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WHAT: Whitefish Whiteout, 01/17/2015
WHO: Skiers and Splitboarders
WHEN: Race Saturday Jan
WHERE: All over the mountain


The Whitefish Whiteout is a race in the European Randonee tradition. Competitors will skin up the slopes of Whitefish Mountain Resort remove their skins and descend the most challenging terrain that conditions permit. The course will take competitors on an up and down route throughout the permit area of the mountain. There are three levels of competition – One Ascent Only, a Short Course and a Long Course.

The Whitefish Whiteout is open to anyone who wants to enter any of the categories. Some people take 3+ hours but the 2010 winner ascended to the top of the mountain via Toni Matt in 28 minutes. That’s right 28 minutes. Holy Mackerel.


The Whitefish Whiteout is a backcountry ski mountaineering race (within the resort permit area) and as such we highly recommend all participants to wear a helmet and carry a beacon shovel and probe. Plus it is just fair that we all carry the same weight. It isn’t mandatory but it is in the spirit of the event. If avalanche control is needed on Saturday the start of the event will be delayed until later the same day.


Preregister HERE (will be available mid December)
Jan 8 – Preregistration deadline to guarantee t-shirt size. (we can’t make ‘em on race day)
Jan 16 – Noon – Preregistration closes. Preregistration guarantees a spot, gives you a discount, and an express line during registration on race day to pick up your bib and goodie bag. Why wouldn’t you?
Jan 17 – 7:30 – 8:30am – Day of Registration.


Day of Registration. Jan 17 – 7:30 – 8:30am –Located at the Lift Plaza ticket office (east end of Birch Lot, see attached Village Map) . Even if you preregister, you must be here to pick up your bib, etc.
Start - 10am at the west side of the bottom terminal of Chair One.
2:30pm (about 1 Hour after last racer crosses the finish) - Awards at Ed and Mully's in the Upper Village.

The Whiteout is open to AT/ Touring skiers telemark skiers or split board snowboarders with a men's and women's category in each. Choose from the Single Ascent Category, the Short course (2400’ vertical climb) or the Long Course (4800' total vertical climb) for each discipline. If more than 3 "masters" (45 years and older) preregister by 1/16 we will create an additional master’s classes.

Single Ascent Categories

Short Course Categories

Long Course Categories

All combined

AT Mens

AT Mens

AT Womens

AT Womens

Masters Categories

Tele Mens

Tele Mens

Short Course

Tele Womens

Tele Womens

Long Course

Splitboard Mens

Splitboard Mens

Splitboard Womens

Splitboard Womens

-See attached pdf's for course maps - kmz files will also be available for this year’s course.

Single Ascent only CategoryClimb the approved uphill skin route. More info on this route at http://skiwhitefish.com/safety/uphill-policy/ . All disciplines together Men or Women. (Ascent class does not receive a T Shirt because it is only $10 to register. Winners receive ribbons and recognition and all competitors are entered into the raffle.)

Short Course2014 Course Map .pdf available below. Course subject to change, we will likely streamline summit transitions, remove hellroaring basin and add a flower point loop.

Long Course2014 Course Map .pdf available below. Course subject to change, we will likely streamline summit transitions, remove hellroaring basin and add a flower point loop.


Preregistration Fees – Preregister HERE (available mid December)
$40 Race & $20 Recreation & $10 Ascent only- preregister online to save money (online preregistration closes at 12pm1/16/15)

Day Of Registration Fees
$50 Race & $30 Recreation /$15 Ascent Only Division
The first 60 racers to register receive a shirt (your size guaranteed if before 1/8) goodie bag and all racers have a strong likelihood of winning some swag at awards.

$1000 Cash Purse including $50 to the first man and the first woman to the Top of Toni Matt!
Long Course AT Men and AT Women also have cash prizes of $250 for 1st, $150 for 2nd, and $50 for 3rd.
Plus you can win plenty of other great prizes from all of our sponsors!

Contact Email:events@skiwhitefish.com
Event Phone Number: 862.2910

Event Documents

Village Map


2014 Short Course Results

2014 Long Course Results

Event Sponsors

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