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Sunday, March 5th, 2017
Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center/Mt. Washington Auto Road
Pinkham Notch, New Hampshire

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 5, 2017. 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 – if you can look up from your oxygen deprived state. On race day, there will be a mass start of cross country skiers at 10 am, followed by the snowshoe start at 10:05 am and Fatbikers at 10:10 am. 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 fatbikers, skiers or snowshoers!

Read Matt Heid’s first person account of racing in the 2012 Ski to the Clouds

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Male Champion                                                               Female Champion
Justin Freeman  46:47                                                    Meredith Piotrow   1:04:14

 

 

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Male Champion                                                                            Female Champion
Kevin Tilton 52:22                                                                        Leslie O’Dell 1:05:53