Local time: 3:23 AM
Hey friends, we are going to try this again! Trail Maniacs is offering a snowshoe/fat bike race at Silver Mountain. All abilities are welcome! This is not your typical snowshoe or fat bike event, think challenging and loads of FUN! A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Silver Mountain’s Volunteer Ski Patrol and the rest will be donated to the Trail Maniac foundation to help off-set the costs associated with grooming. Last year was such a bummer because we had to cancel this event not once but TWICE because of too much snow. I absolutely HATE canceling events!! It’s a race director’s nightmare. My goal with the groomer is that we can plan winter events without the fear of cancellation. Our groomer will be delivered the first week of January and grooming won’t be an issue. Bring it on Mother Nature!
The course will be a 2.2 mile loop that starts at the bottom of the tubing hill and jumps in on all single track around the snowshoe trail and is a very moderate grade. Click here for the trail map.
2.2 miles per lap and 356’ elevation change per lap
SNOWSHOE RACE: Snowshoe participants must wear snowshoes. Both regular snowshoes and special running snowshoes will work just fine. After the race enjoy hot chocolate and other fine beverages from Trail Maniacs. The snowshoe race will consist of a single lap course (2.2 miles) and a 2-lap course (4.4 miles).
FATBIKE RACE: The fat bike race will consist of the same 2.2 mile course, beginner riders will do two laps (4.4 mile) and advanced riders will do four laps (8.8 miles). Helmets and a fat bike with a minimum of a 4” wide tire are required. Please dress appropriately - you will work up a sweat on the climb and get cold on the descent.
Location: Silver Mountain resort.
***All participants will be required to purchase a scenic ride ticket at the base of the Gondola for $18 which is good for biking or snowshoeing (if participants also want to ski that day, a normal lift ticket purchase will be necessary).***
8:30 Snowshoers can start loading the gondola
9:00 am to 11:45 am late registration and bib pick up the start/finish area the top of the tubing hill
10 am Start of the 1 and 2 lap snowshoers
10:30 am fat bikes can start loading the Gondola
12:00 pm start of all fat bikes (two and four lap options)
Snowshoe 2.2 mile event: Registration is $10. We do accept day of race registration -$15. Snowshoe 4.4 mile event: Registration is $15. We do accept day of race registration -$20.
Fat bike 2 lap event (4.4 mile): Registration is $15. We do accept day of race registration -$20. Fat bike 4 lap event (8.8 mile): Registration is $20. We do accept day of race registration -$25.
If this event is canceled due to unforeseen circumstances (including lack of snow) racers will be given a credit into another Trail Maniac event. Due to the fact that we have to purchase our permits and insurance, we will not give refunds. If you are unable to attend this event, let us know by Monday before the race (2/5/18), and we will give you credit for a future Trail Maniac event held in 2017.