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One of the oldest and most unique ski races in North America will return to Stowe for its 75th year. On January 23, 2020 the tradition of the Stowe Derby will once again bring together generations of families from all over to take part in the challenging 20 kilometer (km) cross-country ski course throughout Stowe. This race has provided lasting memories to participants as they ski down Mount Mansfield’s Toll Road and along the Stowe Recreation Path before reaching the finish in the Stowe village. The course has a total vertical drop of almost 2,700 feet. With one of the largest and most diverse trail systems in the United States, Stowe ranks as one of the top cross-country skiing destinations on the east coast, including over 3,000 acres of conserved land.
In addition to the Long Course, the Stowe Derby now features a Fat Bike Race, the Derby Meister for those seeking an extra challenge, and the Short Course designed for children ages 6 and up or those who prefer a less rigorous and sustained descent. Be sure to join the afterparty, where a prize will be awarded to the person wearing the best Derby Hat!