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Merry Marmot Festival, Arctic Valley

Cormac Mao-Kiely looks up hill as a group the tubers try to stop before hitting her at Arctic Valley ski hill. They were able to slow down some before hitting Mao-Kiely. The Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley also featured a fat tire bike race, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
Colleen McElhenny spreads out the Jello in the Jello Pit which snow show race contestants had to jump over at the end of the race. The Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley also featured a fat tire bike race, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
Dustin Edmunson and Cory Hinds lead the pack as the beer flies in the adult early in the race at Arctic Valley ski hill. The Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley also featured a fat tire bike race, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
The Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley featured a fat tire bike race, snow shoe races, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
Chris Closson cooks hotdogs at the Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley featured a fat tire bike race, snow shoe races, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
The Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley featured a fat tire bike race, snow shoe races, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
Cormac Mao-Kiely in a stack of tubes at the Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley featured a fat tire bike race, snow shoe races, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
Matthew Terry jumps the Jello pit at the Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley featured a fat tire bike race, snow shoe races, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
Autumn Kirkpatrick jumps the Jello pit at the Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley featured a fat tire bike race, snow shoe races, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
Alexis Geary is swung over the Jello pit by dad Ryan Greary and Colleen McElhenny at the Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley featured a fat tire bike race, snow shoe races, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
Dustin Edmunson and Jed Petrie compete in the snowshoe race at the Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley featured a fat tire bike race, snow shoe races, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
The Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley featured a fat tire bike race, snow shoe races, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
The Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley featured a fat tire bike race, snow shoe races, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
The Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley featured a fat tire bike race, snow shoe races, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
The Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley featured a fat tire bike race, snow shoe races, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
The Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley featured a fat tire bike race, snow shoe races, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
The Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley featured a fat tire bike race, snow shoe races, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
The Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley featured a fat tire bike race, snow shoe races, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
The Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley featured a fat tire bike race, snow shoe races, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
Autumn Kirkpatrick, Alexis Grary, Dylan Kearns, and Matthew Terry compete in the snowshoe race at the Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley featured a fat tire bike race, snow shoe races, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
Dylan Kearns, and Matthew Terry compete in the snowshoe race at the Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley featured a fat tire bike race, snow shoe races, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
Autumn Kirkpatrick competes in the snowshoe race at the Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley featured a fat tire bike race, snow shoe races, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
Alexis Grary competes in the snowshoe race at the Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley featured a fat tire bike race, snow shoe races, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
Autumn Kirkpatrick samples the Jello from the snow shoe race Jello pit at the Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley featured a fat tire bike race, snow shoe races, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
Autumn Kirkpatrick samples the Jello from the snow shoe race Jello pit at the Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley featured a fat tire bike race, snow shoe races, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
Cory Hinds, Dustin Edmunson and Jed Petrie compete in the snowshoe race at the Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley featured a fat tire bike race, snow shoe races, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
Dustin Edmunson, Cory Hinds, and Jed Petrie compete in the snowshoe race at the Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley featured a fat tire bike race, snow shoe races, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
Tabitha Edmunson, Tiffany Barnard and Beth Terry compete in the snowshoe race at the Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley featured a fat tire bike race, snow shoe races, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
Cormac Mao-Kiely looks up hill as a group the tubers try to stop before hitting her at Arctic Valley ski hill. They were able to slow down some before hitting Mao-Kiely. The Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley also featured a fat tire bike race, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
Colleen McElhenny spreads out the Jello in the Jello Pit which snow show race contestants had to jump over at the end of the race. The Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley also featured a fat tire bike race, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
Dustin Edmunson and Cory Hinds lead the pack as the beer flies in the adult early in the race at Arctic Valley ski hill. The Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley also featured a fat tire bike race, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
The Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley featured a fat tire bike race, snow shoe races, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
Chris Closson cooks hotdogs at the Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley featured a fat tire bike race, snow shoe races, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
The Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley featured a fat tire bike race, snow shoe races, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
Cormac Mao-Kiely in a stack of tubes at the Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley featured a fat tire bike race, snow shoe races, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
Matthew Terry jumps the Jello pit at the Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley featured a fat tire bike race, snow shoe races, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
Autumn Kirkpatrick jumps the Jello pit at the Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley featured a fat tire bike race, snow shoe races, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
Alexis Geary is swung over the Jello pit by dad Ryan Greary and Colleen McElhenny at the Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley featured a fat tire bike race, snow shoe races, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
Dustin Edmunson and Jed Petrie compete in the snowshoe race at the Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley featured a fat tire bike race, snow shoe races, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
The Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley featured a fat tire bike race, snow shoe races, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
The Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley featured a fat tire bike race, snow shoe races, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
The Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley featured a fat tire bike race, snow shoe races, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
The Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley featured a fat tire bike race, snow shoe races, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
The Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley featured a fat tire bike race, snow shoe races, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
The Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley featured a fat tire bike race, snow shoe races, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
The Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley featured a fat tire bike race, snow shoe races, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
The Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley featured a fat tire bike race, snow shoe races, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
Autumn Kirkpatrick, Alexis Grary, Dylan Kearns, and Matthew Terry compete in the snowshoe race at the Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley featured a fat tire bike race, snow shoe races, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
Dylan Kearns, and Matthew Terry compete in the snowshoe race at the Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley featured a fat tire bike race, snow shoe races, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
Autumn Kirkpatrick competes in the snowshoe race at the Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley featured a fat tire bike race, snow shoe races, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
Alexis Grary competes in the snowshoe race at the Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley featured a fat tire bike race, snow shoe races, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
Autumn Kirkpatrick samples the Jello from the snow shoe race Jello pit at the Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley featured a fat tire bike race, snow shoe races, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
Autumn Kirkpatrick samples the Jello from the snow shoe race Jello pit at the Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley featured a fat tire bike race, snow shoe races, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
Cory Hinds, Dustin Edmunson and Jed Petrie compete in the snowshoe race at the Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley featured a fat tire bike race, snow shoe races, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
Dustin Edmunson, Cory Hinds, and Jed Petrie compete in the snowshoe race at the Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley featured a fat tire bike race, snow shoe races, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
Tabitha Edmunson, Tiffany Barnard and Beth Terry compete in the snowshoe race at the Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley featured a fat tire bike race, snow shoe races, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
Cormac Mao-Kiely looks up hill as a group the tubers try to stop before hitting her at Arctic Valley ski hill. They were able to slow down some before hitting Mao-Kiely. The Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley also featured a fat tire bike race, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
Colleen McElhenny spreads out the Jello in the Jello Pit which snow show race contestants had to jump over at the end of the race. The Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley also featured a fat tire bike race, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
Dustin Edmunson and Cory Hinds lead the pack as the beer flies in the adult early in the race at Arctic Valley ski hill. The Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley also featured a fat tire bike race, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
The Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley featured a fat tire bike race, snow shoe races, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
Chris Closson cooks hotdogs at the Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley featured a fat tire bike race, snow shoe races, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
The Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley featured a fat tire bike race, snow shoe races, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
Cormac Mao-Kiely in a stack of tubes at the Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley featured a fat tire bike race, snow shoe races, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
Matthew Terry jumps the Jello pit at the Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley featured a fat tire bike race, snow shoe races, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
Autumn Kirkpatrick jumps the Jello pit at the Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley featured a fat tire bike race, snow shoe races, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
Alexis Geary is swung over the Jello pit by dad Ryan Greary and Colleen McElhenny at the Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley featured a fat tire bike race, snow shoe races, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
Dustin Edmunson and Jed Petrie compete in the snowshoe race at the Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley featured a fat tire bike race, snow shoe races, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
The Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley featured a fat tire bike race, snow shoe races, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
The Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley featured a fat tire bike race, snow shoe races, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
The Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley featured a fat tire bike race, snow shoe races, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
The Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley featured a fat tire bike race, snow shoe races, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
The Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley featured a fat tire bike race, snow shoe races, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
The Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley featured a fat tire bike race, snow shoe races, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
The Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley featured a fat tire bike race, snow shoe races, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
The Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley featured a fat tire bike race, snow shoe races, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
Autumn Kirkpatrick, Alexis Grary, Dylan Kearns, and Matthew Terry compete in the snowshoe race at the Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley featured a fat tire bike race, snow shoe races, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
Dylan Kearns, and Matthew Terry compete in the snowshoe race at the Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley featured a fat tire bike race, snow shoe races, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
Autumn Kirkpatrick competes in the snowshoe race at the Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley featured a fat tire bike race, snow shoe races, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
Alexis Grary competes in the snowshoe race at the Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley featured a fat tire bike race, snow shoe races, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
Autumn Kirkpatrick samples the Jello from the snow shoe race Jello pit at the Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley featured a fat tire bike race, snow shoe races, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
Autumn Kirkpatrick samples the Jello from the snow shoe race Jello pit at the Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley featured a fat tire bike race, snow shoe races, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
Cory Hinds, Dustin Edmunson and Jed Petrie compete in the snowshoe race at the Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley featured a fat tire bike race, snow shoe races, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
Dustin Edmunson, Cory Hinds, and Jed Petrie compete in the snowshoe race at the Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley featured a fat tire bike race, snow shoe races, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
Tabitha Edmunson, Tiffany Barnard and Beth Terry compete in the snowshoe race at the Merry Marmot Festival sponsored by the Anchorage Ski Club at Arctic Valley featured a fat tire bike race, snow shoe races, tube races, ski and snowboard races, and a downhill dummy launch on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Bob Hallinen
Alaska Dispatch