Rockin’ The 2012 Deschutes Brewery Race To The Base at Schweitzer [VIDEO]
This past weekend I headed up to Schweitzer Mountain Resort in Sandpoint, ID for an annual weekend ski trip. On Saturday, Deschutes Brewery was holding their 'Base Camp For Beer Fanatics'. One event apart from the festivities was 'Race to the Base'. It was open to anyone who wanted to take a chance at racing down the mountain with a full cup of Deschutes Black Butte Porter beer in the Schweitzer Camp Cup.
At the start signal everyone takes off and picks their own route to the village via one of the three pre-approved runs (Stiles, White Lightning or Pend Orielle). The first person to touch the Deschutes “Woody” Wagon parked in the village while still keeping a designated amount of beer in their cup wins!
I knew I wasn't going to win; I just wanted to do the race because it sounded cool and it was before the lift actually opened for the day so I had first tracks! I ditched the gloves and ski poles for a mug in one hand and my phone in the other. The wind was howling, the fog was pretty extreme, and I actually got vertigo for the first time in my life. I sat down and took a little drink to regain my composure, but other than that I kept my cup pretty full!
I have no idea what place I came in, but it doesn't matter as I know I wasn't dead last. You can check out my point of view below...too bad I didn't have one of those GoPro or Contour cameras, but the camera on my phone worked out well enough!