Peak di Creek is an amateur alpine ski race which every year beckons hundreds of ski lovers on the slopes of Bormio, in Alta Valtellina.
The race always takes place in January presenting unique features that may be rarely observed in any other kind of ski race. Peak to Creek is the endless ski run.
The start is close to the highest point of Bormio’s ski area, by the Cima Bianca (3,012 m); the finish line is in Bormio (1,225 m) at the bottom of the Stelvio slope, house of the Alpine Ski World Cup with 20 editions of the Men Downhill hosted and dozens of other world-wide level races. The vertical drop – top to bottom – is very impressive: 1,800 meters. The length of the course is about 8 km.
The most interesting part of the course is the final one when athletes are on the Stelvio. Here there are a few very technical and spectacular spots. One is for sure the diagonal Carcetina – often match point of the Men DH – and the wall of San Pietro where the maximum of gradient of the course is registered, the 60 %.
Peak to Creek is a sort of downhill with only 30 directional gates along the course. The paired-up start makes the contest even more engaging giving everyone the chance to challenge a friend, a workmate, a partner. Everyone who has turned 18 years of age can join the race; both skiers and snowboarders.
The ski run is very long and demanding since it doesn’t give much break but it is within every average skier’s reach.
Even it’s a contest, the race must be intended as a sports festival and so we kindly recommend to join in with a non competitive spirit.
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