Billy Dutton Uphill

April 14, 2019
07:00 AM
  • Billy Dutton Uphill Squaw Valley
  • Billy Dutton Uphill Squaw Valley

Are YOU Tough Enough for The Billy Dutton Uphill?

The Billy Dutton Uphill is a fundraiser for the Far West Nordic Juniors.

Once a year, Squaw Valley USA hosts a very special event: participants start at the base of KT-22 and go UP the Mountain Run to High Camp. Ski it, skin it, run it, snowshoe or hike, whatever works for you (sorry, no motors or jet packs).
The Billy Dutton Uphill is a unique race with a tough 2000 ft. of climbing over the 3.2 mile course. A fun challenge for recreational athletes, runners, snowshoers, XC and backcountry skiers, or anyone who loves a good climb. Come and test yourself in this beautiful mountain setting! We’ll race this year whether it’s skiing, running, or both!

Uphill skiers, runners, and snowshoers

Billy was an athlete with extraordinary endurance, equally famous for his great smile as he was for his daily (!) routine of skiing UP the Mountain Run on classic skis. As one of the founders of Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue, Billy’s legacy lives on today. The Billy Dutton Uphill commemorates Billy’s life and his many contributions to our community.

Squaw Valley’s original “run what ya brung” uphill race, an answer to the famous Chinese Downhill of the 70’s, starts at the base of KT-22. The course take you UP the Mountain Run, then over to the top of Shirley Lake and finally ends after a brief downhill at High Camp. The course climbs 2000 vertical feet over 3.2 miles. There are ski and run/snowshoe divisions.

All proceeds from the Billy Dutton Uphill go to benefit Far West Nordic’s juniors program.

Sign Up To Participate

Volunteers Needed!  

Sign up HERE.

Race Information 

Race Time
  • The race begins at 8 am at the base of KT-22. Registration closes at 7:30 am SHARP
  • Awards and party at High Camp with silent auction, raffle prizes, music and food
  • Commemorative T-Shirts will be available for $25
Race Distance
  • 3.2 miles uphill
  • 2000 vertical feet
  • The race starts at the base of KT-22, goes UP the Mountain Run, over to the top of Shirley Lake, and ends after a brief downhill at High Camp.
Registration & Fees

Pre Register online: $25 until 6 pm Friday April 12th ($5 Discount for Far West Members)

Race Day Registration: $35 cash, credit card or check made out to “Far West Nordic Ski Education Association”
7:00 am – 7:30 am at Dave’s Deli (Squaw Valley Village, walk past the cable car towards the KT-22 lift and look for signs to the race)
Registration includes:
• After party brunch at High Camp
• Awards ceremony with prizes
• Gear shuttle to High Camp
• Cable Car ride back down

Race Divisions
  • Ski – Metal Edges
  • Ski – Non Metal Edges
  • Everything else
  • There will be awards for SKI and RUN/SNOWSHOE divisions.

Course Records

From the available information, course records were set in 2014 in both disciplines:
  • SKI: Wyatt Fereday: 31:46
  • RUN: JP Donovan: 33:42

Release Forms

In order to participate in this event you must submit a waiver and release.

Please print and fill out the waiver and release forms and either fax to (530) 852-0879 or bring on race morning. Waiver and release forms will also be available at bib pickup.

Billy Dutton Uphill Waiver (available at bib pickup) 

Squaw Valley Waiver

For more information, visit this page