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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 adult races, longer than 5k, head 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.
Same day registration starts at the Brick Oven Pizzeria at 2:30 PM. The solo race ($15 entry) will begin at 3:00 PM and will be 90 minutes + 1 lap. The team/relay race ($30 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. Demos are available and must be reserved in advance by e-mailing email@example.com
Join us after the race for a party, prizes and beer at the Brick Oven!
For more information, please visit elkmountainevents.com
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 great bars participating. The participating bars include: West End, The Baccanale, The Eldo, The Brick, Maxwells, The Talk, The Last Steep, The Princess, Wooden Nickel, The Coal Creek Grill, Kochevar’s, and Montanya’s. 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!
Register and pick up your game card on Friday afternoon at the Visitor’s Center from 3:00 – 4:30 PM. Then, meet in front of the Post Office at 5:00PM on Friday. The pub-ski ends at 7:00 PM and awards will follow. Entry is $20 per person.
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.
An application of the low fluorocarbon wax of the day.
For recreational skiers.
An application of low fluorocarbon graphite with a topcoat of the high fluorocarbon wax of the day.
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.
“King of the Loop” presented by Oskar Blues. The first person to cross the start line on the first lap of the 42k skate will win a cash prize. 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.
Kids Awards (1.5k and 3k) will take place at 11:30am at the Brick Oven Pizzeria
Racers Awards (5k – 42k) will take place at 4pm at The Secret Stash 303 Elk Ave