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CRESTED BUTTE TO ASPEN

April 2 - 3, 2022

EVENT OVERVIEW

An extraordinary Colorado ski route!
The Grand Traverse is a point-to-point ski race from Crested Butte to Aspen.  Racers travel 40 miles across the Elk Mountain range, climbing over 6,800 vertical feet. To ensure competitor safety, racers must have a partner, carry mandatory gear, and begin the race at midnight when avalanche hazard is decreased.

INFO

ENTRY FEE – $450/TEAM

2022 Ski registration will open to the public online at 12:01 AM, December 1st, 2021.

Refund Policy & Bib Transfer Procedure

Grand Traverse Triple Crown

Individuals wishing to enter 2022 GT Triple Crown competition may gain guaranteed entry into the Ski event through priority pre-registration during the month of November. 

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FRIDAY – April 1, 2022

ATHLETE CLEARANCE & VENDOR EXPO – Lodge at Mountaineer Square Ballroom

2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

SATURDAY –  April 2, 2022

ATHLETE CLEARANCE & VENDOR EXPO – Lodge at Mountaineer Square Ballroom

8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

MANDATORY RACER MEETING – Lodge at Mountaineer Square Ballroom

1:00 p.m. – 2:00  p.m.

MANDATORY Pre-Functions – BEACON CHECK  &  SPOT DISTRIBUTION – Lodge at Mountaineer Square Ballroom

10:30 p.m. to 11:50 p.m.

BLESSING of THE FREEHEELER’S – Crested Butte Mountain Resort Base

11:55 p.m.

 

SUNDAY – April 3, 2022

RACE START – Crested Butte Mountain Resort Base

12:00 a.m.

ASPEN RACE FINISH – ASPEN MOUNTAIN Gondola Plaza

6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

PODIUM CEREMONY – ASPEN MOUNTAIN Gondola Plaza

2:00 p.m.

AWARDS BANQUET –  TBD Location

5:00 PM

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 mandatory gear racers carry into the backcountry is critical.  Due to the distance traveled with the potential for rapidly changing weather, each team must be independently prepared for a 24-hour bivouac if conditions dictate.

The listed gear are the essentials required to race, however every athlete should exercise their own backcountry sense as to what supplementary gear they may wish to pack.

2021 GEAR LIST

We highly encourage every new racer to view the 5 part video series linked below, containing pro tips on how to nail your GT race systems.

VIDEO GEAR GUIDE

FEBRUARY 27TH, 2022

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* Denotes “Reverse” Course

2021

2019

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2012

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2010*

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2001

1st Place – Dave Penny / Geo Bullock 8:17:00

2000

1st Place – Jimmy Faust / Pat O’Neill 8:32:00

1999*

1st Place – Jimmy Faust / Pat O’Neill 6:51:33

1998

1st Place – Travis Moore / Pierre Willie 8:31:50

COURSE DETAILS

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THE GRAND TRAVERSE TRIPLE CROWN – THE ULTIMATE COMPETITION FOR THE ULTIMATE MOUNTAIN ATHLETE

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