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Maine to Host Adventure Ski Race & Tour

11 Feb, 2016


8th Annual Maine Huts & Trails Event Offers Various Competitive Distances

Maine Huts & Trails organization hosts the Adventure Ski Race and Tour on Sunday, March 13, 2016, in distances of 20K, 35K and 55K.

There will be 200 athletes competing in all distances. Wave starts will begin approximately 10 minutes after the shuttle bus arrives at 20K and 35K starting points.

  • 8:30 AM for the 55K

  • 10:00 AM for the 35K

  • 10:00 AM for the 20K

Course(s):

  • The 55K will start at Grand Falls Hut (overnight reservations required on 3/12/16).

  • The 35K will start at the Long Falls Dam Road Trailhead (lodging package optional on 3/12/16).

  • The 20K will start at Staten’s Gravel Pit on Long Falls Dam Rd.

  • All distances end at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center.

The 20K race will pass the Poplar Hut and the 35K and 55K races will pass both the Flagstaff and Poplar Huts. The course will be well-signed at each of the road/snowmobile trail crossing and at a couple of steep, winding descents. Use caution and keep your speed in check on the hills….there are plenty. A map of the course and a course elevation profile will be available in January.

This is a classic-technique only event, skate skiing is not permitted.

Online registration is available through skireg.com. All participants are encouraged to register online in advance however race day registration will be available during check-in.

Cost

Distance

Race/Tour Only

Race/Tour + Lodging Package*

55K

n/a

$135/Adult

35K

$55/Adult
$35/Youth (17 & Under)
$25/Person (Teams/Groups)**

$125/Adult
$100/Youth (17 & Under)
n/a

20K

$45/Adult
$25/Youth (17 & Under)

n/a
n/a

*55K Lodging Package: All participants in the 55K distance must stay overnight at Grand Falls Hut the night before the race (Saturday, 3/12/16). There are only 28 spaces available for the 55K lodging package so register early! The overnight lodging package includes race fees, dinner, lodging in shared accommodations and race-day breakfast!

*35K Lodging Package: Participants in the 35K distance have the option of staying overnight at Flagstaff Hut the night before the race (Saturday, 3/12/16). There are only 16 spaces reserved for the 35K lodging package so register early! The overnight lodging package includes race fees, dinner, lodging in shared accommodations and race-day breakfast!

**Team/Group Entry: We offer a team/group entry for High School and College teams. The team entry fee is $25 per person for teams of 5 or more people entering the 35K.

Check-In: For those taking part in the 35K/55K lodging package, check-in will be held at the Outdoor Center from 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM on Saturday, 3/12/16. Race day check-in will be held from 7:00 – 8:00 AM at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center.

Shuttles: For those with the 35K/55K lodging package, the shuttle will leave the Outdoor Center at 1:00 PM on 3/12/16. This shuttle is optional but it should be noted that there will not be a return shuttle after the race.

  • 35K participants staying at Flagstaff Hut on Saturday night will be dropped off at the Flagstaff Trailhead (Long Falls Dam Rd). From there, it is an easy 1.8-mile ski into the hut. On race day, participants will need to ski back out the trailhead for the start of the race. Gear will be shuttled into Flagstaff on Saturday and back to the Outdoor Center (finish line) on Sunday where it can be picked up after the race.

  • 55K participants will be dropped off at the Big Eddy Trailhead for the 8-mile (mostly flat) ski into Grand Falls. Gear will be shuttled to Grand Falls on Saturday and then back to the Outdoor Center (finish line) on Sunday for pick up following the race.

Information can be obtained at this site.

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