Ski for the Pass benefit set Sunday |

Ski for the Pass benefit set Sunday

ASPEN – The first Ski for the Pass benefit, a cross country race/tour on Independence Pass near Aspen, will take place Sunday.

Sponsored by the Independence Pass Foundation in cooperation with the Ute Mountaineer, Sunday’s Ski for the Pass will feature a 7-kilometer classic course.

The tour/race will begin at 10 a.m. at the winter closure gate on Highway 82 and will go to Lincoln Creek Road.

The event is part of the Aspen Cup Nordic Series. It is a fundraiser for the Independence Pass Foundation.

The event is open to all levels of classic nordic skiers.

The course is described as a gradual uphill covering 4.2 miles.

Four sets of classic tracks will be set. The course will not be groomed for skating.

Registration is available at the Ute Mountaineer during regular store hours.

Registration also will be available at the race start from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Sunday.

Entry fee is $15 for an individual, $30 for a family of parents and children and $7 for those under age 18.

One aid station on the route is planned.

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