Whether you are a serious Nordic skier and racer, an old-school tourist, or anywhere in between, the Stagecoach Classic is a unique chance to experience a trek from Devil’s Thumb Ranch, through the old Idlewild Ski Area to Hideaway Park in Winter Park. In the past, the Idlewild trail system connected to Devil’s Thumb Ranch, connecting Tabernash, Fraser, and Winter Park, and is still remembered by skiers as one of the best Nordic areas in Colorado. This is a rare and exclusive opportunity to ski this beautiful, “off the map” course and the only time this trail system will be connected and groomed for skier access.
A portion of the race and tour proceeds benefit the Trout Unlimited campaign to protect and preserve the endangered Fraser River. Classic ski-only event. Post-race events will include a BBQ, beer garden and live music in Hideaway Park.
Not interested in skiing but still want to be part of the fun? Volunteers needed and receive a BBQ and beer garden ticket, pint glass and fun. Call 970-726-8231 for more information or to sign up. Lodging, dining, spa and other event information for Devil’s Thumb Ranch can be found at devilsthumbranch.com.
Race/Tour Registration: www.stagecoachclassic.com
8:30/Rachel’s Stomp kids race; 9:00 am 30km race mass start; 10:30 am 15km race mass start; 10:35 am 15km ski tour start; 10:45 am snowshoe tour start (times subject to change)
$40/$50 (15km race or tour/30km race) until 12/25; prices increase to $60/$70 (15K/30K) until 1/22 and $80/$85 (15K/30K) via phone (970-726-8231) or same day registration
Classic race/tour, event pint glass and hat, feed stations along course, post-race BBQ, live entertainment for all registered racers, and DTR after party; additional BBQ tickets will be available for purchase for spectators, friends and family members.