The America’s Uphill is a longtime Aspen favorite that attracts hundreds of racers each year. The race brings together snowshoers, runners, Nordic skiers, telemark skiers, and Randonee skiers for a 2.5 mile and 3,000’+ vertical climb up Aspen Mountain. Click here for a video of the 2009 Uphill to get an idea of the race!
Race Packet and bib pick-up will be at the Ute Mountaineer Thursday (3/5/20) during regular store hours (9am-9pm) and Friday (3/06/20) 9am-4pm. You can also pick these up race morning from 6-6:45am in the Gondola Building at the base of Little Nell.
Timing chips are part of your bib, so please don’t lose your bib — we do not have replacement bibs for you. Your last chance to pick up your bib is race day morning from 6-6:45 am in the Gondola Building at the base of Little Nell.
The awards ceremony will begin at 9:15am inside the Sundeck Restaurant. Awards will be overall by gender, by team, and by age group and gender in a category. There is an extensive raffle.
$55 Pre-registration (includes full breakfast)
$65 Race Day Registration (includes full breakfast)
Pre-registration is available till 4 pm March 6 at the Ute Mountaineer. Online registration (credit card only) available at www.utemountaineer.com till 9am Mountain time March 6 . Please do not fax registrations.
Race Day Registration is available from 6-6:30am at the gondola building ticket office.
For online registration, click here.
To download a paper registration, click here. Paper registrations must be delivered to the Ute Mountaineer (210 S. Galena St, Aspen, CO 81611) with registration payment (check or cash) by 4pm, March 6th. Faxed registrations will not be accepted.
Cost includes BREAKFAST, pain, raffle, awards, and t-shirt.
This year’s race helps benefit the Aspen Center For Environmental Studies (ACES) Children’s Environmental Science Education programs. March is ACES’ Children’s Education Fund Drive Month. A portion of each registration will be donated plus you will have the option to give a little bit more to ACES when you register for the event. If you donate an additional $25 or more, receive a free 50th Anniversary ACES Buff.
T-shirts given out to the first 275 participants to pick up their goody bags.
The America’s Uphill begins at the base of Little Nell and climbs 3267 feet up the Aspen Mountain ski area finishing at the Sundeck Restaurant at an elevation of 11,212 feet. The course follows Little Nell to the Bell Mountain Chair and then up Bingo Slot to Spar Gulch. The long steep climb up Spar continues to the base of Ajax Express (Lift 3). From there, there’s a small reprieve on Tortilla Flats before the climb begins again in earnest. At this point, the race follows a maze of trails starting up Deer Park to Pussyfoot, Silverbell, and Easy Chair, finally topping out at the Sundeck. Inspection of the course prior to race day is recommended.
There is one aid station with fluids at the base of Lift 3.
2016: Overall Results | Results By Category | Results by Gender | Results by Team
2005: Overall Results
2004: Overall Results
2003: Overall Results
2002: Overall Results
2001: Overall Results