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2020 Snowmass 50 Mountain Bike Race

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New race course for 2019 takes in a big loop of many of the best trails around Snowmass Village, Colorado!


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27.7

Miles

44.5

KM

95%

Singletrack

9,995' 3,046 m

High

7,858' 2,395 m

Low

4,116' 1,254 m

Up

4,123' 1,257 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Overview

The 2021 Snowmass 50 Mountain Bike race course will be similar to 2020 with the biggest change being that we will go clockwise this year. The course is bound to attract both veterans and newcomers with plenty of the vertical gain from the past course, but now with mile after mile of high-quality singletrack trails along the way.

Advance registration is required. There will be no race day registration. This year will have 3 Divisions
1. 50 Mile Solo Racer
2. 25 Mile Solo Racer
3. 50 Mile Team of 2 Relay

Need to Know

Trails are generally open to the public during this race. While most of us will race fast up the climbs, and even faster on the descents, please be polite and yield when appropriate.

Aid station locations on course to be determined.

To see this in the MTB Project mobile app, remember to toggle Races on in Settings. (Account -> Help -> Settings -> Races on Map)

Description

This year the Power of Four Mountain Bike course is going to utilize some of the best singletrack in the Roaring Fork Valley over a 25-mile loop that will start and finish in Snowmass.

Please study the course map. The event starts and finishes at the bottom of Fanny Hill at Snowmass Base Village. The race starts up the ski area work road then briefly traverses Sleigh Ride Trail to a fast descent down the paved Divide Road.

From here, the course loop is almost entirely singletrack including Rim Trail, Seven Star Trail, Ditchline Trail, Viewline Trail, Deadline Trail, Highline trail, Tom Blake, Powerline, Expresso, Cross Mountain Trail, Village Bound, and finally finishing up back where you started, on Fanny Hill at the free concert venue.

Registered for the 50-mile solo? Go enjoy that 2nd big lap!

To see this in the MTB Project mobile app, remember to toggle Races on in Settings. (Account -> Help -> Settings -> Races on Map)

START - Fanny Hill
1 - Work Road
2 - Discovery Trail
3 - Sleigh Ride
4 - Divide Road
5 - Rim Trail
6 - Seven Star Trail
Aid Station at Rodeo Grounds
7 - Ditchline Trail
8 - Viewline Trail
9 - Deadline Trail
10 - Highline Trail
11 - Tom Blake Trail
12 - Powerline Trail
13 - Elk Camp Work Road
Aid Station at Elk Camp Restaurant
14 - Expresso Trail
15 - Cross Mountain Trail
16 - Village Bound Down to Fanny Hill/Aid Station for Lap 2
FINISH - Fanny Hill


*The exact route for the 2021 courses are still subject to change based on conditions

History & Background

The Audi Snowmass 50 MTB Race is part of the Power of Four Race Series which is a premier endurance race series utilizing the unique and amazing trail selection the upper Roaring Fork Valley has to offer in disciplines including ski mountaineering, trail running and mountain biking. Each race is designed to test the limits and skills of both elite and recreational athletes.

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Shared By:

Mike Pritchard with improvements by Brendan Collins

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amazing climb trail - makes climbing fun
Aug 21, 2018 near Snowmas…, CO
Feeling the Flow on Deadline
Aug 20, 2018 near Snowmas…, CO
Table top
Aug 15, 2013 near Snowmas…, CO
The fun is already underway, it's just about all downhill from here on the Seven Star trail!
Oct 18, 2016 near Snowmas…, CO
This is the desecnt of the North Rim Trail in Snowmass Village from the bench to Sinclair road. I filmed this with a GoPro 4K with a Karma grip and 2X speed.
Jul 6, 2017 near Snowmas…, CO
Nice intermediate singletrack
Jul 10, 2013 near Snowmas…, CO

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