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Audi Power of Four Ski Mountaineering Race

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When: Saturday, February 28, 2015

Where: Terrain across Snowmass, Buttermilk, Aspen Highlands and Aspen Mountain

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)

Registration: Registration will open in December for the 2015 race. Check back! 

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 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.

Looking for a teammate? Want to chat with other athletes training for the race? Visit the Power of Four SkiMo Race Facebook page.

Training in Aspen Snowmass? Please check out the Aspen Snowmass Uphilling Rules before getting started.

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Cancellation/Refund Policy:

  • All cancellations are subject to a 25% administrative fee.
  • All cancellations must be made one week (7 days) before the start of the event by 5:00 pm MST. Absolutely no refunds will be given after this time except in the case of an injury documented by a licensed physician that would render the athlete unable to participate in the competition that took place before the beginning of the event, including training days..
  • Absolutely NO refunds will be given after the beginning of the competition.
  • Registrations are non-transferable.
  • Delays/Cancellations due to weather will not result in a refund.

For more information, help finding a race partner or if you are interested in volunteering, please email Brendan Collins at

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0"/0cm 24HRS
0"/0cm 48HRS
8"/20.32cm 7DAYS
15"/38.1cm BASE
Mostly Sunny
48F/ 9C HIGH
17F/ -8C LOW
Partly Cloudy
47F/ 8C HIGH
20F/ -7C LOW
Isolated Snow Showers
43F/ 6C HIGH
19F/ -7C LOW
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