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2018 – New Dates Coming Soon! Bear Valley Freeheel Race Series

The Bear Valley Freeheel Race Series is three separate ski mountaineering events which tackle a different course for each race. Come for one, come for all, just come and treat yourself to an alpine adventure. Doesn’t matter if your a seasoned backcountry traveler, or new to the scene, this event is intended to challenge and inspire both skiers and splitboarders.

Freeheel Race #1: Village Route

February 2018 – TBA
2016 Race Results
5.85 miles
1500 vertical ft.
7:30AM mandatory meeting
8:30AM race start time
Fee: $60/race or $150 series
Download Course PDF

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Freeheel Race #2: Kings Realm Route

March 2018 – TBA – Coming Soon
2016 Race Results
7:30AM mandatory meeting
8:30AM race start time
Fee: $60/race

Recreational Course:
7 miles& 2100 vertical feet

Online Course Map

Elite Course:
9.5 miles & 4500 vertical feet

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Online Course Map

Elite Course cutoff times:

 

Freeheel Race #3: Grizzly Route

April 2018 – TBA – Coming Soon!
7:30AM mandatory meeting
8:30AM race start time
Fee: $60 / race
Additional volunteers needed.  If interested please contact MAS.

Recreational Course:
7.3 miles & 3000 feet of climbing

Download Course PDF

Elite Course:
12.5 miles & 4500 ft. climbing

Download Course PDF

Additional volunteers needed.  If interested please contact MAS.

 

Dates & Registration: 2018 Dates Coming Soon!

About the Race & Series

Each Bear Valley Freeheel Race follows a traditional ski mountaineering format with “… a timed event that follows an established trail through challenging winter alpine terrain while passing through a series of checkpoints. Racers climb and descend under their own power using backcountry skiing equipment and techniques” (USSMA).  Prizes will be awarded for each race, including accumulative rewards for those participating in all three races.

Divisions:
Elite – lightweight ski mountaineering racing gear
Heavy Metal – traditional telemark, and alpine touring
Splitboard – splitboard gear
40 & Over – special recognition

Mandatory gear: racers must carry this equipment throughout the race and be prepared for an inspection the morning of the event.

Recommended Gear:

Race Rules:

 

Dates: 2018 Dates Coming Soon