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Beaver Creek Uphill and Skimo



Important Announcement


Updated March 25: The Vail Recreation District's top priority is the safety and well-being of our residents, guests and employees.

In cooperation with the updated Eagle County Public Health Order plus the Colorado Statewide Stay at Home Order, and in the effort to prevent community spread of COVID-19 and to protect our most vulnerable populations, the Vail Recreation District (VRD) is canceling all programs and events, and closing all VRD facilities, effective March 13 until at least April 16, 2020.

This includes all open gyms, youth sports programs, adult leagues, lessons and clinics, walk-in sports and activities, and private rentals and events.

All VRD facilities will be closed to the public until further notice, including the Imagination Station, Dobson Arena and Vail Gymnastics Center. The Vail Nordic Center pro shop and restaurant are now closed for the season, and we are no longer grooming the trails. If you need to return season rentals, please call 970-476-8366.

With the announced closure of local schools, VRD has made the difficult decision to cancel our after-school program (KidZone) starting on Monday, March 16 until classes resume at Red Sandstone Elementary School.

For questions, please contact the respective department or facility listed here. Please understand that staffing will be limited during this time, and responses may be delayed.


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Race Results

Date: Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020
Time: 7 a.m.
Day-of registration opens at 6 a.m.

Where: Arrowhead Village

Price:   Pre-registration - $35 adults/$25 students
           Day-of registration - $45 adults/$35 students

Online registration closes at 6 p.m. on Saturday.

Race Day Bib Pickup and Registration: Broken Arrow Restaurant in Arrowhead (everyone will need to sign a Vail Resorts waiver). Beginning at 6:00 AM.

Bag Drop: Extra clothing can be stored in Blinkey's next to Broken Arrow

Categories: Uphill ski, Uphill splitboard, Uphill non-ski/splitboard, Skimo (up and down)

Course:  Uphill route will take participants up Cresta and Pow Wow. Downhill route will be Golden Bear.

Required Gear:  Helmets and metal edges are required for the skimo (downhill) portion of the race.


The NEW Beaver Creek Uphill and Skimo is one race in the three-part Bloch and Chapleau Vail Grail Winter Race Series. Join us for the Vail Mountain Uphill on February 16 and the Krueger Family Shamrock Shuffle on Saturday, March 14. Register for all three races for only $85 adults/$65 students. Participants that sign up for the full series receive a limited edition VRD Racing Drink Tank mug.

New for 2020! The Vail Recreation District brings their winter race series to Beaver Creek for the first time this season with an uphill and skimo competition. Competitors can choose the uphill or skimo (ascent and descent) option and can use any means to get up the mountain (snowshoes, skis, splitboards or winter running devices). Skis or a snowboard are required to compete in the skimo competition.

Participants will ascend approximately 1,700 vertical feet and just under two miles from the base of Arrowhead Village to the top of Arrow Bahn Express Lift. The event will conclude with breakfast and awards at Broken Arrow Restaurant at the base of Arrowhead. 

Online registration is available prior to race day at Day of registration and bib pick up will be available at Broken Arrow inArrowhead Village prior to the race starting at 6:00 AM Race entry fees are $35 through Jan. 18 and $45 the day of the race. 
The Beaver Creek Uphill and Skimo is the first event in the Vail Grail Winter Race Series. The Vail Grail is a championship series consisting of three winter events - the new Beaver Creek Uphill and Skimo, an uphill at Vail Mountain, and a snowshoe shuffle - and participants can sign up for one, two or all three races. Racers who complete all three races have a shot at winning the coveted Vail Grail, a permanent trophy that will bear the male and female division winners' names for years to come. Athletes wishing to participate in all events and compete for the Vail Grail can sign up for the full series for a discount of $85.

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