Green Mountain Skimo Citizen Race Series
Bolton Valley / Sugarbush / Stowe Mountain
This winter join us on Wednesday nights at Bolton Valley, and Saturdays at Sugarbush Resort and Stowe Mountain Resort for some casual uphill competition. The Green Mountain Skimo Citizen Race Series is designed to get you off the couch and out on snow! This winter after work don’t let the darkness take you down. Embrace it and come out and kick some uphill butt! Getting after it once a week is great for your fitness, and will help you ski more once the weekend hits. Who doesn’t want to be faster on the up, and stronger on the down!
This race series is made possible with support from Fjallraven on Church Street in Burlington… Timberhomes LLC a design/build construction company located in central Vermont… Dynafit – Speed, lightness, endurance, and technology… Outdoor Research – Providing innovation and inspiration for the relentless adventurer… Salomon -Plan to enjoy, Play to progress, Play with the rules… VT Ski+Ride & Vermont Sports Magazines – Vermont’s source for everything ski and outdoor related… Julbo USA – Helping you see clearly in the mountains.
Weekly Race Updates/Course Changes
Please visit the Catamount Trail Facebook Page for last minute race updates or changes.
Pre-registration is not required. Participants can register on-site at these events.
$10/Race – CTA Members
$15/Race – Non-Members
Skimo Season Pass – $50 (CTA Members Only, Purchase Below)
Wednesday, January 18 – Bolton Valley (Course #1)
Wednesday, January 25 – Bolton Valley (Course #2)
Saturday, January 28 – Stowe Mountain Resort
Wednesday, February 1 – Bolton Valley (Course #3)
Saturday, February 4 – Sugarbush Resort
Wednesday, February 8 – Bolton Valley (Course #1)
Wednesday, February 15 – Bolton Valley (Course #20
Saturday, February 18 – Sugarbush Resort
Wednesday, February 22 – Bolton Valley (Course #3)
Bolton Valley Resort – Main Lodge upstairs from Guest Services.
Stowe Mountain Resort – Great Room of Spruce Camp
Sugarbush Resort – Mt Ellen Base Lodge
5:00-5:45PM – Registration
6:00PM – Race Start
8:00PM – Awards & Raffle! Grab a bite, have a drink, socialize!
- AT/Telemark Skis or Splitboard (snowboard and approach skis also acceptable)
- Climbing Skins (no snowshoes, no crampons)
- Appropriate Clothing
- Headlamp – Check your batteries! You will be skiing downhill on an unlit trail!
All skis and boards must have metal edges. Nordic system bindings (NNN, NNNBC, SNS, SNSBC) will not be allowed.
Raffle & Prizes
After every race we will gather in the on-site watering hole to congratulate our fastest man and woman of the night, and to give away a bunch of gear donated by our sponsors. To be include all you have to do is come out and ski with us. This season we have items from Dynafit, Outdoor Research, Julbo, Fjallraven, Salomon, The Outdoor Gear Exchange, Skirack, VT Ski+Ride Magazine, and Clif Bar.
Participation Grand Prizes
In addition to all of the small ticket gear provided by our partners we also have some more significant prizes. Dynafit has donated a pair of bindings, Salomon provided a pair of skis and skins (see below), Outdoor Research put up a $500 gift certificate, and Fjallraven will also be providing a gift certificate (amount TBD). And just like the other prizes, to win, all you have to do is come ski with us. Every night you ski you’ll earn 1 chance. At the end of the season we will raffle off these items at our final event, but you don’t have to be present to win.
Salomon Skis & Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports
Salomon will also be supporting the series this year. They will be providing gear for our nightly raffles, and they have also donated a pair of MTN 95 skis with precut skins (177cm), for us to giveaway at the end of the season. There are two ways to earn a chance to win the skis. #1 – Come race with us. Every race you attend will earn you 1 chance to win. #2 – Purchase a raffle ticket in the CTA online store for $5.00. All of the money raised through sales of raffle tickets will go to support the efforts of Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports – PURCHASE HERE
Gore-Tex Grand Traverse Giveaway – Vermont Pain Relief
The Gore-Tex Grand Traverse in Colorado is a legendary 40 mile team-based backcountry race from Crested Butte to Aspen, and Kevin Duniho of Vermont Pain Relief is giving away the opportunity to compete on their team! The prize includes $200 entry fee, room in Crested Butte 3/22/17–3/27/17, transportation to and from Gunnison Airport, transportation back to Crested Butte from Aspen and satellite tracking device rental. Winner is responsible for purchasing airfare to and from event and must commit within 24 hours of winning, or the prize will go to the next top ranking competitor. This prize has no cash value and is non-transferable. It will only be awarded to an individual that can compete for Team Vermont Pain Relief Physical Therapy alongside Kevin Duniho. The winner will be determined via a points system. Points will be awarded to the first 20 finishers at each Green Mountain Skimo Race. The top finisher will receive 20 points, 2nd finisher = 19 points, etc… The Saturday events at Stowe and Sugarbush will be worth triple points. Good Luck!
Timing & Results
These are casual events, but they are timed and results will be posted below after each event. We apologize in advance for any butchering of names. Our system is far from sophisticated and writing down info in the cold with gloves or mittens on can be challenging.
The fastest Man and Woman each night–in honor of their awesomeness–will each receive a special treat, and everyone participating receives a raffle ticket which could score you some sweet gear from our partners during the raffle after each event.
2017 Results TBD
Past Results: 2016
Each course is unlit and finishes where it starts. Routes are 1.5-3.5km long with 700-1000ft of climbing and descending. Racing will begin at 6pm sharp and participants will ski as many laps as they want, or can, in 1 hour. After 6:45pm no new laps will be allowed and our sweep will head out.