Stowe Derby

Feb 24, 2013 | 8:30 am
Stowe Mountain Resort
5781 Mountain Road, Stowe, Vermont,

The Stowe Derby is one of the oldest and most unique ski races in North America.  It started in 1945 as a personal challenge between two amazing skiers – Austrian, Sepp Ruschp who was hired to come to America and head the new ski school at Stowe and Erling Strom, world famous mountaineer from Norway.  The challenge was the same as it is today – a race from the top of Mt. Mansfield, Vermont’s highest peak to the historic village of Stowe… The ultimate test of a skiers ability.  Ruschp was the winner of the first Stowe Derby.

Today, the race attracts over 900 competitors, ranging from NCAA Champions, to High School teams to recreational skiers. While the race can be very competitive at all levels, it is also a fun race and one sure to fire up the most adventurous of Nordic, or alpine skiers.
Over the course, participants ski through 20km of challenging terrain, racing down Mt. Mansfield’s Toll Road and along the entire length of the Stowe Recreation Path before reaching the finish in the village.  The course has a total vertical drop of over 2,600 feet.  The winners will complete the course in under 45 minutes, while recreational skiers can take a couple of hours to go the same distance.
$35 Short Course
$60 Long Course
$90 Derby Meister, 802 253 9216


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