5th annual Tour of Tsalteshi

Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022

In addition to the traditional 20K and 40K ski Tour of Tsalteshi,

new this year will be a 20K fat tire bike Tour of Tsalteshi!

Ski Tour

11:30 Start

10:00-11:15 Bib Pickup

20K Single Tour (Skate and Classic Divisions)

40K Double Tour (Freestyle)

Fat Tour

In Partnership with Cook Inletkeeper

2:00 Start

12:30-1:45 Bib Pickup

20K Single Tour

This is a once-a-winter opportunity to fat bike the ski trails! Please honor the winter rules by not riding the ski trails outside of the Fat Tour event.

A minimum tire width of 3.7 inches and helmets are required. There will be no mid-course aid station for riders.


Registration will be live 12/6

First 150 entries receive a Tour of Tsalteshi buff featuring

Seasons of Tsalteshi art by Kaitlin Vadla!

Seasons of Tsalteshi

Registration Information

Ski Tour starts at 11:30 a.m. Bib pickup 10-11:15 a.m. behind Skyview Middle School.

Fat Tour starts at 2:00 p.m. Bib pickup 12:30-1:45 p.m. behind Skyview Middle School.

Early online registration by Jan. 31, 2022:

$25 for current Tsalteshi Trails Association members (see below for other Peninsula ski clubs*)

$35 Non-members / $15 Students

Online registration Feb 1. to Feb. 18:

$35 for TTA members (see below for other ski clubs*)

$45 Non-members / $15 Students

Event day registration Feb. 20 from 10:00-11:15 at bib pickup tables. Note — all event day registrations will be assigned to the last start wave of their division.

$40 for TTA members (see below for other ski clubs*)

$50 Non-members / $15 Students

* Members of the Kachemak Nordic Ski Club and Seward Nordic Ski Club receive the TTA member discount. Use registration code NORDICPENINSULA.

If the race is cancelled, your registration may be applied to next year's Tour of Tsalteshi registration.

No refunds will be given for any reason. Unfortunately, many of the race costs are not recoverable if the race is canceled. All entry fees go toward putting on the race and supporting the Tsalteshi Trails Association in its mission of promoting skiing in the central Kenai Peninsula.

Awards, Prizes and After-Party!

Top three men’s and women’s finishers in each division will receive an award.

All competitors are eligible for great raffle prizes provided by our generous sponsors.

The after-party starts at 3:00 p.m. at Kenai River Brewing.

The Ski Tour awards ceremony starts at 4:00 p.m. The Fat Tour awards ceremony starts at 5:30 p.m.

Course Details

The Tour of Tsalteshi traverses the entire trails system

Single Tour (20K) One Lap

Double Tour (40K) Two Laps

We are planning to use the same course as we did last year. However, we may have to make last-minute changes due to high school ski races being held earlier that weekend. A final course map will be available at bib pickup.

Total Elevation Gain: Single Tour 1,100’, Double Tour 2,200’

Volunteers Needed!

Want to participate without racing?

The Tour of Tsalteshi needs help in several areas — registration, course setup, timing, aid stations, photography and more. Contact Steve Cothran, Race Director to sign up:

Sponsors

Tour of Tsalteshi Committee Members

Jordan Chilson

Steve Cothran

Jenny Neyman

Kent Peterson

Ed Schmitt

Contact

Questions or comments about the Tour of Tsalteshi,

contact Steve Cothran, Race Director