Each course will be 100% on dirt with almost all single track trail or off trail, with very little jeep road.
1. Marathon 1st Loop and Entire Half Marathon: The Marathon and Half Marathon start with a cross country climb of Sergeant's Mountain, just north of the Resort Area, before traversing the connecting granite alpine ridge back to the Ski Area. Both races enjoy a long, flowing descent of Lakeview Vista Trail (water station here), Growler and Black Bear trails to get back to the start area. Half Marathoners finish here.
2. Marathoner 2nd Loop and Entire 10K race: Begin the second loop, heading north from the Resort area on the same trails and jeep road used to begin the first loop. At 6400' feet, break right onto an ancient, steep lift maintenance/access trail (aka Rocky Road on old maps) that is very rugged. Climb through several switchbacks and emerge onto the top of the resort at the Bluebird Chairlift. GO LEFT/North and descend the black diamond bike trail called Hidden Valley to the start area.
3. Marathon 3rd Loop. We will climb the 5+ mile Elk Trail on beautiful singletrack to the top of the resort, then bomb down the final descent using a combination of the Cat Track and the ultra steep Zorro Trail taking the Growler Connector to get back to the finishing area.