First of all, thanks to everyone for being patient – we wish you would register, but understand a lot of you want to see the course first.
Here is the lowdown. We’ve mapped the entirety of available trail without any trail crossings or use of the same trail twice. We have approximately 90 miles of total trail, don’t get alarmed yet…. and are going to be narrowing that down to between 75 – 80 miles as we’ve discussed all along. The vert seems to be about what we’ve thought, which is going to fall around 12,000′. Take a look at our google map page (link from the bottom of the course page on our site) and you’ll be able to see the course as it stands now. Our mapping guru is going to be banging on the files the next few days, so keep on eye on it.
Couple of things worth mentioning. We will be eliminating the Devo Downhill and Tour de Homes portion of the course from the Snow Park are a Deer Valley (this is good)! Additionally, we will not climb the maintenance road of Deer Valley to get to the top of Bald Mountain. I’m not going to say the climb is easier, because it is not, it is just must more pleasant to climb single track than a service road.
I will have a ton on the trail quality of the race in my next BLOG post, but I will say this, to have a race (point to point non-the-less) in which well over 90% of the course is on single track and you never lap/loop or use the same trail twice is pretty damn amazing. This is going to be a killer event!