February 28, 2010
BHGR has proudly sponsored the DOJoe Memorial Telemark Uphill-Downhill Race for several years. This event was initiated in February of 2002 in memory of Joe Despres, an avid local telemark skier, who passed away on November 28, 2001 in an avalanche while backcountry skiing. The impetus for the race came from a group of fellow skiers, friends and members of the Eldora ski-patrol loosely known as the “Posse.” The DOJoe is a great event, and a wonderful tribute. It also serves a good cause by raising funds for the Colorado Avalanche Information Center.
Last year, Partner Jon Banashek and his son Sage finished in 3rd place with a time of 33 minutes and 28 seconds. We support them in their goal of surpassing last year’s time!