The Silverton Whiteout marks the start of Silverton’s winter event season. Taking place in early February, the Whiteout is an 8-hour relay race that laps an approximately 8- to 10-mile circuit on a groomed route around and through the town of Silverton, and along County Road 2 and a beautiful stretch of the upper Animas River.
Racers can choose to race solo, as 2-person or 4-person teams, and even as a family unit! Costumes and team themes are encouraged. Most racers choose to race on fat tire bikes designed for the snowy conditions, but participants can use any non-motorized conveyance they want: XC skis, running shoes, kick sleds…whatever you want, as long as it doesn’t have a motor.
The Whiteout kicks off on Friday night with a concert at the Powerhouse and closes with awards and more music.