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Monarch to Close Ski Season with Downhill Kayak Race; Here's how You can Watch or Compete
The signature event is slated for this upcoming weekend.
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SALIDA, CO — April 12th, 2022
Monarch Mountain is preparing to wrap up its 2021-2022 season with a spectacle, and a splash: Kayaks on the Snow.
The closing weekend competition will be held Saturday, April 16th.
Contestants will race in Kayaks, head-to-head, zipping down the mountain. The specially designed course will be on the Freeway run, and will include berms, banks, bumps, and end in an icy pond.
If you’d like to compete:
Registration is the day of the competition at the season pass desk, between 9-10 a.m.
The entry cost is $40 per competitor
You must be 18 years or older
You need kayaking experience
You must bring your own kayak, life jacket, helmet, and a carabiner clip. Helmets are encouraged
Head-to-head elimination rounds will take place in groups of four. The competition begins at 11 a.m.
You can watch for free from Monarch Mountain’s base area.
“Kayaks on Snow is challenging for the competitors and is really fun and exciting for spectators,” said Kathryn Wadsworth, Monarch Event Coordinator. “The best thing about Kayaks on Snow is that it’s all about snow and water. The two things that we all like to. Slide on snow and float on water.”