Thanks to all those that participated in our Grind Up Granite race this year. The rollerski race consisted of two seperate race that went up Rib Mountain that includes a climb of 700 feet over 5 kilometers. (2.6 miles). Making the trip up the hill the fastest was US Ski Team member – Kevin Bolger as he put together two races a little over 14 minutes each and had a combined time of 29:03 for both runs. Complete results an be found at Performance Timing by clicking on the results button below.

The race was part of the CXC Swenor Rollerski Cup. For more information on the race series, go to the CXC website at


  • 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM – Registration
  • 9:00 AM – Skate Technique Race – Interval Start
  • 10:00 AM – Classic Technique Race – Interval Start
  • Appox 11:00 AM – Awards


Parking, registration and awards afterwards will be held at South Mountain Elementary School in the parking area.

Course Description

The Start will be on the street in front of the school on Fern Lane. The course will proceed to Violet Lane and then turn to head up State Park Road. The finish will be near the observation tower at the top of Rib Mountain which is the furtherest point into the park by road. Please note there is a speed bump that skiers will need to negotiate at the ranger station as you reach the top of the hill to enter the park. The right lane will have a barrier that will be raised during the race and you should use that side.

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