Welcome to the hardest 3 Mile “run” you will ever complete. Over 1 Kilometer of elevation gain in just 5 Kilometers of distance. Painfully simple. After you get to the top you have front row seats to the magnificence of southwest Montana. From there we will give you a lift back down via the Lone Peak tram. From there, VK’ers will walk a little under a mile to the top of the Swiftcurrent lift, which they can download back to the Big Sky Resort base area. *The Lone Peak Vertical Kilometer is limited to 200 Runners. There will be NO WAIT LIST this year.
Men /Women VK
Runners will begin in the Big Sky Resort base area at an elevation of 7,534 ft. It is ALL uphill from there, gaining 3,632 ft., to the lofty summit of Lone Peak at 11,166 ft. in altitude. The first half of the course will head up the ski runs known as Huntley Hollow and Calamity Jane. The steep roads going straight up these runs will be the most direct route to the base of Bone Crusher and Alto ridge, and the top of Swiftcurrent lift. The second half of the race along Bone Crusher ridge and Alto ridge to the summit is EXTREMELY STEEP & TECHNICAL with sections of exposure and potential rockfall hazard. We will have safety personnel along the ridge keeping an eye out for runners and assessing any objective hazards, but the responsibility falls on you the race participant to be aware of your surroundings and other runners. This is a true mountain course so please treat it with the respect it deserves! Wave starts: This year there will be one mass start (no waves) for the VK.
Big Sky Resort
Big Sky Resort Road , 50 - Big Sky MT
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