SPECTATORS

Everyone deserves a good cheer squad, therefore, we want to set our Rut spectators up for success in cheering on Rut Runners over race weekend!  Read below for all spectating details. Also, a friendly reminder that while we encourage spectating and cheering, there is no crewing or pacing allowed at any Rut event.

Lift Access for Spectators:

  • You can purchase a discounted scenic lift ticket online HERE. If you have a hotel room at the resort you receive a complimentary scenic lift ticket as part of your stay.
  • Friday Lift Hours: Ramcharger 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Swiftcurrent 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Saturday Lift Hours: Ramcharger 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Swiftcurrent 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sunday Lift Hours: Ramcharger 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Swiftcurrent 8:15-5:00 PM

Spectate the 50K: 

  • Spot #1 & #2: Moonlight 1 & 2 Aid Stations (same locations) | 10 Min drive from start (Directions)
  • Spot #3: Swiftcurrent Aid Station | Lift Accessible: Top of Swiftcurrent Lift directly to the aid station from the Start/Finish Area with Scenic Lift Pass
  • Spot #4: Andesite Aid Station | Lift accessible: Top of Ramcharger Lift. Only 5 Min lift ride from the Start/Finish Area with Scenic Lift Pass

Spectate the 28K: 

  • Spot #1: Moonlight Lodge | 10 Min drive from the start (Directions)
  • Spot #2: Swiftcurrent Aid Station | Lift Accessible: Top of Swiftcurrent Lift directly to the aid station from the Start/Finish Area with Scenic Lift Pass
  • Spot #3: Top of Andesite | Lift accessible: Top of Ramcharger Lift. Only 5 Min lift ride from Start/Finish Area with Scenic Lift Pass

Spectate the 11K: 

  • Spot #1:  Andesite Summit.  Due to staffing limitations, the Ramcharger lift will not be open until 9:30 AM on Sunday.  This will make it hard to spectate the 11K runners at the summit. You can always hike to the summit to catch your runners, but you better hurry back down to catch them at the finish!

Spectate the 20K: 

  • Spot #1: Swiftcurrent Aid Station | Lift Accessible: Top of Swiftcurrent Lift directly to the aid station from the Start/Finish Area with Scenic Lift Pass
  • Spot #2: Andesite Aid Station | Lift accessible: Top of Ramcharger Lift. Only 5 Min lift ride from the Start/Finish Area with Scenic Lift Pass

Spectate the VK: 

  • You can hike up the VK route and cheer people on until you reach Bonecrusher Ridge.  Or you can take the Swiftcurrent Lift to the halfway point of the VK. No spectating is allowed beyond that point due to the technical and steep nature of the terrain.
Lone Peak Summit Scenic Tram – No Spectators on the summit.

28K Moonlight Lodge Spectating Zone

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50K Moonlight Lodge Spectator Zone

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Swiftcurrent VK/20K/28K50K Spectator Zones

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28K / 50K Andesite Spectator Zone

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Pace Charts to Estimate Runners Arrival to Spectator Zones

Food Options for Spectators

There are a plethora of dining options for you and your family in the Big Sky Mountain Village located within a minute walk of the Rut Mountain Runs start line.  Check out all of the dining options here »

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