Event Calendar

Dave Duncanson Jackson Groomed Trail Challenge

Feb 15, 2014 06:00:00 to 17:30

The challenge is to ski as much of Jackson’s groomed trail surface as possible in a single day. The conditions and amount of grooming varies from year to year. Jackson can groom more than 93 km of trail surface – more than the Swedish Vasaloppet! This year it is estimated that to complete all the trails in one day, a skier would have to ski c. 100km.  Dave Duncanson was the first skier to complete this challenging event.  We renamed it in his memory.


Date: February 15, 2014

Entry: $15 per person (plus trail pass)

Registration process

Registration opens at 6:00 a.m. in the Touring Center
Pick up trail list and any last minute information.

Start Time: Anytime between 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (daylight hours).
Participants start whenever they wish. The challenge ends at 5:30 p.m.
at the Touring Center.

Entry does not include trail pass for non-season pass holders. Entry proceeds support JSTF’s Jackson Grammar School XC Ski Program

Categories: Individual and Two Person Team.
Teams of 2 can collectively gather km on different trails (opens up the challenge to skiers of varying abilities)

Participants will keep records and turn in at the end of the event.

Register on the day of the event. The office will open from 6:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Awards to be presented for those completing the following percentage of trails groomed:

  • 50%
  • 75%
  • 100%


Route optimization is up to the participant
Groomed trail surface is what counts. If a trail has loops (for example the Ellis River Trail) both sides of the loop must be skied to count towards the total. If a trail dead ends (for example scenic vista trails or Halls Ledge Trail), only one-way (out or back) is counted. The amount and location of grooming will be determined by conditions and the selection and amount of groomed trails is the responsibility of the Jackson Ski Touring Foundation’s staff. The JSTF reserves the right to groom during the day to add to or refresh the trail grooming. List of qualifying groomed trails and a highlighted trail map will be available on the morning of the event and updated as necessary during the day. If it's groomed and you haven't skied it, you haven't completed the full challenge.

Vehicles may be used to access Prospect Farm and East Pasture but not to shuttle to other trail heads. Skiers can be driven to trailheads or drive themselves. Drop-off on return from these two outlying trailheads can be at any point on the trail system.

Equipment selection

Choice of equipment is up to the participant and unlimited changes can be made during the day. If a particular trail is only classically tracked and skating is not permitted, classical skis must be used. Required equipment:
Cell Phone

Recommended equipment:
Pack with water
Pencil to record progress
Extra hat/gloves
Vehicle with gas and good winter tires