Racers will be cleared to race through the Check-In & Gear Check process and by attending the Mandatory Racer Meeting.
You must attend these sessions as a TEAM! These mandatory activities will take place in the Grand Ballroom at Mountaineer Square hotel at Mt. Crested Butte. To get there, take the free bus from the town of Crested Butte or plan to pay to park in the Crested Butte Mountain Resort ski area parking.
Teams will be cleared to race on a first come, first served basis. Clearance sessions will take place:
Thursday March 27 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM and on Friday March 28 from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM.
At Check-In, each racer must present a photo ID and proof of valid CORSAR card. Anyone with a hunting/fishing license, boat, snowmobile, or ATV registration is covered. CORSAR cards may be purchased at the Colorado Department of Local Affairs website. It is recommended to purchase a CORSAR card ahead of time to minimize time at Check-In.
During Gear Check each team will receive specific instructions and a diagram on how to lay out equipment for Gear Check. All team gear must be unpacked and visible to the judges. Water containers do not need to be full, but teams must show them at gear check. Teams must also present their food, skis, poles and boots. Teams may be asked to demonstrate that they can set up their mandatory shelter. Each team is required to carry one SPOT GPS tracking device. Teams that will be using a personal device must bring it to Gear Check. Teams renting one will received them during the beacon check at Mountaineer Square Friday night.
If the judges consider a team’s gear to be inadequate, they will not be allowed to race. Teams with missing or inadequate equipment will be required to obtain sufficient replacement gear before returning Racer Clearance to be re-checked.
Please reference the Mandatory Equipment List as it details mandatory gear as specific as possible.