I produced these timelapses from early to late fall this year while playing outside and camping. We sure do live in a beautiful place! Fall 2013 Timelapse from Trent Bona Productions on Vimeo.
The resort opens this week, but the November snow has had locals getting after it all month. We visited the Anthracites and went back to Purple Ridge for another installment in our impromptu early-season gallery series. Bryan Mazaika, Peter Smith, Alex Norton, Rob Dickinson, Tom Runcie, and Will Dujardin found some deep, creamy, and even [...]
We’re stoked to say this is happening. Introducing the West Elk Project Vision Quest, a backcountry edit contest that will take place this February 7th through the 20th in the mountains we are fortunate to call home. Crested Butte, CO – The West Elk Project Vision Quest 2014 will bring together some of the best [...]
Without any fresh snow for a few days, the crew took some snowmobiles out on an early season expedition to Treasury and Paradise Basin. Tom Runcie, Rob Dickinson, Sydney Dickinson, Eliot Rosenberg , Brett Conover and Will Dujardin found some safe and fun high alpine lines with soft snow. Enjoy this little photo gallery from [...]
A good crew consisting of Tom Runcie, Rob Dickinson, Sydney Dickinson, Ashley Bembenek, Mark Mikos, Matt Evans, Tara Tafi, and Will Dujardin went up to ski Purple Ridge on Saturday. A few laps here and there made for some awesome skiing. Let’s hope the snow holds up! Photos by Will Dujardin.
Ashley Bembenek is poised to make a big splash in the world of women’s freeskiing this coming winter. The 27 year-old from Eden, Utah has lived in a variety of places before finally landing in Crested Butte in 2010, when she began a job with the National Park Service at Blue Mesa and Black Canyon. [...]
Photo: Trent Bona | Welcome to the coolest place in Colorado. The mountains are incredible. The weather is amazing. The town rocks. Here are a few guidelines to living and riding here. 1. You don’t always have to talk about skiing and riding. I’m glad you had an epic day. If today’s powder made for [...]
Grand Junction based athlete and Crested Butte Adaptive Sports Center participant Chris Jefferson successfully crossed the Slush Huck Pond Skim on a monoski last Saturday in front of an ecstatic crowd. The biggest cheers of the afternoon came for Jefferson. Below is a composite photograph and his POV of the skim. Hell yeah from the West Elk Project crew Chris, [...]
This is not a joke. The 2013-2014 Season pass will be available from May 1st – September 27 at $599. Crested Butte Mountain Resort has just unveiled it’s new Peak Pass and Peak Pass+. The below is from CBMR’s website: “Crested Butte Mountain Resort is now offering the Peak Pass with prices for adult passes starting [...]
Welcome to our Countdown to Opening Day series. During the 30 days leading up to opening day at Crested Butte Mountain Resort, we will be featuring a clip or edit from winter in the West Elks. This is video 23 of 30. Tom Runcie gets the goods in the Crested Butte backcountry during the 2010-2011 [...]
While our original 5 Tips for Living in our Ski Town was a little more bro-oriented, Crested Butte’s very own Ski Bumette has come up with some awesome tips for the females who have recently moved here. 1. You may have noticed there are a lot of dudes. For some this discovery may be a [...]
Photo: High Country Citizens Alliance The first steps towards a Molybdenum Mine on Mt. Emmons (Red Lady) have begun. The U.S. Forest Service recently notified U.S. Energy Corp. that it’s Mine Plan of Operations is sufficient to begin the NEPA Review. See the press release below for more information. One look at U.S. Energy Corp’s [...]
Plans are in the works for the construction of an action sports facility in Crested Butte South. We caught up with Doug Hudson, the man spearheading the project to hear more. West Elk Project: What’s the plan for the facility? What features will you include? Doug Hudson: The Crested Butte Air Port will be a [...]
On Saturday and Sunday last weekend, college teams from around Colorado and the Rocky Mountains gathered at Crested Butte Mountain Resort to race XC, Short-track XC, Dual Slalom, and Downhill. When a collegiate race coincides with the infamous harvest festival of Vinotok, you might as well name it the Pagan Pedal. Western, a Division 2 [...]