GORE-TEX® Grand Traverse presented by Outdoor Research and DYNAFIT
The 2014 GORE-TEX® Grand Traverse starts at midnight on Friday March 28, 2014. Registration opens Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 7:00 AM (mountain time). Check here on that date for a link to register.
The Grand Traverse is an extraordinary 40-mile backcountry ski race between the towns of Crested Butte and Aspen, CO. It benefits Crested Butte Nordic and other non-profits.
Starting at midnight from Crested Butte, often in sub-zero temperatures, racers traverse Colorado’s spectacular Elk Mountains. In this extreme endurance event, racers climb more than 7,800 vertical feet and navigate in a self-supported backcountry race that tests them physically and mentally. To maintain safety in the backcountry, racers compete in teams of two and are required to carry mandatory gear. Held annually since 1998, it’s earned a reputation as a true test of toughness for elite local, national and international athletes.
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15th Annual Grand Traverse 2012, Produced by Hard Castle Photography and Allen Krughoff
Grand Traverse Mountain Run
The Grand Traverse is proud to offer a supported trail run next summer (2014) from Crested Butte to Aspen. The route is very similar to the 40 mile winter ski route. The run starts in downtown Crested Butte and finishes at the base area of the Aspen ski resort.
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