Al Johnson Memorial Uphill/Downhill Telemark Ski Race


Al Johnson Memorial Uphill/Downhill Race

The Al Johnson Memorial Uphill Downhill Telemark Ski Race popularity continues to grow. The race is named after a tough 19th century mailman who delivered mail in remote mining camps in Crested Butte. The race welcomes and encourages participants and viewers to wear costumes to add to the racing fun. Read More

  • A telemark ski race held every March.
  • The race was named for an old time mail carrier who traveled from mining town to town.
  • Costumes and rough terrain make this competition a Crested Butte highlight!

Overview: The Uphill Downhill Race features hundreds of costumed racers who travel up 600 vertical feet to the summit of the North Face and then descend down double black diamond trails to the finish. The race is more about fun than hard core competition, though the route sends racers up and down rugged terrain. After the ascent along the access road, the skiers race down Hard Slab, Old Pro, Last Steep and finally finish on East River's Black Eagle Run.

When: March 18th, 2018

Where: The race begins at the North Face lift of Crested Butte Resort

Cost: Race entry fees do apply. Pre registration is encouraged as well.

Details: You can register the day of the race, however pre registration is encouraged. This is a non-profit event with all proceeds going to local charities. you will be competing against over 200 racers in mens and womens race categories as well as a Tag Team Fun Race. Join us for raffle and awards party around 4pm at Butte 66.

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