This is a Nordic Freestyle event where both Nordic Skate
Skis and Classic Skis are permitted.
All athletes must where required bib(s) or will be subject to
All USSA rules will be applied. More details.
The start and finish will be located just north of Clubhouse -
Driving Range. We will have a double pole mass start with 11
lanes. 100 meter double pole zone. The course will be largely
made up of flat, fast terrain from kilometers 6-10 there will be 3
substantial climbs with some technical descending.
There will be a jury made up of chief of course, race secretary,
and coach. All athletes must adhere to their guidelines or may be
subject to disqualification.
No tripping, shoving or horseplay will be tolerated and any athlete
participating in foul play will be pulled from the course and
disqualified. Please beware of other skiers on the hill.
Awards will take place at the Nordic Center immediately following
General Rules and Information
DIRECTIONS TO START LINE: The Start will take place at the
Vail Nordic Center a.k.a. the Vail Golf Club Driving Range. From
Vail Village exit 176, head East on the South Frontage Rd for 1
mile. Take a right onto Sunburst Drive. The Nordic Center will be
on your left after a ¼ mile. Parking marshals will direct you to
the appropriate parking spot. Please note that parking is limited;
carpooling and skier drop off is greatly appreciated.
ATHLETE ELIGIBILITY: The competition is open to all
interested athletes regardless of state and/or country of
residency. Competitors who are under the age of 18 must
register with a parent or legal guardian. Competitors must be able
to attend all scheduled events. Athletes will be required to
provide all their own equipment. Further, athletes must abide
by all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations
during their participation in the Winter Mountain Games®.
PARTICIPATION: Athletes agree to be bound by these
Official Rules and all decisions of Organizers. Organizers reserve
the right to disqualify any persons found tampering with, or
otherwise abusing, any aspect of the competition as solely
determined by Organizers.
DISPUTE RESOLUTION: There will be a jury made up of chief
of course, race secretary, and coach. Disputes with Organizers
and/or appointed jury will result in disqualification.
RESERVATION OF RIGHTS: Organizers reserve the right to
disqualify any athlete for any reason, including, without
limitation, acting in an unsafe, unsportsmanlike or disruptive
manner and/or with intent to intimidate, threaten or harass, or
harm another person. All decisions with respect to the
disqualification of an athlete shall be made by Organizers and/or
appointed judges. Failure to comply with any term or
condition of these Official Rules may result in an athlete's
disqualification and the forfeiture of his/her interest in any
prize. Organizers reserve the right to amend these Official Rules
at any time in its sole discretion, and athletes shall have no
recourse for any such changes or for any failure (whether
inadvertent or otherwise) by Organizers to follow the stated
rules. In the event that the competition is canceled prior to
the completion of the final event, no prizes will be awarded.
Any refunds are at the organizer's discretion. Athletes
will not be otherwise compensated for any costs or expenses
associated with their participation in the competition.
ORGANIZERS: The Winter Mountain Games® will be organized
and produced by staff and contractors hired from and by the Vail
Valley Foundation. The decisions of Organizers regarding the
selection and elimination of athletes, the selection of finalists
and winners, and the production and administration of Winter
Mountain Games® related events, and all other aspects of the event,
shall be final and binding in all respects. Organizers will not be
responsible for typographical, printing or other inadvertent errors
in these Official Rules or in other materials relating to the