Sunday, March 13th, 2016
Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center/Mt. Washington Auto Road
Pinkham Notch, New Hampshire
UPDATE as of 3.11.2016:
After a couple of days of 60° temperatures and a day of consistent rain, our trail system has virtually no snow and is not in the condition we need to hold a competitive race. For these reasons, and given that the vast majority of the race field decided to roll their registration over to the 2017 event, we’ve decided to cancel the race for this year. We offer our sincere apology to anyone who was still hoping to race, despite what conditions might have presented, but to race on our trails right now would very likely do real and lasting damage to them.
Skier mass start at 10:00 am
Snowshoe mass start 10:05 am
Fatbike mass start 10:10 am
MT. WASHINGTON’S ONE OF A KIND WINTER CHALLENGE, THE “SKI, SHOE & FATBIKE TO THE CLOUDS” RACE
Held at the base of Mt. Washington on Rt. 16 in Pinkham Notch. 8 miles south of Gorham, NH and 30 minutes north of North Conway, NH
PINKHAM NOTCH, NH- “Ski, Shoe & now Fatbike to the Clouds”, is in it’s 20th year! The event takes place on the snow covered Mt. Washington Auto Road and will be held this season on March 13, 2016. Long referred to as “North America’s Toughest 10K Winter Race”, the Ski, Shoe & Fatbike to the Clouds course has an average grade of 12% over the last 6K as you climb the final 2,200 vertical feet. While there will be competitors who are seeking to make or break a record, for others it is the ultimate way to personally test themselves in one of nature’s most spectacular environments.
The Ski, Shoe & Fatbike to the Clouds race is limited to a field of 150 athletes and these racers will have the Mt. Washington Auto Road to themselves as remarkable views of the Presidential Range and beyond reveal themselves. On race day, there will be a mass start of cross country skiers at 10 am, followed by the snowshoe start 5 minutes later and Fatbikers TBD Ski, Shoe & Fatbike to the Clouds is considered a true freestyle event, there will not be separate classes for classic and skate skiing. This is NOT an event for inexperienced skiers or snowshoers!