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Grand County Nordic Race Series 2024

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.

Each event will offer a “long course, short course, as well as a 3k junior course (12 and under)”. The Snow Mountain Stampede and the Devil’s Thumb Stagecoach may offer additional distances that won’t be included as “points races” for the series. 

Three great partner venues will host the events! This is one of our main fundraisers for youth Nordic programs in Grand County.

Thank You To Our Race Sponsors!

Winter Park Chamber
Date & Race
Technique & Venue
Long Course Short Course
Sunday, January 7
Granby Ranch Skate Race
<< RACE RESULTS >>
Skate @ Granby Ranch
*MOVED TO Snow Mountain Ranch
<< Race Description >> 
15k
10 am start
7.5k
10:15 am start
Sunday, January 28
Snow Mountain Classic
RESCHEDULED FROM 01/13/24
<< RACE RESULTS >>
Classic
@ Snow Mountain Ranch
<< Race Description >>
15k
10 am start
View Course Map
7.5k
10:15 am start
View Course Map
Saturday, January 20
Stagecoach Classic
<< RACE RESULTS >>
Classic
@ Devil’s Thumb Ranch
<< Race Description >> 
30k
9 am start
15k
10 am start
Saturday, January 27
Grand Nordic Skate Race
<< RACE RESULTS >>
Skate
@ Snow Mountain Ranch
<< Race Description >>
30k
10 am start
View Course Map
15k
10:15 am start
View Course Map
Saturday, March 2
Granby Ranch Skate Race
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<< Volunteer >>
Skate
@ Granby Ranch
(Make Up Date)
<< Race Description >> 
15k
2 pm start
7.5k
2:05 pm start
Saturday, March 9
Snow Mountain Stampede
<< REGISTER >>
<< Volunteer >>
Skate
@ Snow Mountain Ranch
<< Race Description >> 
 50k
9 am start
25k
10 am start
Sunday, March 10
Snow Mountain Stampede
<< REGISTER >>
<< Volunteer >>
Classic
@ Snow Mountain Ranch
<< Race Description >> 
50k
9 am start
25k
10 am start

Live the Dream! Sign up for the whole series with a great discounted price!

Grand County Nordic Race Series standings:

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

Register for the 2024 Grand County Nordic Race Series

Entry fees are non-refundable donations to Grand Nordic youth programs.

Additional fees: The registration platform, Webscorer, charges an additional $1 fee, plus there is a 3% PayPal fee for each entry.

Registration for each event closes the day prior to race day. There will be no race day registration. The registration fee increases one week prior to the event, so sign up early.

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

Points: Points will be awarded for each event completed. You may participate in as many or as few events as your schedule permits.

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

** Entries are non-refundable donations to Grand Nordic Club supporting youth Nordic 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.

Granby Ranch Skate

@ Snow Mountain
January 7

Granby Ranch Skate

@ Granby Ranch
Saturday, March 2
(Make Up Date)

Stagecoach Classic

January 20

Snow Mountain Classic

NOW January 28th (originally scheduled for January 13)

Grand Nordic Skate

January 27

Race Descriptions

Granby Ranch Skate Race - March 2, 2024 & January 7, 2024

PLEASE NOTE: We added a Make Up Date for this race for Saturday, March 2, 2024 at Granby Ranch since the original scheduled date of January 7th was moved to Snow Mountain Ranch.

Venue: Granby Ranch Golf Course
Event: Skate, Long Course 15km, Short Course 7.5km, Junior 3k.
Course: Rolling terrain at the Granby Ranch Golf Course, anticipate a fast course
Registration: Closes Friday, March 1, 6pm. NO DAY OF EVENT REGISTRATION.

Start Times:

  • 15K Long course: 2p
  • 7.5K Short course: 2:05p
  • 3K Junior course: 2:10p

Awards & Apres Ski: 4-6p at Granby Ranch Base Lodge, 2nd floor (Pasta, burgers for an additional cost)

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Entry Fees:

  • Junior 3k: $10
  • Short course 7.5k $45 early, $55 late
  • Long course 15k $55 early, $65 late

Entry fee price increases after January 1. Webscorer and PayPal fees apply.

Register Today >>

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January 7th Race: We are experiencing a low snow year (or maybe late start?). Due to this challenge we are going to move the venue of our first event on January 7th, the Granby Ranch Skate Race, up the street to the Nordic trails at Snow Mountain Ranch. The snow coverage is good and we have been able to create a great course at this venue. We will plan on hosting an event at Granby Ranch later this season. The potential date will be Saturday March, 2. Granby Ranch has been a great partner and we are excited to showcase this venue.

Everything else concerning the event this Sunday will remain the same with the exception that each participant will need to sign the Snow Mountain Waiver.

The race will be based out of the “campers hub” building, just west of the Nordic Center. Parking will be at the Nordic center with overflow parking at the ball fields. There will be parking marshals to help direct you.

Bib pick up will be open at 8am until 10 min prior to your event. The first event will start at 10:00am.

Venue: Snow Mountain Ranch Nordic Center (venue changed from Granby Ranch Golf Course due to snow conditions)
Event: Skate, Long Course 15km, Short Course 7.5km, Junior 3k.
Course: Nordic trails at Snow Mountain Ranch • 7.5k Map3k Map
Registration: Closes Saturday January 6, 6pm. NO DAY OF EVENT REGISTRATION.

Entry Fees:

  • Junior 3k: $10
  • Short course 7.5k $45 early, $55 late
  • Long course 15k $55 early, $65 late

Entry fee price increases after January 1. Webscorer and PayPal fees apply.

Stagecoach Classic - January 20, 2024

Devil’s Thumb Ranch is happy to present the ninth annual 30km/15km classic-only cross country ski race and tour. An end of race celebration will be located at Axel’s Pavilion with food and beer.

Event details and schedule

Registration closes at 12:00 pm on January 19th, 2024.

After 12:00pm on December 22nd, 2023 prices will increase (HS Student has a flat rate):

  • 30k Classic Ski Race: $70 to $85, High School Student $45
  • 15k Classic Race: $50 to $65, High School Student $25
  • 15k Classic Ski Tour: $50 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 19th 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 19th
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 20st

7:00am – 8:30am: 30km packet pick-up at Devil’s Thumb Ranch (Broad Axe Barn #4 on property map)

7:00am – 9:30am: 15km race and tour packet pick-up at Devil’s Thumb Ranch (Broad Axe Barn #4 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 food and beer at Broad Axe Barn (#4 on our DTR property map)

12:00pm: Award ceremony (Broad Axe Barn #4 on our DTR property map)

* Registration will close Friday, January 19th at 12:00pm. 

*Schedule and price subject to change. Please refer to devilsthumbranch.com for updates

*Day of packet pickup will be in Broad Axe Barn @ 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-2024

Grand Nordic Skate Race - January 27, 2024

Venue: Snow Mountain Ranch Nordic trails
Event: Skate, Long Course 30k, Short Course 15k, Junior 3k.
Course: Look forward to a challenging technical course! This will be a new event for SMR
Registration: Closes 1/26/24 6pm. NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION

Entry Fees:

  • Junior 3k: $10
  • Short course 15k $45 early, $55 late
  • Long course 30k $55 early, $65 late

Price increases on Jan 23. Webscorer and paypal fees apply.

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Snow Mountain Classic - NOW January 28, 2024 (originally scheduled 01/13/24)

Venue: Snow Mountain Ranch Nordic Trails.
Event: Classic, Long Course 15km, Short Course 7.5km, Junior 3km
Course: Some long hills that will require pacing, fast descents and maybe a moose of two! The event will be based out of the new “campers hub building” adjacent to the Nordic center. Click here for the Course Map
Registration: Closes 1/12/24 6pm. NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION

Entry Fees:

  • Junior 3k: $10
  • Short course 7.5k $45 early, $55 late
  • Long course 15k $55 early, $65 late

Price increases after January 8. Webscorer and paypal fees apply.

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PLEASE NOTE – SMR Classic racers: The make up Snow Mountain Classic will be held Sunday 1/28/2024. Saturday 1/27 there will be GNC 15k/30k skate race at Snow Mountain Ranch. Come, stay and do both events.

If you would like to participate in the make up race please email [email protected] and he’ll add you to the registration.

If you opted for transferring your registration, or took a refund you’ll need to re-sign up.

The link to register is here:  https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=340026

Email [email protected] with any questions.

Happy skiing!

Snow Mountain Stampede - March 9-10, 2024

Skate Races, Saturday, March 9

Venue: Snow Mountain Ranch Nordic trails.
Event: Skate, Long Course 50km, Short Course 25km, 12.5km (not series eligible), Junior 3km.
Course: Fun, challenging but “doable” 12.5km lap. Super fun, spectator friendly.
Registration: Closes 03/08/24 6pm. NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION

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Entry Fees:

  • Junior 3k: $10
  • Short course 25k $75early, $85 late
  • Long course 50k $85 early, $95 late
  • 12.5 k course $50 early, $60 late

Prices increase March 5. Webscorer and paypal fees apply.

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Start Times:

  • Long course: 9am
  • Short course: 10am
  • 12.5 k course: 10:15am
  • 3k Junior course: 10:20am
  • 1k Family tour

Medals for age group winners.

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Classic Races, Sunday, March 10

Venue: Snow Mountain Ranch Nordic trails.
Event: Classic, Long Course 50km, Short Course 25km, 12.5km (not series eligible), Junior 3km.
Registration: Closes 03/09/24 6pm. NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION

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Entry Fees:

  • Junior 3k: $10
  • Short course 25k $75early, $85 late
  • Long course 50k $85 early, $95 late
  • 12.5 k course $50 early, $60 late

Prices increase March 5. Webscorer and paypal fees apply.

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*Belt buckle for 50k and 25k racers who complete both days.

Medals for age group winners.