a beer. There was delicious post race food from a local bakery – bread, soup, brownies, cookies and coffee. All I really wanted was some Gatorade though. I skied the final two legs – 16 km total which were mostly uphill (1,000 feet of climbing).

      Hope all is well with you,

      Dave

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