2020 America’s Uphill

601 E Dean St, Aspen, CO 81611, USA


The 2020 America’s Uphill

March 7, 2020, 7am

Base of Aspen Mountain, Aspen, CO

New This Year!
FULL BREAKFAST at The Sundeck is included. 

Registration (Limited to 240 online registrants, 300 total registrations) $55
-Online registration (credit card only) available at www.utemountaineer.com till 9am Mountain time March 6.
-Paper form pre-registration ($55) must be received at the Ute Mountaineer by 4pm 3/6/20. Please do not fax registrations.
-Race Day Registration ($65) is available from 6-6:30am at the gondola building ticket office.

Cost includes FULL BREAKFAST at Sundeck, pain, raffle, and awards. Breakfast is new this year and will be your choice of either pancakes, bacon & hot drink or potatos, eggs, bacon & hot drink.

Gear Options

  • Open category (traction devices, running shoes, snowshoes, etc)
  • Track Skis (lightweight skating/classic cross country gear)
  • Telemark (full metal edged skis with a 3-pin, cable or NTN bindings)
  • Heavy Metal (alpine skis, randonee bindings, plastic boots)

Course DescriptionThe 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.

Aid Station
There is one aid station with fluids at the base of Lift 3.

Course Profile:

Race Packet & Bib PickupRace Packet and bib pick-up will be at the Ute Mountaineer Thursday (3/5/20) during regular store hours (11am-9pm) and Friday (3/6/20) 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 Chip Pickup
Timing chips are connected to your bib. There are no replacement bibs, so please do not lose your bib!

Awards/RaffleThe awards ceremony will begin at 9:am inside the Sundeck Restaurant. Awards will be overall by gender, by team, and by age group and gender in category. There is an extensive raffle.

Breakfast is included in the cost of your entry fee. It is possible to purchase an additional breakfast ($15) for a spectator if purchased by noon on March 8th. Breakfast is your choice of potatos, eggs, bacon & hot drink, or pancakes, bacon & hot drink. Breakfast is served 8-9:15 am.

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