Event Details

WHAT: Enduro Primeval, 06/28/2014
WHO: Advanced Mountain Bikers
WHEN: Sat, Jun 28
WHERE: All over the mountain



Enduro races are all the rage these days. Instead of racing on super specific bikes (XC, DH, Freeride, Cross, slopestyle…) this type of event captures the core of what mountain biking is all about – you riding your bike over a huge variety of terrain on trails that are highlighted by incredible riding experiences. No wonder why this has been the biggest movement in bike racing in many years.

Enduro Races consist of multiple stages – Untimed climbing stages and timed descending stages.

Untimed climbing sections require pedaling or riding a chairlift to the next stage. These stages must be completed within a set amount of time to avoid disqualification. The racer with the lowest overall combined times on the descending stages will win the event.

Some trail closures may exist for public use, most notably Kashmir until Noon.



Race entry fee:
$35 USD. Registration Deadline is NOON (MDT) on Thursday June 26.
(Race Administration needs this extra time to coordinate staffing, course and timing logistics based on turnout)

If you are having issues with registering online, please call our Guest and Information Center at 406.862.2990

Lift ticket:
Required to train (June 27 only) and on race day
Discounted tickets will be available at any ticket office for $20

Cancellations / Refunds:
Prior to Registration Deadline (Noon, 6/26) 100% refund
Noon 6/26 to 8am 6/28 – 50% Refund
After 8am 6/28 – No Refund.
Cancellations received by 11:59pm MDT June 18 are eligible for a 50% refund of entry fees. Registrations are not transferable.

Open Women (fastest category)
Girls 17 and under
Women 18+

Open Men (fastest category)
Boys 17 and under
Men 18-39
Master Men 40+


6/26 – Noon (MDT) Race Registration closes

6/27 - Course inspection (lift ticket required to ride lift)

– 7:00-7:30am All racers must check in at Race Start

– 8am Race will start at the village trailhead (top of the upper village area)
Racers will begin in a staggered start (1-3 minutes between riders)
Cutoff times will be posted and provided to each racer on race day

Awards Tim TBA - about 30 min after last racer. Liely around Noon.
Awards at the THE BIERSTUBE,in the upper village area at Whitefish Mountain Resort

Usually courses are kept super secret until just before the race. Because this is the first Enduro Race in NW Montana, we will supply the course info so that our riders may better understand the event format and requirements. For future Enduro races, as is the case with most Enduro events, we will keep the courses secret until a day or so before the event.

Course Inspection
There is no pre-race inspection for any Stage day of the race. Plan to ride all the courses prior to race day.

Detailed course maps and schedules will be provided to each racer on race day.
See attached PDF (or email joshk@skiwhitefish.com for a .kmz file of the race) for overviews, elevation profiles and maps of each stage.

Terrain Type
Expect a combination of lift accessed and pedaling. Bike Park and alpine / forested single track, flow trails, jumps and steep terrain.

If snow prohibits trail or lift access, we will bypass those snowy areas with summit trail climbs to access the next stage.
Number of Stages: 6 total (3 climbing, 3 descending)

Total Vertical7956’/2425m
Total Chair Lift Vertical 2082’/635m
Total Climbing Vertical 1997’/609m
Total Descending Vertical3879’/1182m
Total Distance 16.5miles/25.1k
Total Lift Distance 1.5 miles/2.4k
Total Climbing Distance 8.3 miles/13.3k
Total Descending Distance6 miles/9.6 k

Stage 15.7 miles / 1544’
Start at Trailhead. Climb Summit Trail to Ptarmigan Bowl / Freebird Crossing

Stage 21.9 miles / 1476’
Start at Freebird / Summit Trail Crossing in Ptarmigan Bowl; go down Freebird to Lower Runaway Train. Finish Stage at Trailhead.

Stage 32.6 miles / 453’
From Trailhead, Climb Borealis and Elks Club. Finish at the Main Summit Trail / Overflow Crossing.

Stage 4.76 miles / 514’
From the main crossing, ride down Overflow to Cyndi’s Loppers. Finish at the Village Trailhead.

Stage 51.5 miles / 2082’
From Trailhead, head down Summit Trail to Chair One. Ride up Chair One to Summit. (This may be replaced with a climb up the Summit Trail to the next stage if snow prohibits access from Chair One.)

Stage 6 – 3.28 miles / 2419’
From the summit, ride down Kashmir to Overflow, finish at the Village Trailhead (where you started).


Protection - Full-face helmets are recommended but not required for this race. You must have a helmet on at all times, not propped back on your head. Knee pads and full-finger gloves are strongly recommended.

Equipment use – You may only use one set of equipment for this race (except replacement tubes). Anyone using more than one frame, wheels, or fork/shocks will be DQ’d.

Receiving Assistance – At no time may a racer receive any outside help. This includes a pump, trail tool, water, snack…anything. The idea is to be self sufficient.

Public – Some later stages of the race may have some public conflict, in particular near the trailhead, intersections and lift plaza. At no time does competing in this event allow anyone to not respect normal trail etiquette. Any specific complaint from public will result in a DQ.

Passing – Racers will start on a 1-3 minute interval on the timed descending stages. Most passing will likely occur during climbs. Please respect those who may be going faster.

Liaison stages / transitions – Once riders have finished their climbs, there is no hurry to begin the next stage unless a rider is up against the time minimum for that climb. Once a rider is ready, the rider must wait for the course marshall to give clearance to start.

Course Marking and other info - intersections will be marked with race tape and transition areas will be staffed but course navigation is up to you.

Hammer HEED and Water - Water will be available at the Start, Summit, and Finish and at the top of Stage 5 / Overflow.








Event and Sponsor Inquiries: Josh Knight – joshk@skiwhitefish.com

Media Inquiries / Accreditation: Riley Polumbus – pr@skiwhitefish.com

Event Documents

Course Maps

Village Map

Enduro Primeval Results

Event Sponsors

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