1st Annual Tour of Tsalteshi

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Tour of Tsalteshi 2018

Sunday, Feb. 18

20K Single Tour

40K Double Tour

Location and Start Times

40K Double Tour — Men’s and Women’s Freestyle

Start 11:30 a.m. behind Skyview Middle School, Soldotna

20K Single Tour — Men’s and Women’s Freestyle

Start 12:00 p.m. behind Skyview Middle School, Soldotna

Race Bib Pickup      

10 to 11:30 a.m. behind Skyview Middle School

Registration Fees    

Online preregistration before Feb. 1, 2018

$25 for TTA Members(Use Registration code TTAMEMBER)/$35 Non-members/$15 Students

Online preregistration after Feb. 1, 2018

$35 for TTA Members/$45 Non-members/$15 Students

Online preregistration ends at 5 p.m. Feb. 17, 2018

Day of race registration, 10 to 11:30 a.m. behind Skyview Middle School

$40 for TTA Members/$50 Non-members/$15 Students

First 50 entries guaranteed a Tour of Tsalteshi buff featuring original Amy Kruse artwork!  Additional buffs may be available after the race for later entries.

No refunds will be given for any reason, including race cancellation. Unfortunately, many of the race costs are not able to be recovered if the race is canceled due to snow conditions. All entry fees go toward putting on the race and supporting the Tsalteshi Trails Association in its mission of promoting skiing in the central Kenai Peninsula community.

Course Details

The Tour of Tsalteshi traverses the entire trails system. Click here for a map of the course.   Attach course map

Loop progression:

Single Tour 20K: Owl – Squirrel – Rabbit – Wolf to Fox – Fox – Down Bear – Wolverine to Porcupine – Porcupine – Wolverine to Goat – Goat – Up Bear – Lynx – Coyote – Raven – Beaver – Wolf to Finish

Double Tour 40K: Repeat

Aid stations at 5K, 11K and 13K

Total Elevation Gain: Single Tour 680’, Double Tour 1,360



Awards and Prizes   

Top three men’s and women’s finishers in each division will receive an award.

All competitors are eligible for raffle prizes provided by our generous sponsors. Bib # raffle drawing and an awards presentation will take place at race after-party, 3:00 at Kenai River Brewing.


Central Peninsula Hospital


Kenai River Brewing

Sportsmans Warehouse

Wilderness Way



Volunteers needed! Want to participate without racing? The Tour of Tsalteshi needs help in several areas — registration, course prep, timing, aid stations, photography and more. Contact Steve Cothran, race organizer, to sign up: cothransteve@hotmail.com



Questions or comments about the Tour of Tsalteshi:

Steve Cothran, race organizer: cothransteve@hotmail.com


To the following individuals for their support of the Tour of Tsalteshi:

Barry Hartman and the Kenai Metals Class                 Award Design

Bill Holt                                                                                 Trail Grooming

Amy Kruse                                                                            Original Artwork

Lauri Lingafelt                                                                     TTA Treasurer

Josh Overturf                                                                      TTA Webmaster

David Zelenka                                                                      Logo Graphic Design


Tour of Tsalteshi Committee Members:

Jordan Chilson

Steve Cothran

Jenny Neyman

Kent Peterson

John Pothast

Ed Schmitt