Start of the Grand Traverse

Just got back from the start of the Elk Mountain Grand Traverse, where skiers race from Crested Butte to Aspen, Colorado over 40 miles of rugged mountains. They left the Crested Butte Base area at Midnight.

Elk Mountain Grand Traverse, Crested Butte, night skiing

Waiting for the race to start

Elk Mountain Grand Traverse, Crested Butte, night skiing

Start line

Elk Mountain Grand Traverse, Crested Butte, night skiing

And they are off!

The Resort had their spotlight on the peak tonight.

Elk Mountain Grand Traverse, Crested Butte, night skiing

Racers charge by with the Butte in the background.

Elk Mountain Grand Traverse, Crested Butte, night skiing

Elk Mountain Grand Traverse, Crested Butte, night skiing

The party is in Aspen tomorrow.

Elk Mountain Grand Traverse, Crested Butte, night skiing

Elk Mountain Grand Traverse, Crested Butte, night skiing

From the racers warm ups

If you are interested in the photos, please contact me at Ed.Carley@gmail.com

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