Blurred Ski racer with skiers in back round

Race starts at
Skyway Trailhead
Skyway Trailhead
Contact Person:
Dan Tille
Race Organizer
Race Series

This race is part of the Grand Mesa Nordic Race Series presented by Empowered Energy Systems. We'll have cash prizes for the first place female and male finisher, and great raffle prizes from Loki, Peach Street Distillery, Ela Family Farms and others.

Race course is 10.6km  Start/Finish by the Skyway parking lot.  Head down the hill to the Arroyo, at intersection 4 go right up Scales Lake rd, continue on Scales Lake rd through intersection 13 onto Tower, go left at intersection 14 onto Kannah Crossing, turn left at intersection 11 onto Vista Ridge, turn right at intersection 9 Lions, turn left at intersection 6, Wills Hill, turn left at intersection 5 onto Arroyo, continue straight up Scales Lake Road to the finish line.

Please see attached map above for more course details.

Online registration closes Saturday January 8th at 8pm.

  • 10k freestyle race starts at 11am
  • $20 entry fee for members of the GMNC
  • $25 entry fee for non members
  • We are encouraging participants to register online so there will be a $5 extra charge for day of race registration ($25 for members and $30 for non members)
  • Face covering must be worn both before and after your race in the start finish area.
  • Face coverings may be removed at the start line
  • Finish times will not be available until the next day
  • The race course is subject to race day change if weather dictates.
  • The designated race course will be posted at the race registration table and will be marked with course markers on race day, but it is the responsibility of the racer to know and understand the course.

Please follow all public safety guidelines from the CDC, USFS, state of Colorado, and Mesa/Delta Counties.

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.

Series points will be awarded for the first 20 places and we will count points from your best 3 finishes for our series .  The Heartthrob race does not count towards series points.

1st Place  – 20pts.                      11th Place  – 10pts.
2nd Place – 19pts.                      12th Place – 9pts.
3rd Place  – 18pts.                      13th Place  – 8pts.
4th Place  – 17pts.                      14th Place  – 7pts.
5th Place  – 16pts.                      15th Place  – 6pts.
6th Place  – 15pts.                      16th Place  – 5pts.
7th Place  – 14pts.                       17th Place  – 4pts.
8th Place  – 13pts.                       18th Place  – 3pts.
9th Place  – 12pts.                       19th Place  – 2pts.
10th Place – 11pts.                       20th Place  – 1pt.

Due to popular request, we are going to award age group prizes for the series overall. Series overall age group categories will be awarded for U19, 20 - 29, 30 - 39, 40 - 49, 50 - 59, 60 - 69, 70 - 79, 80+

For any questions or concerns, please email