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 is only on Friday at the CB Visitor’s Center (at the Chamber at the 4-Way) from 3-7 pm along with bib-pick up.
- Bib-pickup begins on Friday at the CB Visitor’s Center from 3-7 pm and Saturday morning at The Brick Oven from 8-10 a.m. Note there is no additional chip pick up on Saturday. Chips are affixed to the bibs.
- There will be NO registration at the Nordic Center.
- There will be NO day-of race event registration.
Nordic Marathon 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.
“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