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Father Dyer Postal Route Ski Race and Backcountry Weekend

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North America's highest ski race, plus fun events for the whole family!
Friday, April 7:
2-5 p.m. - Check in and gear check at Leadville Outdoors, 225 Harrison Ave., Leadville
5 p.m. - Dinner - Location TBA
6 p.m. - Pre-race meeting - Location TBA
6:30 p.m. - Speaker and Slideshow
Saturday, April 8:
5 a.m. - Race start - Location TBA
8 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Demos and Clinics - TBA
8:30 a.m. - Guided Cross Country Tour in Leadville's Mining District - Free
10 a.m. - Guided Family Cross Country Tour in Leadville's Mining District - Free
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Spectator activities and festivities
5 p.m. - After party - Location TBA - Food and beer!
Sunday, April 9:
7 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Intro to Ski Mountaineering - $150
Guided Snowshoe and AT/Tele Ski Tours and Intro to Mountaineering - Location and time TBA
The Father Dyer Postal Route is a ski mountaineering team race in the Mosquito Range just east of Leadville. 
Named after John Lewis Dyer who crossed this range on skis as a minister and postal carrier to the mining camps in Alma and Leadville, this race is the highest backcountry course in North America. It takes racers up three peaks over 12,000', including Centennial 13er Dyer Mountain (13,855’), and involves three demanding backcountry ski lines. The course is roughly 25 miles long and includes approximately 6,500' of vertical gain (and loss).
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