UPDATED 6-17 WITH NEW INFORMATION AND TRAIL CONDITIONS!
SKIBOWL CLASSIC XC
The weather looks great for race-day. Expect temps in the 60s or 70s–and sun! The course has wet spots, but the snow is almost entirely gone, thanks to the one and only Petr Kakes and his crew. They did an incredible amount of work to clear and groom the course. The trails are prime!
“$40 Race Registration”
Day-of reg is also $40– post-race meal can be added for $10 (LIMITED number still available. Or there’s all the foods to buy in the Lodge and Gov’t Camp!)
Junior reg is just $10– same meal rules apply, pre-reg or day-of reg
Standard OBRA XC MTB categories apply
OBRA membership is required; annual or one-day OBRA licenses can be purchased at the race.
We’ll have product from Clif Bar and Stumptown Coffee Roasters to give away at registration pick-up.
Traditional, burly Skibowl cross country race course from days past and present! Heavy on the trails, plenty of climbing, and lots of descending. You’ll be doing some really rugged mountain biking!
More detailed course descriptions can be found below.
- Cat 1s/Pros race three unique laps (<~25mi or less) at 10am – Start line is at the Hurricane Bike shop below the Lodge;
- Cat 2s, two unique laps (<~19mi or less) at 10:05am – Start Line is also at the Hurricane Bike Shop;
- Junior Expert and Single-speed categories will race the Cat 2 course. (If you have questions about which course you will race, please contact Erik Tonkin by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by cell at 503-348-7211.) Here’s a note to single-speed bike racers: a racer can choose to race his or her category, too!
- Cat 3s, one lap (~9mi) at 10:15am – Starting at the Parking Lot.
Check obra.org for continued updates. Call Erik Tonkin at 503-233-9392 or email him at email@example.com.
Detailed Race course routes and notes:
Cat 1s/Pro – 10 AM
Lap 1 (start loop): START at The Hurricane Bike Shop Road to G’nar G’nar Trail (up) to Fire Hydrant Tr (down) to LAP/FINISH at Hurricane.
Lap 2: Joe’s Run (up) to Lake Road (left/east) to South Trail (right/east) to Multorpor Chair Lift area. Multorpor Loop counter-clockwise: Optimator Tr (down) to Powerline Tr (up) to East Summit Tr (left/west) back to Multorpor Chair Lift. (That is the reverse of how we race the Six Hours of Mt. Hood Skibowl.) Low Rd (straight/up) to High Rd (left/up) to Skyline Rd (right/up) to Sunrise Tr (right/down) to G’nar G’nar Tr (down) to LAP/FINISH.
Lap 3: Joe’s Run (up) to Lake Rd (left/east) to South Tr (right/east) to Multorpor Chair Lift. Multorpor Loop clockwise: East Summit Tr (straight/east) to Powerline Tr (right/down) to Optimator Tr (up) back to Multorpor Chair Lift. (That’s just like 6 Hours…) Low Rd (left/up) to High Rd (left/up) to Skyline Rd (right/up) to Sunrise Tr (right/down) to G’nar G’nar Tr (down) to FINISH. (Last year we climbed to the very top of Sunrise Tr and raced its “upper-section”. We don’t go that far up this year.)
Cat 2s – 10:05 AM
Lap 1: START at Hurricane Rd to Bridge (left/east) to South Tr (left/east) to Multorpor Chair Lift. Multorpor Loop counter-clockwise. (See above.) Low Rd (straight/up) to G’nar G’nar Tr (down) to LAP/FINSIH at Hurricane.
Lap 2: Joe’s Run (up) to Lake Rd (left/east) to South Tr (right/east) to Multorpor chair Lift. Multorpor Loop clockwise. (See above.) Low Rd (left/up) to G’nar G’nar Tr (down) to FINISH at Hurricane.
Cat 3s – 10:15 AM
Lap 1: START at Parking Lot (straight/east) to Cross Country Rd (right/south) to West Summit Tr (immediate-left/east) to Multorpor Chair Lift area. Multorpor Loop counter-clockwise: Optimator Tr (down) to Powerline Tr (up) to East Summit Tr (left/west) back to Multorpor Chair Lift. Low Rd (straight/up) to G’nar G’nar (down) to FINISH at Hurricane.
See a map of Mt. Hood Skibowl’s trails here:
The Mt. Hood Skibowl Adventure Park will be open to the public during the race. There shouldn’t be any real user conflict, but it’s wise to be watchful for all users. The lift will be open for downhill mountain biking by 11am.
Next year, we hope to host a 3-race “BIG XC” series. The first race would be Bear Springs Trap XC in late-April/early-May. The second would be Ski Bowl Classic in mid-June. The third venue is TBD but will be in late-July or early-August.