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Aaron Blunck Qualifies 1st, Finals Wednesday

Crested Butte Olympian Aaron Blunck took 1st place in the Olympic Qualifier last night in PyeongChang, securing a spot in the 12 man final. “So unbelievable hyped to qualify for the finals at the Olympics…Gunna be a fun one,” Blunck wrote on his Instagram after the event. Coverage of the Halfpipe Final will begin on NBCOlympics.com […]

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Avalanche Accident on Schuylkill

As we finally see our first real storm cycles of the year, the backcountry is proving to be very active here in Crested Butte, and throughout the state. Two skiers were caught and injured in an avalanche on Mt. Schuylkill’s Birthday Bowl.  Enormous props to Crested Butte Search and Rescue, who responded to the injured skiers, […]

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Blunck and Chodounsky Named to Olympic Team

On an exciting day in Crested Butte Olympic hopes for Pyeongchang, both halfpipe skier, Aaron Blunck, and slalom skier, David Chodounsky, were named to the Olympic Team.   Above Photo credit: Nolan Blunck After his 15th-place result at Kitzbuehel, Austria this weekend, David Chodounsky qualified for his second Olympics based on his World Cup Points. “There is another […]

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Ice Skating on Taylor Reservoir

This winter is off to a terrible start for skiing. The tiniest silver lining is that the ice, from Blue Mesa to Taylor Park, was incredible. Elevate the Media (Trevor Bona) went out with a few friends and captured another incredible morning. Ice Skating on Taylor Resevoir from Elevated Perspective Media on Vimeo.

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Aaron Blunck Takes 2nd at Dew Tour

Local pipe stud Aaron Blunck rebounded from a disappointing result at the Copper Grand Prix to take second at the Dew Tour in Breckenridge today. It is a huge result for Blunck, who needs results like this to secure a spot on the US Olympic Team. Currently, he sits in the 3rd of 4 spots […]


 
 

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Conditions Update: It’s Better!

Posted  February 21, 2018  by  1. Ed Dujardin

The High Lift opened, and Tucker Vollbrecht was there. Better late than never. Big ups, Crested Butte Ski Patrol. The sun was out and a t-bar opened. It was a good day. #highlift #finally #skiing #thisisfreeride #keepsnowing #qualitysucks #applesucks @k2skis @flylowgear @westernmountainsports @skicrestedbutte @westelkproject A post shared by Tucker Vollbrecht (@tuckerfreeski) on Feb 21, 2018 […]

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Aaron Blunck Qualifies 1st, Finals Wednesday

Posted  February 20, 2018  by  1. Ed Dujardin

Crested Butte Olympian Aaron Blunck took 1st place in the Olympic Qualifier last night in PyeongChang, securing a spot in the 12 man final. “So unbelievable hyped to qualify for the finals at the Olympics…Gunna be a fun one,” Blunck wrote on his Instagram after the event. Coverage of the Halfpipe Final will begin on NBCOlympics.com […]

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High Lift to Open Wednesday

Posted  February 20, 2018  by  1. Ed Dujardin

Crested Butte Mountain Resort have announced that the High Lift will open tomorrow (Wednesday, February 20th), with access to both the Headwall and Teocalli Bowl. Big thanks to Crested Butte Ski Patrol and the packers for all their work in making it happen. Keep a cool head out there, people. It’s just getting good. Beacon […]

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Avalanche Accident on Schuylkill

Posted  February 20, 2018  by  1. Ed Dujardin

As we finally see our first real storm cycles of the year, the backcountry is proving to be very active here in Crested Butte, and throughout the state. Two skiers were caught and injured in an avalanche on Mt. Schuylkill’s Birthday Bowl.  Enormous props to Crested Butte Search and Rescue, who responded to the injured skiers, […]

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Eric Freson: Meadow Lodge, BC

Posted  February 11, 2018  by  1. Ed Dujardin

Eric Freson joined a group of powder starved Crested Buttians for a week at British Columbia’s Meadow Lodge. It looks like they found what they were looking for.

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Let’s Get Sketchy

Posted  February 9, 2018  by  1. Ed Dujardin

Let’s Get Sketchy is the debut webisode from The Cariboo Blondes, a female crew out of Revelstoke consisting of Janelle Yipper, Tonje Kvivik, and Emily Childs . We don’t know much about this crew, other than they freaking send.  Looking forward to more. Let’s Get Sketchy- The Blondes Ep. 1 from Village Idiot on Vimeo.

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Grifen Moller Earns 8th at FWT Stop

Posted  February 7, 2018  by  1. Ed Dujardin

Western State Colorado University sophomore Grifen Moller earned himself an 8th place at the Freeride World Tour Hakuba stop, staged at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in Golden BC. After two competitions, Moller is ranked 12th in the Overall Standings. Not too shabby for a 19 year old. A post shared by Grifen Moller (@stiff_grif) on […]

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Re-Staged FWT Hakuba at Kicking Horse: Livestream

Posted  February 6, 2018  by  1. Ed Dujardin

The FWT is taking advantage of good weather and good snow to restage the Hakuba event at Kicking Horse. Todays running order goes Male Snowboard, Male Ski, Female Ski, Female Snowboard.

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Hakuba FWT To Be Staged Tomorrow at Kicking Horse

Posted  February 5, 2018  by  1. Ed Dujardin

The Freeride World Tour is taking advantage of a good weather window to re-stage the Hakuba stop, which was postponed due to the ridiculous snowfall in Japan. Tomorrow, athletes will be competing on Truth or Dare, and it’s looking good. Check out the Male’s Highlight video from today. We look forward to the women’s edit.

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FWT Kicking Horse: Live Webcast

Posted  February 5, 2018  by  1. Ed Dujardin

It’s game on today in Kicking Horse, British Columbia for the Freeride World Tour. After Japan was postponed due to heavy snow, the FWT will be looking to get two competitions off this week. The running order goes Male Snowboard, Female Snowboard, Female Ski, Male Ski.  Good luck to all the competitors.

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