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Course Layout- "Something Bigger" @ Sunday River

Weather Forecast & Hourly Weather Graph
Driving Directionsfollow signs for Grand Summit Hotel (park there or nearby Lot 8)
Race Rulesread & heed!
Email Listjoin for race updates
USSMA License Applymandatory (but free!) for full course

On-line registration available here [2018 url pending] pending through Thursday midnight prior to race
(Morning-of-race registration available at additional $10 cost.)
All net proceeds to benefit Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation.
Entry fee includes:
  • Full breakfast.
  • Full lunch.
  • Lift ticket.  (For after the race -- no cheating!)
  • Après-ski event with horderves.
  • Prizes for the top finishers in the Full Competitive Course.
Day-of-race schedule (all at Grand Summit Hotel, even more details here [2018 url pending):
7:00   = Breakfast, registration, and bib pick-up all open.
8:30   = Registration and bib pick-up closes, and pre-race briefing begins.
8:55   = Boots and skis on, ready to skin.
9:00   = Start!
11:30 = Lunch begins (or whenever you finish racing).
3:00   = Results and awards.
3:30   = Après-ski event begins.

Mass start at White Cap base:
  • Skins already on skis.
  • Follow green and red -- both wands and tape -- 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., for skinning vs skiing).
  • Italicized elevations and angles are approximate.
  • Layout subject to change based on conditions early on race morning.
  • No booting, so can stow your skins/water/food inside your clothing.
  • Shortened noncompetitive course option skips over certain segments as shown.
Course description below is for 2017 race, which reflected some trail closures (on account of thaw-refreeze conditions).
Revised description pending for 2018 race (which will once again be subject to change based on conditions).