Aspen Cup Nordic Series


The Aspen Cup Nordic Series is a six-event race and recreational cross-country ski series held in the Aspen/Snowmass area that emphasizes FUN and fitness for all ages and abilities, racers and non-racers alike. The Ute Mountaineer in Aspen is the promoter for the Series.

Schedule (2019-20)

Open Schedule

Registration is at the Start/Finish of each event. Entry Fees are $15 for adults and $7 for juniors.

December 15, 2019, Sun. – Moore Loop Sprint Races – Two person teams, 3 laps each on a 1.5K loop. Moore Loop tracks, 10am Start. Registration at Start/Finish line.

January 5, 2020 Sun – Spring Gulch 10K Classic. 10am start at Spring Gulch tracks.

January 22, 2020 Wed. XC-Games Team Sprints: Night time skate race. 6pm. Two person team relays on 1K loop – 6K total. Kids Team relay on 1K loop – 2K Total.

February 9, 2020 Sun. – Owl Creek Chase 21K Classic & Skate-  Half points for skate race. From Snowmass XC Center to Aspen XC Center. City of Aspen organized event. Registration online, for more information, click here.

February 16, 2020 Sun.  – Ski for the Pass – 7K Classic. 10 am start. End of Hwy 82 at the winter closure gate on Independence Pass to Lincoln Creek Rd. Mass Start includes racers, families and children. Racing and Touring classes. Benefit for Independence Pass Foundation.

March 1, 2020 Sun. – 50th Annual Silverboom Race & BBQ –  ***LOCATION CHANGE*** 5/15K Skate. 10am Start , and a 1K Kiddie Boom race following main event. Registration morning of event at the Snowmass XC Center Aspen Cross Country Center (location changed) 8:30am-9:45am. Start/Finish in front of center. This is the final race of the Aspen Cup Race Series a six-event race series. There will an end of season BBQ and raffle after the races are done for all participants of the Aspen Cup Race Series. Aspen XC Center is located in the Pro Shop of the Aspen Public Golf Course. Call Snowmass Aspen Cross Country Center for more information (970)925-2145.

Click here for a video of the 2014 Silverboom


Open Results

2019 – 2020 Aspen Cup Nordic Series Race Results

2018 – 2019 Aspen Cup Nordic Series Race Results

2017 – 2018 Aspen Cup Nordic Series Race Results

2016 – 2017 Aspen Cup Nordic Series Race Results

2015 – 2016 Aspen Cup Nordic Series Race Results

2014 – 2015 Aspen Town Nordic Series Race Results


2013 – 2014 Aspen Town Nordic Series Race Results:

2012 – 2013 Aspen Town Nordic Series Race Results:

2011 – 2012 Aspen Town Nordic Series Race Results:

2010 – 2011 Aspen Town Nordic Series Race Results:

Scoring Guidelines

Open Details

Scoring: “Reverse starter scoring” will be used for each race. Points will be awarded based on the number of starters in the event. First place will be given the number of points equal that of the number of starters and so on down to last place finisher receiving one point. Eg., 20 starters equals 20 points for the first finisher and 1 point for the last finisher. Full points will be awarded for the longest race of that event, and shorter races will receive half points. Owl Creek Chase Classic Race receives full points / skate race receives half points.  Each event points total will be added to determine overall points. You can only receive points for one race per event – which will be defaulted to the longer event completed if more than one race is completed. To qualify for an overall place in the series an individual must compete in at least 3 races of any distance. Overall points will be used to determine overall place and age group/gender places. The single best overall combined male and female will have their names inscribed on the permanent Aspen Cup trophy. The top 3 age group/gender points leaders will receive customized medals at the end of the ski season. Age groups are 18 & Under, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50 -59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+.

Contact & Updates

Open Details

For Aspen Cross Country Center events contact Mark Kincheloe at 970-925-2145
For Snowmass Cross Country Center events contact Scott Nelson at 970-923-5700.

Email Updates

Race info, Waxing Recommendations and Results are sent out to the Nordic email listserve. To subscribe, send an email to: