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Aspen Times

On line article in Aspen Times.. Ski mountaineering field picks up speed More teams elevate blossoming sport Dale Strode The Aspen Times Aspen, CO, Colorado ASPEN — The conditions forecast slower times. But the ski mountaineers had other ideas. The participants in Saturday’s 16th annual Elk Mountains Grand Traverse mountaineering race from Crested Butte to…

Deals and events for the last few weeks of ski season

Grand Traverse mentioned in the Dallas Morning News… http://www.dallasnews.com/travel/ski-snow/20130322-deals-and-events-for-the-last-few-weeks-of-ski-season.ece

2013 Grand Traverse News Articles

We received LOTS of press coverage this year for the 2013 Gore-Tex Elk Mountain Grand Traverse. Use the links below to read six different articles with post-race coverage. Tales of the Traverse: From Crested Butte to Aspen Aspen Daily News – ‎Mar 31, 2013‎ The 16th annual Elk Mountain Grand Traverse on Saturday attracted over…

Grand Traversities by Than Acuff

This article appeared in the 2012/2013 Winter Issue of the Crested Butte Magazine.  Than Acuff shares stories from racers adversities on course over the years.   crestedbuttemagazine/docs/cbmag_winter_2013/11

Grand Traverse Talked About on Travel Blog

Gadling.com ~ a top travel blog, written and edited by passionate travelers and writers ~ mentions the Grand Traverse as an entertaining spring break getaway event. »Read the article

Gunnison Duo Wins Grand Traverse

Gunnison duo wins Grand Traverse Michael Appelgate The Aspen Times Aspen, CO, Colorado ENLARGE Competitors push off from the base of Crested Butte Mountain Resort on Friday night at the start of the 15th annual Elk Mountains Grand Traverse. Ansley Alyse Chappell ENLARGE Gunnison’s Bryan Wickenhauser, left, and Brian Smith are all smiles Saturday after…

Gunnison Duo Wins Grand Traverse

Gunnison duo wins Grand Traverse Team finishes in 7 hours, 32 minutes, 23 seconds — almost 2 hours faster than 2011 winners By Michael Appelgate The Aspen Times ENLARGE Competitors push off from the base of Crested Butte Mountain Resort on Friday night at the start of the 15th annual Elk Mountains Grand Traverse. Special…

Grand Traverse covered on NPR’s It’s Only A Game

In 2011 and 2012, journalist Jason Albert visited Crested Butte and Aspen to cover the Grand Traverse for NPR’s Saturday show It’s Only a Game.   Grand Traverse Ski Race Recreates Rockies Mail Route April 7, 2012 Listen Download View slideshow View this gallery on Flickr » By Jason Albert Late in the 1800s, a pocket of…

Team Smiley wins the Coed Division!

Janelle Smiley recounts the race experience and what it meant for her and her husband Mark. Elk Mountain Grand Traverse The Elk Mountains Grand Traverse has become an annual landmark for my husband Mark and I. Out of the eight times I have competed in this race from Crested Butte to Aspen, six have been…

GORE-TEX® Team Miller Racing the Grand Traverse Final Video

Team Miller completed the race and place second overall in the co-ed division – congrats to Ezster Horanyi and Chris Miller!!!!! Watch their final preparations, views along the course and post reflections. GORE-TEX® Team Miller Racing the Grand Traverse from chris miller on Vimeo.

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