White Pine Stampede 2.0

Although the committee would like nothing more than to offer our traditional point-to-point ski race, the current trail conditions cannot safely be used. Just like in 2023, the 2024 WPS Course will use the slopes of Schuss Mountain’s King of The Hill loop.

White Pine Stampede 2.0 is an alternative race which utilizes the resort’s King of the Hill Nordic trail. This trail has plenty of man-made snow, and traverses the perimeter of their ski hill, Schuss Mountain.


The new race will be 3 loops (approximately 10.5k total), and will be taking place before the lifts open for the day (so there’s no need to worry about mixed skier traffic or that pesky red chairlift). This trail will be lit and classic tracks will be added to the hill.

This race is recommended for skiers at an average or above average skiing level. this course is challenging, but not dangerous and should only be completed by experienced skiers. Skiers must be comfortable with both climbing and descending, but there will certainly be enough flats for folks to pick up speed.

Because of this, we are offering any current registered skier who wishes not to race in teh 2024 WPS an opportunity to do the following:

  1. Forward their entry to the White Pine Stampede 2025 race (Can purchase a race shirt)
  2. Donate your entry fee to the WPS to cover the cost for this year’s race. 
  3. Donate your entry fee to The Iron Vault and/or John McKaig Memorial Scholarship.

A committee member will be reaching out to all pre-registered skiers on which option they prefer. 


Saturday, February 3, 20234
5:45am  Registration begins inside Ivan’s
6500 Schuss Mountain Lane
Mancelona, MI  49659

7:00am  Race Start (outside of Ivan’s near Blue Chairlift)

8:20am Skiers must start their third loop or will be stopped at the start/finish

9:00am Awards & Breakfast at Short’s Brewery
Breakfast by Cook’s Country Catering
121 N Bridge St, Bellaire, MI  49615


There will be awards for both Classic and Freestyle Categories. 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place plaques will be awarded for each age group.


Even though there has NOT been a total event cancellation, we recognize that this alternative course may be too difficult for some of our registered skiers. As such, we are altering our refund policy as follows (for this year only): if you do not want to participate in this year’s race, you have the option to: 

  1. Apply your registration fee towards next year’s race (will not receive this year’s shirt).
  2. Donate your registration fee to the Iron Vault or the Jack McKaig Memorial Scholarship (will receive this year’s shirt).
  3. Donate your registration fee to the White Pine Stampede to assist with race costs (will receive this year’s shirt).


If you have already signed up for the 2024 race, a representative from the White Pine Stampede Office will be reaching out to you about your interest in White Pine Stampede 2024 Race or will confirm your selection of one of the race refund policies as listed above.

If you have not yet signed up for the race and would like to join the fun, you may register online »

White Pine Stampede 2.0 Race Map

White Pine Stampede 2.0 Race Map
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