CISS is coming to Colorado in 5 weeks

FasterSkierFebruary 26, 2004

Ski with elite racers from around the world

Ski with the world's best at the 2004 Colorado International Spring
(CISS) in Grand County, Colorado. The Series, presented by Devil's
Thumb Ranch,
includes overall competitions similar to the Tour de France, with cash
and jerseys awarded for particular achievements: the Boulder Center for
Medicine Leader's jersey for fastest cumulative time, the Devil's
Thumb Ranch
Sprint Leader Jersey, and the Wells Fargo Climbing Leader Jersey.

March 27- April 4

Devil's Thumb Ranch, Snow Mountain Ranch, Mary Jane Resort

Register at

Ski with the best

You don't have to be a pro to go up against elite skiers from around the
world! When the CISS comes to Colorado, the world's top skiers will be waiting
at the starting line, alongside recreational skiers racing in the open,
junior and citizen categories.

Watch for US Ski Team athletes, hot off their best World Cup finishes in
years. They'll be challenging top European skiers from Sweden, Norway, and
Italy, all hoping to win the $15,000 cash purse.

Ten days – Seven races.

Date/Time Event Description Location

Saturday March 27 9AM

Devil's Thumb Ranch Classic Opener

Women 5km, Men 10km

Classical Style, Individual Start

Devil's Thumb Ranch


March 28 9AM

Snow Mountain Ranch Duathlon

Women 5km/5km,

Men 7.5km/7.5km

Classical 1st leg, switch to skating, Mass Start

Snow Mountain Ranch

Tuesday March 30


Salomon Sprints

1.5km Classical Sprint

Devil's Thumb Ranch

Tuesday March 30 4:30PM

Wells Fargo Criterium and Party

20min + 1 lap

Skating, mass start

with concurrent party at the resort

Mary Jane Resort

Thursday April 1


Fischer Mountaintop Hill Climb

5km Hill Climb

Classical Style, Mass Start

Snow Mountain Ranch

Saturday April 3


Boulder Center for Sports Medicine Series Finale

Women's 10km, Men's 15km

Skating Style, Mass Start

Devil's Thumb Ranch

Sunday April 4

9AM US National Sprint Relay 2x3x1km Team Sprint Relay

Teams of 2, Skating Style
Snow Mountain Ranch

Sign up for one or more races at

Need lodging? Call Newman at at 800.778.8589 x332.

Don't miss out!

This year's races mark the first time a major cross-country
competition has
been held in Colorado in over 10 years. The series has traveled around
country to different venues and has a long history of attracting the
best talent.

Thanks to Devil's Thumb Ranch, this truly is the chance of a lifetime to
ski in Colorado with the world's best racers. Get more information at


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