Letter to the Editor: Billy Dutton would have been proud with Sundayand#8217;s turnout | SierraSun.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Letter to the Editor: Billy Dutton would have been proud with Sundayand#8217;s turnout

On Sunday April 11th, 154 people skied, snowshoed or ran from the bottom of Squaw Valley to High Camp in the annual Billy Dutton Uphill race. This is the biggest turnout in the eventand#8217;s two decades of remembering Squaw Valley athlete Billy Dutton. Strong winds and cool temperatures did not deter the enthusiastic athletes who made the 2,000-foot climb all on their own power.

The race has long-been a major fundraiser for the Far West Junior Nordic Ski Team and this yearand#8217;s race raised more than $4,000 dollars to support young Nordic racers competing in the Junior Olympic Championships.

All of the Far West juniors would like to say a huge thank you to Betty Dutton Walsh and her family and the Rassuchine family for putting on this great fundraiser! Additionally, thanks to Squaw Valley for its continued support and to all of the sponsors and volunteers for making this such a great event.

I think Billy would be proud to see so many people working their way up the mountain raising money for a great cause. Thank you to everyone who participated!

Support Local Journalism

Jeff Schloss

Nordic Coach Sugar Bowl Academy and Far West Nordic


 

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Lake Tahoe, Truckee, and beyond make the Sierra Sun's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.

For tax deductible donations, click here.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User