SKYWAY, MARCH 17, 2019

What a day for the Meltdown! The sun was blazing but the snow held up beautifully on the impeccably groomed course to make for terrific conditions. Racers raved about how much fun it all was. Tyler Scholl was one of those raving racers but he didn’t spend much time enjoying it as he easily won the 20K in under an hour. His mother, Stephenie Scholl, spent a little more time savoring the skiing but was the fastest woman in the field. Dad Shawn Scholl was 4th overall to complete this remarkable family’s results. Also impressive was the contingent of young racers from the Roaring Fork Valley. 12-year old Lucy Silcox won the 5K out right and there were 4 teenagers in the top 10 of the 20K. What a great future they all have! Note that Christie Aschwanden’s actual race time was 1:16:58 but she gave everyone a 9:45 headstart by showing up late. Brad Burritt was even more tardy and gave everyone a 21:50 headstart so actually skied a 1:23:07. That explains these fast skiers unusually slow times.

This race wrapped up an excellent season of racing at Skyway. It all was successful because of the much appreciated efforts from Rich Mcreanor’s grooming crew and the great work of dedicated volunteers Bob Major, Danielle Burritt and Ernie Langelier. Justins Nut Butters, Element Rice Cakes and Four Points Energy Bars kept everyone fueled up throughout. Cimmaron Coffee Roasters, Copper Club Brewing and Board and Buckle Ski Shop provided excellent Meltdown prizes. Thanks all! Let’s do it again next year!


1Tyler Scholl18MKremmlingCO0:59:09
2Travis Moore51MAspenCO1:02:01
3Henry Barth17MGlenwood SpringsCO1:02:03
4Shawn Scholl54MKremmlingCO1:02:51
5Taiga Moore16MAspenCO1:03:11
6Ross Delaplane48MGoldenCO1:07:11
7Russel Bollig55MGlenwood SpringsCO1:07:50
8Lew Kirkegaard49MGrand JunctionCO1:08:52
9Corbin Carpenter14MCarbondaleCO1:08:53
10Will Rose17MCarbondaleCO1:08:54
11Garrett Russell33MAspenCO1:09:08
12Greg Randall57MCollbranCO1:10:29
13Martin Wiesiolek53MGrand JunctionCO1:14:02
14Justin Silcox48MCarbondaleCO1:14:20
15Bill Allen61MDillonCO1:16:40
16Stephenie Scholl56FKremmlingCO1:17:31
17Mark Southard58MBoulderCO1:17:31
18Ken Pill57MGrand JunctionCO1:19:52
19Lisa Moot46FGrand JunctionCO1:22:08
20Christie Aschwanden47FCedaredgeCO1:26:43
21Kyle Stone50MFruitaCO1:29:46
22Jason McDonald42MAuroraCO1:30:55
23Helen Carlsen58FBasaltCO1:38:32
24Mark Spoon56MPalisadeCO1:38:57
25Chuck Bodie65MGrand JunctionCO1:38:59
26John Thrasher68MDeltaCO1:39:31
27Tina Wilson62FGrand JunctionCO1:41:04
28Brad Burritt57MHotchkissCO1:44:57
29Marilyn Kastens62FGrand JunctionCO1:45:21
30David Batten68MMontroseCO2:03:11



1Lucy Silcox12FCarbondaleCO24:05
2Don Metzler64MPalisadeCO27:09
3Laurie Milford50FHotchkissCO28:40
4Kate Rizzo13FGrand JunctionCO29:55
5Nancy Rizzo49FGrand JunctionCO30:00
6Lori Stone55FFruitaCO37:27
7Sherrion Taylor74FPaoniaCO38:38
8Carrie Derco40FCedaredgeCO46:18


Photos by Tim Carter