The GMNC likes to start early and stay late! Join us for another long season of fun ski racing for racers of all types on some of the best snow and terrain in the U.S. Our races are challenging for the top athletes, but also fun for the rest of us who just want to get out and test ourselves against an enjoyable course. (See course map and elevation profile below.)
The Winterstart is a 5km race with two chances on the same course to test your early season fitness. The first race is classic, the second is freestyle, and one race fee gets you entry to one or both races. It’s a two-for-one opportunity to race yourself into shape! We encourage you to heed tradition and do both races, but we won’t turn you away if you only want to take part in one. The course route will depend on snow conditions.
Races take place at Skyway Trailhead off of Highway 65 on the Grand Mesa.
5k Classic race starts at 11 am (series points will be awarded for the classic race only)
5k freestyle race starts at 12:30 pm (points will not be awarded for this race)
One entry fee gets you entry to both races (but you aren’t required to do both).
$25 entry fee for current members of the GMNC
$30 entry fee for non-members
Online registration closed Friday, December 2rd at 8 pm. Race day registration is available (cash or check only).
NOTE: Road closures do happen on Grand Mesa, and there can be weather so nasty even us nordic stalwarts find it necessary to postpone a race. Please check the website or our Facebook page for late-breaking news regarding races before heading up.
For more info, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 970(200)-6337.