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Master of the Mass

Master of the Mass, is a four-stage, three-day mountain biking race in Snowmass hosted July 12-14, 2013. This Enduro Mountain Bike Race includes a variety of terrain including a chainless downhill, cross-country, downhill and super-downhill stages. The ultimate challenge – all racers must choose one bike to race on for all disciplines. Parties and events will surround the weekend of mountain biking in one of the most beautiful settings in the Rockies.

Snowmass Village is one of the only places in Colorado with a trail system that has over 4,000 vertical feet of continuous, descending terrain from the top of a chairlift. Unlike any other race, riders will tackle more than 8,000 vertical feet of descending terrain in the four-stage race. Shock Top Belgian White will raffle off a 2013 Yeti mountain bike at the conclusion of the race! The only way to win is by registering. All race participants will be automatically entered and must be present to win. There are five competitive divisions: Pro Male, Pro Female, Amateur Male, Amateur Femail and Junior, with a $3,000 prize purse for the top finishing pros.


Friday, July 12, 4 pm – Super-Downhill (Time Trial)
The crown jewel of the race is the first stage with a drop of more than 3,500 feet over 8.5 miles from the top of Elk Camp Chair all the way to the rodeo parking lot. There is not a longer lift served descent in the United States. The course will feature Vapor, Government, Anaerobic Nightmare and Highline trails. 

Saturday, July 13, 9 am – Cross-Country Race (Mass Start)
Beginning at the top of the Elk Camp Gondola this ride will incorporate the best Cross-Country trails Snowmass has to offer including: Easy Rider, Government (West to East), Village Bound and Cross Mountain. The ride will finish with a ride down Valhalla (the new Gravity Logic trail) and finish in Snowmass Base Village. The cross-country course has approximately 1,000’ vertical of climbing and 2,300' descent over 9 miles. Click here for a link to the GPS of Stage 2 

Saturday, July 13, 4 pm – Chainless Downhill (Time Trial)
Begin at the top of Elk Camp Gondola and descend down the new Valhalla Trail and finish in Base Village. A DJ, drinks and party will continue in Snowmass Base Village.

Sunday, July 14, 11 am – Downhill (Time Trial)
Each racer will have one run down Snowmass’ famed Pro Downhill course accessed from the top of the Village Express chairlift and finish in Base Village. Practice for the downhill will start at 9 am. An award ceremony and closing party will follow at 1 pm in Snowmass Base Village.

*photo by Seth Beckton