2020 Arctic Valley Mountain Race – Virtual Edition

TTC racing in cooperation with Arctic Valley Ski Area is proud to present the 2020 Arctic Valley Mountain Race-Virtual Edition.

The 5.2 mile, 3100 foot course will traverse the entire ski area with a finishing climb some have described as soul crushing. With an impressive awards line up including a season ski pass for both the men’s and women’s top finishers, be sure to come out and test your grit while supporting your local ski area. 

Results

Men’s Race

PlaceFirst NameLast NameRun Time
1MatiasSaari55:20:00
2DannyKane55:44:00
3JeromeRoss1:00:34
4TomRitchie1:02:22
5Ben Ward1:02:31
6CraigTaylor1:04:32
7PatrickConway1:07
8KiefferChristianson1:12:45
9ZacGoldman1:19:12
10PeterTaylor1:31:11
11CoryLarson01:40.6
12JohnKrellner1:47
13Ben Ward02:43.2

Women’s Race

1JulianneDickerson1:03:00
2HeatherKrellner1:07
3JosefinNilsson1:08:13
4AprilMcAnly1:09:36
5EmilyEvans1:15:09
6KristaSchnell1:18:36
7Rosie Conway1:20:41
8RachelJames1:26:20
9HeatherKrellner1:30:56
10ChristieHaupert1:35:33
11PatriciaShipley1:41:16
12Mary KaySorich1:50:17
13GlyLarson1:53
14PamelaBoyleston1:53:12
15RachelleAlger2:02
16JoanAntonson2:03
17CarrissaThomas2:08
18TanyaCullens2:14
19Merrileigh Boring 2:27:43
20DawnAnderson2:28:32
21MelissaSundberg2:33:47
22MarthaRosenstein2:53:14
23MegKurtagh3:04:33
24ElaineNelson3:08:35
25MelindaJones3:19:36
26Gitte Pedersen 3:23:43

Teens (Full course)

1ErikKrellner1:28:13
2AndrewKrellner2:04

Kids (T-bar course)

1RosieConway13.57

Submitting Results

  • Course open July 1-31. Results must be submitted before August 1.
  • You may complete the course as many times as you’d like
  • Strava is the preferred method of tracking. There is a Strava segment ‘Arctic Valley virtual race 2020’  
  • Alternatively, you may submit a running app summary screenshot. It must include a GPS track of the course, overall time, and date
  • Current race leaders and results will be updated every few days on this page
  • Final results will be announced in early August

Awards

Top 3 men and women will receive awards as follows

  • 1st place: 2020-21 Season pass to Arctic Valley
  • 2nd place: 2020-21 10 day punch pass
  • 3rd place: 2020-21 3 day punch pass

We will also randomly draw 5 non-winners for one day ski tickets!

Youth Race

Additionally there will be a youth race that starts at the same location as the adult race and climbs the t-bar trail only (0.5 mile 1000 ft elevation gain).  

  • Parents or kids must have a current membership
  • Submit running app summary screenshot. It must include a GPS track of the course, overall time, and date
  • Two divisions: 13 and under, and 14-17

Top 3 girls and boys in the 13 and under and 14-17 categories as follows

  • 1st place:  4 days Tube park or ski pass
  • 2nd place: 2 days Tube park or ski pass
  • 3rd place: 1 days Tube park or ski pass

We will also randomly draw 5 non-winners for one session tubing tickets!

Course Info

  • See photo gallery below with step by step maps 
  • The race starts at the red pillars in the main lodge parking lot. 
  • Run through the pillars and then up valley along the trail following the orange flagging. 
  • At approx 0.3 miles bear left and cross the bridge, then bear right and continue up valley until you reach the saddle. 
  • Turn left and continue to the summit of Mt. Gordon Lyon, making sure you reach the uppermost flagging. Return back to the saddle on the same trail as the ascent. 
  • Continue straight from the saddle as you start climbing up Rendezvous Peak. Stay on the trail following the flagging and note ski boundary signs on your left. 
  • Follow the flags around the backside of Rendezvous Peak and then climb up to and past the weather station.
  • Descend from the weather station along the trail above Chair 2, then passing above the T-bar and then behind Chair 1’s upper lift shack. 
  • Continue down from Chair 1 along the cat track roughly 0.4 miles before turning right at the well marked trail. This will take you back to the main parking lot starting area.
  • Again pass through the 2 red pillars and start the final ascent up the t-bar trail. Climb to the top of the T-bar, passing the lift shack to the last lift tower with the bullwheel to complete the course.
  • Click here to load the course in your Strava app.

Results

View the live stream on our Facebook page on Thursday, August 6 at 6pm to see the winners.