Inferno race returns to Aspen Highlands |

Inferno race returns to Aspen Highlands

Staff report
The Aspen Times
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN – The 12th annual Inferno, and uphill/downhill race in the Highland Bowl, returns Saturday.

Competitors in male, female and junior divisions will take off from the Aspen Highlands Ski Patrol Monument, just below the top of the Deep Temerity chairlift, at 10 a.m. From there, they will follow an amended course: from Mousetrap to Highland Peak, down G-6 through the G-8 area of the bowl to the finish on Bear Hollow Road, at the base of Deep Temerity. All told, racers will climb 840 feet and descend 2,512.

Interested participants must be at the top of the Loge Peak lift by 9:45 a.m. for a pre-race briefing before the single mass start. Racers are required to wear helmets and leashes or brakes on their skis and snowboards.

Sign up currently is under way at the Aspen Highlands Guest Services booth at the base of the mountain daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $15 and includes a T-shirt and entrance to the post-race party at Highlands Pizza Co. Race-day registration will be available until 9 a.m.

Racer lift tickets are available for $59, plus a $5 media deposit, and participants will be able to store gear in a secure area near the finish. For more information, call 970-544-3011.

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