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Grand County Nordic Race Series 2023

Great Races in Great Places!

Nordic ski racing has returned to Grand County and now is your chance to participate no matter your age, gender, or ability. There are even kid and family options. Grand County Nordic Ski Racing is putting on six Nordic races, both skate and classic, with long and short course options. Pick your race or participate in the series, progressively increasing your distance to the series final at the Snow Mountain Stampede.

Three great partner venues will host the events!

Date Venue and Technique Long Course Short Course
Saturday, January 7
<< See Race Results >>
Snow Mountain Ranch Skate 15k
10 am start
7.5k
10:15 am start
Saturday, January 14
<< See Race Results >>
Snow Mountain Ranch Classic 15k
10 am start
7.5k
10:15 am start
Saturday, January 21
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Devil’s Thumb Ranch
Stagecoach Classic
<< Race Description >> 
30k
9 am start
15k
10 am start
Sunday, January 29 Grand Lake Nordic
Skate
<< Race Description >> 
30k
10 am start
15k
10:15 am start
Saturday, March 11 Snow Mountain Ranch
Stampede Skate
 50k
10 am start
25k
10:15 am start
Sunday, March 12 Snow Mountain Ranch
Stampede Classic
50k
10 am start
25k
10:15 am start

Live the Dream! Sign up for the whole series with a great discounted price! Sign up and pick 4 or race all 6 events!

Grand County Nordic Race Series standings:

Race Descriptions

Stagecoach Classic

Devil’s Thumb Ranch and the Winter Park/Fraser Chamber are happy to present the sixth annual 30km, 15km, and 3k kids classic-only cross country ski race and tour. The event will start and finish at Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa. Post race celebration will be located at Axil’s Pavilion with soup and beer.

Event details and schedule

Registration closes at 12:00 pm on January 20th, 2023.

After 12:00pm on January 14th, 2023 prices will increase (HS Student has a flat rate):

  • 30k Classic Ski Race: $65 to $85, High School Student $45
  • 15k Classic Race: $45 to $65, High School Student $25
  • 15k Classic Ski Tour: $45 to $65, High School Student $25
  • 3k Kids Classic Ski: $0.00

*Price increase does not apply to high school student registration

*Online registration closes 12:00PM January 20th 2023

Event Categories:

30k Classic Ski Race
15k Classic Ski Race
15k Classic Ski Tour

3k Kids Classic Ski Race

Locations and Transportation:
All events will start and finish at Devil’s Thumb Ranch. Please park all cars in the parking lots located north and west of the main lodge (#1 on our DTR property map). Overflow parking is located at the highlonesome lodge (#15 on our DTR property map).

Schedule
Friday, January 20th
12:00pm – 5:00pm: Pre-registration and packet pick-up at Chamber of Commerce – 78841 US-40, Winter Park, CO 80482

5:30pm – 8:00pm: Pre-registration and packet pick-up at Devil’s Thumb Ranch in Zach’s Mercantile (#6 on our DTR property map).

Saturday, January 21st

7:00am – 8:30am: 30km packet pick-up at Devil’s Thumb Ranch (Day Lodge located #14 on property map)

7:00am – 9:30am: 15km race and tour packet pick-up at Devil’s Thumb Ranch (Day Lodge located #14 on property map)
9:00am: 30k race mass start

9:15am: 3k kids race start.

10:00am: 15k race mass start
10:05am: 15k ski tour start immediately following the 15k mass start

11:00am – 3:30pm: After Party with soup and beer at Axel’s Pavilion (#19 on our DTR property map)

12:00pm : Award ceremony (#19 on our DTR property map)

* Registration will close Friday, January 20th at 12:00pm.

*Schedule subject to change.

*Day of packet pickup will be in Day Lodge @ Devil’s Thumb Ranch.

*Awards will be given to the top three women and men in the 30k and 15k race

*The fastest individuals in the following age groups will receive a prize:

19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & above

Note: For the most updated information, please visit the race registration page: https://www.active.com/tabernash-co/other-endurance/stagecoach-classic-2023?int=72-3-A3

Grand Lake Skate Race

A beautiful spot for a race course full of twisting and rolling terrain. A 3k course for juniors, and a 7.5k course with multiple laps for the 15k & 30 race. Come join the fun.

Grand Lake Skate Race • Sunday, January 29, 2023 at Grand Lake Nordic Center
30k / 15k / 3k / 1k free tour
10:15am / 10:20am / 10:00am / 10:25am
$45 Long course / $35 Short course / $10 Junior

Snow Mountain Ranch Nordic Center
Devil's Thumb Ranch
Grand Lake Nordic Center
Grand Nordic - Grand County, Colorado
Colorado Nordic Masters

Register for the Grand County Nordic Race Series

Proceeds to benefit Grand Nordic Club youth Nordic ski scholarship funds!

Points: Points from your best 4 events of same distance (Long or short course) count towards your overall series score.

Categories: Overall Male and Female along with age group categories.

** Entries are non-refundable donations to Grand Nordic Club supporting youth Ski Scholarships.
** Entries are non-transferable.
** You may sign up through the end of series. However the series price will not be prorated if entered after events have occurred.
** Events that a registrant does not participate will result in a 0 point value being recorded.

Kids and Family Options

Family/Kids Tour: 1-3k, untimed, Free.

Junior Races: Everyone races together!
Distance: 3k
Age and gender categories: 7 & under / 8-10 / 11-13
Price: $10 per event, $60 for series.

Questions? Please contact Greg Finnoff at: [email protected]

Register for Individual Nordic Races

Can’t do the whole series? Use these links to register for individual events.

Snow Mountain Skate

January 7

Snow Mountain Classic

January 14

Stagecoach Classic

January 21

Grand Lake Skate

January 29

Snow Mtn Stampede

March 11 & 12