It was a slice of winter sports in summertime for area and visiting Nordic skiers this past weekend in Breckenridge, as more than 100 skiers came out for the first two-day Summit Roller Ski Festival.
Dozens of skiers from High Country clubs — such as the Summit Nordic Ski Club, Ski & Snowboard Club Vail, Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club and Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club — descended on Breckenridge for Saturday’s skate sprint and Sunday’s classic races. Guest skiers from Loppet Nordic Racing in Minneapolis and the Casper Mountain Biathlon Club in Wyoming also turned out.
The Casper Mountain club brought with them a pair of visiting elite Nordic skiers from Sweden, including Jenny Solin, the winner of the junior World Cup roller ski race in Solleftea, Sweden, and Simon Hallstrom, the 2018 Swedish national biathlon champion. Solin won Saturday’s 200-meter skate sprint competition on the women’s side.