Unfortunately a lack of recent snow has forced the change of the course, and important to note that the Guide Ridge will not be included, so NO TECHNICAL ROPE GEAR. Below are some Google Earth photos of the Race Division course. Please read the captions below for details on what portion of the course you are looking at. I do guarantee that this will be another beautiful and challenging course that you come to expect from Crested Butte, CO.
|Big overview with Snodgrass Mtn on Left and Mt. CB on right. Pink color is the out and back. Green up, Red down, blue lines are chairlifts. Snodgrass will be on skin tracks to the top and descent will be a mix of jeep road and off-piste descents.|
|Another view of Snowdgrass on left and Mt. CB on Right. Town of CB down bottom Right of photo. Recreations Class will go out to top of Snodgrass and back to base area for Finish.|
|Another view of course. Both divisions will start up pink to TA #1 rip skins down and out to Snodgrass Loop|
- This is not GPS on the ground but Google Earth stats are - 16.08 miles - 6511' climbing. (Snodgrass Loop (TA #2 - TA #4) Vert. 1500ft, Peel (TA #6-TA #7) 2450ft climb (with a boot pack).
- Recreation Class will do an out and back to top of Snodgrass and back to base area. Approximately 7 miles and 3,200' of climb/descend
Please book online at http://www.skicb.com/cbmr/info/groups/group-booking.aspx and enter the code below to receive discounts.
Lodging Ski Mountaineering Race Code: USSMA2013