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January 19

Ward Mountain Recreation Area, North Trailhead

Snow is unpredictable in Ely, Nevada and therefore we have expanded the Bristlecone Birkebeiner to include more than only cross-country skiing.  We now have a greater variety of snow and no snow events!

Bristlecone Birkebeiner

Snow Events:

Long Course Cross-Country Ski - $25

Birkebeiner Loop (~6.6 kilo)

Race start - X am

Short Course Cross Country Ski - $20

Connector Trail to Birkebeiner Loop (~2.5 kilo) 

Race start - X am

Kids Cross Country Ski - $10

Out & Back on Connector Trail (~1.2 kilo) 

Race start - X am

Snowshoe - $

Route 

Race start - X am

Fat Tire Bike - $

Route

Race start - X am

No/Light Snow Events:

Long Course Trail Run - $25

Birkebeiner Loop (~6.6 kilo)

Race start - X am

Short Course Trail Run - $20

Connector Trail to Birkebeiner Loop (~2.5 kilo)

Race start - X am

Kids Trail Run - $10

Out & Back on Connector Trail (~1.2 kilo)

Race start - X am

Mountain or Fat Tire Bike - $

Route

Race start - X am

Determination of snow or no snow events will be made the morning of January 19th.  In the past, there has been no snow until the night before or the morning of the event! If you register for a snow or no snow event, and the weather did not cooperate in your favor, you will be reimbursed (minus the transaction fee).  Please email us at elyoutdoorenthusiasts@gmail.com one week post-event to get your refund.  Requests past one week will not be honored.

Event Details:

  • All routes will go counter-clockwise on trails.
  • There will only be a water aid station at the start/finish line.  There will be no other aid stations on the course.
  • There will be an EMT at the finish line for any unexpected emergencies.
  • No pets are allowed on the course.
  • This is a chip-timed event.  Chips are reusable and must be returned to Ely Outdoor Enthusiasts.
  • Courses will be marked with signs or flagging approximately every quarter mile or where there is a bend, turn, or area of possible confusion. 
  • Awards ....
  • This is our first year offerig multiple events.  Please be patient as we work out the kinks to make next years' event even better!
P.O. Box 151162 Ely NV 89315