Presented by Western State Colorado University
The Town portion of the course has been modified slightly. Click here to see the new course maps.
The following changes will take place:
The Nordic Marathon will start and finish at the Crested Butte Nordic Center and the course will still go through several of the streets and Alleys of Town continuing out onto Magic Meadows. Modified maps are available at cbnordic.org. The skiing on the trail system itself is as good as it gets.
The Pub Ski will not be a ski as there will not be snow on Elk Avenue. But don’t think that we will just let you walk around though!
There will be no changes to the fat bike race.
Schedule of Events:
Thursday, February 5th
All Day – Ski Go Wax Service drop off
Friday, February 6th
2:00 p.m. – Fat Bike Race registration at the Brick Oven Pizzeria
3 – 4:30 p.m. – Pub Ski bib pickup and registration
3 p.m. – Fat Bike Solo Race start
3-7 p.m. Nordic Marathon bib pickup at Queen of All Saints, Parish Hall
3-7 p.m. Nordic Marathon last minute registration at Queen of All Saints, Parish Hall
3:10 p.m. – Fat Bike Team/Relay Race start
5-7 p.m. – Pub Ski
7 p.m. Pub Ski Awards
Saturday, February 7th
8-10 a.m. – Nordic Marathon day of race bib pickup at the Visitors Center
(Chamber of Commerce)
Nordic Marathon Start Times:
9:30 a.m. – 3 km Kids Race
9:31 a.m. – 1.5 km Kids Race
9:40 a.m. – 42 km Classic Race
10 a.m. – 42 km Skate Race
10:05 a.m. – 21 km Freestyle Race
10:05 a.m. – 21 km Classic Race
10:15 a.m. – 10 km Freestyle Race
10:20 a.m. – 5 km Freestyle Race
11:30 a.m. – Kids awards at Nordic Center
10-2 p.m. Elevation Beer Garden at Nordic Center
12:45 p.m. 42k Classic 3rd lap cutoff
1:00 p.m. 42k Skate 3rd lap Cutoff
2:30 p.m. – Race cutoff time
4 p.m. – Nordic Marathon Awards Ceremony and Raffle at Bonez
Nordic Marathon - Saturday, February 7th, 2015
Part of the American Ski Marathon Series and an American Birkebeiner qualifying race, the Alley Loop is also Crested Butte’s largest costume party and biggest Nordic event of the year. The Alley Loop’s unique course starts and finishes in the heart of downtown Crested Butte at Second and Elk. In between it meanders through snow-lined alleys, behind false-fronted stores and restaurants, over footbridges and alongside residences. The course then heads out to the expertly groomed Nordic trails on the pristine outskirts of Crested Butte. In addition to the fun races for all ages and abilities, the event also features a Friday night pub-ski crawl and an awards ceremony on Saturday with great prizes and a raffle.
ON-LINE registration – available November 1 until Thursday, February 5th at 6 pm (Mountain Time).
IN-PERSON registration –
Only, Friday 3-7 PM at Queen of All Saints, Parish Hall along with bib-pick up.
- There will be NO registration at the Nordic Center or Day of Race.
Bib pick-up -
Friday, 3-7 PM at Queen of All Saints, Parish Hall
Saturday, 8-10 AM at The Crested Butte Chamber
Ski Go Wax Service
Ski service is on a first come, first serve basis. The Crested Butte Nordic Center will be servicing a maximum of 50 pairs of skis. To reserve your spot, call the front desk at 970 349 1707 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please try to drop your skis off at the Crested Butte Nordic Center located at Second and Whiterock on Thursday afternoon or on Friday morning if you must. All skis must be dropped off by noon on Friday, January 6th. Any skis not received by this time will be crossed off of the list.
Basic LF $29
An application of the low fluorocarbon wax of the day.
For recreational skiers.
Racer HF $45
An application of low fluorocarbon graphite with a topcoat of the high fluorocarbon wax of the day.
Pro Service $75
A hydrocarbon base layer, an application of the high fluorocarbon wax of the day, and a top coat of pure fluorocarbon powder.
For the fastest skis out there.
Participants must be present to receive an award.
Kids Awards (1.5k and 3k) will take place at 11:30 AM at the Finish Line Expo on 2nd and Elk Ave.
Racers Awards (5k – 42k) will take place at 4 PM at BONEZ, 130 Elk Ave.
“King of the Loop” – The first person to cross the start line on the first lap of the 42k skate. Winner must complete the entire 42K to win “King of the Loop.”
Each racer who completes the 42k skate in under 3 hours, will receive a commemorative bell.
Fat Bike Race - Friday, February 6th, 2015
Same day registration starts at the Brick Oven Pizzeria at 2:00 PM. The solo race ($25 entry) will begin at 3:00 PM and will be 90 minutes + 1 lap. The team/relay race ($35 entry) begins at 3:10 PM and is 80 minutes + 1 lap. In the team/relay race, teams of two, three or four can share one bike. To reserve a fat bike rental email email@example.com. For more information and to register, visit cbchamber.com. Stay up to date by following Gunnison Crested Butte Fat Bikers on Facebook.
Pub Ski - Friday, February 6th, 2015
The Pub-Ski is a pub crawl on skis. To take advantage of Elk Ave being shut down and full of snow, participants can ski between the participating Elk Avenue bars.
The route will be on Elk between Second and Third and will be pre-assigned. Do this in a group of 4 or do it on your own. You will play a game, do something nutty, or answer a trivia question at 6 of the 10 bars to earn points. The person or group with the highest points will win a special prize! Wear a costume to receive additional pub points!
Entry is $20 per person. Event space is limited to 200…. ensure your entry by pre-registering online!
Pub Ski bib pick up on Friday will be from 3:00 – 4:30 PM, at Queen of All Saints – Parish Hall, located at 401 Sopris Avenue. The crawl will then kick off at Montanya Distillers at 5:00 PM. The pub-ski ends at 7:00 PM with awards to follow.
Click the button below to sign up and support this classic Crested Butte event!