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Gold Rush Nordic Races

52nd Annual Frisco Gold Rush

Back for 2023, join us for the 52nd 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.


Saturday, February 11, 2023


Frisco Nordic Center
616 Recreation Way
Frisco, CO 80443


2023 Registration Fees

Kids 1k Fun Ski

  • Youth (under 18) – $10

5k Skate Ski

  • Adult (18+) – $35
  • Youth (under 18) – $25

10k Skate OR Classic

  • Adult (18+) – $55
  • Youth (under 18) – $45

20k Skate Ski

  • Adult (18+) – $65
  • Youth (under 18) – $55

Racer Gift

All 5k, 10k, and 20k racers will receive a Frisco Toko Beanie. All racers will receive warm food after their race. Racers 21+ will receive one free beer.

2023 Start Times

Race options in 2023 included a 20k Skate Race, 10k Skate & Classic Races, 5k Skate Race, and a Kids 1k Fun Ski.

10:00am – 20k Skate Ski Race

10:15am – 10k Skate Ski Race

10:17am – 10k Classic Ski Race

11:30am – 5k Skate Ski Race

11:35am – Kids 1k Fun Ski

1:00pm – Award Ceremony

2023 Course Maps

the 2022 race courses are below, check back for 2023 race maps in early 2023.

Competitor Info


Events will be timed by Maverick Sports.

Racer Responsibility

You are participating in 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. Refunds are not 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.

Awards & Post Race Party

Post-race party will take place at the Frisco Nordic Center. All racers will receive warm food after their race. Racers 21+ will receive one free beer. The award ceremony will take place on the deck of the Nordic Center, following the races.

Race Results


View photos from the 50th Annual Frisco Gold Rush in 2020 shot by Joe Kusumoto here. Download photos for free with password: GoldRush2020.

Contact Us

For more information on this event, please email Grant McKay, Recreation Programs Coordinator or 970-418-0898.

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

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