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Course Layout- Crotched Mountain

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USSMA License Apply [url pending]: mandatory for full competitive course
Registration [url pending]: morning-of race also available, at add'l cost

Schedule: (location = main lodge downstairs, unless otherwise specified)
9:00   = Registration & bib pick-up opens.
9:30   = Registration & bib pick-up closes; pre-race briefing begins.
9:55   = Meet outside in front of lodge, boots & skis on, ready to skin.
10:00 = Start!
2:00   = Results, with prizes for the full course's top finishers.
Mass start at base:
  • Skins already on skis.
  • Determination on race morning whether start is skis already on or "Le Mans"-style (i.e., sprint on foot to lined-up skis).
  • Follow green-, red-, and yellow-flagged wands as described & shown below.
  • Transition zones between modes are indicated by change in flag color, and also by wands with blue-on-white symbols (i.e., skinningskiing, booting/hiking on foot w/ skis affixed to pack).
  • Layout -- including whether course has a boot pack -- subject to change based on conditions during flagging the prior afternoon and early on race morning.
  • Full Competitive Course = ~4,500' vertical, 3 laps = skin up looker's right > just shy of summit > ski under Rocket quad, followed by 3 laps = skin up CM Park > Magnitude > boot up Darkstar glade > ski Satellite Summit > Meteor.
  • Shorter Recreational Course skips bootpack (i.e., transitions at top of Magnitude to ski Meteor, skipping Satellite Summit), and is also only 2 laps on each side of the ski area..


[Click in top right of map below to open in CalTopo for detailed course data -- and ignore the basemap's red line wandering off to the south away from the resort!.]