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Grand Traverse 2021
March 26, 2021 @ 8:30 am - March 28, 2021 @ 6:00 pmFree
The Grand Traverse is a backcountry ski race from Crested Butte to Aspen, Colorado. Competitors travel 40 miles over the Elk Mountains, climbing over 6,800 vertical feet. To ensure their safety, racers must have a partner, carry mandatory gear, and start at midnight when avalanche danger is low.
FRIDAY – MARCH 26, 2021
ATHLETE CLEARANCE (EARLY) – CRESTED BUTTE NORDIC CENTER
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
SATURDAY – MARCH 27, 2021
ATHLETE CLEARANCE (DRIVE THROUGH) – CRESTED BUTTE COMMUNITY SCHOOL – FRONT PARKING LOT
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
MANDATORY VIRTUAL RACER MEETING – ZOOM LINK
MANDATORY PRE-FUNCTIONS – BEACON CHECK & SPOT DISTRIBUTION
MOUNTAINEER SQUARE COURTYARD
11:15 p.m. to 12:15 a.m.
RACE START WINDOWS – CRESTED BUTTE MOUNTAIN RESORT BASE
11:50 p.m. to 12:20 a.m
SUNDAY – MARCH 28, 2021
ASPEN RACE FINISH – ASPEN MOUNTAIN 1A BASE
6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
VIRTUAL AWARDS PRESENTATION – FACEBOOK LIVE
Information is subject to change. For the safety of racers and volunteers, weather and snow conditions may require a change in the race start time or location, the official course, or race rules – or may lead to cancellation.