Don’t worry, there’s still plenty of time to train. Aspen Skiing Co. announced its Power of Four Mountaineering race for March 1, a cross-country race on skis which ascends and descends the resort’s four mountains: Snowmass, Buttermilk, Aspen Highlands and Aspen Mountain. The full race covers 12,000 feet of vertical gain over 25 miles; the recreational division, which summits just two mountains, still includes 8,000 feet of vertical and 15 miles. Participant use AT or tele gear to climb uphill, and then ski downhill.
For more information or to register, visit Aspen/Snowmass.