Nordic Valley 7k presented by Trail Manners

This unique event will be “likely” run on snow up the grinding slopes of the ski resort and then down the magical Winter Wonderland of Pine Creek Canyon and then back to the resort’s base facility where runners will be greeted by Hot Chocolate.
The Course
Runners will grind up the wintery slopes of Nordic Valley for 1.2 miles and climb 1,000 feet before entering the rolling downhill of the forested fairyland of Pine Creek Canyon. After enjoying 2 miles of Pine Creek canyon runners will return to the the Nordic Valley Slopes. The course will be marker with ribbon, course signs, and we will have course marshals assisting at confusing intersections. The race begins at 8am which is one hour before the ski resort opens. We anticipate all runners to be at the top of the mountain and entering Pine Creek Canyon before the chair lifts open. When the runners return to the ski slopes there will be a good chance that skiers/snowboarders will be on the slopes at the same time. To minimize the risk we will ask runners to stay to the side of the ski run.
Winter Running
It’s not often you get to participate in an actual winter trail race where there’s snow on the ground the entire time, that’s one of the unique things about the Nordic Valley 7k! To minimize foot slippage we recommend that you wear microspikes.  Booth Kahtoola and Yaktrax make awesome spikes that just slip over your normal running shoes.
Race Details

  • Date: December 15th, 2018
  • Start Time: 8:00am
  • Start Location: Nordic Valley – 3567 Nordic Valley Way, Eden, UT 84310
  • Distance: 7k or 4.7 miles to be exact
  • Elevation Gain: 1,200 feet
  • Entry Fee: $35, sign up through Ultra Signup
  • Swag: Shirt, finishers medal, sponsor giveaways, maybe a raffle
  • Email questions to: [email protected]