This is the premier cross-country race in the Western United States, the Tour is staged on the historic Harriman Trail located in the pristine Sawtooth National Forest Area. Race distances are 34 kilometers, the Full Boulder, and 15 kilometers, the Charley Course Half Boulder.
The field features World Cup-caliber racers to cross-country enthusiasts who embrace the “Tour” aspect of the event. All ages are welcome. Racers are separated by waves, including Elite Men, and Elite Women, seeded by previous race times in the BMT or comparable marathon distance races. There are seven waves in the Full Boulder. This year, the in-person race field will be capped at 800 skiers for the Full Boulder, and 200 skiers in the Half.
Registration is now open, to register visit www.bouldermountaintour.com/registration.
Simplot Lot, 2nd Avenue & Fourth Street, Ketchum
Limelight Hotel, Main Street, Ketchum
All racers should plan on picking up their race bag and packet at the BMT Expo. Each racer receives a souvenir bib, timing chip, race-day details, an official SWIX race hat, and goodies. The BMT Expo features event sponsors, industry insiders, and local vendors. Want to get the lowdown on trails, temps, wax, and equipment from the pros? This is the spot to do it.
The 51st annual Boulder Mountain Tour launches at 10 a.m. on the Harriman Trail. A field of 800 racers will challenge themselves over 34 kilometers. The 15k Charley Course Half-Boulder begins at Baker Creek at 11:30 a.m. Spectators can catch the elite class finish shortly after 11 a.m. at the end of the Harriman Trail located across from SNRA Headquarters.
Ketchum Town Square, East Avenue, and Fourth StreetCash prizes will be given to the top three men and women overall, preem winners, and adaptive racers. Commemorative prizes will be presented to the top three males and females in each age class in the Full Boulder, wave champs, and Oldest/Youngest racers. Most Improved skiers will receive the Jon Engen Award given to the man and woman who improve their time the most from the 2023 BMT. Half Boulder prizes go to the fastest skiers overall and class winners. The whole town – and, of course, race participants – are encouraged to celebrate the BMT, cross-country skiing, and our vibrant community at our penultimate party. Food and beverage trucks, awards, and a good time will be highlighted. Party tunes, a huge raffle with great prizes from our generous sponsors and supporters. You must be present to win.