Alley Loop Nordic Marathon

The Alley Loop is not your typical American Birkebeiner Qualifier. The course winds its way through snow-laden streets, alleyways and narrow bridges in the hart of downtown Crested Butte. At any given time you may be cheered-on by town revelers, find yourself surrounded by Oompa Loompas, or navigating a crazy costume train assemblage… Racers are sometimes forced into making daring passes and depending on their luck, may even get waylaid on a bridge for a brief moment. Once you make it through town, you are rewarded by pristine tracks and epic views on the surrounding Crested Butte Nordic trail network. If you like normal, you may want to look for another race. If you are up for anything, this is right up your alley!

Gothic Mountain Tour

Crested Butte Nordic 620 2nd. Street, Crested Butte, CO

The Gothic Mountain Tour is a 22 mile backcountry ski event that circumnavigates Gothic Mountain with an accumulated vert of 5,000 feet and finish party at the Magic Meadows Yurt. This is a fantastic training tour for the Grand Traverse and offers participants two class options; a competitive and a recreational category with slightly different […]

Grand Traverse Ski

Crested Butte Nordic 620 2nd. Street, Crested Butte, CO

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.