[Power of 4 Ski Mountaineering Race. Photo: Jeremy Swanson] Athletes will once again gather around to take up the Power of Four Ski Mountaineering Race that will happen in Aspen Snowmass on Saturday, March 2nd, 2019.
This adrenaline pumping challenge is the winter edition of the Power of Four series that also includes biking and running during the summer season.
Winter Ski Mountaineering race in Aspen
A team of two athletes will be tested for their strength, skills and endurance as they set off to conquer four mountains. The backbreaking course will cover more than 24 miles and more than 10,000 feet of vertical climb. The teams start at 6 am in the Snowmass Village then onto West Buttermilk, Aspen Highlands, Highland Bowl and Aspen Mountain. The grueling race course will set its finish line at the Gondola Plaza.However, it’s understandable that not all participants are quite ready to take on four courses. So, the event also offers participants the option to just take the Power of Two course. This will allow them to still be part of the challenge by covering just the last two mountains, which are Aspen Highlands and Aspen Mountain.
There’s another shorter course offered which covers the just the base of Aspen Highlands ending at the Gondola Plaza.
What’s in the bag?
The race is broken into male, female, coed and vert categories. At the end of the race, a $5000 cash prize will be divided among the top three teams that complete the four courses. There’s also a custom finisher gift that awaits contestants.
Date: Sat, March 2, 2019