Kind-a-hard 2023

Kind-a-hard Classic - cancelled - no snow

Cancelled. After postponing to the reserve date Feb 12th

The 2023 Kind-a-hard classic cross country ski race was planned for Sunday 12th February using the groomed cross country ski trails at Laurel Mountain.  It is a 5km individual start classic race.  There will also be a fun 1km race for kids aged 12 and under.  Please join us!
Originally the race was planned for Feb 5th, it is now cancelled.  

Race day schedule

8am Registration/bib pick-up opens (cash/check only, closes 30 minutes before race start time)

9am Kind-a-hard, 5km classic race for adult/youth skiers with individual start times

11am Kids scramble, 1km race for ages 12 and under, group start

~11:30 am (after the kids race): Awards 


Online registration (click here) will open in January and close at 5pm on Feb 4th.   Cash/check registration will be available on site from 8am, with a $10 surcharge.  Electronic payments can only be made online and before the day of the event.

Registration for the 5km race is $15, and the first 40 registrants will receive a swag bag. 
Registration for the 1km fun race is $5. 
The registration/bib pickup process on site will include a COVID questionnaire and temperature check.  


5km Kindahard: there will be awards for the first 3 places overall and first place in each age group for male, female and non-binary skiers.  There will also be awards for the first 3 places in the youth category (up to 17y).  The age groups will use 10y brackets. 

Kids Scramble: every skier will receive an award.

There will also be prizes for the best retro and most fun outfits. 

Race shirts

race shirt pic Long-sleeved triblend tee-shirts (sizes XS to L) with a design by John Hinderliter will be available at registration.

Venue information

Laurel Mountain Warming Hut, Laurel Summit Rd, Boswell, PA 15531
Directions to the venue   More information about the venue


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Course map for the Kind-a-hard 2023

We are using the same course that was planned for 2022.