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Colorado's Largest X-Country Ski Race!
February 12th, 2017

February 12th, 2017 • Aspen, Colorado

The Owl Creek Chase has been one of Colorado’s largest, premier cross-country ski races since 1985. The challenging course from the Snowmass Cross Country Center to the Aspen Cross Country Center presents the very best that Colorado skiing has to offer: tough climbs, scenic views, thrilling descents and excellent snow conditions.

  • 21K Classic Race, prize money awarded for this race ONLY! Prize money awarded to top 3 Men and Top 3 Women in the classic race.
  • 21K Skate Race (no prize money awarded for this race)

Registration Fee schedule:

$45 til today til 1/30/17  |  $55 til 2/1/17 to 2/09/17  |  $60 til 2/10/17 til Race Day.  Register Now. 

The Owl Creek Chase is part of the CCCSA - Colorado Nordic Race Series, the race series mixes up classic and skate skiing with 4 individual races put on throughout Colorado. Each series in the race will take place at a different Nordic resort — Devil's Thumb Ranch, Crested Butte Nordic, Aspen/Snowmass, and Snow Mountain Ranch. To be part of the series Register the Series here.


The Owl Creek Chase TOUR - is a scenic point to point Nordic tour starting at 10am near the Snowmass Cross Country Center ending at the Aspen Nordic Center.

  • This is the only time you will be able to ski the entire Owl Creek Chase route without taking your skis off at the road crossings. 
  • There will be a soup station along the course and soup and beer at the finish. 
  • Not timed, support (aka Aid Stations) and free shuttle from Aspen to Snowmass.
  • Suggested donation of $25 to the Aspen/Snowmass Nordic Council is greatly appreciated.  You must register for the tour here! More details to follow. 


Below is the schedule of events for the 2017 race:

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