2 comments on “Elk Mountain Grand Traverse

  1. This race has always amazed me! I am too old and not in the physical condition that the racers are, so I won’t be doing it in this life. However, I am fortunate to be able to get to do 25-30 hours a week of backcountry/touring skiing. What kind of gear did the winners use–skinny skis, backcountry, alpine touring; mohair or synthetic skins; bindings?

    • The winners won on nordic skis, boots and bindings with mohair skins. All the next few teams were on randonee race skis with Dynafit bindings and randonee race boots. Some people use backcountry touring set-ups or lightweight telemark set-ups. Skis usually depend on the snow conditions for that year.

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