2019 RACE COURSE
The course will be the same as last year, consisting of a clockwise loop, starting at the Skibowl main area, going east towards and around Multorpor Mountain, and then winding back to the exchange/finish are. It features some of the best trails that Skibowl has to offer, including plenty of fun singletrack trails. All solo riders will get to do a slightly extended loop (marked in yellow on the sattelite map below) that includes a singletrack descent down the twisty gnar-gnar trail.
Total lap distance is 5.5 miles for two-person teams and 6.8 miles for solo riders.
Elevation gain per lap is about 860 feet for two-person teams and 1,085 feet for solo riders.
Detailed course description:
All racers will start on the Skibowl West main parking lot and from there follow the fun and twisty South Trail towards the Multorpor/Skibowl East area, where they will start a clockwise loop around Multorpor Mountain.
After passing Multorpor Lodge, there is a gradual climb on the Summit Trail (rocky double-track), followed by a short climb and flying descent down Powerline Trail. Racers will continue to loop around Multorpor Mountain along the enchanting Rhodondendron Trail and Optimator Trail, and coast down to the base of the Multorpor chairlift. From there, two-person team riders will follow a fun and twisty singletrack trail along Lake Road, back towards the Lower Bowl meadow, pass along and over the Alpine Slide, and down to the start/finish area, where you - or your team mate - will start the next lap. Solo riders will skip the last segment of singletrack through the woods and instead go up Low Road and then descent down the twisty Gnar-Gnar trail, re-joining the main course right where the two-person team riders exit the bridge over the Alpine Slide.
This course has a ton of flow, the right amount of technical features to keep things fun and challenging, plenty of room to pass (everywhere along the course), and - in short - is a blast to race for all levels of racers. The single-track is relentless!