Northwest Cup

Northwest Cup 2019


The 2019 Northwest Cup is August 2-4


The Northwest Cup is coming to town and bringing the fastest downhill racers in the West with them!

Previous Years
Check out the 2015 race recap HERE

Check out the 2016 race recap HERE

Check out the 2017 race recap HERE

Check out the 2018 race recap HERE

Make sure to check out the NWCup page for registration and details.  


Important details for non racers- Chair 5 will be operating for bike uploads at the bottom of Jackass, see schedule below.  Spectator tickets are $10 per day, or $15 for the whole weekend. Check in with the registration table to find out how to purchase.  These are only available to purchase on Friday and Saturday, while the NWCUP TENT is staffed.  Check with NWCUP for hours.


Important details for racers new to Silver Mountain Bike Park-  Using North America’s longest gondola means we have access to over 3,400 feet of vertical within the trail system.  Once you leave the Chair 3 zone you are committed to a full top to bottom run.  This means that if you need tubes, water or tools you should have them on you.  The gondola covers 3.2 miles in distance and takes about 25 minutes to cover a one way trip.  All of the race courses are within the Chair 3 zone and can be lapped by way of Chair 3 or Chair 5.  We have a restaurant, bike patrol and bathrooms at the end of the gondola.

LODGING DEALS: There are special lodging rates available to racers, please CLICK HERE to get your special rates.

Water Park: Silver Mountain is home to Silver Rapids Water Park, Idaho’s largest indoor water park. This amenity is normally reserved for hotel guests only. However, day passes can be purchased HERE.

Registration & Lift Tickets

Online registration is  at

Onsite registration will be held in the Gondola Village in front of Noah’s Canteen Fri (hours coming), and Sat (hours coming).  No day of registration.


$60 lift tickets will get you on the mountain for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. After checking in with registration you will be given a voucher that will be good for the discounted price. 

This is a USA Cycling sanctioned event, so licenses will be required.  Day licenses are available through the NW Cup.

Overnight Parking: Overnight parking is $10 in the rear gravel parking lot. There is a blue room and trash dumpster provided plus more bathroom facilities available in the gondola upload area.  There is a dump station located on Bunker Ave. between I-90 and the Silver Mountain parking lot. Please keep it tidy so we can continue to offer this convenience.


Bike Storage: 

Please make sure you keep an eye on your bikes and take the proper precautions to ensure their safety. 


The rooms that make up Silver Mountain Lodging are independently owned and bikes are not allowed inside the rooms.  However, we do offer secure bike storage accessible by keycard. Bring your own lock. 

There will be no bike valet service this year.

Qualifying for Junior Experts and Pro starts on Saturday at 4:00 PM.

Race starts on Sunday at 10:30 AM.

Awards: Immediately after racing in the Gondola Village



Courses: TBA


Lift Schedules:

Gondola Upload

Fri 9:30a-7:00p

Sat 8:00a-5:00p

Sun 8:00a-5:00p


Chair 3

Fri 9:30a-7:00p

Sat 9:20a-5:30p

Sun 8:20a-5:00p


Chair 5

Fri Closed

Sat 10:00a-4:00p

Sun 8:20a-3:00p


LODGING DEALS:  Park your car for the weekend and enjoy the ease of life with everything you need in one place. There are special lodging rates available to racers, please CLICK HERE to get your special rates.
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