Snowshoe, Nordic Ski, Ski Mountaineering
Solo 5km Snowshoe
Solo 10km Duathlon
Team 10km Duathlon
Baxter Outdoors continues the Packed Powder Series with a stop at Lost Valley Ski Area in Auburn, Maine and part of the Auburn Winter Fest. This classic local ski hill with over 10km of cross country ski trails will play host as we snowshoe and nordic ski our way through the woods of central Maine.
The race can be tackled as a solo 5km snowshoe, solo 10km duathlon, or team 10km duathlon. We will also offer a 3-lap and 5-lap ski mountaineering course. The 5km snowshoe course will take place on single track trails throughout the woods. The nordic course will be set on the Auburn Nordic Ski Association trails behind Lost Valley Ski Area.
XC Skiers will race first at 10:00am. Duathlon teams will transition directly into their snowshoe leg. Solo snowshoers will begin at 10:05am
Baxter Outdoors is proud to partner with TruStrength Athletics for the Ski Mountaineering portion of this event. Ski mo racers may choose from a 1000' vert course (single lap) or a 3000' vert option (3 laps). Each lap includes 1000 feet of vertical. Ski mo will be open to all telemark, Randonee/AT, and split boarders.
All races will start and finish near the Lost Valley base lodge .
$25/$30 ----- 5km Snowshoe (Solo): Early Bird/Normal
$30/$35 ----- 10km Duathlon (Solo): Early Bird/Normal
$50/$60 ----- 10km Duathlon (Team): Early Bird/Normal
$25/$30 ----- 750' Ski Mountaineering (Solo - 3 laps): Early Bird/Normal
$30/$35 ----- 1250' Ski Mountaineering (Solo - 5 laps): Early Bird/Normal
*Youth 16 & under always race for $15
*Early Bird pricing ends on 12/27/2017
● Entry to race
● Baxter Outdoors: multi-use bandana buff
● Day-of race snacks and water
● Other Baxter Outdoors swag (i.e. stickers, magnets, etc)
● A cooldown beer (must be over 21)
8:30am: Race registration opens
9:30am: Race registration ends
9:30am: Ski Mountaineering Shotgun Start
10:00am: Shotgun start for nordic ski
10:30am: Shotgun start for snowshoe
Lost Valley, 200 Lost Valley Road, Auburn, ME 04210
*Parking and bathroom facilities available at venue
**Please show up no later than 9:15am for a 10:00am shotgun start.
The top 2 finishers will be recognized in the following categories:
male 5k (0-14)
male 5k snowshoe (0-14)
male 5k snowshoe (15-29)
male 5k snowshoe (30-39)
male 5k snowshoe (40-49)
male 5k snowshoe (50-59)
male 5k snowshoe (60-69)
male 5k snowshoe (70+)
female 5k snowshoe (0-14)
female 5k snowshoe (15-29)
female 5k snowshoe (30-39)
female 5k snowshoe (40-49)
female 5k snowshoe (50-59)
female 5k snowshoe (60-69)
female 5k snowshoe (70+)
male 5k nordic ski (0-14)
male 5k nordic ski (15-29)
male 5k nordic ski (30-39)
male 5k nordic ski (40-49)
male 5k nordic ski (50-59)
male 5k nordic ski (60-69)
male 5k nordic ski (70+)
female 5k nordic ski (0-14)
female 5k nordic ski (15-29)
female 5k nordic ski (30-39)
female 5k nordic ski (40-49)
female 5k nordic ski (50-59)
female 5k nordic ski (60-69)
female 5k nordic ski (70+)
male 10k (0-14)
male 10k (15-29)
male 10k (30-39)
male 10k (40-49)
male 10k (50-59)
male 10k (60-69)
male 10k (70+)
female 10k (0-14)
female 10k (15-29)
female 10k (30-39)
female 10k (40-49)
female 10k (50-59)
female 10k (60-69)
female 10k (70+)
team 10k (cumulative age under 100)
team 10k (cumulative age over 100)
*Tickets are non-refundable
*Tickets are fully transferable
*All racers must sign a liability waiver prior to competing.
*All ages are welcome to race, though those under 18 y/o must sign a liability waiver on the day of the event in the presence of a responsible adult.
*Course is subject to change based on trail and weather conditions
*The race will be run snow, rain or shine except in the presence of lightning or dangerous cold, in which case a race delay or cancelation may result
*A cut off time for racers may be enforced.
*In the instance of the race being canceled due to an act of god (blizzard, hurricane, etc) a refund will not be issued. This is very unlikely.
*In the instance of the race being cancelled due to shortcomings of Baxter Outdoors, a full refund will be issued to all participants.
This course is designed for beginner, intermediate and expert atheletes alike. The course has its fair share of ups and downs but its professional grooming and course signage make it easy to navigate. Those looking to walk will discover a beautiful course while those looking for a podium finish will be challenged by this course's consistent but subtle elevation change.
This race is a freestyle race meaning that you may either classic or skate ski. There will, however, be no distinction between the two when it comes to award categories. All skiers will be treated equally. So those hoping to win will likely want to choose a skate ski. Additionally, there is a .8 mile section of the course that will not have classic tracks, so classic skiers will have to ski out of the tracks on this section.
Similar to other live events (concerts, sporting events, etc), all sales are final. If you will not be able to make your race, you are more than welcome to give your ticket to a friend or family member. Please contact our office with any issues or questions.
All ages are welcome to attend this event. Depending on the venue, age restrcitions may apply on the Baxter Brewing Co after party. Please see the event details tab for information on the afterparty and any applicable age restrictions.