Gothic Mountain Tour

11th Annual


A Grand Traverse Training Race

Saturday, February 25th, 2017


Backcountry Ski Race circumnavigating Gothic Mountain over 22 miles with 5000 vertical feet of elevation gain/loss.

2016 Results

  • Registration



    Registration Schedule:
      Discount Price
    August-October -30% $49.00
    November-December -20% $56.00
    January -10% $63.00
    February 0% $70.00

    Cancellation and Postponement Policy
    There are no refunds given for participant cancellations.  
    This event is subject to cancellation or potential postponement due to high avalanche conditions. Fees refunded in this case.

  • Racer Information

    Bib Pick-up
    Friday, February 24th  –  5 to 7 p.m. at  Crested Butte Nordic Center 

    Race Start & Bag Drop
    5:30 AM – Mandatory Beacon Check – Start Line (Town Ranch Trailhead)
    6 AM – Race Start

    Race staff will transport post-race clothing to the finish at the Magic Meadows Yurt.  Bring this drop bag to the Start Line.

    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 backcountry race, through known avalanche terrain.  Beacon, shovel, probe and skins are required.  The Snodgrass and Pittsburgh descents are not suitable for nordic skis.  Lightweight AT and randonee gear is recommended and lightweight telemark gear is acceptable.

    7:45 AMTop of Painter Boy Lift on Crested Butte Mountain Resort
    9:00 AMGothic Townsite

    Failure to respect and adhere to an enforced cut-off will result in your name being blacklisted from all future Crested Butte Nordic events, including The Grand Traverse.

    Detailed Course Description
    Link Here

    Directions to Start @ Town Ranch trail head

    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 trail head.


  • 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