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Grand Traverse 2020

March 27 @ 8:30 am - March 29 @ 6:00 pm

Free
underground ski events Grand Traverse Ski Race Crested Butte Aspen Colorado

Grand Traverse 2020

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.

Event Schedule

FRIDAY – MARCH 27, 2020

ATHLETE CLEARANCE &  VENDOR EXPO – LODGE AT MOUNTAINEER SQUARE BALLROOM

Noon to 5 p.m.

SATURDAY –  MARCH 28, 2020

ATHLETE CLEARANCE & VENDOR EXPO –LODGE AT MOUNTAINEER SQUARE BALLROOM

8:30 a.m. to 12 Noon

COMPLIMENTARY ATHLETE LUNCH – LODGE AT MOUNTAINEER SQUARE BALLROOM

Noon to 1 p.m.

MANDATORY RACER MEETING –  LODGE AT MOUNTAINEER SQUARE BALLROOM

1 – 2 p.m.

MANDATORY PRE-START CHECK – BEACON CHECK  &  SPOT DISTRIBUTION
LODGE AT MOUNTAINEER SQUARE BALLROOM

10:30 p.m. to 11:45 p.m.

BLESSING OF THE FREEHEELER’S – CRESTED BUTTE MOUNTAIN RESORT BASE AREA

11:55 p.m.

SUNDAY – MARCH 29, 2020

RACE START – CRESTED BUTTE MOUNTAIN RESORT BASE AREA

12 a.m.

ASPEN RACE FINISH – ASPEN MOUNTAIN GONDOLA PLAZA

6 a.m. to 5 p.m.

PODIUM CEREMONY – ASPEN MOUNTAIN GONDOLA PLAZA

2:00 p.m.

POST-RACE RAFFLE  – UTE MOUNTAINEER

4 to 5 p.m.

AWARDS BANQUET – MOUNTAIN CHALET ASPEN 5TH FLOOR – MOUNTAIN VIEW ROOM

5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Details

Start:
March 27 @ 8:30 am
End:
March 29 @ 6:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://thegrandtraverse.org/

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