A forced start will occur on this leg.
START: Nakiska ski resort
DISTANCE: 16 km
DIFFICULTY RATING: 7 – 8
FASTEST RECORDED TIME IN 2018: 41:09 (short course)
PACE: 3:41 per km, 5:55 per mile
DESCRIPTION: This cross-country leg begins by following Hidden Trail. At about .5 km, runners make a right turn onto Skogan Pass and continue on to turn left onto Troll Falls. The route then connects onto Stoney Trail where it continues out to the turn around point. runners head back to Nakiska following the same route. The course is marked and there will be volunteers enroute to guide runners but it is still the responsibility of individual runners to know the route. This leg can get shortened to 11 km due to rain or spring run off creating a creek that is impassible. Since the trails are open to the general public, markings can get accidentally moved or broken.