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Mesa Meltdown 20K/5K Freestyle Nordic Ski Race

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Mesa Meltdown 20K/5K Freestyle Nordic Ski Race

This is it! The final race of the Grand Mesa Nordic Race Series presented by Empowered Energy Systems. It’s your final chance to move up in the series and age group standings. The final standings often come down to the wire, and ties are determined by your Meltdown finish, so bring your best effort!

The 20km is the race that’s scored for the series, but we also have a 5km for racers looking for a shorter distance. This race is challenging for top athletes, but also a ton of fun for skiers who just want to get out and test themselves against a beautiful, well-groomed course.

The Meltdown is a freestyle race, so you can skate or classic ski (but prizes are awarded according to finish, not technique). The course route will depend on snow conditions.

Bib pickup and start are at Skyway Trailhead off of Highway 65 on the Grand Mesa.

The race starts at 10 am. We will say that again: the race starts at 10AM, not our traditional 11am (the earlier start is because spring snow can get sloppy and slushy as the day warms up).

$25 entry fee for current members of the GMNC (discount taken at checkout)
$30 entry fee for non-members

Online registration closes Saturday, March 18th at 8 pm. Race day registration is available (cash or check only).

NOTE: Road closures do happen on Grand Mesa, and there can be weather so nasty even us nordic stalwarts find it necessary to postpone a race. Please check the website or our Facebook page for late-breaking news regarding races before heading up.

For more info, contact:

info@gmnc.org or call 970(200)-6337.

Grand Mesa Nordic Council - Skyway Trailhead
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM on Sun, 19 Mar 2023

Event Supported By

Grand Mesa Nordic Council
Grand Mesa Nordic Council - Skyway Trailhead
Highway 65 on top of the Grand Mesa
Cedaredge, Colorado 81413