About Snow Goat Skimo

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richard kresser

Originally from the flatlands of Iowa, Richard's life changed when the Army moved him out to Washington state in 2010.  Discovering climbing, skiing, trail running, and everything in between, his passions have led him continuously into the mountains.

After his four year stint as an Army Engineer, Richard has been ski patrolling with the Pro Ski Patrol at Stevens Pass since 2014.  To fill in the summers, he has been directing endurance trail running and mountain bike races.  After competing in his first skimo race in 2016 at The Mountaineer's Patrol Race, Richard was hooked on the sport.

Since a few of his favorite things are skiing, going uphill as quickly as he can, and putting on events, he figured he'd start a few more skimo races in the Pacific Northwest, and Snow Goat Skimo was born!  It is a labor of love and he just hopes everyone has a good time.  Check out his personal blog of mountain adventures at www.runningfarther.com