Have a Competitive Spirit? Try the Audi Power of Four Race Series

2019 marks the 6th year of the Audi Power of Four Race Series. Rated as some of the most premier Aspen events, the series’ name is a tribute to the diverse and exciting terrain of the four Aspen Snowmass mountains featured in the races.  Whether you’re an elite or recreational athlete, the Audi Power of Four Race Series taps your competitive spirit, your endurance, and your skills.

The 3 race events in the series occur throughout the year. The series starts with the Power of Four Ski Mountaineering Race, followed by the Power of Four Trail Run, and concludes with the Power of Four Mountain Bike Race.

The Power of Four Ski Mountaineering Race

This grueling challenge across 24 miles and over 10,000 vertical feet is usually held in late winter. Teams of two race across all 4 area mountains, starting in Snowmass Village, then traversing to West Buttermilk and moving on to Aspen Highlands. The final leg has teams skiing to Aspen Mountain and finishing in Gondola Plaza. More than 250 athletes compete in the event, which is now designated a national championship by the United States Ski Mountaineering Association.

The Power of Four Trail Run

Mid-summer features the trail run and race, with the signature event a 50K Ultra that is part of the Skyrunner USA Extreme race series. Runners cover the four Aspen Snowmass mountains using single track and dirt roads. Participants in the 50K race score points that build their overall rankings and improve their eligibility for prizes. Runners can also choose a 25K race on the Government Trail that crosses the Buttermilk and Snowmass mountains or a 10K race on Snowmass.

Toward the end of summer, mountain bikers gather in Aspen to race across 25 or 50 miles with 10,000 feet of ascent on high-quality single-track trails in the Snowmass mountains. New in the 2019 race are 3 divisions:

  • 50 Mile Solo Racer
  • 50 Mile Team of 2 (each racer does a 25-mile lap)
  • 25 Mile Solo Racer

The Power of Four Triple Crown

Athletes who participate and finish all 3 races are eligible for Triple Crown awards. The total finishing time for the 3 races determines winners. The best times among both men and women will earn bragging rights and the following prizes:

  • Top Ranked Time – $1500
  • 2nd Ranked Time – $700
  • 3rd Ranked Time – $300

If you plan to attend or participate in any or all the Audi Power of Four Races, check with us to find your Aspen vacation rental. Our team of responsive experts will make sure you enjoy your stay in beautiful Aspen!

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