• Fat Tire Bike - 5.0 miles - Adult
  • Long Course Ski - 4.1 miles - Long Course Ski
  • Short Course Ski - 1.5 miles - Individual Short Ski
  • Snowshoe - 1.5 miles - Snowshoe Short Course
  • Kids Course - 1 mile - Kids Course


The Bristlecone Birkebeiner Winter Fest is a cross-country ski, snowshoe, and fat tire bike race. It was historically a cross country ski event held outside of Ely, Nevada on Ward Mountain Recreational Area (North Trailhead) throughout the 1980's. Today, multiple types of snow events provide for all skill levels with a short course (1.5 miles), long course (4.1 miles), and kid's race (<1 mile). The rolling hills and tree-lined course is fun for the novice and expert alike.
If snow conditions are insufficent for a ski race on, we will hold a foot trail and fat tire/mountain bike races instead.

Event details and schedule

8:00am - Onsite Checkin and Registration

9:00am - Long Course X-Country Ski 

9:10am - Short Course X-Country Ski

9:30am - Fat Tire Bike

9:30am - Snowshoe (directly after fat bike)

10:30am - Kids X-Country Ski

Organised by

Ely Outdoor Enthusiasts

PO Box 151162, Ely

Phone: 775-233-4798

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