The long-distance skiers turned out in force for the second annual Tour de Ski marathon on the back side of Purgatory.
The Nordic skate-ski races drew nearly 100 skiers last weekend for the benefit for Trails 2000 and the Durango Nordic Ski Club.
The tour utilized the Hermosa Valley for parts of the course.
Skiers also climbed up the Cascade Divide Road as part of the event.
The race featured marathon-like options of 42 kilometers or 20 kilometers (with an elevation gain of approximately 3,000 feet).There also were shorter 6K and 12K options.
In the longest of the races, Molly Hummel finished first in the 42-kilometer race for women. She finished in 3:39:29. Sharon Kuhn was second. Kricket Lewis was third.
Jana Freeburn was first in the 20K for women (1:31:25). Kris Kifer was second, and Gina Doerner was third.
Sabina Kuss won the 12K for women in 57:24. Anne Webster was second. Mary Oswald was third.
Paige Elliott of the Durango Nordic Team won the 12K for jun-ior women (46:36). Rachel Hampton was second. Elena Breed finished third.
Moira Compton was the winner of the women's 6K.
Hannah Madden was first in the 6K for junior women. Stephanie Ogier was second. Avra Saslow was third.
Ben Sonntag won the men's 42-kilometer race in 2:47:28. Scott Simmons was second, with Josh Daley third. Daley is the coach of the Durango Nordic Team.
Rogan Brown, a Durango Nordic skier, won the 20K for men in 1:10:44. Lars Ellefson was second.
Dominic Schiavone was third.
Mike Wilk was first in the 12K for men (55:47), followed by Bob Oswald and Tom Bridge.
Gino Pastore, a Durango Nordic racer, won the 12K for junior men (42:56). Sepp Kuss was second. Haakon Samuelson was third.
Charlie Greenberg was first in the 6K for junior men (16:21). Abe Ott was second. John Rhoades finished third.
The Tour de Ski is the creation of Durango residents Travis Brown, a former Olympic mountain bike racer, and his wife, Mary Mon-roe, the executive director of Trails 2000.
They helped put together the event organizing committee that included two-time Olympian Mike Elliott, Jamie Morehart-Wienk (former Nordic Junior Olympian and coach), Bob Rule (San Juan Ski Co.), Helen Low (Nordic Center director) and Jeanne Pastore (Durango Nordic Ski Club coach).
Pastore served as the race director for this year's Tour de Ski.