The Five Peaks
Presented by CAMP, is North America's highest ski mountaineering race in the Ten Mile Range near Breckenridge Ski Resort.
Saturday: Mar 10 - Mar 10
Breckenridge Ski Resort - The 5 Peaks
America's Highest Ski Mountaineering Race

The Five Peaks

So you’ve skied all the Peaks of Breckenridge in one day, gotten an EpicMix Pin and bragging rights. Now imagine climbing each one – before you ski down. In its fourth season, the Five Peaks race is part of the rising popularity of ski mountaineering. Known as America’s longest ski mountaineering race, teams of two compete in the short and long courses, skinning, boot packing and skiing over the high-elevation peaks of the Ten Mile Range.

The long course gains 8,000 vertical feet over the ascent and descent of Peaks 10, 9, 8, 7 and 6. The short course, not to be underrated, climbs an impressive 6,000 feet over Peaks 9, 8 and 7.

Teams are made up of two competitors, who must enter and depart all transition areas together and finish together. This format comes from the European races, where terrain is much more extreme and your partner is a vital part of your safety.

If you're interested in racing The Five Peaks, but have never raced a ski mountaineering race, it is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED that you race at least one of the COSMIC events in Colorado or any of the USSMA events listed. Can't make it to one of those events?  Then we STRONGLY RECOMMEND you race the Short Course!

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