Devil’s Thumb Ranch and the Winter Park & Fraser Chamber are excited to announce the Second Annual Stagecoach Classic!
This “off the map” 30km/15km classic only cross-country ski race and tour will start at Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa, traverse through the former Idlewild Ski Area and finish in classic Winter Park style with a post-race party.
Whether you are a serious nordic skier and racer, an old-school tourist, or anywhere in between, the Stagecoach Classic is a unique chance to experience a trek from Devil’s Thumb Ranch, through the old Idlewild Ski Area, to Hideaway Park in downtown Winter Park. In the past, the Idlewild trail system connected to Devil’s Thumb Ranch, connecting Tabernash, Fraser, and Winter Park and is still remembered by skiers as one of the best nordic areas in Colorado. This is a rare chance to ski such a beautiful, “off the map” course. Plus, it’s an exclusive opportunity as this will be the only time this winter that this trail system will be connected and groomed for skier access! A portion of the race and tour proceeds will go towards the Colorado Headwaters Chapter of Trout Unlimited to protect and preserve the endangered Fraser River. Post-race events will include lunch, a beer garden and live music in Hideaway Park.