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The Geissert Challenge

November 3, 2022 - March 26, 2023

What if the path to joy is cross-country skiing? Would your life be better if you skied more? Find out this year by joining the Geissert Challenge.

John Geissert was a longtime GMNC member whose passion was cross-country skiing on the Grand Mesa, with a goal of logging 100 days every season. His personal best was 121 days. John died in May of 2020 at age 85, having skied 85 days in his last season.

How close can you get to the Geissert goal of 100 ski days? We’re offering a way to help you track your ski days. This is a personal challenge, not a competition. However, at the end of the season we will recognize people who have met the Geissert challenge of 100 ski days. And since 100 may seem impossible when life throws up other challenges, we will also honor people who achieve a half-Geissert, 50 days in one season. If nothing else, we hope that John will inspire you to get up and ski a little more.

Use this form to submit your numbers each month.

Current Geissert Standings-Days

NameOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayTotal Days
Formerly Fast51918221213152106
Jeff Mikesell22
Joey Fourpaws42019171510164105
Donald Metzler1216101250
Jay A. Mathis21219141518201101
Beverly (Polly) Pulver1247923
Melissa Newell2132022212117116
Michele Hart33
Diane Myers2215
Chinchilla Carlsen2525282725146132
Klippity Kloppet141119221611589
Dave Knutson11710136647
Jessica Meadows335
Sir Walter Scott361424222422115

Current Geissert Standings-Distance

NameOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayTotal distance (KM)
Jeff Mikesell1212
Jay A. Mathis25.4166.1247.3205.2205261251.43.51364.9
Beverly (Polly) Pulver55
Diane Myers158831
Chinchilla Carlsen331223862813693182401749
Dave Knutson79243744971336
Jessica Meadows5.53.38.8


November 3, 2022
March 26