Seventh Annual Tour of Tsalteshi

Sunday, Feb. 18,  2024 

2024 Tour of Tsalteshi Results

Results by gender with splits

Results courtesy of Strabel Racing Services

2024 Tour Photos 

Photographs from the 2024 Tour courtesy of Colette Gilmour Photography

Thanks to everyone who participated and volunteered! We hope to see you again next year!

Ski Tour 

11:30 Start

10:00-11:15 Bib Pickup 

10K Half Tour

20K Single Tour (Skate and Classic Divisions)  

40K Double Tour (Freestyle)

Fat Tour

In Partnership with Cook Inletkeeper

1:30 Start

12:00-1:15 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 live!

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 1:30 p.m.  Bib pickup 12:00-1:15 p.m. behind Skyview Middle School

Early online registration by Jan. 31, 2024:

         $30 for current Tsalteshi Trails Association members (see below for other Kenai Peninsula ski clubs*)  

        $40 Nonmembers

        $20 Students

Online registration Feb. 1 to Feb. 16, 2024 (online registration closes 6 PM Friday, Feb.  16):

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

       $50 Nonmembers 

       $20 Students

Event day registration Feb. 18 from 10:00-11:15 a.m. at bib pickup tables. All event day registrations will be assigned to the last start wave of their division.

        $50 for TTA members (see below for other ski clubs*) 

       $60 Nonmembers 

       $25 Students

Double registration for both the Ski Tour and Fat Tour 

Normal registration fee for skiing with an additional $10 for Fat Tour registration

* 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 due to trail conditions, your registration may be applied to next year's Tour of Tsalteshi registration.

No refunds will be given for any reason. Many of the race costs are not recoverable if the race is canceled. All entry fees go toward putting on the race and supporting 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 raffle prizes provided by our generous sponsors.

After party starts at 3 p.m. at Kenai River Brewing in Soldotna. 

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 

Half Tour (10K): Finish at K-Beach Trailhead*

Single Tour (20K) One Lap 

Double Tour (40K) Two Laps

We are planning to use the same course as last year, with the minor change of starting and finishing by the old ice rink/youth ski shack.  A final course map will be available at bib pickup. 

*Please note there is no shuttle for Half Tour skiers. Participants are responsible for arranging their own transportation from the K-Beach trailhead.

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:


Tour of Tsalteshi Committee Members

Jordan Chilson

Steve Cothran

Jenny Neyman

Kent Peterson

Ed Schmitt


            Questions or comments about the Tour of Tsalteshi, 

contact Steve Cothran, Race Director