This is the motel we are staying at. It is up against the mountain, but it is about 10 miles from the hill climb.
We have a nice warm fire place and a kitchenette. BJ made an awesome breakfast this morning and we packed sandwiches for our lunches.
This jeep was at the hill climb. I took the picture because I knew my mom and dad would like it.
This is the hill that they climb up, pictures don't do it justice. It is so steep! This is what the hill looked like in the morning. This view is from the pit area.
Here is the starting line, the staging area is right behind it. There is a big TV down here but it still doesn't do justice. The guys who were filming for the TV sat in tree stands up and down the hill.
BJ took this picture from the lift. We got to see two of the snowmobiles make it to the top from the lift up the mountain.
Jackson Hole from the top of the mountain. It was pretty cloudy and snowy today so we really couldn't see all the beautiful mountains that surround us on all sides. When we flew in, it was really clear though and so beautiful. Now we know why it is called a hole. It is just a hole in the mountains and it looks like you are going to land on the steep mountains until 5 minutes before you land. Kind of scary!
There is over 200 racers and on average 1 out of ten made it to the very top. It was so full of big ruts and holes that the sleds got stuck and spun out bad. We saw atleast 4 roll down the hill and one even rolled through the crowd on the other side of the fence. Really exciting, constant wrecks.
It snowed on us almost all day today. Thank goodness for toe warmers!! The trees blocked most of the wind though. Thank goodness.
After the races were all done for the day we had to get down the hill. First, we started walking down through the trees but there were so many rocks and tree stumps, so we hopped the fence and headed straight down the face of the hill. We sat on our bottoms and slid all the way down, along with all the other people. There was a "train" of people sliding down the hill. It was so much fun!! We are looking forward to tomorrow and the top guys riding. Thanks to everyone that has made it possible for us to go. We are having a wonderful time!
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