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.
WHO:Those who like to go up and down
WHAT:Ski mountaineering race
WHERE:Starts at Chair 1
The Whitefish Whiteout is part of the national US Ski Mountaineering series (race updates and additional information will be available at www.USSMA.org or www.cosmicski.com).
This event 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 Frijoles.
Safety / Control
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 anytime online by noon 1/24 to get a discount and guaranteed a T-shirt.
8-9am- Register at the Lift Plaza Ticket Center by the bottom of Chair 2 in the main lift plaza. Even if you have preregistered online, you will need to stop by registration between these hours to pick up your bib and goodie bag.
2:30pm(or 1 Hour after last racer crosses the finish) - Awards at Ed and Mully's in the Upper Village
The event is open to AT/ Touring skiers, telemark skiers or split board snowboarders with a men's and women's category in each. Choose from either the Recreational course (2400’ vertical climb) and Race Course (4800' total vertical climb) for each discipline. If more than 3 "masters" (45 years and older) preregister by 1/18, we will create an additional master’s class.
|Recreation Course Categories||Race Course Categories|
|AT Mens||AT Mens|
|AT Womens||AT Womens|
|Tele Mens||Tele Mens|
|Tele Womens||Tele Womens|
|Splitboard Mens||Splitboard Mens|
|Splitboard Womens||Splitboard Womens|
*NEW Ascent only Category(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.
-See attached pdf's for course maps-
Recreation (easier) Course – Changes for 2014 in Bold below
1st Leg - Toni Matt Ascent
Course starts skiers right of Chair 1, in the main lift plaza. Course ascends directly up Toni Matt to the summit of Big Mountain (new this year - checkpoint located at the top of Chair 5). Transition (switch from skins to skis) at summit.
2nd Leg - Backside Descent
Head out Hellfire from the Connie's road and descend Slingshot to the start of the 'Glory Hole' road. Next, transition back to skins for a skin track up Glory Hole to the Hellfire road and a quick charge to the finish line located at the Summit.
Race (more difficult) Course – Subject to change
1st Leg - Toni Matt Ascent
Course starts skiers right of Chair 1, in the main lift plaza. Course ascends directly up Toni Matt to the summit of Big Mountain (new this year- checkpoint located at the top of Chair 5). Transition (switch from skins to skis) at summit.
2nd Leg - Haskill Loop
Descend Inspiration to Cal's Country to Haskill Slide, over to MoeMentum, up North Bowl Face, to summit transition.
3rd Leg - East Rim Loop
Descend Fill Hill to out Russ' Street past Moose ski run. Turn right at the 'Buckle your Boot' traverse, go out to the apron and down to Moose. Transition and climb boot pack up N.B.C. and back to the summit.
4th Leg - Hellroaring Loop
Head out Hellfire from the Connie's road and descend Slingshot to the start of the 'Glory Hole' road. Next, transition back to skins for a skin track up Glory Hole to the Hellfire road and a quick charge to the finish line located at the Summit. As James Brown says... UNNNGH!!!
Ascending ONLY Category
$15 Entry, Ascend ONLY (this category does not include a tshirt)
Course starts skiers right of Chair 1, in the main lift plaza. Course ascends directly up Toni Matt to the Summit of Big Mountain.
Stick around until the raffle at the awards ceremony for a chance to win great prizes!
FEES and REGISTRATION
Preregistration Fees – Click ‘Register Now’ above to preregister
$40 Race & $20 Recreation & $10 Ascent only- preregister online to save money (online preregistration closes at noon on 1/24)
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 1/10), goodie bag, and all racers have a strong likelihood of winning some swag at awards.
$550 Cash Purse including $50 to the First Racer to the Top of Toni Matt, and $200 to the winners of Mens and Womens race divisions! Plus you can win plenty of other great prizes from all of our sponsors!
Event Phone Number: 862.2910