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Nordic Holiday Race

Nordic Holiday Races at Yosemite

February 2016 - Details Coming Soon

Classic Race start 2007
Information below is from the 2014-2015 season. Details for this year's event are coming soon.

Annual Nordic Holiday Race

Badger Pass Ski Area celebrates cross-country skiing each year with the Nordic Holiday Race. This two-day event held every February includes an 18K classic, downhill telemark, and 38K free-style events. Whether you're a competitive cross-country skier or just someone who'd like to meet other cross-country skiers, stop by and join in the fun.

Registration: $40 registration fee for all three races includes 1/2-day lift ticket and evening awards party ($30 pre-registration by 2/6/2015)
Juniors - $30 race day ($20 pre-registration by 2/6/2015) 

Call (209) 372-8444 to pre-register.

2015 Nordic Holiday Race Information

Download the complete Nordic Holiday Race schedule and logistics information here.

Classic Race
A fun, friendly 18K classic race open to everyone with a prize for best costume.
Race Registration: 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Race Starts: 10:30 a.m.

Kids can race too!
For juniors (18 and under) we will offer a junior loop of approximately 10 km (to about Bridalveil Campground and back). Adults should accompany children under 10 years of age.

Amateur Telemark Race
Telemark through the gates for time. It's all downhill on this race, and the real goal is to have fun.
Register ahead of time with the Race Organizers.
Race starts: 1:00 p.m. on the NASTAR course. 

Glacier Point and Back "Freestyle" Race
38km skate race to spectacular Glacier Point and back!
Race Registration: 8 - 8:30 a.m.
Race Starts: 9:00 a.m.

Awards Parties
Awards parties are held Saturday and Sunday evening with a raffle on Saturday.

See Race Photos and Results for the Classic, telemark, and Skate races on the Far West Nordic site.