The 2015 Ski to Sea race began Sunday morning, May 24, 2015 after months of challenges and changes. Thanks to the lack of snowpack, organizers scrambled to add two legs to replace the downhill and cross-country skiing ones: an alpine run to start the race and a mountain bike leg to conclude it.
Boundary Bay Brewery Men's mountain biker Russell Stevenson had to wait for a train to pass through Fairhaven before getting to his bike to ride the 7.3-mile final leg of the Ski to Sea Race on Sunday, May 24, 2015. Volunteers timed how long he had to wait, and planned to subtract it from the team's overall results. Stevenson was the second to finish the leg. Samantha Wohlfeil | The Bellingham Herald
Conditions were ideal for running, whether off- or on-road, at the starting line for the 2015 Ski to Sea Race on Sunday, March 24, 2015 at the Mt. Baker Ski Area. The first-ever alpine-run leg at Ski to Sea proved challenging for athletes of all levels. Ralph Schwartz | The Bellingham Herald
Canoeists from Aeromech Sensible Technology edged out the Boundary Bay Brewery Men's team on the fourth Ski to Sea leg on Sunday, May 24, 2015. The teams traded the lead all down the Nooksack River. Wilson Criscione | The Bellingham Herald