Registration for the Zions Bank Boulder Mountain Tour opens Saturday, July 15.
The annual cross-country ski race will observe its 51st running on Saturday, February 3, 2024. Capping field sizes at 800 skiers in the Full Boulder and 250 in the Half, the event was fully subscribed in 2023, selling out well before winter began.
Starting at Senate Meadows, near Galena Lodge, the race winds its way 34 kilometers down the Harriman Trail in the Sawtooth National Forest to the finish line across from SNRA Headquarters. The 15k Charley Course Half Boulder begins at Baker Creek. There are three aid stations on-course and one at the finish line.
Entry fee includes official 2024 BMT SWIX race hat, 51st anniversary souvenir racing bib, race bag, event program, sponsored goods, a raffle ticket, race shuttles, post-race and on-course food and beverages, awards party, plus the opportunity to win amazing prizes from our incredible event sponsors.
The event is open to skiers of all ages and abilities. Primarily a skate-skiing race, tracks are also set for classic skiers. To address concerns regarding crowding at the Half start, organizers next year will push back the start time and break up the skiers into two waves, allowing for smoother integration between skiers already on-course and racers starting the Half.
Last year’s champions were Peter Wolter of Hailey and the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation Gold Team in 1:17.55 and Hannah Rudd of the Bridger Ski Foundation Pro Team in 1:26.27.
With 25 racers, the 2023 Boulder had the largest field of para skiers in its history. Six-time U.S. Paralympian Aaron Pike won the Full Boulder in 1:46.35, and fellow U.S. team member and gold medalist Kendall Gretsch took the women’s title in 2:06.19.
For the 10th consecutive year, Zions Bank is the event’s title sponsor. Blaine County Recreation District provides course grooming, and Sun Valley Ski Education heads up the starting areas. On-course support is supplied by Galena Backcountry Ski Patrol. Aid stations are operated by volunteers from the Sun Valley Suns, Sun Valley Community School, and Wood River Pickleball. Galena Lodge provides soup, sweets, and sustenance at the finish line. More than 300 volunteers step up yearly to make the BMT a not-to-be-missed highlight of the winter season.
To register, please click here.