Race Venue: The "Bolt" @ DCR Mt Greylock

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Registration: morning-of race also available (add'l $10)

2019 Schedule for February 23 (Saturday):
[Note historical 50/50 chance of move to our back-up Berkshire East venue.]
9:00 = Registration & bib pick-up opens, Greylock Glen gazebo (see park map below).
9:30 = Registration & bib pick-up closes; pre-race briefing begins.
9:35 = Group skin up ~230' vert (follow pink flags) to start / ski>skin transition / finish.
9:55 = Approximate start time.
2:00 = Results, with prizes for the full course's top finishers, at gazebo.
  • This backcountry ski race is entirely self-supported (no aid stations).
  • Ski patrollers are on duty, but far longer response & extrication times than resort.
  • Also recommend bringing larger backpack (in addition to race pack) w/ warmer clothes & extra food/water for waiting before/after the race at start/finish.
Full Competitive Course = 3 cycles of circuit comprising full skin > partial ski descent > short boot > pick up prior ski descent, as shown below in topo, table, trails (course flagging colors & rules here).
Shorter Recreational Course = up to 3 cycles of circuit skipping bootpack.

[Click in top right of map below to open in CalTopo for detailed course data.] 

  • As shown below, from West Road, turn onto Gould Road
  • Instead of continuing straight onto Thiel Road, sharp left to stay on Gould Road, alongside which you can park on the right.
  • Registration & bib pick-up at the map's starred gazebo location, which is visible from the road.
  • Facilities are limited to nonexistent, so consider stopping first in town (examples here & here).