Local legacies live on through Vail Mountain Winter Uphill

By Edward Stoner

VAIL — Leave it to a national cross-country ski champion to race up Vail Mountain on skate skies. Local athlete Sylvan Ellefson did just that on one of his two past ascents of the Vail Mountain Winter Uphill. “It’s a fun event, because you’re going uphill, you’re working hard for yourself and you’re out there to have fun,” he said. “As much as racing up the mountain at 7 o’clock in the morning might not seem like fun, it is.” Now in its eighth year, the Vail Mountain Winter Uphill pays tribute to Ellefson’s father, Lyndon, a U.S. Mountain Running …

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