Father Dyer Postal Route Ski Race
We regret that the Father Dyer Postal Route has been cancelled for 2019. Please read the letter from the race director.
This spring, please join us instead for nearly 100 miles of groomed winter trails! Mt. Massive Golf Course offers new groomed Nordic ski trails this year. Combined with the Mineral Belt Trail, the Turquoise Lake Loop, The East Side Mining District, and the Tennessee Pass Nordic Center, there are endless possibilities for Nordic skiing and fat biking. Sunday, April 7th, is closing day at Ski Cooper and is always a fun day of skiing and celebrating the end of the Cooper season. When avalanche conditions subside, there will be limitless backcountry and ski mountaineering objectives.
Discover North America’s highest backcountry ski race! The Father Dyer Postal Route is a ski mountaineering team race held each April in the Mosquito Range east of Leadville, Colorado. This challenging course takes racers up three peaks over 12,000′, including Centennial 13er Dyer Mountain (13,855’), and involves three demanding backcountry ski lines. The route is named for John Lewis Dyer, who crossed these mountains on skis as a minister and postal carrier serving the mining camps in Alma and Leadville.