Sunshine Letter | Billy Dutton Uphill a huge success
Ryan Summerlin April 24, 2014
Billy Dutton Uphill a huge success
On April 13, 2014, 158 racers completed the grueling climb from the bottom of Squaw Valley to High Camp in the 25th Annual Billy Dutton Uphill race, held each year to honor the memory of long time Squaw Valley skier Billy Dutton.
All of the proceeds from the race go to support the Far West Nordic junior ski programs and help fund participation in Junior Nationals, regional and national camps, and other programs.
Far West Nordic would like to give a huge thank you to the Dutton/Walsh Family and Squaw Valley for continuing to help Far West Nordic host this great event.
We would also like to extend sincere gratitude to all of the volunteers and to the following individuals and businesses whose donations contributed to the success of the event: Gizdich Ranch, Maui Jim, Alpine Stone Works, Bill Sterling Co., Dan Hill and Kara LaPoint, August Teague, Vail Resorts, Backstreet Framers, CA 89, Cabona’s, Cottonwood, Katerina Nash, Jake’s on the Lake, Las Panchitas, Northstar, Tahoe Cross Country, Sunnyside, Bridgetender, Mack Daniels Fishing Charters, White Buffalo, Auburn Ski Club, Tahoe Donner XC, Tahoe Donner Lodge, Catwalk, Silpada, Royal Gorge XC, Toko, Treat Box, Tahoe House, Bar of America, Port of Subs, Tahoe Dave’s, Fireside Pizza, Moody’s Bistro, Pete ‘n Peter’s, Alpenglow, Tahoe Posters, Wild Cherries, Zano’s, Wagon Train, Tahoe Wellness Center, Harold Feiger, Bode Hudson and many others.
The outpouring of support from all of these sponsors is so appreciated and is what has made this event so successful and memorable each year.
Finally, a special thank you to all of the racers who powered themselves up to High Camp — what a great way to honor the memory of Billy Dutton!
Thanks to all.
Stacey F. Herhusky
Far West Nordic Board of Directors