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Welcome to the
Yukon Ski Marathon

Important Information

The Marathon: March 2nd, 2019


The Yukon Ski Marathon is an annual long-distance ski race based in Whitehorse, Yukon. A unique, point to point course links together trails in the Whitehorse valley from Mount Lorne to Mount McIntyre. The course is easy enough that most skiers can complete it, though the distances are long. The goal is for people to challenge themselves and experience the landscape around Whitehorse in a new way.

The Course

There will be two distances, 30km and 50km. Both courses have a single, self-seeded mass start. Classic and Skate technique are both permitted; trails will be groomed by Pisten Bully and Sherpa, though a classic track will not be set for the first 10km of the 50km course due to narrow sections of trail. The trail will not be closed to the public on race day, so be aware of other trail users. Skiers participating in the 50km race will be required to take their skis off and cross the Mt. Sima road; immediately following this the trail may be rough for 1km. There will be 4 feed stations for the 50km course and 2 for the 30km course. If you are unsure of your ability bring extra food, water, clothing and/or wax to support yourself between feed stations.

Logistics

50km race

Bibs are to be picked up at the Mount McIntyre wax room from 8am-8:45am. Unless you choose to opt out and arrange your own shuttle, there will be buses that depart at 9am from the Mount McIntyre chalet (finish point) to Mount Lorne. Your warmup clothes and extra gear will be shuttled back to the finish for you. The race will start at 10am. There will be time cutoffs at two points on the course. Skiers must make it to Mt. Sima by 2:30pm and Harvey’s Hut by 4:00pm. Skiers will be allowed to continue if they do not make the time cutoff, but they will not be in the race.

30km race

Bibs are to be picked up at the Mount McIntyre wax room from 8am-10:30am. Unless you choose to opt out and arrange your own shuttle, there will be buses that depart at 10:45am from the Mount McIntyre chalet (finish point) to Mary Lake. Your warmup clothes and extra gear will be shuttled back to the finish for you. The race will start at 11:30am. There will be time cutoffs at two points on the course. Skiers must make it to Mt. Sima by 2:30pm and Harvey’s Hut by 4:00pm. Skiers will be allowed to continue if they do not make the time cutoff, but they will not be in the race.

Food and Awards

There will be hot food for all participants and awards upstairs at Mount McIntyre shortly after the race is complete. Awards will be given to the top 3 male and female finishers in the 50km and 30km races, and for the top 3 male and female youth who complete the 30km race. Awards will take place between 3pm and 4pm. Food will be available to all participants and volunteers until 6pm

Registration

Jan. 15 – registration opens online through zone4.ca - $50 race fee for either 50 km or 30 km.

Feb 25th – early bird registration closes – fees increase to $75 for both distances

March 4th – all registration closes: $20 change fee for all registration changes after March 4th.

f the temperature is below -25 on the morning of race day, the event will be modified without refunds. The shuttle will still take skiers to the start if they like. The event will not be timed. Skiers will be offered the option to ski the course at their own risk and discretion. Aid stations and ski patrol will still be in place. There will be mandatory gear that each skier must bring with them (e.g. extra jacket, cell phone, fire starter). Food and awards after will happen as planned..

Yukon Ski Marathon Race Course.
 

Course Profile.
Click on the link below to see the course profile.

Fun Facts.
50
Kilometres
189
Participants in 2017
200
Cups of Hot Chocolate Consumed
4
Aid stations