PINEDALE, Wyo. — The Pinedale Aquatic Center is proud to announce the 3rd annual Pinedale Stampede Nordic Ski Race.
The event will take place on Saturday, Feb. 19 and Sunday, Feb. 20 at the amazing nordic trail system near White Pine Ski Area. This year’s race will feature a freestyle race on Saturday and a classic race on Sunday, with distances for beginners, intermediate and advanced skiers as well as a youth ski scramble on Saturday.
Pinedale is happy to bring another competitive race to Pinedale. The Sublette County Rec Board, in cooperation with the United States Forest Service, grooms many miles of wonderful trails around the White Pine Ski Area and Kelly Park. These are free for use to the public and are located just ten miles from Pinedale.
This year’s ski race will feature a 6k race for recreational skiers, plus 11k and 22k races that climb and wind through the trees, offering a good challenge to advanced skiers. Registration is open now. All competitors will receive swag from great local sponsors, including the Great Outdoor Shop, Nested West, and Wind River Brewing Company, as well as the chance to win prizes! In addition to the competitive races, there will also be a free scramble race for youth ages 11 and under.
Parking for the race will be at the White Pine Ski Area in the foothills of the Wind River Range. White Pine is a wonderful, family-friendly resort and a great way to spend an additional day in Pinedale. In addition, there are fat-bike and pet-friendly trails in the Kelly Park ski system south of White Pine. The event is being run by the Pinedale Aquatic Center, a fantastic recreation center in Pinedale that features two pools, a water slide, and a climbing wall among other amenities. Racers will get free admission to the center on the day before and the day of the race and are encouraged to bring their families to enjoy all that Pinedale has to offer.
Register now at https://www.pinedaleaquatic.com/stampede.