Short Course

The Short Course this year is presented by Ben & Jerry's and runs approximately 6km along the flat Stowe Recreation Path to Stowe High School. It is mainly for children ages 6 and up and their families, but also a great option for those who prefer to avoid the descent. Join us for this fun race, we know you will also enjoy the fun swag, prizes, ice cream and more, all supplied by Ben & Jerry's.

The start is a mass start at 8:30 am. All racers SHOULD ride the buses from the Stowe High School to the start and back. Two buses will leave the High School at 8:00 am. Non-racing parents can ride to the start if there is room on the bus.

Clothing is not shuttled from the start line of the Short Course back to the High School. Please wear on the bus what you plan to race in.  Do not overdress.

RACE RULES: A competitor must use the same skis for the entire course.  FIS rules apply to broken skis and poles: competitors must finish with one of the skis started upon and broken poles may be replaced at any point on the course.  Skating or Classical is allowed for all. When you are overtaken by another racer, you MUST give up the track by stepping ENTIRELY OUT OF THE WAY

Each racer must wear his/her bib in a visible fashion when crossing the finish line or a time will not be recorded.  Please do not go back on the course wearing your bib if you have already finished. If you are not going to finish, please report that to the finish line officials.

SHOWERS: Showers are available at Stowe High School until 3:00 pm.  Bring your own towel. The High School will be open until 4:00 pm at which time all personal belongings must be removed.

AWARDS: Awards for the short course are given out around 10:30am at the High School Cafeteria.  Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 racers in each category.  You must be present at the High School to claim your prize, we will not be mailing any items. Short course racers are welcome to attend the Long Course Awards Ceremony.

RACE RESULTS: Short course race results will be distributed at the awards ceremony.  Results will also he official race results will be posted on the web at or check out the Stowe Reporter.  No results will be mailed or will be handed out before the end of the awards ceremony.

BIB PICK UP: Racers can pick up their bib from 7:30am on the day of the race. Early bib pick up is available from 3-5pm on Saturday, February 25th at Stowe High School.

Final course route will be available at bib pick up.