Bear Valley Cross Country will host the 39th Annual Bjornloppet XC Ski Race and Festival on March 10th and March 11th, 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. Additional fees will apply to attend the CSWG Dinner Party (Saturday) and CSWG Brew and Wine Fest and Awards Party (Sunday) at Bear Valley Mountain.
On Saturday, March 10th, the Freestyle (skate ski or stride) race begins at 10:30 a.m. and racers have a choice of participating in the 20K race or 10K Open Division race (CSWG athletes ages 70 & up must race in the 10K race). On Sunday, March 11th, 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 must race in one of the 5K races). Saturday’s race fees include the race, a t-shirt, the Bjornloppet awards party and lunch and CSWG medals; Sunday’s race fees include the race and Bjornloppet awards party with snacks and CSWG medals. Call Bear Valley Cross Country to receive an official Bjornloppet race registration form.
For more information, contact Bear Valley Cross Country at www.bearvalleyxc.com or 209-753-2834.