2020 would have been year #1 for the new Grand Traverse trophy… but alas, the race was cancelled due to the pandemic. We’ll hang on till 2021, when the spring high-alpine race from Aspen to Crested Butte continues. The zen pace of the smooth continuous movement forward on skis was inspiration for this design… one ski slides forward, then the other, repeat for 40 miles across the Elk Mountain range, climbing over 6,800 vertical feet. The winners, since the first annual Grand Traverse in 1998, have their names stamped in pewter and secured to the base, and we’ll continue to add names until we run out of space… and will then make more space! The base design is a 3D version of topo map lines, with artistic license always, and designed so that we can add levels to the bottom.