Friday and Saturday – January 26th & 27th 2018

Steamboat Springs, Colorado ~ Howelsen Hill Nordic Center

Hosted by:

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club with support from The City of Steamboat Springs

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Team Captains Meeting- Electronic

Delivered Thursday, January 26th 2018- 5pm

  • Welcome
  • Organizing Committee and Jury
  • Competitive Schedule
  • Race Courses and Stadium
  • Weather
  • Miscellaneous

Organizing Committee

Chief of Competition-
Chief of Course-
Assistant Chief of Course-
Race Secretary-
Technical Delegate-
Assistant Technical Delegate-
Chief of Grooming-
Medical Chief-
Timing and Results-
Race Jury-
 Nick Rose
Dave Zink
Greg Burkholder
Amy Burkholder

Rob ShineMike Elliott- Four Corners Timing


*Event Updates and information found http://www.4cornerstiming.com/

Lodging information- https://www.wyndhamvacationrentals.com/promotion/steamboat-springs-winter-sports-club-lodging-savings

 Link provides an additional 10% discount off our best pricing.  Please use the Promo Code: SSWSC

Please reach out to our Steamboat reservation team with any questions: 866-976-4633

Schedule of events:

Monday, January 22nd – @ 7pm- Entries due to Mike Elliott- Four Corners Timing

*Must be a United States Ski and Snowboard member to race

Thursday, January 25th – Official Training 1:30pm to 4:30pm- course will remain open

Team Captain’s Meeting sent out electronically by 5:00pm. Deadline for scratches is 6pm. No scratches/refunds day of race.

Friday, January 26th – 10:00am Freestyle Sprint Qualifier (U20/18/16) – Interval Start

(15 second intervals) followed by Interval Start Distance (15 second intervals): U14, U12, U10, U8

Team check in- entry payment, waivers, and bib pick up 7:30 to 9:00am Olympian Hall

Saturday, January 27th – 11:00am Mass Start Classic (15 second) – 10k (U20/18 M + F) 5k (U16 M + F), 2.5k (U14/12 M + F), 1.75k (U10 M + F), .75k (U8 M + F)

9:00-10:00am – Bib pick up Olympian Hall

Event Notes

  • No backwards skiing on course at anytime
  • Sprint Course is closed 10 minutes prior to start of the Sprint Qualifier.Course opens for Distance Races and closes again for Sprint Heats.
  • Please yield to racers at all times!
  • There will not be “B” Finals in the Sprint Heats
  • The Heats will not be timed- “Lucky Loser” 2 x third places with lowest bib # advance out of the Quarter Finals. Top 3 finishers from Semis advance to Final. Exceptions with field size of 24 or less- refer to FIS rules.
  • Classic skiing only on Saturday
  • Best warm up skiing is west of the Howelsen Lodge- Hobo Park Trails- beyond the ski jump out runs. The two closest ball fields will also be groomed.
  • Access to Start from designated wax area (to your right as you enter the Rodeo Grounds from 5th Street- this is a new waxing site)
  • Awards for the Freestyle Sprint Freestyle Distance Race will take place as soon as results are available
  • Awards for the Distance Classic Race will take place as soon as results are available
  • Trail passes are required for training days prior to the event. Please purchase trail passes at the Snack Bar- Howelsen Lodge- ground level- for any non-event days- $14. Parents and siblings that would like to ski, please purchase a trail pass. There is Alpine skiing and Snowboarding as well, lift passes available at the Snack Bar

Entry Fees Payable to SSWSC

U16 and older – $42 per race

U14 & U12 – $32 per race

U10 & U8 – $17 per race

*Must have a signed SSWSC waiver for each competitor

Seeding: Seeding will be by USSA points where applicable and RMN points where applicable


  • Scratches accepted until Thursday @ 6pm- sent to 4-Corners Timing
  • U16 and older will compete in Heats
  • U14 + younger will race Individual Start on Friday
  • The results will remain unofficial until the protest period has elapsed.
  • Parking is located at the Rodeo Grounds- south end of 5th street
  • Registration is located in Olympian Hall- Howelsen Lodge. Olympian Hall is available for athlete use- Friday till 3pm and Saturday till 2pm- please be tidy!
  • Bathrooms in Howelsen Lodge and near Start/Finish. Food available at Snack Bar.
  • Power will be available at junction boxes west end of Rodeo Arena near start/finish and new waxing area.

Start Order

Friday January 26th
Freestyle Sprint + Individual Start Freestyle
10:00 am start
Male Sprint Qualifier (U20, U18, U16)
Female Sprint Qualifier (U20, U18, U16)
Male U14 2.5k Freestyle
Female U14 2.5k Freestyle
Male U12 2.5k Freestyle
Female U12 2.5k Freestyle
Male U10 1.5k Freestyle
Female U10 1.5k Freestyle
Male + Female U8 .75k Freestyle
Sprint Heats

Saturday January 27th Mass Start Classic
11:00 am start
U18/20 Male 10km
U18/20 Female 10km
U16 Male 5km
U16 Female 5km
U14 Male 2.5km
U14 Female 2.5km
U12 Male 2.5km
U12 Female 2.5km
U10 Male 1.75km
U10 Female 1.75km
U8 M+F .75km