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Bristlecone Birkebeiner Winterfest Race – Ward Mountain, NV

January 15, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

$15 – $40
The Bristlecone Birkebeiner Winterfest Race is a multi-sport winter event at the Ward Mountain Recreation Area, North Trailhead held on January 15th. Event options are cross-country ski, snowshoe, or fat tire bike!
The Cross-country Ski Long Course will traverse the Birkebeiner Loop (D Loop). The Cross-country Ski Short Course and Snowshoe Course will follow the Connector Trail to the Birkebeiner Loop. The Kids Ski course is an out-and-back on the Shelter Connector Trail. And the Fat Tire Bike course is a loop using the Birkebeiner Loop, Atta Boy Loop, and Revenue Loop Trails.
Ely’s weather is unpredictable! The determination of snow or no snow events will be determined the morning of the event. Frequently there is no snow until the night before the event. We have been working closely with the BLM to ensure the trails are properly groomed for the event; however, when weather doesn’t cooperate this can be very challenging.
If you register for a snow event and the weather does not work in your favor, you have three options: 1) change your registration to another Birkebeiner event, transfer to next year’s Birkebeiner event, or transfer to another Ely Outdoor Enthusiasts event. Please email us at elyoutdoorenthusiasts@gmail.com within one week post event to transfer your registration. Requests past one week will not be honored.
**It is our priority to keep our participants, volunteers and community safe and we will be following current COVID-19 guidelines at the time of the event**