A great time was had by all at the The Late, Great, New England Ski Race…. aka The Prospect Spring Fling brought to you by FasterSkier.com and Prospect Mountain. The day started with a 6.5km distance event – with skate and classic divisions. Most skiers opted for skate, despite the fact that 6″ of fresh snow and temperatures in the 20’s made for ideal classic skiing. The conditions felt like mid-winter – packed powder, relatively cold – though the March sun was a nice addition.
The second event of the day was an obstacle course sprint – racers matched up head-to-head on a dual course that included tight uphill slalom, tennis ball biathlon, hay bale hurdles, downhill slalom, backward skiing and a haybale jump. It was single elimination, leaving no room for error.
Overall winners for the day were crowned based on World Cup point scoring for the two races with additional points awarded for costumes – 30 points for a “great” costume, 15 points for “making an effort,” and 0 points for no costume.
Check out the results and photos…