Grand Mesa Nordic Council NRL Information

2012 Grand Mesa NRL

Saturday-Sunday, December 8-9, 2012

Hosted by:

The Grand Mesa Nordic Council

Team Information Sheet


Tuesday, December 4
7:00PM Deadline for registration
Wednesday, December 5
5:00PM Preliminary entry list published for review
Thursday, December 6
12:00PM Deadline for corrections to entry list
5:00PM Start lists published
Friday, December 7
12:00PM Course open for inspection
5:00PM Course Closes
Saturday, December 8
Skate Individual 15-Second Interval Starts
8:00-9:30AM Registration and bib pickup
9:00AM Coaches Meeting
9:50AM Course Closed
10:00AM 5K Skate Men (Senior, OJ/J1/J2)
10:45AM 5k Skate Women (Senior, OJ/J1/J2)
11:20AM 5K Skate Men Novice
11:25AM 5K Skate Women Novice
11:55AM 3K Skate Men J3
12PM 3K Skate Men J4
12:20PM 3K Skate Women J3
12:25PM 3K Skate Women J4
12:45PM 1K Skate Men (J5, J6)
12:50PM 1K Skate Women (J5, J6)
1:15PM 5K Freestyle Citizens Race MASS START
Sunday, December 9
Classic Mass Start
8:00AM Registration and Bib Pickup
8:50AM Course Closed
9:00AM 10k Classic Men (Senior, OJ/J1)
9:50AM 5k Classic Women (Senior, OJ/J1/J2)
10:20AM 5K Classic Men (J2)
10:50AM 3K Classic Men J3
10:55AM 3K Classic Men J4
11:15AM 3K Classic Women J3
11:20AM 3K Classic Women J4
11:45AM 1K Classic Men (J5/J6)
12:00PM 1K Classic Women (J5/J6)


  • TEAM ENTRY DEADLINE IS Tuesday, December 4
  • Email Joe ( for a registration sheet and waivers.
  • A USSA waiver is required for all non-USSA members.
  • Bibs will be collected at the finish on Sunday.
  • DNS and DNF bibs must be returned to the finish crew – not anyone else.
  • There will be a $50 fee for lost or damaged bibs.


Entry fees for Summit NRL:

  • Elite/J2-OJ:              $35 per race
  • J3:                                 $25 per race
  • J4-J6:                          $20
  • Citizens:                      $15 per race

Trail Fees are included.

Make checks payable to GMNC.



  • Backwards skiing on race courses at any time is strictly forbidden.
  • Never cross the finish line unless you are finishing your race.
  • Non-racers/Non-coaches are forbidden to ski on course at any time.
  • Skiers warming up on course must ski with their bibs inside out.
  • Saturday
    • All courses close at 9:50am
    • Classic tracks will be set single track best line. May change based on snow conditions.
    • Sunday
      • Courses will remain open for inspection until 8:50am.
      • Warm-up Areas
        • Snow dependant


Seed orders may be adjusted dependent on conditions and jury decision.

FIS/USSA = The lower of a skier’s FIS or USSA points.

Saturday: Individual Start

  • Female J2 and older, Male J1 and older:
  • Run BAC
  • “A” Top 15 USSA points random draw
  • “B” All remaining USSA points, lowest to highest
  • “C” No points, random draw
    • J2 Boys:
    • Run AB
  • “A” USSA points random draw
  • “B” No points, random draw
    • J3 and younger:
  • Random draw

Sunday:  Mass Start

  1. For Senior, OJ/J1/J2 USSA distance points, then USSA members without points, then results from Saturday’s race.

J3/J4/J5/J6 based on Saturday’s race.


Technical Delegate:               Robert Myers*

  • Assistant TD:                         TBA*
  • Chief of Competition:            Dave Ashwanden*
  • Chief of Course:                     Winslow Robertson
  • Chief of Stadium:                   Annie Murphy
  • Timing:                                   Four Corners Timing

* Race Jury


Venue is Skyway Trail System (east off of Highway 65, Mesa, Colorado).

There are no trail fees.

There is no electricity at the venue.  Teams are encouraged to set up their wax tables to the north of the start/finish area (near the warming hut).

There is no running water at the venue.  Teams are encouraged to bring their own water and water bottles.   We will have some water and sports drink, but it will be limited.  GMNC encourages its users to bring their own water bottles or cups in an effort to reduce waste.

Race Course will be available for inspection on Friday 12/7 at 12:00PM. There will be no fee for this.

There will be a 15 minute protest period after the posting of the unofficial results.

There will be at least 4 technique controllers on the classic course on Sunday.

Awards will be announced in the afternoon after the last race at the Start/Finish Area.

Parking: Only two vehicles per team will be allowed at the Skyway trailhead.  Other vehicles must be parked at the Mesa Top parking area, which is a couple miles south of Skyway on the west side of Highway 65.  It is a large lot with a changing area and restroom as well.  Please see map:

Weather:  Snow is expected Saturday night.  Please check updated weather here:

Given the short notice of this race, GMNC may need assistance with volunteers.  If any parents are available to help, please contact Annie Murphy at (970) 623-4424.

Lodging:  If lodging assistance is required, please contact Annie Murphy at (970) 623-4424.