They've come from Hawaii, Florida, Texas and even Sweden. For one reason: to ski/snowboard all 26 mountains on their Epic Pass in six states and four countries in a quest to be one of the first 10 to finish the race and win a Vail Resorts season pass for life.
The race started on Friday, Nov. 22. And the competition is heating up as the top leaders head to Europe this week.
These are the stories of the Epic Racers - the skiers and snowboarders who are skipping work, raising money for charities, inspiring others, taking a leave from school, living the dream and trekking around the world. We'll be selecting our favorites by the @snowdotcom team and sharing them with you throughout the race.