Adam Swank

Swank, Vinogradova Win 2009 California Gold Rush in White-Out Conditions

Challenging conditions for Gold Rush competitors Donner Summit, CA— More than a foot of snow fell on Donner Summit overnight Saturday and continued prior to the start of the annual California Gold Rush, a 46k cross country ski race held at Royal Gorge. The weather resulted in a delayed start and slight course change. The races started at 9:30 a.m. and instead of a two-lap 21k loop, Gold Rush competitors skied three laps of a...