Special Events

America's Uphill

America's Uphill
March 15, 2014

7am

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.

 

 Gear Options
 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)

Cost - $35, $45 Race Day - Sorry, no refunds
Cost includes pain, raffle, awards, and t-shirt.  $1 of each registration will be donated to Mountain Rescue Aspen. T-shirts given out to the first 300 participants to pick up their goody bags.

Lodging -
You can search for accommodations here: bookaspensnowmass.com OR call (877) 831-5645.

Lodging Specials - Book with hotels directly.

Results
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

To access previous years' results, click here.

 Awards/Raffle
 The awards ceremony will begin at 9:30am 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 Tuesday (3/12/13) 9am through Friday (3/15/13) 4pm during
 regular store hours (9am-9pm). 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.

 Course Description
 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 he base of Lift 3.



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Contact
Sandra Doebler | 970-429-2093 | aspenspecialevents@cityofaspen.com