Mother Nature delivered the worst of all situations to racers in the 21st annual Grand Traverse ski race this past weekend. But in typical fashion for many of the die-hard athletes who toed the line for this monumental undertaking, they made the best of the situation.
After seeing snowfall far below average through much of the winter, a strong storm late last week resulted in race organizers opting for a “Grand Reverse” — in effect, turning the annual competition into an out-and-back, instead of a full trek to Aspen, as a result of elevated avalanche danger.
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