First Annual Sun Valley Nordic Festival

Sun Valley Nordic Festival

The Sun Valley Nordic Festival is a week filled with nordic skiing, demonstrations, races, seminars, and activities all culminating with the Boulder Mountain Tour.

Come to Nordic Town, U.S.A.
for the Week of January 30, to February 7th, 2010
See what the fun is all about!

Check out the event list and more details on

Sun Valley Nordic Sprint Races

FIS regulation sprints on the White Cloud trail system at Sun Valley Nordic. 9am registration at Sun Valley Nordic Center. CASH PURSE!

The format:

9am – registration (day-of only)
10am – sprint qualifiers on 1.5 K White Cloud loop (most likely)
Top 30 men and women advance (if we have that many)

NOON 5k Snowshoe Race

1pm – Quarterfinal heats Sprints w/Snowshoe Race awards on site
2:30 – Semifinal heats
3:00 – Final heats (men and women)
3:30 – Awards (CASH PURSE)
4pm – Done

Boulder Prep Tips and Technique clinics

Join Sun Valley Nordic instructors, Olympians and Sun Valley Ski Education skiers for a day of tips and pointers specific to skiing the Boulder Mountain Tour. Skate technique only.
Session 1 – 10am start – covering skate technique, efficiency, V2 and V2+ focus). Followed by a lunch break.
Session 2 – 1pm start – focusing on starts, corners, feeds, nutrition…the easily overlooked details). Participants will be given reasonable rates on clinics (TBD).

Sun Valley 5K Snowshoe Challenge

Instead of skiing during your lunch hour, come join in the fun of the first annual Sun Valley 5K Snowshoe Challenge!
A noon hour fun run snowshoe event utilizing the varied terrain of the White Cloud Nine golf course. Runners will be confronted with groomed trail,  packed snowshoe single track, and sections of crosscountry travel. Awards will be given to the top male and top female followed by a raffle for all entrants. After the race, enjoy a lunch at the Nordic Center restaurant and cheer on the finalists in the Nordic Sprint Races.

WHEN: February 3, 2010

WHERE: Sun Valley Nordic Center, White Cloud Trails

ENTRY FEE: Early registration: December 1, 2009 – midnight February 2, 2010 – $15.00. Race day registration – $25.00

REGISTRATION: Register at December 1, 2009 – midnight February 2, 2010. Race day registration will be available from 9am-11:30am. Prices go up on race day! A snail mail form is available at

Atlas Snowshoes Available: We will have a limited number of Atlas Snowshoes available for use, free of charge. They will be issued first come – first served during racer check-in. Of course,  you may use your own and any size. We are not placing restrictions on snowshoe dimensions.
Runner check – in: All runners must check-in on race morning, prior to 11:45am to sign a release waiver and pick up your bib.

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Sun Valley Nordic Festival