Snow Mountain Ranch Stampede
Saturday, March 11 and Sunday March 12
Two Days, Two Races, Two Ranches… Be the Boss
Freestyle Race (March 11): 10K, 25K, 50K
Classic Race (March 12): 10K, 25K, 50K
Saturday start times: 50K Skate: 9:00 am, 25K Skate: 9:15 am, 10K Skate 9:45 am,
Sunday start times: 50K Classic: 9:00 am, 25K Classic: 9:15 am, 10K Classic 9:45 am
25K Tours for those who don’t wish to have a timed race, and would like to see how far 25K is. The 25K Tours will start at the same time as the timed 25K races.
FREE 2K Kids Fun Race for kids 15 and under on Saturday & Sunday: 8:45 am (start at Snow Mountain Ranch Nordic Center)
The first 250 people to register for the 25K and the 50K will receive a free Swix event hat.
Athletes that complete both 25K races will receive a Ranch Hand 50K belt buckle, and athletes that complete both 50K races will receive a Ranch Boss 100K belt buckle.
Online registration closes at noon, Friday, March 10.
Bib pick-up times and on-site registration: Friday March 10th from 4-6 pm & Saturday March 11th and Sunday March 12th from 7-8:30 am in the upstairs of the Nordic Center.
Shuttles: We will be offering shuttles from Granby Ranch’s Montana Lot (upper lot) to the Snow Mountain Ranch Nordic Center for the 25K and 50K races. The shuttle will run from 6:30 am to 8:30 am
For the 10K, the shuttle will pick up at Granby Ranch’s Montana Lot at 9:00 am and will bring racers to the starting line, which is the Fraser to Granby Trail.
Awards: 1-3 Overall in each event. 1-2 in each age group class. Age groups are as follows: 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39,40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over. If you place in an event overall you will not qualify for an age group award. Overall awards will be held at Granby Ranch at 1:30. Age-Group awards can be picked up at SMR Nordic Center from 2-5PM.
Post Race Barbecue: Each paid entry will include one ticket for the post race lunch at Granby Ranch. Additional tickets can be purchased at Granby Ranch the day of for $12. Lunch includes a bratwurst or burger, chips and a side.
Race Course: Ski from Snow Mountain Ranch to Granby Ranch
50K Course (will connect to Granby Ranch and follow 10K course)
25K Course (will connect to Granby Ranch and follow 10K course)
Lodging: Avoid the weekend traffic before the Snow Mountain Ranch Stampede by coming early and staying late! With a stay at Snow Mountain Ranch, you’re sure to get a full night’s sleep before the race. Bring the whole family and enjoy access to over 120K of groomed Nordic ski, snowshoe and fat bike trails, ice skating, tubing and so much more.
Snow Mountain Ranch Stampede participants receive a special event rate on lodging when making reservations with our Central Reservations Office, 888-613-9622. Race participants must mention the race to receive the reduced rate.
The special event rate cannot be combined with the YMCA member rate or any other offer.
Trail Closures: we will only be race grooming on Saturday and Sunday. The trail system will be open for recreational skiing starting at 10 am with Zone 1 (except for the CCO loops), and the entire system will open at noon.
We will not be offering lessons on Saturday or Sunday, and fat bike rentals will begin at noon.