Organization: Grand Targhee Resort
Date: 08/04/2012 update info
Time: 7:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM
Event Cost: $85-$185
Venue: Grand Targhee Resort in Alta,WY
Contact: Andy Williams
Phone: (307) 353-2300
Pierre's Hole, a mountain valley tucked up to the WY border on the western side of the Tetons, was once known as the strategic center for fur trade in the Northern Rockies. Today it is known as the strategic gathering place to ski unfathomable deep powder and ride some of the best unknown single track in the nation. On August 4th, 2012 Pierre's Hole 100 will provide this pleasure to the fortunate souls that have entered this epic race (journey). The race course is situated under the Le Tres Tetons, or the three Tetons (Grand, Middle, and South Teton); with single track loops at Grand Targhee Resort (GTR), the descending (Mill Creek) and the ascending of Teton Canyon via drainages wrapped with single track. The views are breathtaking as you will be racing under these magnificent peaks, albeit you may not see much of them while your HR reaches VO2 while climbing out of Teton Canyon.
Staging for the race is from the Grand Targhee Resort, where there is ample lodging and necessary amenities available for racers. The Pierre's Hole 100 consists of a 25-mile loop, each lap features over 4600 feet of climbing on mostly single and double-track trails. Racers may register for the 50 miler (2 laps) or the 100 miler (4 laps). Only the 100 mile race is part of the NUE series. The village at GTR will be full of pre- and post-party events, including a band after the awards.
The 2012 Rendezvous for the Battle of Pierre's Hole 100 will take place on August 4, 2012. Registration is now live for the first 325. Stay tuned here for details.
COME RIDE IT IF YOU CAN.
After just three years in existence, after building a reputation as one of the most challenging MTB endurance races in the country, the Pierre's Hole 50/100, held Saturday, August 4, 2012, will join the 2012 Kenda National Ultra Endurance (NUE) Series.
"The races that have been added are outstanding, more western located venues," said Ryan O'Dell, NUE Series Organizer to Cyclingnews.com. "With four races in the West, Western racers now have great opportunity to complete the four-race minimum without the necessity to travel to the East." The change comes in response to racer requests for additional western venues. The races that have been added this year have been described by racers as well managed events along epic courses."
Located on the western slope of the Tetons at Grand Targhee Resort the Pierre's Hole 50/100 offers a 25 mile loop of mostly single-track gaining a blistering 4600 feet in elevation on each lap. Each loop starts at the resort, descends into Mill Creek and ascends through Teton Canyon, with distractingly spectacular views of the mighty Tetons.
The resort offers ample lodging and amenities for racers, available by calling 1-800-TARGHEE (827-4433). Racers may register for the 50 miler (2 laps) or the 100 miler (4 laps). Only the 100 mile race is part of the NUE series. Registration is now open on Athlete360.com. Registration is limited to the first 150 competitors in the 100-mile race, and first 75 in the 50-mile race.
CAMPING INFO: Grand Targhee Resort event camping is located at the resort in a venue centric meadow of aspens. Camping is located near our Sprung Building which offers restrooms and showers for campers.