Gothic Mountain Tour

12th Annual


A Grand Traverse Training Race

February 24th, 2018


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

  • Registration

    Registration Schedule:
      Discount Price
    December -30% $49.00
    January -20% $56.00
    February -10% $63.00
    February 23rd
    -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.

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  • Racer Information

    Bib Pick-up
    Friday, February 23rd  –  5 to 7 p.m. at  Crested Butte Nordic Center 

    Race Start
    5:30 a.m. – Mandatory Beacon Check – Start Line (Town Ranch Trailhead)
    6 a.m. – Race Start

    Bag Drop
    Race staff will transport a post-race clothing bag to the finish at the Magic Meadows Yurt. 
    Drop bags will be collected from racers at the Start Line.

    Course Aid
    Limited nutrition provided at Mile 13.5 (Top of the World)
    Limited hydration & nutrition provided at Mile 16.3 (Pittsburg Townsite)
    Cold Beer & Hot Soup provided at Magic Meadows Yurt 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 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

    7:45 a.m. Top of Painter Boy Lift on Crested Butte Mountain Resort
    9:00 AM Gothic 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

  • Results