Fun on the Trail for 2 and 3-person teams.
The Rocky Mountain Trail Games are a new form of MTB event in which various special tests have to be completed on time while on a circuit. It is important to note that this is not a "classic" enduro race in which one has to proceed as fast as possible with each special test (known as a stage). Although the Trail Games do include special tests, each of these tests consists of various tasks and targets that have to be fulfilled. In addition, the event is only for teams: Teams of 2 or 3 people will have to work together in order to fulfil these tasks.
The exact tasks to be completed will be annonced to the participants during an on-site briefing. These basically comprise the following:
At the end of each day on the trails comes the exciting part at the finish: finding out just how well and in which areas the team performed! For this is when the points are awarded. Then afterwards you can relax at the "Alto Bar" on Chantarella and ruminate on the events of the day. This event site on Chantarella has a unique aspect – as you sit some two hundred altitude metres above the valley floor it is like being on an oversized viewing terrace. Socialising is also an important feature of the Trail Games. This includes the shared barbecue for the Friday or the Saturday evening menu, as well the opportunity to see out each day at the bar, and the great award ceremony on Sunday when the most complete teams receive their trophies and valuable non-cash prizes.
The starting fee for the Rocky Mountain Trail Games is CHF 230 per person.
(Hence CHF 460 for a 2-person team and CHF 690 for a 3-person team)
The starting fee includes the following:
IMPORTANT: Present a valid lift ticket for the duration of the event and receive a refund of CHF 50 per person!
Further offers (for two or more nights, your lift pass is included):
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About 3 weeks before the event, the exact timetable will be announced on the website and by mail to all participants.
Here is a rough overview:
From 9:30am: Issue of starting documents
Approx. 12.30pm: Participants briefing; then the Rocky Mountain Trail Games start
and go on to about 5.30pm: Arrival of the last group of participants at the finish
From 6.30pm: Shared dinner or barbecue / evaluation and interim results
From 9:30am: Start of Day II of the Rocky Mountain Trail Games
From approx. 12pm: Sportsperson’s lunch
From 6:30pm: Shared dinner
From 9am: Start of Day III of the Rocky Mountain Trail Games
Approx. 2.30pm: Award ceremony and handing out of prizes
The events area and hence the start and finish area are located on "Chantarella" (cable car middle station). You can reach this area by bike with the Signalbahn (approx. 5 min downhill from the Signal mountain station) or, more comfortably, with the St. Moritz Dorf-Chantarella cable car.
Free parking is available by the Signalbahn.
Here is the link to the results list for the 2016 Trail Games; The last page shows the details (i.e. the times and points achieved per stage and which were used for the evaluation).