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Stowe Derby Nordic & Fatbike Race - Stowe, VT

The Stowe Derby is one of the oldest and most unique ski races in North America. It started in 1945 as a personal challenge between two amazing skiers- Austrian, Sepp Ruschp who was hired to come to America and head the new ski school at Stowe and Erling Strom, a world famous mountaineer from Norway. The challenge was the same as it is today – a race from the top of Mt. Mansfield, Vermont’s highest peak to the historic village of Stowe…on a single pair of skis. The ultimate test of a skiers ability. Ruschp was the winner of the first Stowe Derby.