XTERRA WINTER WORLDS FAQ
What’s the order for XTERRA Winter Worlds?
Bike, Snowshoe, Run, Ski
How do you plan on mountain biking in the snow?
Trails will be hardpacked and groomed for a few weeks prior to our arrival. Get the fattest tires you can and use really low pressure.
Can I use tires with spikes? What is recommended for tires?
Yes you can use spikes, but most do not. Best set-up (usually) are fattest tires you can buy. 2.5” wide and low pressure. Make sure you ask the pros, they will always share good info with you.
I’ve seen it called randonnee, ski mountaineering, and back country skiing. What is it?
All the above. Be prepared to climb and downhill in your skis. What it isn’t is cross country, Nordic or skate skiing. You’ll need skins to do the climbs.
What kind of ski’s should I be using?
Best if you had randonnee equipment and got into the sport. But if you don’t want to spend the money we advise you use something with hard edges to control yourself coming downhill.
How long do you think it’ll take the winners?
Winner should be in at 2 hours
How does the $10,000 prize purse breakdown?
Top 5 men and women breakdown like this: 1-$1,800, 2-$1,250, 3-$800, 4-$500, 5-$400. Plus, 6th place male ($300) and 7th place male ($200).
Do you have to be a pro to win the prize money?
Yes. Triathlon and cycling pros and Olympic athletes would qualify to race pro. If you’re not sure, write email@example.com and plead your case (present your credentials).
What do you think the weather will be like?
Cold. You’re at 7,000 feet at a ski resort in early March. Should be sunny and quite reasonable during the day. When the sun goes down, head for the bar.
Can I use any kind of snowshoe?
No. Snowshoes have a minimum size. See the rules and regs but they must be no smaller than 7” wide and 20” long. And you must have them on at all times.
Do you have any suggestions on what kind of ski, snowshoe, mountain bike, shoes we should use?
Run what you brung. This kind of event is 90% human, 10% equipment. That being said make sure your bike is prepared and spinning free. Snow pedaling is not easy.
Is there a place in Ogden where I can rent the equipment that I need to participate in these races?
Yes. Snowbasin's rental shop offers rentals on all the gear you'll need for our events call 801- 620-1120 for details or check out the rental shop's website. Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Daily
Biker's Edge is offering a special $65 bike rental event rate for bikes with a Friday pickup and Monday return (after 1 p.m.). To reserve a bike email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or call them direct at 801-544-5300.
Weber State University's Wilderness Recreation Center is offering XTERRA athletes their selection of rental equipment.
Can you wear a shoe with spikes?
What are the details on the snowboard race?
Pretty much every man or woman for themselves. Start at the top, start downhill, turn into the woods and hike it over to the next run and repeat a few times. It should be tons of fun and I have no idea if the snowboarder or really fit skier will win. It does pay $500 cash on the spot to the winning male and winning female so expect some biting and kicking goin on. Lift to start of the race is FREE to competitors wearing their race bib. Entrants also will receive an all-day lift ticket as part of their $30 registration fee.
Is there a host hotel?
Yes. The Ogden Marriott is the official host hotel of XTERRA Winter Worlds. They're offering a special XTERRA rate: USD $94 / night plus taxes (currently 11.9%) Single, double, triple, or quad occupancy. Call 1-800-627-7468 or 801-627-1190. Reservations should be made by: February 16, 2009. After this date the rate is offered at the discretion of the hotel.
Lakeside Resort Properties is the official condo accommodation of XTERRA Winter Worlds. There are special XTERRA athlete rates on an array of accommodations from 1 bedroom, 2 bath condos that sleep up to 4 people starting at $450 for three nights to 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath units that sleep up to 10 people for five nights starting at $1800. Call 866.745.3194 for reservations and a complete listing of available condos and rates. Be sure to mention XTERRA for our special rates. More info can be found at http://www.lakesideresortproperties.com.
Is there prize money for the ski mountaineering race?
Is there prize money for the snowshoe races?