Posted this in CO threads, but I think you guys would love to hear about it as well. We are excited to take the format of racing to the next level:

Master of the Mass Bike Race Aspen Snowmass Colorado - Aspen/Snowmass

Master of the Mass, a new a four-stage, three-day mountain biking race in Snowmass is set for July 13-15, 2012. This Enduro Mountain Bike Race includes a variety of terrain including a chainless downhill, cross-country, downhill and super-downhill stages. The ultimate challenge – all racers must choose one bike to race on for all disciplines. Parties and events will surround the weekend of mountain biking in one of the most beautiful settings in the Rockies.

Snowmass Village is one of the only places in Colorado with a trail system that has over 4,000 vertical feet of continuous, descending terrain from the top of a chairlift. Unlike any other race, riders will tackle more than 8,000 vertical feet of descending terrain in the four-stage race.

The pro division will have a $3,000 prize purse. Registration will open May 15, 2012 at ASPENSNOWMASS - Aspen/Snowmass and the price for registration will be announced soon.

Registration Costs:
$150 with 7-day lift pass valid from 7/10-7/16

Pro Male
Pro Female
AM Male
AM Female

Tentative Schedule & Preliminary Course Information:

Friday, July 13 – 4 p.m. – Super-Downhill (Time Trial)
The crown jewel of the race is the first stage with a drop of more than 4,000 feet from the top of Elk Camp Chair all the way to the rodeo parking lot. There is not a longer lift served descent in the United States. The course will feature Vapor, Government, Anaerobic Nightmare, Highline and Lowline trails. A DJ, drinks and welcome party will follow in Snowmass base village.

Saturday, July 14 – 10 a.m. – Cross-Country Race (Mass Start)
Beginning at the top of the Elk Camp Gondola this ride will incorporate the best Cross-Country trails Snowmass has to offer including: Sway, Government (West to East), Village Bound and Cross Mountain. The ride will finish with a ride down Valhalla (the new Gravity Logic trail) and finish in Snowmass base village.

Saturday, July 14 – 3 p.m. – Chainless Downhill (Time Trial)
Begin at the top of Elk Camp Gondola and descend down Snowmass Way, the new Funnel trail and finish in Base Village. An after-party will continue in Snowmass base village.

Sunday, July 15 – 11 a.m. – Downhill (Time Trial)
Each racer will have one run down Snowmass’ famed Pro Downhill course accessed from the top of the Village Express chairlift and finish in Base Village. Practice for the downhill will start at 9a.m. An award ceremony and closing party will follow at 1 p.m. in Snowmass base village.