Accommodation & Transportation

Crested Butte Vacations
Call  (855) 318-4633 to receive a Grand Traverse participant discount.  View various lodging options here.


Additional Crested Butte Lodging



Discounted rates are offered by Aspen Snowmass through the following link:  Grand Traverse Group Rates , or by calling – 877-405-5611

Getting here:
Car pooling to Crested Butte is encouraged.  You can post in the Athlete Forum to coordinate carpooling and shuttling options with other racers.  Crested Butte is located just 30 minutes from the Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport.  For airport transportation, contact Alpine Express at 800-822-4844 or visit

Race Day Luggage Transport:
Included in the registration fee is transportation for one duffel bag (per racer) of personal gear from Crested Butte to Aspen.  These bags will be collected at the final check-in at Mountaineer Square.  Water- proof bags are recommended!  Racer’s bags will be available for pick up at the finish line in Aspen.  Note, racers SHOULD NOT put anything in the bags that they will need should they not make it to Aspen (phones, money, etc.)

Any bags not picked up in Aspen will be returned to Crested Butte on Sunday afternoon.  Racers who do not make the cut-off time at Star Pass and are returned to Crested Butte should plan to pick up their bag at the Crested Butte Nordic Center on Sunday afternoon.  The Nordic Center is located at 620 Second Street in Crested Butte.   Note, racers SHOULD NOT put anything in the bags that they will need should they not make it to Aspen (phones, money, etc.)

Returning to Crested Butte After the Race:
Limited seats will be made available on two Nordic Center vans returning to Crested Butte, one Saturday evening and the other Sunday morning.  This return transportation service can be booked during the online race registration.






  • Map

    For a downloadable PDF of the Grand Traverse Map please click here: Grand Traverse Map

  • Snow Safety

    Teams of avalanche forecasters assess the route in the weeks prior to the race. Current regional avalanche conditions can be found here:

    Colorado Avalanche Information Center

    Crested Butte Avalanche Center

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