Sep 15, 2023 at 11:00 AM

The Rut – Lone Peak Vertical K

Big Sky MT,


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Entry Fee $35
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $110
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 1K, 20K

Type: Mountain

Participant Limit: 300

Starting Elevation: 7500

High Point: 11200

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

First Year of the Event: 2014


The Lone Peak Vertical Kilometer is part of The Rut race events held in Big Sky Resort, Montana, USA. True to mountain running tradition, the Lone Peak Vertical Kilometer is 5 km long with 1,000m vertical climb – all uphill. The summit of Lone Peak stands at 3,403m, the arrival point of the race. The first half of the course heads up the ski runs, the most direct route to the base of Bone Crusher and Alto ridge and the top of Swiftcurrent lift. The second half of the race along Bone Crusher ridge and Alto ridge to the summit is extremely steep & technical with sections of exposure and potential rockfall hazard. The perfect Vertical Kilometer. 20K new in 2023 will start at 11:30AM in waves.



Past Event Dates

Held on Sep 15, 2023

Held on Sep 02, 2022

Held on Sep 03, 2021

Held on Sep 04, 2020

Held on Aug 30, 2019

Held on Aug 31, 2018

Held on Sep 02, 2017

Held on Sep 02, 2016

Held on Sep 04, 2015

Held on Sep 02, 2014

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