Mountain Madness

Michelle at Mountain Madness in Banff. Photo by Chuck

What does our notorious trip reporter Chuck do when he’s not skiing? Volunteering at skiing events. While volunteering at Banff’s Mountain Madness event yesterday, Chuck took pictures of many of the xc skiers. 

Deb decked out for Mountain Madness. Photo by Chuck

Mountain Madness is a multi-sport relay race made up of teams of five that starts with a downhill ski leg from the top of Mt. Norquay. The race then works its way down to the Bow River via run, ice skate, classic cross-country ski and snowshoe segments.

Much of the action takes place on the frozen Bow River, where friends and fans cheer on the athletes of all ages and skill levels. But it’s not just about racing. Teams try to out-do each other with wacky team names, themes and costumes. This year, there were 41 teams and the weather was glorious. Click over and see all of Chuck’s photos from Mountain Madness.

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