The Grand Reverse: 2014

The Grand Reverse: 2014

The legendary Elk Mountains Grand Traverse is a 40-mile slog. It's an endurance backcountry ski race through the remote Elk Range in the heart of the Rockies. This is what it's like to participate.

Elk Mountain Grand Traverse | Photo: Kevin Krill

Elk Mountain Grand Traverse: The Slog

America’s toughest backcountry ski race starts at midnight in Crested Butte, Colorado, and charges 40 miles north through the rugged heart of the Rocky Mountains to Aspen. When two desk jockeys, coworkers at this magazine, sign up on competing teams, an epic game of one-upmanship unfolds.