America's Uphill Info
Aspen's favorite spring ritual - a 3000 foot climb up Aspen Mountain finishing at the Sundeck Restaurant at 11,212 feet. Participants are stretched to their athletic limits on this sensory stimulating course. With a combination of steep inclines and mellow plateau’s the race to the finish is always exciting and demanding. Attracting hundreds of racers each year, the race brings together snowshoers, Nordic skiers, telemark skiers, and Randonee skiers for this 2.5 mile trek.
The America's Uphill begins at the base of Little Nell and climbs 3267 feet up the Aspen Mountain ski area finishing at the Sundeck Restaurant at an elevation of 11,212 feet.
Open category (stabilicers, running shoes, snowshoes, Yaxtrax, etc)
Track Skis (lightweight skating/diagonal gear)
Telemark (full metal edged skis with a 3-pin or cable binding)
Heavy Metal (alpine skis, randonee bindings, plastic boots)
Results will be by overall place, by category gender age group (see below for categories, age groups are 18 & under,
19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+), and by team (5 best times of racers on a team will be added - lowest total time wins).
Overall | By Category & Gender | By Gender | By Team
Will be available at http://www.milliseconds.com/ shortly following the race
The awards ceremony will begin at 9:15am inside the Sundeck Restaurant. awards will be overall by gender, by team,
and by age group and gender in category. There is an extensive raffle.
Race Packet & Bib Pickup
Race Packet and bib pick-up will be at the Ute Mountaineer Thursday (3/9/17) during regular store hours (9am-9pm) and Friday (3/10/17) 9am-4pm. You can also pick these up race morning from 6-6:45am in the Gondola Building at the base of Little Nell.
Timing Chip Pickup
Is mandatory and will be on race morning from 6-6:45am in the gondola building at the base of Aspen Mountain.
The America's Uphill begins at the base of Little Nell and climbs 3267 feet up the Aspen Mountain ski area finishing at
the Sundeck Restaurant at an elevation of 11,212 feet. The course follows Little Nell to the Bell Mountain Chair and
then up Bingo Slot to Spar Gulch. The long steep climb up Spar continues to the base of Ajax Express (Lift 3). From
here, there's a small reprieve on Tortilla Flats before the climb begins again in earnest. At this point, the race follows
a maze of trails starting up Deer Park to Pussyfoot, Silverbell, and Easy Chair, finally topping out at the Sundeck.
Inspection of the course prior to race day is recommended.
There is one aid station with fluids at the base of Lift 3.