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We have danced, we have prayed, we have kept our hopes up. Sadly the winter has not collaborated, and cross country ski conditions, especially along the Stowe Rec Path have been marginal at best. With more rain in the forecast for this week, organizers have come to an agreement that it was unsafe to run the race until we get more snow. The Stowe Derby is getting a second chance, and it is rescheduled to Sunday, March 20th, 2016.

Online registration for the Stowe Derby is open, and racers who have competed in the past two years’ races will get seeded by signing up before February 19. All other entrants are entered in order of entry submission. Other attractions include music, a photo booth, food and beverages and a souvenir medal for all competitors. The awards celebration and after party will be held at Sushi Yoshi with a beer tent featuring Long Trail ales...

The oldest downhill cross-country ski race in North America returns to Stowe on Sunday, February 24, 2013 for the 68th consecutive year. The Stowe Derby began as a dual between two competitive skiers in 1945 and now draws hundreds of international competitors to the slopes of Mount Mansfield annually. This truly unique skiing showdown is open to all types of skiers and brings out the best in winter sport revelry.

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The honour, bragging rights and camaraderie of competing in the oldest downhill cross-country ski race in North America keep competitors coming back each year to Stowe, Vermont. The historic New England ski town at the base of Mount Mansfield will once again draw the best skiers from far and wide for the 68th edition of the Stowe Derby on Sunday, February 24, 2013. This downhill and cross-country combined ski race brings out competitive and recreational skiers alike, lured by the unique and challenging course, energetic crowds and the prestige of taking a top finish in this historic, multi-faceted test of a skiers’ skill and fitness.