Luggi Foeger Uphill/Downhill Festival

March 30th, 2018 - April 1st, 2018

What used to be simply the Diamond Peak Uphill/Downhill Dash is being expanded into a full weekend of fun! Race to the top of the mountain using whatever human-powered method you prefer: skins, snowshoes, running shoes, etc. Then ski, snowboard, snowshoe, or run back down to the finish line. For those of a less competitive nature, a recreational course will be available. Prizes will be awarded for both categories. The weekend will also include backcountry workshops, avalanche education, and more. 

The event is being co-hosted by the Sierra Avalanche Center with certain activities having a suggested donation to the Center in order to incorporate a fundraising aspect. The focus will be on fun, skiing, family and enjoying the great outdoors via human-powered sports.

Schedule of Events

Friday, March 30th, 2018 

  • Human Powered Snow Sport Movie Premier & Après Ski Registration Party - 4:00pm – 8:00pm 
  • Fashion Show from Clothing Sponsors 
  • Snow Safety Seminar by Sierra Avalanche Center (Know Before You Go) 

Saturday, March 31st 2018 

  • On Snow Gear Demos - 10:00am – 3:00pm 
  • Guided Interpretive Ski/Snowboard tour - 11:00 am- 12:00pm
  • SkiMo Race (Long or Short Course) - 4:30pm
  • Après Ski Party @ Diamond Peak Loft Bar with Maggie's Farm Band – 4:30pm – 7:00pm 

Sunday, April 1st 2018

  • Easter Egg Hunt - 9:00am
  • Family-Friendly Base Area Relay Race
  • March of the Penguins Children’s Ski Boot Race, Ages 12 and under. 

SkiMo Race Descriptions & Categories: 

Competitors encouraged to race in costume, racers in costume will receive a time bonus.
Long Course = 2.6 Miles (1.3 Miles Uphill) 
Short Course = 1 Mile (.4 Miles Uphill) 

  • Open Male & Female Division - competitive/elite category
  • Adult Male & Female Division - Ages 18+ 
  • Youth Male & Female Division - Ages Under 17 
  • Team SkiMo Division - 4 person teams in costume. Participants can do different courses and/or categories.


Online pre-registration coming soon. If you're interested in registering, please email so we can email you when registration opens. 

Sponsors Wanted

Email if you're interested in sponsoring this event. 

Schedule and details subject to change.