Gothic Mountain Tour: A Grand Traverse Training Race
February 24, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Backcountry Ski Race circumnavigating Gothic Mountain over 22 miles with 5000 vertical feet of elevation gain/loss.
Cancellation and Postponement Policy
There are no refunds given for participant cancellations.
This event is subject to cancellation or potential postponement due to high avalanche conditions. Fees refunded in this case.
Friday, February 23rd – 5 to 7 p.m. at Crested Butte Nordic Center
Race Start & Bag Drop
5:30 a.m. – Mandatory Beacon Check – Start Line (Town Ranch Trailhead)
6 a.m. – Race Start
Race staff will transport post-race clothing to the finish at the Magic Meadows Yurt. Bring this drop bag to the Start Line.
You must present a valid CORSAR, hunting, fishing or snowmobile registration at bib pickup. Pre-purchase this Search & Rescue coverage prior to bib pick-up. Buy CORSAR Card Online
This is a backcountry race, through known avalanche terrain. Beacon, shovel, probe and skins are required. The Snodgrass and Pittsburgh descents are not suitable for nordic skis. Lightweight AT and randonee gear is recommended and lightweight telemark gear is acceptable.
7:45 a.m. – Top of Painter Boy Lift on Crested Butte Mountain Resort
9:00 AM – Gothic Townsite
Failure to respect and adhere to an enforced cut-off will result in your name being blacklisted from all future Crested Butte Nordic events, including The Grand Traverse.
Detailed Course Description
Long course participants may park at the community school. A shuttle will be provided to your car from the finish at Magic Meadows.
Short course participants will be responsible for their own shuttle from the end of the short course tour at the Washington Gulch trail head.