Photo: Trent Bona

Community Profile: Ashley Bembenek

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 ...
by 1. Ed Dujardin

Traveling through the West Elk Backcountry.

Elk Mountain Grand Traverse Project!

The Elk Mountain Grand Traverse enjoyed its 15th year where skimo (ski mountaineering) skills are put to the test between the valleys of Crested Butte and Aspen traveling over Star and Taylor Passes totaling over 40 miles and 8...
by 4. Seth Tucker

Eliot Rosenberg pulls away from the middle pack half way through the course.

Revival of the Winter Chainless Downhill

Slush, sun, and speed in Crested Butte If there is one thing the laid back Crested Butte way of life can provide during a less than mediocre winter season its the ability to make lemonade out of very slushy, warm lemons. Thats ...
by 3. Trent Bona



CB Local Caught in Mt. Ruby Avalanche – CBAC Photos

Preliminary reports are not good regarding an avalanche that took place around 2:00 PM today, January 21st, 2016.  A snowmobiler was caught in a large slide in the Lake Irwin area under Mt. Ruby.  A local man, known as B-Rad,...
by 2. Will Dujardin


Rahlves’ Banzai Tour Wraps up at Sugar Bowl with CB in the Top 5

The Rahlves Banzai Tour wrapped up the season at Sugar Bowl on March 9th and 10th. Fresh snow and bluebird skies made for the best Banzai conditions of the season. The exhilarating course was complete with banked slalom turns, ...
by 2. Will Dujardin



Weekend Away from the West Elks: San Juan Self Support

Words & Photos: Dave Bunt | The geology of the San Juan Mountains is nothing less than spectacular. Any passing motorist can witness this while driving over Molas Pass. Peaks such as Vestal and Arrow in the Grenadier range,...
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Jon Clay Patterson sending his bottom air on Silver Fox. Photo: Kim Bromley / IFSA

CBMST Wraps up Freeride Season at IFSA NORAM Champs at Snowbird

After a busy competition season, the IFSA Junior North American Freeride Championships went down at Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort in Utah last week with U12, 12-14, and 15-18 year old divisions represented in skiing and snowbo...
by 2. Will Dujardin

A great view for the finals. Photo: Willy Coburn

Behind the Scenes with Team Coburn at London 2012

For the second time this summer, our little town was swept away cheering for Emma Coburn.  After the 21 year-old CU athlete dominated the Steeplechase at the US Trials in Oregon to qualify for the 2012 Olympic Games in London,...
by 2. Will Dujardin


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Community Profile: Michael (Hansee) Hans

By now, regardless of how long you have lived in the Gunnison Valley, there is a very good chance you have heard of Matchstick Productions or MSP. MSP is one of the godfathers of the ski movie industry and they are celebrating ...
by 3. Trent Bona


Ed Checks in from Peru – #spedgoestosouthamerica

Ed Dujardin has taken a leave of absence from the Crested Butte community this summer on a magnificent journey to South America.  While this legendary babysitter and waitron at the Secret Stash will be missed until his return ...
by 2. Will Dujardin