Audi Power of Four Ski Mountaineering Race

 

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With approximately 12,000 feet of vertical gain over 25 miles — including summiting the Aspen Highlands Bowl — this race is the perfect opportunity to experience all four Aspen Snowmass ski areas like never before. Grab a teammate and get ready to ski, hike and skin Snowmass, Buttermilk, Aspen Highlands and Aspen Mountain all in one race.

Not quite ready to tackle all four mountains? The Recreational Division course covers only the latter two mountains of the Sport Division course: Aspen Highlands and Aspen Mountain. This course boasts approximately 8,000 feet of vertical gain over 15 miles and also includes summiting the famed Aspen Highlands Bowl.

Essential Information
Start Info: 6am at Snowmass Base Village (Sport Division); 8am at Aspen Highlands Base Village (Rec. Division)

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Racer Requirements: Each racer must have a beacon, shovel, probe, skins, windshell and helmet. This is a self-sustained race with a single aid-station for full-course racers. Absolutely no nordic, NNN, or similar “nordic touring” gear; AT or tele gear only. Email pete@cosmicski.com with gear questions.

Race Categories: Times will be divided into these categories; however, awards will only be handed out to the ‘*’ categories.
Sport Division: Men’s*, Women’s*, Coed, Vets (ages add to 100+)
Recreational Division: Overall*, Men’s, Women’s, Coed, Vets (ages add to 100+)

Live GPS Tracking: Each team will be tracked using a SPOT Satellite GPS Device. If you or your teammate have one (or one you can borrow for the event), please plan on bringing it. We will have devices for those who need one but bringing your own helps us keep registration costs down in the future.
Training in Aspen Snowmass? Please check out the Aspen Snowmass Uphilling Rules before getting started.

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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.