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The Sneffels Traverse Race is a wild backcountry ski race on mountain ski trails. It is not for the faint of lung or faint of heart. The race will start at the eastern terminus of the Dallas Trail near the town of Ouray, traverse the along the Northern side of the San Juan Mountains, and end on County Road 9 west of Ridgway. The exact course may vary depending on conditions. This year sections of the course may be added that are off the Dallas Trail. We will try to maintain close to the estimated elevation gain, loss, and millage.
Cut Off Times: For racers to meet maximum allowed cut off times, their approximate finish time will be 10 ½ hours of skiing. 10 ½ hours will be the final cut off time. *These cut off times may be altered.
Equipment: Helmet, avalanche beacon, shovel, & probe will be required at pre-race meeting. Skis with metal edges are recommended. Exact gear requirements will be announced at the pre-race meeting the evening before.
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A pre-race meeting with the father daughter team (Joe and Kelly Ryan) is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. in Ridgway at the Elementary School located 1115 Clinton St. Pasta dinner (included in race entry fee) starts at 5:00 pm. The registration fee is $80. Here is what you get:
If you are still reading this, you obviously need to sign up! Here is what you need to do:
Race on February 12th and have a hell-of-a good time! Race is scheduled to start at 6:30AM, but may change due to conditions.
If you have any questions about the race, please give us a ring at 970.626.3033. If you have a credit from last year and plan to race again this year, please give us a ring at 970.626.3033.
We can't wait to see you all out there again!
Joe, Kelly and the San Juan Huts Crew
San Jan Huts is based in Ridgway, Colorado. Contact us for planning your next mountain bike trip, ski tour or hiking adventure. Let's talk maps, trails, food, terrain and huts. The San Juan Hut Systems extends from the high mountains around Ouray, Telluride & Durango, descending hundreds of miles toward Moab, Utah. We are passionate about supporting you in all Rocky Mountain outdoor sports & adventures; backcountry skiing, nordic trails, alpine climbing and snowshoeing, backcountry mountain biking trails with vast single track, trail running, backcountry camping & alpine hiking. Durango to Moab and Telluride to Moab are classic mountain bike trails in Colorado & Moab.
The San Juan Huts are located in the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, Gunnison, San Juan, and Manti La Sal National Forests and maintains licenses under Special Use Permits from the US Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management as well as permit agreements with several private ranch owners.