The Abominable Snow Tri


Event Date

Sun, Feb 19, 2023


Belmont, MI


Activity Today Later


$75 $85 Register

Duathlon (Bike/Run)

$60 $70 Register

Snow bike (XC Ski/Bike)

$60 $70 Register

Snow Run (XC Ski/Run)

$60 $70 Register


$50 $55 Register

Fat Bike ONLY

$50 $55 Register


$50 $55 Register

About This Activity

Are you yeti for this?

A sprint distance triathlon unlike any you've experienced in the area before; a winter triathlon! Utilizing 12 miles of trail system at Cannonsburg Ski Area, our race will consist of cross country skiing, fat tire biking, and trail running (exact distances yet to be determined, however XC Ski should be approx 2 miles, bike will roughly 6 miles, and run will be roughly 5k). We will have duathlon options including run/bike, ski/bike, or ski/run. We will also have options for single disciplines and relay. Mark your calendars and check the website as more information will be provided as we get closer to race day!


Triathlon: 1 loop on cross country ski course, 1 loop on fat bike course, 1 loop on run course.

Duathlon: your choice of XC ski/Bike, Bike/Run, or XC ski/Run. 1 loop on each corresponding course.

Single discipline: 1 loop on corresponding course.

Relay: Team of 3-each team member runs one loop of their assigned event (xc ski, bike, or run).

Aid Stations

There will be one aid station at the transition area as you exit. Due to the time of year and the difficulty of the trails there will be NO AID STATIONS on any of the courses. 

Post Race Party

Following the race, plan on having a beer from Saugatuck Brewing and some food from one of our local vendors. More information on food options to come!

Packet Pickup

SATURDAY PACKET PICKUP: At Cannonsburg Ski Area. More details to come

SUNDAY PACKET PICKUP: Will take place from 6:30 to 7:30am at Cannonsburg Ski Area. It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED you pick up your packet on Saturday to avoid a rush on Sunday morning, and to give you time to set up your transition area before the start of the race at 8am!

LATE REGISTRATION: We will not have same day registrations. Please make sure to sign up by Saturday before the race!

Questions and Other Race Info

Finisher medals for all events. Long sleeve shirts for all events. 

Timing will be chip timed. Starts will be wave starts according to event and gender.

Cross country ski course- 1.9 miles: This ain't no Birkie course. We will have a groomed course, but when we say groomed, we mean packed down. Some of the course will take place on two track where we will groom wide enough to try and allow for skate skiing, some will take place on single track that will only allow for classic skiing. THERE WILL BE HILLS. Be prepared to climb and to ski downhill. We'll try not to throw any black diamond skiing on the course. If a racer is clearly trying to pass you on single track, please step off to the side of the track and allow the faster skier to pass when it is safe to do so. Racers attempting to pass should announce their intentions and pass on the left per trail etiquette. We will try to have options for cross country skis rentals available with more information to come.  

Bike course- 10K: FAT BIKES ONLY ALLOWED! Tires must have a minimum width of 4 inches to race. If your tires are skinnier you will not be allowed to race! Course will have some decent climbing - this is not a flat course. We will have options for fat bike rentals available with more information to come.

Run course- 5K: Running snowshoes recommended however not required. The trail will be 'groomed' (ie: packed snow) however Yaktrax or ice spikes are recommended, it's the middle of winter after all so ice is a thing. Course will be fairly technical with lots of quick ups and downs, quick turns, and winding paths. If a racer is clearly trying to pass along a single track section, please step off to the side when it is safe to do so to allow them by. Runners attempting to pass should announce their intentions and pass on the left per trail etiquette when safe. 

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