23rd Annual Governor’s Cup Returns to Devil’s Thumb Ranch

FasterSkierJanuary 28, 2010

Jan. 30, 2010

Registration still open!

$5,000 in total purse money for 30km Skate

Races for adults, kids & BBQ make this a day for racers and spectators

Participate or spectate – the 23rd Annual Governor’s Cup returns to Devil’s Thumb Ranch on Sat., Jan. 30, 2010, for an action-packed and fun-filled day of competitive ski racing, kids ski races, awards post-race activities including a BBQ and live music in the historic Broad Axe Barn.


23rd Annual Governor’s Cup


Sat., Jan. 30, 2010

9:30 am Mass start – Rachel’s Stomp — Kids 1km & 3km races

12:00 pm Mass start for 30km Skate & Classic Races

12:05 pm 15km Skate & Classic Races

12:10 pm 5km Skate & Classic Races


Devil’s Thumb Ranch

3530 County Road 83

Tabernash, CO  80478

970-726-8231 (Nordic Center)

Devil’s Thumb Ranch is located 65 miles west of Denver and 15 minutes west of Winter Park off US Hwy 40 and County Road 83.


Advanced on-line registration until 6 pm on Jan. 28, 2010  – No Race Day Registration


On-site late registration, Devil’s Thumb Ranch, Jan. 29th 3-7 pm ONLY

PRIZE MONEY: (See below for information on prize money & awards)

$5,000 total purse for 30km skate; awards, medals and other prizes for other races and age group winners


30/15 km races – $35 on-line; $50 late registration Jan. 29th (on-site only)

5 km – $25 on-line; $35 late registration Jan. 29th (on-site only)

3 km – $10

1 km – Free


Race or tour registration fee, trail pass, feed stations along courses with coffee, hot chocolate, chocolates and cookies, wine & cheese, post-race/tour BBQ, live entertainment for all registered racers; additional BBQ tickets will be available for purchase for spectators, friends and family members.


30km Skate — Prize money will be awarded to the Top 6 Male and Female finishers in the 30km skate.  A total purse of $5,000 will be awarded, equally distributed between men and women, as follows:

1st Place $1000

2nd Place $600

3rd Place $400

4th Place $250

5th Place $150


Whether you’re a hard core ski racer or casual weekend warrior, Devil’s Thumb Ranch’s more than 80 miles of groomed and tracked cross-country ski and snowshoe trails offer something for everyone, in one of the most breathtaking wilderness settings in the region.  The Governor’s Cup, one of the longest running cross-country ski races in Colorado, returns to Devil’s Thumb Ranch as a celebration of the seven-plus year transformation of this renowned cross country ski center into a year round, eco-friendly ranch resort and spa.  The openings of the base area 52-room main lodge, Ranch Creek Spa facility and casual dining restaurant, Heck’s Tavern, culminated the resort’s multi-year capital improvement program.


Make it a weekend and stay at the base area main lodge or in one of the luxury log cabins overlooking the Ranch, with rates starting at $260/night.  Visit devilsthumbranch.com for on-line reservations or call 800-933-4339 for more information on the Ranch, lodging, spa, dining and other recreation and leisure options.

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