Gothic Mountain Tour

The 10th Anniversary


Saturday, February 20th, 2016

An Epic Backcountry Ski Race circumnavigating Gothic Mountain over 22 miles and 4940 vertical feet.

2015 Results

  • Registration

    Register Here

    Registration Schedule:
    “Early Bird” – $40
    December – $45
    January – $50
    February – $55
    February 19th (Day Before) – $60
    (No day of registration)

  • Racer Information

    Bib Pick-up

    Friday, the day before race start, at Crested Butte Nordic Center from 5 to 8 p.m.

    Race Start & Bag Drop

    • Mandatory Beacon Check – Start Line – 5:30 AM
    • Race Start – 6 AM

    Each racer may pack a small bag to have transported to the finish.

    Required Equipment

    You must present a valid CORSAR, hunting, fishing or snowmobile registration at bib pickup.  Pre-purchase this Search & Rescue coverage prior to bib pick-up.  Buy CORSAR Card Online

    This is a back country race, through known avalanche terrain.  Beacon, shovel, probe and skins are required.

    Course Description (link to 2015 detailed narrative)

    Start at Town Ranch Trailhead – Town Ranch – Morodor – CBMR Base Area – Top of Painter Boy – Snodgrass Meadow – Gothic Townsite – 403 – Top of the World – Pittsburgh – Magic Meadows Yurt
    Distance – 22 miles
    Vertical Gain – 4,940 feet

    Click Here to See Map and Profie

    No Nordic Skis

    The Snodgrass and Pittsburgh descents are not suitable for nordic skis.  Lightweight AT and randonee gear is recommended and lightweight telemark gear is acceptable.


    7:30 a.m. at the top of Painter Boy on Mt. Crested Butte
    9 a.m. at the Gothic Townsite


    Long course participants may park at the community school.  A shuttle will be provided to your car from the finish at Magic Meadows.

    Short course participants will be responsible for their own shuttle from the end of the short course tour at the Washington Gulch trailhead.

    Cancellation and Postponement Policy

    There are no refunds given for racer cancellations

    This event is subject to cancellation or date change due to high avalanche conditions. Fees refunded in this case.



  • Short Course

    The short course is the same as the original Super Tour course (see below).  You will be responsible for your own shuttle and there will be no official finish line or time.  The short course is a tour, not a race, and folks typically ski it in groups.  Although the descent from Top of the World to the Washington Gulch Trailhead can be tricky, nordic skis can be used.

    8 a.m. start
    9 a.m. cutoff at the Gothic Townsite
    12 miles
    2,000+’ vertical
    Start at the Snodgrass Trailhead – Gothic Townsite – 403 – Top of the World – Washington Gulch Trailhead