2013 Governor's Cup sponsored by Salomon

Date : 26-Jan-2013   Saturday  
Time : All day
Type:  Races  


 26th Annual Governor's Cup sponsored by Salomon

January 26th, 2013

Congratulations to all those who competed in this seaon's Governor's cup. To see results and top place finishers please visit the link below.



TABERNASH, Colo., Participate or spectate – the 26th Annual Governor’s Cup at Devil’s Thumb Ranch on Sat., Jan. 26th, 2013, for an action-packed and fun-filled day of competitive ski racing, kids' ski races, awards, post-race activities including a BBQ.

Above: Top 3 Finishers of the Women's 30km Freestyle, (from left to right) Tammy Jacques (2nd), Lenka Palanova (1st), and Mia Gaw (3rd).

Above: Top 5 Finishers of the Men's 30km Freestyle, (left to right) Andrew Dougherty (3rd), Sylvan Ellefson (1st), Rune Malo Oedegaard (3rd), Andreas Hoye (4th), and Gustav Nordstroem (5th).

Below: Men's 30k Freestyle 2013 First Place Finisher, Slyvan Ellefson


Below: Start of 30k Classic and Skate Governer's Cup (1/26/13)

Below: The start of the 1k Kids' Ski Race (1/26/13)

Below: Governor's Cup racers out on the course (1/26/13)

26th Annual Governor’s Cup
Sat., Jan. 26th, 2013
9:30 am Mass start - Rachel’s Stomp -- Kids 1km race
10:30 am Mass start for 30km Skate & Classic Races
10:35 am 17km Skate & Classic Races
10:40 am 5km Skate & Classic Races
1:00 pm Awards Ceremony
*Start times are subject to change
Devil’s Thumb Ranch
3530 County Road 83
Tabernash, CO 80478
970-726-8231 (Nordic Center)
Devil’s Thumb Ranch is located 65 miles west of Denver and 15 minutes west of Winter Park off US Hwy 40 and County Road 83. 
Advanced on-line registration until 6 pm on Jan. 25th, 2013
On-site late registration, Devil’s Thumb Ranch, Jan 26th , 7-9 am ONLY
Race Wax Specials
Drop your skis off at the Devil's Thumb Ranch Activities Center the day before the race for a discounted race wax. Rates for skate and classic skis are the same.

Wax rec based on overnight low of 15 and race day high of 36:

Glide:  Swix LF6, then HF 7 as base layers, then FC8 powder as top-coat.  

Grip:  Iron in VG 30 or VG 35 as binder, then cork in 2-3 thin layers of Blue Extra, VR 45, or VR 60 (depending on exact temperature race morning; test kick wax on race morning and adjust as needed)

  • LF Race Glide  $30.00
  • HF Race Glide $50.00


30/17 km races - $50 online; DAY OF REGISTRATION IS $60!
5 km - $35 online; DAY OF REGISTRATION IS $45!
1 km – Free
Race registration fee, trail pass, feed stations along courses with sport drinks and bananas,  post-race BBQ, live entertainment for all registered racers; additional BBQ tickets will be available for purchase for spectators, friends and family members. 
$2,000 in cash and $3,000 in-kind products awarded to winners in 30km, 17km, and 5km races.
30km Skate Division - Top 3 Overall Male and Female Finishers will be rewarder a cash prize.
1st Place Male/ Female  $400
2nd Place Male/ Female $250
3rd Place male/ Female  $150
4th Place Male/ Female  $120
5th Place Male/ Female  $80
30km Classic Division - Top 3 Overall Male & Female Finishers will be rewarded a prize.
Devil’s Chase - 17km Skate and Classic
Top 3 Male & Female finishers in both Skate and Classic will receive a medal and merchandise.
Zach’s 5 - 5km Skate and Classic Age Class Awardsthe top 3 Males and Females, in both the freestyle and classic divisions. 
Rachel’s Stomp- 1km Kids Race - Ages 3 to 12 receive a medal and hot chocolate and homemade cookies courtesy of Devil’s Thumb Ranch.
Race Course
Need something for your kids to do while you race?
Check out our Kids Cowpoke Camp at
Call Activities (970-726-8231) to reserve your child's place today!

ABOUT: Whether you’re a hard core ski racer or casual weekend warrior, Devil’s Thumb Ranch’s more than 80 miles of groomed and tracked cross-country ski and snowshoe trails offer something for everyone, in one of the most breathtaking wilderness settings in the region. The Governor’s Cup, one of the longest running cross-country ski races in Colorado, returns to Devil’s Thumb Ranch as a celebration of the seven-plus year transformation of this renowned cross country ski center into a year round, eco-friendly ranch resort and spa. The openings of the base area 52-room main lodge, Ranch Creek Spa facility and casual dining restaurant, Heck’s Tavern, culminated the resort’s multi-year capital improvement program.

DEVIL’S THUMB RANCH RESERVATIONS & INFORMATION: Make it a weekend and stay at the base area main lodge or in one of the luxury log cabins overlooking the Ranch, with rates starting at $340/night. Visit devilsthumbranch.com for on-line reservations or call 800-933-4339 for more information on the Ranch, lodging, spa, dining and other recreation and leisure options.