Rec Course (est. 30 min - 2 hrs):
This is the race for you if you are newer into the sport and want to dip your toes in the water. Our recreational course at the Mt Ashland Skimo Summit is perfect for newer uphill skiers or people looking for a shorter effort. The course will incorporate one major climb from the Mt Ashland Lodge to the Summit followed by a descent on piste, finishing with a short 250 ft climb back to the lodge to finish. The rec course will be entirely within the ski area boundary, so racers will not be required to carry avalanche safety equipment (no beacon, probe, shovel necessary). The course will descend a blue ski run and expert downhill skiing ability will not be a requirement for this descent. You'll be finished before or shortly after the resort opens, so with your complimentary ticket you can enjoy the rest of the day sampling the goods at the resort.
Total vertical gain and loss on the rec course is approximately 1,100 ft.
The distance is approximately 2.2 miles.
Course Map Here on Caltopo