“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 Race Series
The Audi Power of Four Series at Aspen Snowmass epitomizes the spirit of endurance, challenging athletes through three distinct events. Each race in the series is a testament to the indomitable mountain spirit and a showcase of peak athletic performance. The Audi Power of Four Ski Mountaineering Race, a winter highlight, features a 24-mile journey ascending 10,000 feet across our four iconic mountains. For those seeking a shorter challenge, the Audi Power of Two offers a condensed yet equally exhilarating experience with breathtaking vistas and demanding climbs.
The Audi Power of Four Trail Run, a summer staple, presents a spectrum of races including the 10K, 25K, and the 50K Ultra. Participants embark on a scenic yet demanding adventure from Aspen Mountain's base to the verdant trails of Snowmass, weaving through the stunning Elk Mountains.
Biking enthusiasts will relish the Snowmass 50 Mountain Bike Race, a rigorous 25-mile loop that ascends 5,000 feet, suitable for both solo riders and teams. This course traverses Snowmass's finest singletrack trails, ranging from high desert sage meadows to dense, loamy forests.
We invite you to join us in the heart of the Rockies for these extraordinary events, where you'll be challenged to push your limits, embrace the essence of mountain adventure, and forge unforgettable memories at Aspen Snowmass.
–Max Taam, four-time Power of Four SkiMo Champion.
Audi Snowmass 50 Mountain BikeDate: July 2024
The Audi Snowmass 50 Mountain Bike Race may be the shortest and fastest of the three Power of Four races, but it is far from easy. This bike race takes place at Snowmass and utilizes 25 miles of some of the best single track this valley has to offer.
Audi Power of Four Trail RunDate: August 2024
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.
Audi Power of Four Ski MountaineeringDate: February 2024
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.