In another gorgeous part of the Wasatch Range just south of Salt Lake City, Utah lies Snowbird Ski Resort, home to a great new trail race on August 29th that is perfectly suited to prepare runners for XTERRA Trail Run Nationals.
“There is new single track to Hidden Peak at the top of Snowbird Tram,” explained organizer Mitt Stewart, who also produces the Wasatch Trail Run Series. “Its seven miles with 3,000-feet of elevation gain on one of the best and most beautiful trails in the Wasatch Range and perfect for running in that the pitch is never too steep.”
After finishing, participants ride the Snowbird Tram back down to the base where Oktoberfest festivities along with Awards ceremony will occur.
There are also 10K and 5K trail race options that weave thru aspen and spruce tree forests providing beautiful views of Little Cottonwood Canyon as well as views of the Salt Lake Valley. The 10K loop has about 1,000-feet worth of elevation gain and the 5K loop about 600-feet.
Learn more at http://runontrails.com/XTERRASnowbird.php