Nearly forty racers competed in the first ever Yeti Pass Skootch’n Dash this Saturday, September 3 at the Downtown Farmers Market. Costume clad competitors raced two hilarious athletic events - a ski boot run (approximately 1K) or the 50-meter snowboard skootch.
The races were filled with fierce competition and good times for all. The ski boot dash resulted in a dramatically close finish between seven-year-old Malisia, who took first prize in the ski boot race (with the help of a slight head start), and second place finisher Mike Law, who was unable to catch her at the finish. Both racers were awarded Rossignol skis.
In the snowboard skootch, Jeff Richard leaped through the finish to claim the Rossignol snowboard and first place. All second place finishers were awarded Smith I/O goggles and third place awarded Ski Utah swag.
Perhaps no contest was approached with as much enthusiasm, however, as the costume contest. Participants dressed as Snow White, the Mad Hatter, a Hot Dogger and even a dog dressed as a Snow Bum received much applause from the crowd. At end of the day, Shane Thoreson dressed as a neon pink Nacho Libre and Gina Quigley in a Thugsicle costume both claimed Yeti Passes, good for one day of skiing at all 14 Utah resorts.
Ski Utah thanks all participants, the Downtown Farmers Market, the 14 Utah winter resorts, Rossignol, Smith, Squatters and Ski’n See for their support of the fist ever Yeti Pass Skootch’n Dash. Ski Utah looks forward to future Skootch’n Dash races and hopes the event will grow into a tradition, which will continue to encourage locals to get ready for many incredible Utah winters to come.
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