All of those trails way out there were either bike run or skied by the racers.
Sam took 1st in his age division and 5th overall. Finishing middle of the pack in the run, he made up lots of time on the bike. After the bike he was 3rd overall going into the ski. He lost two places on the ski because he was on much slower traditional skis and everyone else was on skate skis.
Way to go Sam!