Lone Peak Vertical Kilometer® – USA

1 September

Aitziber Ibarbia in 2016 edition. ©iancorless.com / SWS

Distance: 4.5 km

Vertical climb: 1,097m

Highest point: 3,403m

Race records: Rémi Bonnet 45’57” (2015); Laura Orgué 52’20” (2015)

Welcome to the hardest 3-mile “run” you will ever complete. Over 1 km of elevation gain in less than 5 km of distance. Painfully simple. After you get to the top you have front row seats to the magnificence of southwest Montana.

A lift back down is via the Lone Peak tram. From there, VK’ers will walk a little under a mile to the top of the Swiftcurrent lift, which they can download back to the Big Sky Resort base area.

Big Sky Resort, Montana, USA

Start time: 12.00

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