The Home Ranch Round-Up

Nordic Race

March 4, 2017

During the winter months at The Home Ranch, our guests enjoy cross country skiing, backcountry skiing, snowshoeing, tubing, sleigh rides and fine dining. This winter we will be hosting the 2nd Annual Home Ranch Round-Up Nordic Race. The ranch is proud to continue the legacy established by the long standing North Routt Coureur des Bois marathon and ultramarathon nordic race that was last held in 2014. 

A little information about the term Coureurs des bois [kOOrOr des bwA] or woods runners, were a group of savvy backwoods French-Canadian traders who operated in defiance of the French government during the 17th century. Their skill and toughness in traveling desiring the winter and trading with the Indians was legendary, but their outlaw status and independence branded them as a menace to New France in the Canadian frontier.

The Home Ranch offers a unique and challenging network of groomed cross country ski trails meandering through aspen groves, steep hills and open meadows where horses graze in the summer months. The 7K course will be groomed for Classic, the 15K and 45K course will be groomed for Skate. For the younger members in your family, we will be offering a 1K race. Come experience world class skiing in the beautiful Elk River Valley.


Nordic Ski Race


Nordic Race

Registration & Entry Fees

Pre-registration must be completed online.

45K - $65.00
15K - $55.00
7K - $25.00
1K - Free

Registration on the day of the race is an additional $10.00

Registration will include full weekend access to the ranch's trails.  

Race Weekend Schedule


Registration begins at 8:00am

Race begins at 9:00am


Lodging Information

For racers that would like to come in early for course inspection or avoid the weekend mountain traffic, book two nights and the third night is free! Your registration fee will be waived and your stay will include gourmet meals, cross country skiing, backcountry skiing ,snowshoeing, sleigh rides, tubing, guides, equipment and transfers to and from the Hayden airport and Steamboat ski area.  You will need to be pre-registered in order to take advantage of this deal. We offer many different Lodging options in both our main lodge and private cabins.  Our cabins range in size from a studio loft to a three bedroom, three bathroom cabin. Accommodation options are limited, so don't wait to book your reservation.  Please call the ranch, 970-879-1780, to book your stay.  

Alternatively, there are many lodging options in nearby Steamboat, and even a few in Clark. 

Thank you to the sponsors and supporters of this event!

We look forward to offering race winners some great prizes from the following generous donors.



Steamboat Nordic

Sweetwood Colorado Logo (2)

Clark store star