Alley Loop Nordic Marathon

Alley Loop Taylor Ahearn Photo

Hosted by the Crested Butte Nordic Council, the course winds its way through snow-laden streets, alleyways and narrow bridges through the heart of downtown Crested Butte. At any given time you may be cheered-on by town revelers, find yourself surrounded by Oompa Loompas, or navigating a crazy costume train assemblage… Racers are sometimes forced into making daring passes and depending on their luck, may even get waylaid on a bridge for a brief moment. Once you make it through town, you are rewarded by pristine tracks and exhilarating vistas throughout the Crested Butte Nordic trail network. If you like normal, you may want to look for another race. If you are up for anything, this is right up your alley!

The Magic Meadows Yurt Dinner

Work up an appetite as you ski to an unforgettable, gourmet 5-course meal at The Magic Meadows Yurt. The Magic Meadows Yurt is a back-country Yurt located on Crested Butte Land Trust property in the Slate River Valley. The trail to the yurt is about a mile and is mostly level with a few rolling hills, taking about 30 minutes for most skiers.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner is served at 6:30 p.m. Once in the warmth of the Yurt, your guides will become your servers and offer you specialty cocktails from Crested Butte’s Montanya Distillery, wine selections, specialty non-alcoholic drinks, and beer from Elevation Beer Company.  Live music, performed by local musicians accompanies the meal which is prepared by Chef Tim Egelhoff – one of the most highly regarded chefs in Crested Butte today.

The cost includes a trail pass and equipment rental. Please visit the event website for more details regarding the menu, prices, where to meet, and how to make reservations.

The Magic Meadows Yurt Dinner

Work up an appetite as you ski to an unforgettable, gourmet 5-course meal at The Magic Meadows Yurt. The Magic Meadows Yurt is a back-country Yurt located on Crested Butte Land Trust property in the Slate River Valley. The trail to the yurt is about a mile and is mostly level with a few rolling hills, taking about 30 minutes for most skiers.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner is served at 6:30 p.m. Once in the warmth of the Yurt, your guides will become your servers and offer you specialty cocktails from Crested Butte’s Montanya Distillery, wine selections, specialty non-alcoholic drinks, and beer from Elevation Beer Company.  Live music, performed by local musicians accompanies the meal which is prepared by Chef Tim Egelhoff – one of the most highly regarded chefs in Crested Butte today.

The cost includes a trail pass and equipment rental. Please visit the event website for more details regarding the menu, prices, where to meet, and how to make reservations.

The Magic Meadows Yurt Dinner

Work up an appetite as you ski to an unforgettable, gourmet 5-course meal at The Magic Meadows Yurt. The Magic Meadows Yurt is a back-country Yurt located on Crested Butte Land Trust property in the Slate River Valley. The trail to the yurt is about a mile and is mostly level with a few rolling hills, taking about 30 minutes for most skiers.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner is served at 6:30 p.m. Once in the warmth of the Yurt, your guides will become your servers and offer you specialty cocktails from Crested Butte’s Montanya Distillery, wine selections, specialty non-alcoholic drinks, and beer from Elevation Beer Company.  Live music, performed by local musicians accompanies the meal which is prepared by Chef Tim Egelhoff – one of the most highly regarded chefs in Crested Butte today.

The cost includes a trail pass and equipment rental. Please visit the event website for more details regarding the menu, prices, where to meet, and how to make reservations.

The Magic Meadows Yurt Dinner

Work up an appetite as you ski to an unforgettable, gourmet 5-course meal at The Magic Meadows Yurt. The Magic Meadows Yurt is a back-country Yurt located on Crested Butte Land Trust property in the Slate River Valley. The trail to the yurt is about a mile and is mostly level with a few rolling hills, taking about 30 minutes for most skiers.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner is served at 6:30 p.m. Once in the warmth of the Yurt, your guides will become your servers and offer you specialty cocktails from Crested Butte’s Montanya Distillery, wine selections, specialty non-alcoholic drinks, and beer from Elevation Beer Company.  Live music, performed by local musicians accompanies the meal which is prepared by Chef Tim Egelhoff – one of the most highly regarded chefs in Crested Butte today.

The cost includes a trail pass and equipment rental. Please visit the event website for more details regarding the menu, prices, where to meet, and how to make reservations.