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!
Fat-tire Tour canceled
Feb. 17: The trails have received a considerable amount of rain this week. The forecast is calling for freezing temps overnight Saturday, meaning we’ll be able to groom for the morning ski race, but it’s not looking like it will be cold enough for long enough to re-establish a firm-enough base for the afternoon bike event to be anything other than a sufferfest.
10:00-11:15 Bib Pickup
20K Single Tour (Skate and Classic Divisions)
40K Double Tour (Freestyle)
In Partnership with Cook Inletkeeper
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 is now live!
First 150 entries receive a Tour of Tsalteshi buff featuring
Seasons of Tsalteshi art by Kaitlin Vadla!
Seasons of Tsalteshi
New this year
Show off your Tour of Tsalteshi participation all winter with a Merino wool, fleece-lined Jytte hat, available for $35 at bib-pickup.
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 (registration closes 7 PM on 18th):
$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.
Win a pair of US Ski Poles
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’