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2020 Cody’s Challenge



Cody’s Challenge is for everyone, from the professional racer to the first timer. We encourage everyone and anyone to participate in what we think is the coolest race-for-a-cause in Colorado! All proceeds go directly to The Cody St. John Memorial Scholarship Fund, which awards scholarships to Professional Ski Patrollers for continuing medical education.

General Rules and Information:

The race director reserves the right to delay the start, alter the course or cancel the race based on snow, weather and safety conditions.
Racers are required to abide by all directives of the race staff and course marshals.
The race will take place on an operational ski area and all racers are required to comply with any directions or directives of the ski area staff.
Racers are to give the right of way to the customers of the ski area, failure to do so will result in an immediate DQ.
On uphill portions, racers are to stay in the established skin track or within 5 feet of the course markings. On the downhill, racers are required to stay within 30 feet of course markings.
Transitions must occur within 20 feet of transition point.
Racers agree to possible equipment check before race and at the finish line.
All racers regardless of category will have a ski retention device that can include brakes or a leash.
No lightweight Nordic gear is allowed in either category.
Helmets are required to be worn during the ENTIRETY of the race. (These can be bike, ski, climbing or ski mountaineering specific helmets).
If you opt not to finish the race you MUST check in at a course marshal or at the finish area. Otherwise we will be out looking for you.
Racers should be prepared for variable weather including but not limited to snow, high winds and cold temperatures.

“Race Category” Specific Rules and Gear Requirements:

Racers are required to carry standard snow safety equipment: avalanche probe, avalanche shovel and 457 kHz avalanche beacons
A pack that can carry skis
Hydration source (bottle or bladder)
Goggles, helmet shield or sunglasses
Windproof upper body layer must be worn or carried in pack
Skis must be alpine style skis with metal edges (no split boards), randonee or 75mm or NTN telemark bindings are acceptable.
Climbing skins

“Rec Category” Gear Requirements:

Racers are required to carry a hydration source (bottle or bladder)
Goggles, helmet shield or sunglasses
Windproof upper body layer must be worn or carried in pack
Rec participants must also be on alpine style skis or split boards with metal edges. Randonee, tech, telemark or split board bindings are all acceptable in this category.
All participants are required to use climbing skins.


Lodging Discounts:

Please use the promo/group code “Cody’s Challenge” when booking your accommodations.  

Call their reservations phone number to book.

Aspen View Lodge

King:  $99

Double Queen:  $109

King w/ Bunk:  $109

King w/ Twin:  $104

Deluxe King w/ trundle:  $119

Two nights reservation required


Inn at Steamboat

20% off any
room or suite



La Quinta

$79 King Room

$89 Two King Room



Hampton Inns


King or 2 Queen

bed suites

Reservation must be made by 3/31



Holiday Inn


Standard room



Rabbit Ears Motel

Standard Rooms $79

Deluxe River View Rooms $109



Hotel Bristol

15% off any

room or suite



Quality Inn & Suites

10% off any

room or suite



Steamboat Grand

20%+ off any
room or condominium

Parlor: $100.00

Studio: $114.00

Double Queen: $114.00

Deluxe King: $114.00

1 BDRM: $163.00

1 BDRM w/ 2 Doubles/Queens: $205.00

Deluxe One BDRM: $205.00

2 BDRM: $289.00

Deluxe 2 BDRM: $320.00

3 BDRM: $341.00

4 BDRM: $377.00

3 BDRM Penthouse: $408.00

4 BDRM Penthouse: $446.00

5 BDRM Penthouse: $499.00

Two nights minimum stay. Discounts valid for three days prior and three days post event, based on availability.  

Call 877-269-2628 for reservations


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