Boettcher wins Mother of All Ascensions race |

Boettcher wins Mother of All Ascensions race

Bernie Boettcher of Silt came in first in the Overall Male Open Division with a time of 29:21.5. In the Overall Women’s Open Division, Heidi Vosbeck of Glenwood Springs clinched first place with a time of 37:07.5.Crazy costumes included a peppy Jester, The Bead Dude, Man in Gold, and Chicken Head among others. The peppy Jester and the Man in Gold tied for Best Costume.

“We were really happy we were able to pull it off,” said Susan Hamley, Director of Marketing for Snowmass Village. “The promoter had an unexpected conflict less than two weeks before the race, so we weren’t sure if it could come together in such a short, busy time frame. But since we had so many calls from people who really enjoy the race every year, we didn’t want to cancel it. As usual, the Snowmass Mountain Operations team jumped right in to help, and Jessica Baiocchi from the Crestwood and her staff gave a lot of their time, so it all came together for a very fun morning.”

Competitors raced in ten different categories, and for complete race results, please visit:

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