Feb 28, 2021 at 10:00 AM

Ski, Snowshoe, and Fatbike to the Clouds

1 Mt. Washington Auto Road

Gorham NH, 03581

United States

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Entry Fee $35
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $55
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 10K

Type: Snowshoe

Participant Limit: 200

Course Map: Download Map

Starting Elevation: 1563

High Point: 3800

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 100%

First Year of the Event: 1996


This challenging event takes place at Great Glen Trails and the snow covered Mt. Washington Auto Road. Long referred to as “North America’s Toughest 10K”, the Ski, Shoe & Fatbike to the Clouds course has an average grade of 12% over the last 6K as you climb the final 2,200 vertical feet. While there will be competitors who are seeking to make or break a record, for others it is the ultimate way to personally test themselves in one of nature’s most spectacular environments. After covering 4k on the Nordic system, racers will have the Mt. Washington Auto Road to themselves as remarkable views of the Presidential Range and beyond reveal themselves – if you can look up from your oxygen deprived state. On race day, there will be a mass start of cross country skiers at 10 am, followed by the fatbike start at 10:05 am and snowshoers at 10:10 am. Ski, Shoe & Fatbike to the Clouds is considered a true freestyle event, there will not be separate classes for classic and skate skiing. This is NOT an event for inexperienced fatbikers, skiers or snowshoers!


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Past Event Dates

Held on Feb 28, 2021

Held on Mar 08, 2020

Held on Mar 03, 2019

Held on Mar 04, 2018

Held on Mar 05, 2017

Held on Mar 01, 2015

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