Elk Avenue Scramble & Illuminated Disco

Feb 4, 2022
2:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Elk Avenue & 3rd Street

As a prelude to the Alley Loop Nordic Marathon, Crested Butte Nordic & Coldwell Banker Mountain Properties will bring further action and entertainment to Elk Avenue – Friday, February 4th from 2:30 to 8:00 PM.


Festivities include a nordic ski scramble challenge, involving costume changes, dragging an “awkward load” and a galande jump for sprint time subtractions!

Starting at 5:30 PM an illuminated street party will unfold on Elk Avenue with live DJ performance. Events are free and open to the general public.

The Illuminated disco on-snow street party is open to the general public free of charge.

Come on skis or foot, with your most illuminating glow-in-the dark attire.

Live performance by DJ RED ( Wendy Fischer).

2/4/22 – 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Location – 3rd & Elk Ave.
Participation is FREE. Walk-up open enrollment onsite, no pre-registration necessary.

The Ski Scramble will be a four-circuit time trial on nordic skis. The sprint course will start on Elk Avenue at 3rd Street.

Circuit 1 & 2 – Sprint up Elk Ave to 2nd Street, pit-stop at a costume chest, where competitors scramble to don 3 costume items, prior to sprinting back to 3rd Street.
Circuit 3 & 4 – At 3rd Street, competitors will pit-stop and be attached to an “awkward load” which they’ll tow half a block back up Elk. Once the load is released, they proceed to 2nd street, disrobe costume attire, do a final about-face and sprint back to the finish line at 3rd. street.

An optional galande jump will be present in proximity to 3rd Street, where competitors may choose to launch air to be awarded time subtractions, correlated to jumping distances.

*Participants may make multiple runs on the course in an attempt to better their time result.

1st Place Master – Male/ Female & 1st Place Junior – Male/Female (lowest Time score) – will each be awarded a cornucopia prize package.

Crested Butte Nordic maintains 50 kilometers of immaculately groomed cross country ski trails around the town of Crested Butte.