Open. Any tire size is permitted, however we recommend
nothing smaller than 2.1 inches.
Studs are permitted on tires regardless of category Spike are
prohibited on tires regardless of category (no sharp pointed
Any MTB bike or Fat Bike may be used. Cyclo Cross bikes may
be used but are not recommended for this course.
Helmets are required for this event.
1. Start, 3:00 PM SHARP at the Nordic Center.
Wave start with 20K Wave then followed by 10K Wave. Men and
Women will start together in their respective categories.
2. NO Pre-Riding of the course will be available.
Warm-up may occur on the paved roads.
3. There will be a pre-race meeting at 2:45pm at the start
line. All riders are required to attend.
4. We ask that athletes please seed themselves accordingly
at their category. No tripping, shoving or horseplay will be
tolerated and any athlete participating in foul play will be pulled
from the course and disqualified.
5. Course will be marked with arrows, and tape
6. Awards will take place following the competition at the
The course is entirely on snow. Course conditions will depend
entirely on weather conditions leading up to the event and the day
of the event. The course is normally on hard packed groomed
sections, packed snowshoe trails, and packed single track
trails. However, if it is snowing day of or leading up to the
event the course conditions could vary.
Chip timing will be used for this event. The organizer
reserves the right to change or adjust race time length and/or lap
requirements depending on snow conditions.
General Rules and Information
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
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.
Organizers will appoint judges and the decision of those judges
will be final. There will be no review of scoring / timing
even with the presence of TV cameras. Disputes with
Organizers and/or appointed judges will result in disqualification
of that athlete.
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 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 event.