Seven Hours of the Banana- a popular Crested Butte, Colorado Endurance Event

Feb 15, 2011
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7 Hours of the Banana is a lift-accessed endurance event on Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s “Banana,” one of the mountain’s most extreme runs. Participants ride the Silver Queen chairlift, traverse over to the Banana, ski or snowboard down, and repeat!

Athletes are encouraged to sign up solo or as a team, put on a costume and collect pledges to benefit the ASC and the CBSC. Various prize categories will be awarded, including the most laps completed and the most money raised.

7 Hours of the Banana is a collaborative event benefiting the Adaptive Sports Center and the Crested Butte Ski Club. The Adaptive Sports Center (ASC) is a non-profit organization located in Crested Butte, Colorado, that provides life-enhancing year-round recreation activities for people with disabilities and their families.

The Adaptive Sports Center has recently become an official Paralympic Sport Club. Paralympic Sport Clubs are community-based programs developed to involve youth and adults with physical and visual disabilities in sports and physical activity, regardless of skill level.

Crested Butte, Colorado is located just north of highway 50 in the Elk range of the Rocky Mountains of mid-state Colorado. Under ideal driving conditions (in Spring, Summer, and Fall) Crested Butte is a four and a half hour drive from Denver and a three and a half hour drive from Colorado Springs, the two closest major airports. Crested Butte is about an hour and a half drive from Montrose, and a half hour from Gunnison, where small planes can land.

To learn more, go to the Crested Butte Adaptive Sports Center website at:

Author: Tanya