XTERRA ASPEN VALLEY TRIATHLON
SATURDAY JULY 30th, 2016
The XTERRA Aspen Valley is Colorado's most unique off-road triathlon! After years of searching for the perfect mountain venue a private property owner, with a passion for water skiing and mountain biking, has created a one-of-kind venue. The swim starts out on a single lap 1200m swim in the crystal clear waters of Kodiak Ski Lake.
Once out of the water athletes will transition to their mountain bikes for the most iconic part of this event. The ride is a two-lap course (12 miles), or a NEW 1-Lap (6 mile) option that takes riders on flowing single-track and over wood features never before seen in an XTERRA event. The pictures on the course maps page only offer a mild snapshot on the one-of-a-kind experience this course offers. Overall the course is labelled as strong intermediate; slightlyeasier than XTERRA Curt Gowdy, but far more technical than XTERRA Lory.
The 5k run course starts out by taking triathletes on one of the most unique features on the property; a 3/4 mile long winding wood bridge over a pond. This run will fly by as you run through wild flower cooridors and over a canal before hitting the finish line! And the kicker - riders will only get to experience this course two times per year, once on Friday for preview and then on RACE DAY!