The Helly Hansen Battle in the Bowls is back!
Join us on March 30th as teams of two race to ski/ride the many bowls of Aspen Highlands as quickly and strategically as possible on a course designed by Aspen/Snowmass athlete Chris Davenport.
Competitive Ski: You’re ready to battle your own limits and also challenge yourself against other teams of two skiers in an effort to cover the course as quickly as possible… maybe even faster than everyone else. If you are a team of 1 snowboarder and 1 skier you must register in the Ski category
Competitive Snowboard: You’re ready to battle your own limits and also challenge yourself against other teams of two snowboarders in an effort to cover the course as quickly as possible… maybe even faster than everyone else
Recreational: The Bowls of Aspen Highlands are a challenge in themselves! You’re out to challenge yourself and have a good time while doing it.
The courses for each division will be different, but the Recreational course will still feature elements of the Competitive courses. Each participant will be loaned a GPS device to track their routes. The only thing you have to do with the GPS unit is strap it around your leg or stuff it in your backpack!
Registration: Click here to register
Competitor Check-In: All competitors must check-in between 8a and 9a at the Aspen Highlands Lift Ticket Office
Cost: $90 per team of two, includes a Helly Hansen Battle in the Bowls base layer* and afterparty at the Highlands Pizza Company. Note: the cost does NOT include a lift pass.
Lift Passes: Once you check-in, the morning of the Battle, you’ll be able to purchase a discounted one-day lift ticket. Lift ticket price is $57 (+$5 refundable deposit).
Competitive divisions: Top three teams to complete the course in the shortest amount of time will be awarded a cash prize. Total prize purse of $7,000 split to be determined later.
Recreational division: Teams in this category who finish the course will be entered into a drawing for fantastic prizes from our sponsors.
Competition Format: All teams will meet at the Merry Go Round race station at 9:30a (at the top of Exhibition lift), at that time we will explain the rules of the event. Rules to note:
Participants must ski each run designated on their competitor card. They must also hit each check point on that run.
Participants must use regular lift lines
You must boot pack the Bowl; no skinning, no riding the cat
Standards lift line, mountain rules and courtesy apply
Teams have the option of skiing the course in whichever order they decide
Teams must turn in their GPS device at the bottom when they are done
The Battle begins at 10am with a LeMans start which features competitors running to their equipment
Teams must finish by 2:30 pm at the Helly Hansen arch at the base of Thunder Bowl
Afterparty: Join us after you cross the finish line at the Highlands Pizza Company for some food, beer**, awards and giveaways!
Course Details: We can’t give away too much, but we will say that hiking the Highlands Bowl is a must and the course is meant to be finished in less than 4.5 hours. As always, the final course will be presented at check-in.
* For first 150 participants
** Must be 21+
Click here to check out last year’s courses