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Colorado Nordic Race Series

This fun race series mixes up classic and skate skiing with 4 individual races put on throughout Colorado. Each series in the race will take place at a different Nordic resort — Devil's Thumb Ranch, Crested Butte Nordic, Owl Creek Chase, and Snow Mountain Ranch.

2018 Series Results

Scoring System

Lowest Average Score Wins!

Must complete 3 of 4 races
Best 3 scores are averaged

Score based off finishing position
8th place=8 points

Average of top 3 finishes
Lowest average score wins the series


Race #1

30km Classic – Stagecoach Classic

The 5th annual Stagecoach Classic 30km cross country ski race & tour will start at Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa, traverse through the former Idlewild Ski Area, & finish with a post-race BBQ & beer garden with live music at Hideaway Park in downtown Winter Park.

Location: Devil's Thumb Ranch
Date: January 26th, 2019
Time: 7:30AM


Race #2

42k Skate —  Alley Loop Nordic Marathon

An American Birkebeiner qualifier, with a twist…, the Alley Loop is also Crested Butte’s largest costume party and one of the biggest Nordic ski races in the state of Colorado. The Alley Loop’s unique course starts and finishes in the heart of downtown Crested Butte. In between, it meanders through snow-lined alleys, behind false-fronted stores and restaurants, over footbridges and alongside residences. The course then heads out to the immaculately groomed Nordic trails around the Town of Crested Butte.

Location: Crested Butte Nordic
Date: February 2nd, 2019
Time: 9:00AM


Race #3

10k Classic — Owl Creek Chase

The Owl Creek Chase has been one of Colorado’s largest, premier cross-country ski races since 1985. The challenging course presents the very best that Colorado skiing has to offer: tough climbs, scenic views, thrilling descents and excellent snow conditions!

Location: Aspen High School Nordic trails
Date: February 10th, 2019
Time: 10:00AM


Race #4

50k Skate – Snow Mountain Stampede

The final race in this series is Snow Mountain Ranch's Annual Stampede. Afterwards a barbecue bash and awards ceremony will follow.

Location: Snow Mountain Ranch
Date: March 9th, 2019
Time: 9:00AM


Grand Prizes will be given out for overall race series winners for both male and female divisions to include 1st, 2nd & 3rd place. Prizes/awards will be presented to each age division for males and females to include 1st, 2nd & 3rd place finishers. 

2018 Sponsors

Thanks to our 2018 sponsors for making this event possible

Breckenridge Nordic Center
Crested Butte Nordic Center
Gold Run Nordic Center
Latigo Dude Ranch
Snow Mountain Ranch
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