Frisco Gold Rush

2017 Frisco Gold Rush-February 11 & 12

Join us for the 47th Annual Frisco Gold Rush. Gold Rush is the longest running Nordic event in Colorado, and consists of classic and skate races open to skiers of all ages and abilities. Gold Rush is where the past and present come together to celebrate our historical mining heritage and embrace our snowy Nordic culture.

Schedule of Events:

February 11

10:00 a.m. – CHSAA High School Races

6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. – Eat, Ski, and Be Merry

February 12

9:00 a.m. – 20k Skate Ski Start

9:30 a.m. – 10k Open (Classic & Skate Ski) Mass Start

10:00 a.m. – 5k Fun Ski (Classic & Skate Ski)

10:00 a.m. – Summit Skimo Sprint

Course Maps:

20k Skate

10k Open

5k Fun Ski-TBD

Race Registration:

Registration is now open! Click here to register online.

20k Skate

Adult Early Bird Registration (through December 31) $50

Adult Registration (January 1-January 31) $55

Adult Late Registration (February 1-February 11) $60

10k Open (Skate/Classic-Prizes for both disciplines)

Adult Early Bird Registration (through December 31)-$40

Adult Registration (January 1-January 31)-$45

Adult Late Registration (February 1-February 11)-$50

5k Fun Ski

Adult Early Bird (through December 31)-$30

Adult Registration (January 1-January 31)-$35

Adult Late Registration (February 1-February 11)-$40

*Youth rates will be a $10 discount on each for participants 18 and under.

Skimo Sprint

Registration – $30

Bib Pick-Up:

Bib pick-up will be available from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, February 11 at the Frisco Nordic Center.

Racer Gift:

All 20k, 10k, 5k and skimo racers will receive a Gold Rush commemorative Swix beanie.

Timing:  The 5k, 10k and 20k events will be chip timed by Maverick Sports.

Awards:   Overall: The top 3 male/female finishers in each race (10k classic, 10k skate and 20k) will receive a prize (overall winners are not eligible for age category prizes)

Age Category Winners: A prize will be given to the first place winner in each of the following age categories: 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

Post Race Party: The post race party will take place at the Frisco Nordic Center; light refreshments, awards and giveways will take place.

Racer Responsibility:  You are running this race at your own risk.  You will encounter mountain terrain.  You could encounter hazardous weather or wildlife during this race.  The race director reserves the right to cancel, delay or postpone the race due to inclement weather.  There are no refunds available.

Skiing with Music: If you choose to wear headphones during the race, we ask that you remove one ear bud.  It is important that all racers can hear what is going on around them.  Racers must be respectful of other trail users.

Beneficiary:  A portion of race proceeds go to the Summit Nordic Ski Club.

Contact Us:  For more information on this event, please contact Linsey Joyce, Recreation Programs Manager at or 970-668-9133.

Past results

2016 Citizen Results

2016 CHSAA Results