Event Schedule

Racers must attend the following mandatory functions located in the Grand Ballroom of the Lodge at Mountaineer Square in Mt. Crested Butte.

Athlete Clearance –  Thursday – 11:00AM to 5:00PM  or  Friday, 9:00AM – 11:30AM
Racer Meeting  Friday, March 24 at 1:00 PM
Beacon Check & SPOT Pick-Up Friday, March 24 at 10:30 PM

Beyond mandatory race preparations, we invite you and your guests to attend the following concurrent activities and special events. All events open to the public


Thursday – March 23, 2017

Location- Grand Ballroom at Mountaineer Square in Mt. Crested Butte and at Base Area

Athlete Clearance
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Racers must check in with event staff and proceed to the Gear Check to be cleared to race.

Vendor Expo
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Come check out the latest gear and clothing, courtesy of Grand Traverse sponsors.

Grand Traverse Legends Night Open Mic
Mallardi Cabaret Theater – 403 2nd. St., Downtown Crested Butte – Doors 7:00 PM
Join GT competitors throughout the ages for a social evening sharing legends and lore of this extraordinary ski event.
 
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Friday –  March 24, 2017

Location – Grand Ballroom at Mountaineer Square in Mt. Crested Butte

Athlete Clearance
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Racers must check in with event staff and proceed to the Gear Check to be cleared to race.

Vendor Expo
9:00 AM to 2:00 PM 

Come check out the latest gear and clothing, courtesy of Grand Traverse sponsors.

Athlete Lunch
Noon to 1:00 PM

Join racers for a pasta lunch before the Mandatory Racer Meeting.

Mandatory Racers Meeting
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

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Mandatory Beacon & SPOT Check
10:30 PM to 11:30 PM

Race Start at base of CBMR, in front of Butte 66!
MIDNIGHT

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Saturday – March 25, 2017

Aspen Race Finish
7:00 AM to 4:00 PM – 1A Base Area of Aspen Mountain

Racers arriving throughout the day.  Vendor Expo and Finish Line celebration.

Podium Ceremony at 1A Base Area
2:00 PM

Top 3 winners of Men, Women & Co-Ed categories will be recognized.

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Raffle at Ute Mountaineer
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

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Awards & Cocktail Party
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM at  Aspen Elks Lodge

Trophies and age category prizes will be awarded.

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IMPORTANT:  All information is subject to change.  For the safety of racers and volunteers, weather and snow conditions may require a change in the race start time or location, the official course, or race rules – or may lead to cancellation.  The registration fee is non-refundable.

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  • Map

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

  • Live Tracking

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  • Course Facts

    Start: Crested Butte, CO
    Finish: Aspen, CO
    Distance: 40 miles
    Elevation Gain: 7,800 feet
    Typical Finishing Time: 8-16 hours

  • 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