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Ski to Sea 2017 – Bellingham

May 28at7:30 am - 6:00 pm

Free
Ski to Sea Bellingham Washington best Pole Pedal Paddle events biking green grass
Ski to Sea Bellingham Washington best Pole Pedal Paddle events biking green grass

Ski to Sea, Bellingham Washington – Image taken by: Thomas Gotchy

The Ski to Sea 2017 event might not technically be a Pole, Pedal, Paddle event but it sure does cover all three disciplines as part of a 8 person team relay race. Located in Bellingham Washington this 93 mile event is a MONSTER of a relay starting up on the top of Mt. Baker and finishing in the center of town.

The seven legs are:

1 Cross-Country Ski

Starting at 7:30 sharp at Mt. Baker Ski area racers tackle a 4 mile course that is considered intermediate to advanced level.

2 Alpine Ski

From the staging area near the day lodge the skier will first ski directly down to the bottom of Chair 2, hike up Lower North to North Face, then hike to the top of Chair 1, ski down Gunner’s Ridge, down Blueberry Cat Track, down Home Run, down 7-Hills, and on to the finish line beside the ski shop.

3 Run

Then the skier transitions to the runner at the base of Mt. Baker ski area running approximately 8 miles with a 2,200 ft drop in elevation transitioning just outside of Glacier, WA.

4 Bike

Beginning at the Shuksan DOT snow shed on the Mt. Baker Highway cyclists will wind down the mountain for 41 miles finishing in Riverside Park

5 Canoe/Kayak

At the park the next set of team members will canoe down the Nooksack River for 18 miles to Ferndale, and then pass it off to the Cyclocross Biker

6 Cyclocross Biker

After the exchange from the canoeists, there will be a series of obstacles in which riders will need to maneuver. From there it will be a mix of road riding, green trail paths, and single-track play zones with the course being around 13 miles in length rushing into Hovander Park in Bellingham.

7 Sea Kayak

Under acceptable Bay weather conditions, we will use the LONG COURSE for the race. The kayak LONG COURSE begins at the launch dock at Zuanich Park in Squalicum Harbor. It ends at the Finish Line on the beach at Marine Park in Fairhaven.

If you are anywhere near the Pacific Northwest we urge you to stop by have a local micro beer from one of the many amazing breweries and cheer these people on. If you are more into being an active participant check out the registration link below.

Event Details:

When: May 20, 2017

Where: Mt. Baker Ski Area and Bellingham, WA

Registration: Ski to Sea Website

Details

Date:
May 28
Time:
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
http://skitosea.com/

Venue

Mt Baker Ski Area
Mt Baker Highway
Deming, WA 98244 United States
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