"Finishing a Power of Four race is amazing. Each route between Aspen and Snowmass will involve no less than 8,000 vertical feet of ascent over a minimum of thirty miles. Combined with an incredible backdrop of the Elk Mountains in either winter or summer, a single race is a tough but rewarding experience for any athlete." –Jon Jay, Power of Four "Triple Crown" racer
Audi Power Of Four Race Series
Whether you are game for the whole enchilada, looking to compete in the shortened series, or you want to cheer on the racers, we have the lowdown for you here.
–Max Taam, four-time Power of Four SkiMo Champion.
What It's Like: The Mountain Bike Race
Audi Snowmass 50 Mountain BikeJuly 25, 2020
The 2020 Audi Snowmass 50 Mountain Bike Race may be the shortest and fastest of the three Power of Four races. This year the Audi Snowmass 50 Mountain Bike course is going to utilize some of the best single track in the valley over a 25-mile loop that will start and finish in Snowmass.
What It's Like: Power of Four Trail Run
"(Descending on) skis and bikes are significantly better than the knee-jarring run descents I had experienced during the Trail Run a year prior, but even those were enjoyable in their own way, too." –Jon Jay, Power of Four "Triple Crown" racer
Audi Power of Four Trail RunAugust1, 2020
The Audi Power of Four Trail Run comes during the apex of summer, and tests endurance athletes with a grueling 50K run over all four mountains of the resort: Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk and Snowmass. The route varies per year. Participants can also choose to run in shorter races that are still nothing to sneeze at: the 25K and 10K routes offer plenty of challenge.
What It's Like: Power of Four SkiMo
“I typically train 10 to 20 hours a week, and most of that is skinning. Maybe I’ll do an hour or so a week of running.” –Max Taam, on his weekly training regimen for the Audi Power of Four SkiMo
Audi Power of Four Ski MountaineeringFebruary 29, 2020
The Audi Power of Four Ski Mountaineering Race (known as SkiMo by many) is a premier winter endurance race, utilizing the unique and amazing terrain of each of the four Aspen Snowmass mountains. Racers start in Snowmass before dawn, and skin their way up and over the mountain, before descending (and ascending) Buttermilk, Aspen Highlands and Aspen Mountain.