Milan Kubala of Stowe, Vt. captured the inaugural Black Midwinter SkiMo Classic at Black Mountain on Saturday, February 10, 2018. The event, which was part of the Winterfest Weekend, involves strapping climbing skins on skis to climb up the mountain before removing them to ski back down. Kubala, who was competing in a group of 5 skiers in the USSMA Certification Division, completed the 4 laps in 1:29:10,8 to capture the gold. Alton, New Hampshire's Josh Flanagan edged out Abraham Meyehofer of Weare, NH. Flanagan's time of 1:35:16.9 was about 6 seconds ahead of Meyehofer, who finished in 1:35:22.7.
Mark Trahan of Wocester, MA finished at 1:38:43.4 and John Wulff of Waterbary, VT crossed the line at 1:43:32.7.
In the recreational 2-lap division, Joseph Stevenson of Fayette, Maine finished in 1:01:11.6 to take the gold. Michael Golay, Chris Bartlett, and Jack Bartlett rounded out the top 4.
Andrew Arsenault completed the 1-lap course in :41:11.2. In the Female Division, Aimee Reiter of Fayette finished first at :33:57.5 with Fayette's Alanna Stevenson finishing second.