40th Annual Bjornloppet XC Ski Race Weekend and California Senior Winter Games Join Forces in March!

Bjornloppet-2013-poster-webBear Valley Cross Country will host the 40th Annual Bjornloppet XC Ski Race and Festival on March 9th and March 10th, 2012. This is one of the longest running ski races in the west and it is open to all ages.  In addition, the California Senior Winter Games (CSWG) will be held the same weekend in Bear Valley. Bjornloppet racers ages 50 and up will automatically have their Bjornloppet race times entered in the CSWG Nordic Race Results for the California Senior Winter Games gold, silver and bronze medals.

On Saturday, March 9th, the Freestyle (skate ski or stride) race begins at 10:30 a.m. and racers have a choice of participating in the 20K race, the 10K Open Division race, or the 5K Junior race (CSWG athletes ages 70 & up race in the 10K race). On Sunday, March 10th, the race begins at 10:00 a.m. (don’t forget Daylight Savings Time begins—spring forward!) and racers can compete in the 10K or 5K Classic (stride only) or Snowshoe race (CSWG athletes ages 70 & up race in one of the 5K races). Saturday’s race fees include the race, a t-shirt, the Bjornloppet awards party with lunch and Bjornloppet and CSWG medals; Sunday’s race fees include the race and Bjornloppet awards party with snacks and Bjornloppet and CSWG medals. For an official Bjornloppet race registration form, visit our Events page at

For more information, contact Bear Valley Cross Country at 209-753-2834 or