Event Date:

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Start/End Location:

Base of Aspen Mountain to the Sundeck

Online Registration Closes:

March 6

Presented By:

City of Aspen & Ute Mountaineer

America's Uphill Challenging all racers for a grueling hill-climb

*COVID makes event planning complicated. If the current Pitkin County Public Health orders change, this event could be cancelled. Thank you for your understanding


The America’s Uphill is a longtime Aspen favorite that attracts hundreds of racers each year. The race brings together snowshoers, runners, Nordic skiers, telemark skiers, and Randonee skiers for a 2.5 mile and 3,000’+ vertical climb up Aspen Mountain. Click here for a video of the 2009 Uphill to get an idea of the race!

Race Day Info

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Race Packet & Bib Pickup

Race Packet and bib pick-up will be at the Ute Mountaineer Thursday (3/5/20) during regular store hours (9am-9pm) and Friday (3/06/20) 9am-4pm. You can also pick these up race morning from 6-6:45am in the Gondola Building at the base of Little Nell.

Timing Chip Pickup

Timing chips will be on your race bib. Please do not lose or misplace your bib.

Your last chance to pick up your bib and timing chip is race day morning from 6-6:45 am in the Gondola Building at the base of Little Nell.


The awards ceremony will begin at 9:15am inside the Sundeck Restaurant. Awards will be overall by gender, by team, and by age group and gender in a category. There is an extensive raffle.

EVENT INFORMATION All you need to know.


$55 Pre-registration (includes full breakfast)
$65 Race Day Registration (includes full breakfast)


Pre-registration is available till 4 pm March 6 at the Ute Mountaineer. Online registration (credit card only) available at www.utemountaineer.com until 9am Mountain time March 6 . Please do not fax registrations.
Race Day Registration is available from 6-6:30am at the gondola building ticket office.

For online registration, click here.

To download a paper registration, click here.  Paper registrations must be delivered to the Ute Mountaineer (210 S. Galena St, Aspen, CO 81611) with registration payment (check or cash) by 4pm, March 6th. Faxed registrations will not be accepted.

Cost includes BREAKFAST, pain, raffle, awards, and t-shirt.

T-shirts given out to the first 275 participants to pick up their goody bags.

Gear Options

  • Open category (traction devices, running shoes, snowshoes, etc)
  • Track Skis (lightweight skating/classic cross country gear)
  • Telemark (full metal edged skis with a 3-pin, cable or NTN bindings)
  • Heavy Metal (alpine skis, randonee bindings, plastic boots)

Course DescriptionAmUphillApplication-New09.pub

The America’s Uphill begins at the base of Little Nell and climbs 3267 feet up the Aspen Mountain ski area finishing at the Sundeck Restaurant at an elevation of 11,212 feet. The course follows Little Nell to the Bell Mountain Chair and then up Bingo Slot to Spar Gulch. The long steep climb up Spar continues to the base of Ajax Express (Lift 3). From there, there’s a small reprieve on Tortilla Flats before the climb begins again in earnest. At this point, the race follows a maze of trails starting up Deer Park to Pussyfoot, Silverbell, and Easy Chair, finally topping out at the Sundeck. Inspection of the course prior to race day is recommended.

There is one aid station with fluids at the base of Lift 3.

Course Profile:

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