2016 Boulder Mountain Tour

Registration / Entry Information


Online registration is available by clicking the

imATHLETE icon at left






Boulder Mountain Tour  34K:

All Waves

Adult Entry Fee


From May 15, 2015 - midnight October 1, 2015.


From October 2 - midnight December 1, 2015.


From December 2 - 8pm February 3, 2016.


Age 15 and Under    May 15, 2015  till 8 pm,  Feb 3, 2016



Half–Boulder  15K:


Adult Entry Fee

May 15, 2015 till 8pm, Feb. 3, 2016


Age 15 and Under

May 15, 2015  till 8 pm,  Feb 3, 2016


Special Incentive Combo Race

Parent and Child under 10 

May 15, 2015 till 8 pm,  Feb 3, 2016.



Click the icon to the left for online registration through imATHLETE to pay with a credit card


Click on Mail-in Registration to download either Full or Half Boulder forms.

Print and send to:

Boulder Mountain Tour Ltd.

PO Box 5868

Ketchum, ID / 83340



The race will be limited to the first eight hundred paid participants registered.  We will close the 15K registration at two hundred.  Mail-in entries must be accompanied by the correct entry fee to be processed. The entry fee includes participation in the race, transportation to the start and back to Ketchum from the finish, clothing bag with transport from the start to the finish, bail-out shuttles along the course, aid stations, finish area food and refreshments as well as race souvenirs (the famous BMT hat) and sponsor related promotional materials. The entry fee also includes admission to the Awards Ceremony to be held at the Limelight Room in Sun Valley and a raffle ticket for each entry. You must be present at the awards ceremony to be eligible for raffle prizes. If you have an important inquiry you may e-mail your questions to bouldermountaintour@gmail.com

Entry Confirmation

Entry confirmations will not be mailed.   Please click on CONFIRMATION SEARCH.  You will be redirected to the imATHLETE Participants page where you will find your confirmed entry, bib #, and wave assignment. You will be able to search the entire field to determine who is in your age class as well as who is in your wave. Please be sure to check that your information is correct.  If you find a problem with your information, please email bouldermountaintour@gmail.com with corrections.  

There will be no Refunds for any reason, even if race is cancelled.


Pre-Race Bib / Bag Pick-up
All entrants will need to pick up their Race Bibs and Clothing Bags along with last minute race information, wave seeding information, souvenirs and promotional materials on Friday Feb 5 at the Boulder Mountain Tour Expo from 10:00 a.m. till 8:00 p.m. in our NEW location at 451 E 4th St, in the  lower level of Giacobbi Square in downtown Ketchum.  

For entrants arriving in Sun Valley after 8:00 p.m. on Friday there will be late bib pickup at Galena Lodge  8:00 am - 9:00 a.m on race day. If you would like to have a friend pick up your race bag, please supply them with a signed note giving your permission. 

Your official race bag is to be used for your warm clothing and will be transported from the start to the finish by the race organization, please be sure it is clearly marked with your race number and is placed in the appropriate drop-off area for your wave. Any additional items, like ski bags, must be clearly marked with your bib number and every effort will be made to transport them to the finish. Take a few extra minutes to be sure your bag is properly marked before you leave it at the start. Do not leave loose clothing, car keys, cell phone, small children, dogs, cats or anything except your marked race bag at the start as the race officials cannot guarantee it will make it to the finish. Please be sure your bag is closed properly and all the contents are secure.

Timing Chips

At Bib/Bag Pick up you will be given an electronic timing chip.  The timing chips must be secured to your ankle with the attached Velcro strap.  Please be aware that the chips must be returned at the finish line.  Allow a BMT volunteer to remove it forward immediately after you have finished.   If for some reason you are unable to finish the race, either give the chip to the Chief of Course at the Finish area or return it by mail to Boulder Mountain Tour Ltd., PO Box 5868, Ketchum, ID 83340. 


Seeding Rules and Wave Start Protocol

                                                                                       Elite Seeding Rules

1 Elite Seed Requirements
  A. Top 75 BMT Finish in 2013 or 2014
  B. Top 100 in current USSA Points List
  C. Top 100 in Birkebiner 2013 or 2014
  D. Top 25 in other AMS race 2013 or 2014


2 Skiers must indicate on their entry if they are applying for inclusion in the elite seed. Skiers are seeded based on their previous finish results ONLY, not previous start positions. The elite seeds are strictly limited to men and women skiers who qualify under these rules. The final determination for the makeup of the elite waves lies with the seeding jury. Lane assignments will be made on the Thursday before the race so the bib number indicated on the "confirmation search" will be different than the skiers lane assigned number.

Wave Size Limits

Wave #1  Elite Men Maximum of 100 skiers
Wave #2 Elite Women Maximum of 100 skiers
Wave #3 Group 2 Approximately 125 skiers
Wave #4 Group 2 Approximately 125 skiers
Wave #5 Group 2 Approximately 125 skiers
Wave #6 Group 2 Approximately 125 skiers
Wave #7 Group 3 Approximately 135 skiers 

Wave 3 to Wave 7 Seeding Rules
Skiers will be assigned waves based on submitted results from previous races only, previous BMT results will carry more value in the consideration, however any result is acceptable. Results should include the race name, distance, your finish place and time as well as the total number of skiers in the race. Supplying the name of the race winner may indicate a more usable result. Skiers will be seeded from wave 3 through 7 as to their approximate rank in the overall field. The point of wave assignments is to alleviate congestion on the course and give all skiers an opportunity to ski their best race. Entrants with little or no prior race experience will be seeded in wave 7.

The Boulder Mountain Tour Organizing Committee’s goal is to give every participant in the tour the best possible experience. Having a clear field with the least amount of skier traffic for every racer is a priority. As a result the Committee has determined that the field for the 2015 BMT will be limited to the first 800 paid entrants. Please keep in mind that the Boulder Mountain Tour is a traditional mass start marathon ski race and as such involves strategy and a certain amount of skier traffic. The wave protocol is designed to alleviate but not eliminate the congestion and required strategy associated with a successful mass start marathon ski race.

The seeding process uses past finish results only to place skiers in the most appropriate start position. If the wave you start in is important to you please be sure to include on your entry an adequate amount of information to make an accurate wave assignment possible. It is not the responsibility of the race organization to research your race history and it will not be done. If after you have entered the BMT and you acquire a result that may change your seeding you may forward it along with a request for a re-examination of your seeding.

The waves have been limited in size in an effort to give each skier the clearest possible course. You may not start in a wave other than your assignment. Your start time will have been entered into the computer and if you start in an earlier wave you will be disqualified. All waves will start exactly on time; you must be ready when the horn sounds. The colored bars on the shoulder of your bib are for identification purposes by race officials in the start area to help insure a clean start.

If, after searching the entry database, you find you have been assigned a wave that is not where you think you should be assigned you may apply for a change by emailing the seeding jury at bouldermountaintour@gmail.com please be sure you include adequate information in addition to the race results you included on your entry. If you cannot email you may send a letter to PO Box 5868, Ketchum, Idaho 83340. The letter must arrive before Jan 29th, 2016 no exceptions.

Refund and Cancellation Policy
There will be No Refunds on registration for any reason, even if race is cancelled.  Please do not ask! If you do not have a friend that is interested in buying your entry fee please contact us at bouldermountaintour@gmail.com and we will assist you by placing your information on the BMT Entries for Sale located on the Home Page during the month of January. Please see "Substitutions" below for requirements.

Substitutions and Purchase of Pre-Existing Entry
In the event that a registered BMT skier is unable to compete in the race and chooses to give his or her entry to another person, the new participant must:

  1. Inform the race organization of the change, either by email or regular mail with your entry. 
  2. Fill out a new race registration form (available from the registration page) and sign a RACE WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY. 
  3. The purchaser must include a signed note from the original entrant giving permission.  
  4. The new racer will be assigned to a wave according to his or her personal race history, not the seller. 
  5. There will be an additional $15 fee for the change.

Failure to sign a RACE WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY will result in disqualification and denied racing privileges. The deadline for substitutions is midnight January 29, 2016 all required information must be received by this date. Email is accepted for permission notes. In a nutshell, the purchaser is buying the original entrant's entry fee only and the price should be negotiated between the two parties. The BMT accepts substituions as a benefit to participants so please do not abuse the priviledge. There is a strict cutoff date for substitutions. 


Each entrant must sign the “Waiver and Release of Liability” on the official entry form before being permitted to participate.  The race organizers and sponsors cannot be responsible for accidents during or in conjunction with the competition nor the physical condition of the participants. Therefore, each participant enters at his or her own risk and all participants are responsible for the provision of their own insurance coverage. 


For additional race information check all the details on the "INFORMATION" page




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