Start: We start with a lap around the Plaza and then head up Washington to Artists/Hyde Park Road, make a right and head to the hills! The course WILL NOT be marshaled at the intersections, so please be aware of traffic. We will have volunteers manning them and directing traffic, but they will not be closed! Additionally, Hyde Park Road will not be closed, although traffic will be very, very light.
Transition: When you arrive at Ski Santa Fe, head to the welcome arch/big gate near the base area. Your gear and our welcoming committee will be there to guide you. The red marker below is approximately where the transition will be.
Snow: Due to variable snow conditions, the final course will be announced the morning of the race, but we are going all the way to Deception! Below is what the course will likely be.
Runners: shoes, sun protection, water system, snack system
Bikers: bike, helmet, kit, water system, snack system
Everyone: touring skis or split board (or snowshoes if you really must) with skins, poles, and boots, helmet, eye protection
THE COURSE IS UNSUPPORTED FROM THE PLAZA TO THE SKI AREA PARKING LOT
Check In @ Mello Vello from 7:30-8:45 AM
Mandatory pre-race meeting @ 8:40 AM
Race start from the Plaza @ 9 AM sharp
Tailgate starts around 11 in the Ski Santa Fe parking lot
Shuttle down to Mello Vello around 4 PM
No cutoffs, we will wait for you!
1) How do I get my skis to the top of the mountain? At check in, we will tag all your gear and a drop bag with your bib number, put it in a truck and it will be waiting for you at the top!
2) How do I get back down at the end of the day? Usually, there are enough cars to get people and gear back down at the end of the day. Some bikers chose to bike down when they are ready to go or to arrange with other competitors to drop a car at the ski basin prior to the start of the race and carpool down. This year we will have a shuttle from Mello Vello take people and bikes down around 4 PM.
3) Where do I park? If you are parking in Santa Fe, your best option will to drop your car at the parking lot for the cathedral (E on this map) and pay $10 for the day. THERE WILL NOT BE PARKING AVAILABLE AT MELLO VELLO.
4) But what about the snacks? We will have a full tailgate spread waiting for you at the ski basin complete with a special plaza2peak edition beer!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with other questions!