Training Notes
Mandatory Equipment ListRace Rules
 

• You are strongly encouraged to preview the course.

• The course is in no way patrolled or reviewed for snow safety or avalanche danger before the race. When you are on the course, you are there at your own risk.

• The groomed Nordic trails in the Crested Butte area require a trail pass that can be obtained at the Crested Butte Nordic Center on 2nd and Whiterock. These trails are open based on adequate snowfall.

• The Friends Hut is not available for day use at any time. Overnight stays require a fee and reservations. Call the 10th Mountain Division Hut system for information.

• Crested Butte Mountain Resort requires that you refrain from training at the ski area during its regular ski season. Uphill traffic is not appropriate during regular hours of operation. And the area is strictly closed between 4 p.m. and 9 a.m. for grooming and snow-making.

• There is no track set on the Skyland Golf Course until the race, please do not trespass there.

• When training on Brush Creek Road, please stay on Brush Creek Road at all times. Private property flanks this road and extends almost all the way to the first creek crossing.

About our private property access:
The Trampe Family has been particularly kind to allow us access across the East River Valley and has asked that we respect their property by not trespassing at any time before or after the race. We take this request with the utmost seriousness and ask that both racers and community members refrain from skiing in the portion of the East River Valley that is privately owned. Racers will be allowed on this section of the course DURING THE RACE ONLY and cannot be reviewed. Mr. Trampe has asked that the community not consider this an invitation to recreate on this or any other privately held land. His permission extends only to the race itself, during the race, and does not include any other winter or summer usage.

We know the vast majority of you understand the generosity shown by the Trampe family and CBMR and will respect their requests. For those who don't get it, here are a few bits of encouragement from the EMGT:
• Anyone skiing on privately owned property in the East River Valley will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
• In addition, you will be disqualified from this and all future races.
• Your entry fee will not be refunded.
• Racers violating Crested Butte Mountain Resort boundaries and policies will be subject to prosecution under the Colorado Skier Safety Act. The Act has been upheld in Colorado before, and should be regarded.

 
We hope you're as excited as we are about this adventurous course! Keep training, and we'll see you soon.

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P.O. Box 1349
Crested Butte, CO 81224-1349
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