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US Ski Team Colorado International Spring Series

March 26-April 2, 2005

Fraser, Colorado - The Colorado International Spring Series is back for 2005. After a successful debut in 2004, the U.S. Ski Team and the Organizing Committee of the Colorado International Spring Series (CISS) are pleased to announce the return of the ground-breaking, highly acclaimed nordic ski stage race format for 2005.

For the second consecutive year the Spring Series has been awarded to Colorado---after making its rounds from Idaho, Vermont and Michigan. The CISS will take place from March 26-April 2, 2005 in Grand County, Colorado, hosted by two of North Americaís top cross country ski resorts, Devilís Thumb Ranch and Snow Mountain Ranch.

The CISS pits elite international cross country skiers against the best North Americans in an exciting six-event stage race format where men and women vie to wear the coveted yellow bib as the overall leader and share in $18, 400 of prize money. The Series will also award leaders in sprint, climbing and top junior categories.

Recreational skiers have the unique opportunity to not only watch their heroes compete, but to line-up next to the worldís best in pursuit of their own purse of $15,000 in merchandise.

For more event information visit our website at or call Race Director Mike Savoie at .

Event Schedule

Date (all 2005)




Saturday, March 26 *

Devilís Thumb Ranch Opener *

7.5km CL / 7.5km SK Skiathlon (Rolling Pursuit)

Devilís Thumb Ranch

Monday, March 28 *

Snow Mountain Ranch Team Sprint *

2 racers x 3 laps each x 1km

Devil's Thumb Ranch

Tuesday, March 29



1.5km Classical Sprint

Snow Mountain Ranch

Thursday, March 31


Classic Time Trial

5km/10km Classical Time Trial

Snow Mountain Ranch

Friday, April 1



15/30 minutes + 1 lap

Winter Park Resort

Saturday, April 2


Skate Mass Start

10km/15km Skate Mass Start

Devil's Thumb Ranch

* North American Continental Cup Supertour Final

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