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When 39 percent attrition equals success

Finally in the sixth year, the Elk Mountains Grand Traverse lived up to its billing as an extreme backcountry ski race. Of the 102 teams that headed out into the night on Friday, March 28, only 63 made the entire trek under their own power.

Despite the adverse conditions, the race was a success and we were greatly impressed with the work that all of the volunteers did to address the adverse conditions and the support from Aspen businesses and government entities.

A great big Thank You to: The City of Aspen, Aspen Skiing Co., Conundrum Catering, Kim Bracher and Cliff Runge, Aspen Aviation, Tyrolean Lodge, Eric Kinsman and Aspen Mt. Ski Patrol, Mike Siegal, Aspen Mountain Lift Maintenance, Steve Sewell, Kris Peterson, Claire Bastable, Virginia Betty, Kestrel Hanion, Liz Rane, Chris Hopkins, Tami Solondz, Nick and La Cocina, Rich Walker; Aspen Valley Ambulance and Pitkin County.

Jan Runge

Elk Mountains Grand Traverse