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Crested Butte Al Johnson Telemark Race

Al Johnson Telemark Race

March 18, 2018 12:00 pm

The 44th Annual Al Johnson Uphill/ Downhill Telemark Race honors the roots of skiing in Crested Butte, and benefits the Crested Butte Avalanche Center.

This Colorado costume event is as much fun to watch as it is to participate in! In tribute to a rugged 19th century mailman, competitors in wacky costumes climb 660 vertical feet, then descend 1200 feet down double-black diamond steeps, some having never telemarked at all! There will be prizes for best times, best costumes and best fall. The race can be tag-team or individual, or enjoyed as a spectator with access to the venue by an intermediate run.

Tag Team race starts at the bottom of the North Face Lift at 12 pm. The main event, the Individual race, starts at 1 pm.


Help the Crested Butte Avalanche Center raise necessary funds to keep the forecasting going EVERY DAY, ALL WINTER LONG.  Use the power of social media and share our mission with your friends.  Prizes will be awarded for most money raised by a team and most money raised by an individual!  Also, free entry into the 45th Annual 2019 Al Johnson for each individual that raises $100 in pledges. 

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