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Race Information

Time & Place

Saturday, January 09, 2021 at Grand Targhee Resort in Alta, Wyoming.

Location

Grand Targhee Resort. The race headquarters, check in, and start finish will be on the Hamster Loop nordic trail. Go to the lower parking lot at Grand Targhee and the Hamster Loop is just west of there. Parking in the lower lot will put you very close to the race site.

Grand Targhee Trails Passes

Grand Targhee nordic trail passes are required to preview and ski the course on Friday and on Sunday. Your registration fee for the race covers the trail fee for Saturday.

Registration & Packet Pick Up

Race packet pickup 5:00 to 7:00 PM Friday night before the race at Streubel Physical Therapy (285 East Little Ave) in Driggs, and from 8:00 – 9:45 AM at the race start on race day. Masks will be required for packet pick up at Streubel PT and at check in on race morning. Curbside pick-up is also available at Streubel PT on Friday night. There is no race day registration.

Start Times

Race will start at 10 am. The 24, 14, and 7 km races will be intervals starts separated by 20 seconds. There will be a 3-minute gap between each of the distance races. Individual start times will be emailed to registered participants on Friday before the race. The 2 km race will start at approximately 10:30 am.

Madshus Demo

Madshus will have their demo fleet of classic skis available for you to try on Saturday after the race. Spend some time checking out their great selection of skis.


Course & Distance

14 and 24 km Course Description

14 and 24 km race will ski the Hamster Loop clockwise and then ski out to Ricks Basin. You will pass the first aid station at about 2. 5 kms. After passing the aid station you will descend into Ricks Basin and then climb up Quakie counterclockwise. The second aid station is at the top of Quakie just before the long downhill.  After descending off from Quakie you will ski on the upper portion of Rick Basin and up onto Snow Drift loop. You will ski Snow Drift counterclockwise and back to the lap junction where the 1st aid station is. 24 km racers will do another lap starting from the 1st Aid Station. The 14.5 km will pass the aid station and ski back to the finish on the Nordic Connector trail that they skied up to begin the race. The finish will take you only briefly onto the Hamster Loop and then immediately turn back up a short climb to the start finish line. Please familiarize yourself to the start finish area before the race.

General Overview

The 14 km race was GPS to 14.4 km with 870’ of climbing. This will be a particularly challenging course from the perspective of the amount of climbing and racing at 8000’.The 24 km race was GPS at 24 km with 1450’ of climbing. This course will also be quite challenging from the perspective of some steep climbs and racing at 8000’.

Aid Stations

There will be 2 self-serve aid stations out on the course with small individual bottled water and individual packets of energy gel/Hammer Gel. There will be no handouts of drink or gels at the aid stations. Aid stations will have volunteers re-suppling drinks and gels on the aid station tables.

7 km Course Description

The 7 km race will ski the Hamster Loop clockwise and then ski out to Snow Drift via the Nordic Connector trail. The course will continue to the 1st aid station and drop down to the Snow Drift cut off junction and take a left turn onto Snow Drift.  This left turn will be signed. The route continues up and around Snow Drift and back to the 1st Aid Station. They will then return to the finish via the Nordic Connector trail. The 7 km course was GPS at 7.3 km and 450’ of climbing.

2 km Course Description

The 2 km race will start at the same start finish line as the 14 and 24 km racers. The course will involve skiing the Hamster Loop twice and then finishing back in the stadium at the start finish line.


Registration

Registration is only avilable online.

By December 15, 2020
U20 and younger, any race: $20
7 km, 14 km, or 24 km: $35
Touring Class: $25

After December 15, 2020
U20 and younger, any race: $20
7 km, 14 km, or 24 km: $45
Touring Class: $25

Online Registration closes at midnight on Thursday before the race. Late registration in person with paper will be Friday night at packet pick up from 5-7 pm at Streubel Physical Therapy (285 East Little Ave) in Driggs. There is an additional $10 fee for late registration on Friday night.

There is no race day registration or phone registration.

Entry Fee includes a TRC Hat for the first 100 registered participants. However, this year we will not be having a post-race lunch or an awards ceremony with medals. Results will be posted at the race site and will be online on the day of the race. There are no refunds on the registration fee unless race organizers cancel the race for Covid-19 concerns. For a Covid-19 cancellation we would refund your entry fee.


Age Classes

14 km and 24 km races will have 10 year age group classes (except for the youngest): 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49...

7 km race will have 2 year age groups: U10, U12, U14, U16, U20, 20-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80-89, 90+

2 km race will have 2-year age groups: U20, U16, U14, U12, U10

Touring Class Please begin your tour after the start of the 14 km race but give the 14 km skiers at least a 5-minute head start and finish by 2pm.  You must still register online or in person Friday night. Touring class individuals must pay a fee of $25 and this will include lunch and post-race drawings.

Race Bibs must be returned immediately after the race. If you are picking up a race goody bag for someone who registered but was unable to attend, please leave the race bib with the organizers.


Lodging

Grand Targhee will be offering 20% off their lodging to TRC participants. Mention the race when making your reservation.


Teton Valley Trails & Pathways "Linking People and Places"

TVTAP is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that develops and maintains year-round non-motorized transportation and recreation facilities in Teton Valley. The organization brings together citizens, businesses, and local governments to expand the valley's opportunities for outdoor recreation and nature appreciation, while linking communities, providing access to national forest trails, and promoting healthy mountain lifestyles. TVTAP grooms over 35 kms of nordic trails in Teton Valley. Money raised from Teton Ridge Classic is used towards fulfilling our goals as an organization. For more information, visit www.tvtap.org

The Teton Valley Ski Education Foundation (TVSEF)

TVSEF has been the non-profit ski team in Teton Valley for over 30 years. Our mission is to provide the children of Teton Valley an affordable winter sports program that offers skill improvement and leadership training, builds self-confidence, and creates within each athlete a lifelong love of winter sports. visit www.tvsef.org


Contact Information

Dan Streubel — Race Director
1479 Table Rock Dr.
Driggs, ID 83422