Skiers push off from the start of the Alley Loop 21K classic-style Nordic ski on Elk Avenue, Feb. 2,2019, in Crested Butte, Colorado. The Alley Loop is a serious American Birkebeiner Qualifying race but in Crested Butte any event is an excuse for a costume and party, so many participants dress up in costume. (Dean Krakel, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Crested Butte’s Alley Loop series, Colorado’s nuttiest race on skinny skis, starts and finishes with a big “whoop”

The costumed contingent at the event included a Notorious RBG, a nod toward U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who turned down Jell-O shots in an alley: “There will be no appearance of impropriety on my part!”

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