The Alley Loop, a signature Crested Butte race and costume party, returns with a
chance for all ages and abilities to Nordic ski downtown Crested Butte, through
alleys, over bridges and by charming downtown homes. As part of the Ski
Marathon Series and an American Birkebeiner qualifying race, more challenging
loops traverse through the groomed outskirts of Crested Butte. 5k-full marathon
races in both classic and skate skiing. Music, food, and drinks abound with the
beer garden at the finish line and then later at the awards ceremony. The event
also features a Friday night ski-pub crawl, "Taste of the Alley"!