Glide the Divide
Yep, it's on again for 2012 - the 8th Annual North Routt Coureur des Bois, now known as "Glide the Divide," returns to historic Hahn's Peak on March 17, 2012. Come join us for this unique and challenging ski marathon which has been listed as one of the top 100 toughest sporting events in the world - perhaps the toughest single day ski race anywhere!
Taking place in the shadow of Hahn's Peak, the race features something for everyone:
- A 90k course for the elite skier,
- A 45k course for athletes looking for something shorter but still want a challenge, and
- New this year -- A 15k course around beautiful Steamboat Lake for the more casual skier.
And, for those of you who don't ski, there will be music and non-ski-related events to enjoy while cheering on the skiers!
We hope to make this year's event the best and most fun yet -- bringing a western flavor and hospitality that exemplifies our community. From the slightly eccentric locals working the aid stations to the homegrown live music at the awards ceremony, Glide the Divide will be a unique way for the entire family to experience the natural beauty and ski culture of northwest Colorado!
This year will be the 8th annual running of the North Routt Coureur des Bois -- now known as "Glide the Divide". Glide the Divide has been listed in the top 100 toughest sporting events in the world, and is perhaps the toughest, single-day ski race in the world! The Divide course has tested the endurance of Olympic medalists Johnny Spillane and Todd Lodwick as well as many other world-class skiers.
The trails used for Glide the Divide are made up of Colorado State Park trails at Steamboat Lake State Park, United States Forest Service trails through the North Routt and Medicine Bow National Forests and special easements through private property. For just one day each year all these trails are marked, connected and machined-groomed specifically for cross country skiers. We will be using the same 90k and 45k courses that have challenged you in previous years. The 15k course will take skiers on a scenic route around Steamboat Lake.
Every effort will been made to keep the courses open and in the best shape possible on race day. Not only will the courses be groomed and marked before the race, but we have the capacity to groom as needed during the event.
NOTE: Contingency courses have been set up if either poor snow conditions or excessive snow conditions occur. Contingency maps will be posted a couple of days before Race Day if needed . We have never had to change the course due to weather or poor snow conditions.
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