Boulder Mountain Tour: What Not to Miss

Boulder Mountain Tour Start

2024 marks the 51st year of the Annual Zions Bank Boulder Mountain Tour (BMT). This historic cross-country race is held on the historic Harriman Trail in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, north of Ketchum. The race recognizes a wide range of individuals such as oldest to youngest participants, speed, and more! A weekend full of fun racing and exciting finishes starts Thursday February 1st and concludes with a Community Celebration and Block Party on the 3rd!

The Happenings

NordicTown Sprints

Kicking things off fast and furious are the NordicTown Sprints on February 1st in the afternoon, located at the Simplot lot ( 2nd Ave & Fourth Street). Two teams will race head to head in a relay on a 400-meter oval, with the top teams in each category taking away cash prizes. These races are a great way to watch cross country skiing for the first time or cheer on some local champs. get there by 4:30pm to watch the first of the races!

BMT Expo

Head to the Limelight Hotel from 10am to 7pm to get the inside scoop on wax, equipment and more from the pros. This is also the place to grab your race bag and packet.

Boulder Mountain Tour AKA the Race!

The BMT kicks off at 10 am on the Harriman Trail! Winding along the Big Wood River and through the Sawtooth Forest, 800 racers will be challenged on the over 34-kilometer course. To catch the finish of the elite racers, head to the Sawtooth National Recreation Headquarters shortly after 11 am. The 15k Charley Course Half-Boulder race starts at 11:30 am at Baker Creek and finishes at the SNRA.

A note about parking! We encourage everyone to go and watch the races on Saturday, however, there are some restrictions. There will be no parking at Galena Lodge or the SNRA ( the start and finish) but there will be shuttles from designated parking locations in town. Make sure you give yourself enough time to get there. While you can still drive up Highway 75 during the race, you can only park at designated pull-offs and parking areas, which is the law every other day as well! For information about shuttles and parking check out this resource from BMT.

Awards Celebration and Block Party

This celebration for the BMT, its racers, and the community that supports is open to everyone! There will be food trucks, music, and a raffle. Don’t miss this celebration!

Boulder Bash

Keep the celebrating going at Whiskey’s on Main! From 7ish- 11pm enjoy music from the Kris Lager Band, good vibes, and drink specials. BMT participants will have no cover charge.


Get Involved!

If racing isn’t your jam but you would love to help, the BMT is looking for volunteers. From helping with race bags, being a part of the Start Area Banner Crew, or helping set up the awards party, helping the race run smoothly! Sign up here and get more information about various volunteer needs.

Fueling Up

While some of the events will be offering snacks and food to purchase, but be sure you know where you are heading before and after the race on Saturday can make or break a hangry moment. Here is a quick hit list of spots for Breakfast and Lunch:

Coffee and Breakfast


With all the excitement and celebration around cross-country skiing, be sure to get out there for yourself! In the valley, we have 200+ kilometers of groomed trails for you to experience. We hope to see you out there on the trails and celebrating the 51st Boulder Mountain Tour!

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