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Zach Bare POW Edit

Western State Mountain Sports athlete Zach Bare is a smooth operator. In addition to finishing 3rd on the FWQ circuit this winter, Zach got more than his fair share of pow this spring. Winter ’17 from Zach Bare on Vimeo.

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Mandatory Send on Whetstone M Face

CBMST stud Turner Petersen recently laced this beautifully executed line on Whetstone’s M Face. The backcountry is still firing! Edit by Gage Meredith and Chair 1 Films.

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Ed Dujardin’s Comeback Edit

As most people in the community know, the West Elk Project’s own Ed Dujardin broke his femur in a scary crash competing at the Freeride World Qualifier 4-star event at Crystal Mountain, Washington in March, 2016. It was a long road to recovery, and Ed didn’t hold back.  You could even say he is skiing […]

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WSCU Athletes Shred CB Backcountry in Edit

While we are stuck in the season confusion of April and May, if you aren’t out there still getting it you can reminisce on some of the great snow we had this year.  WSCU students Grifen Moller, Tucker Vollbrecht, Zach Bare, and their Mountain Sports Freeride coach, Ed Dujardin, got after it at some local […]

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CBMST Earns 3 Overall Titles at IFSA NORAMS

CBMST AND LOCAL FREERIDE ATHLETES TAKE TOP SPOTS AT IFSA JUNIOR NORAM CHAMPIONSHIPS AT KIRKWOOD The IFSA Junior North American Championships in Kirkwood last weekend wrapped up the competitive season for the local freeride athletes. Crested Butte was represented by 11 athletes in a tight field comprised of the top 10% of IFSA athletes based […]


 
 

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Utah Sledneck Survives – Watch and Learn

Posted  March 9, 2012  by  4. Seth Tucker

Wear you beacon and remember to always go through your gear check list when traveling in the backcountry.

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Biking – Winter Update!

Posted  March 9, 2012  by  4. Seth Tucker

Winter Biking With the current sad status of the snow pack I know of a few people traveling to the desert for their bike rides in search of the early spring. Recent trips to Moab by athlete Ray “Danger” Harter and athlete Stew “Monster” Gross to Fruita have proved spring riding has potentially made a […]

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Top 5 Do and Don’ts of a Skin Track

Posted  March 8, 2012  by  4. Seth Tucker

Winter 2011-2012 has been one to remember. Epic pow records? No. Unreal backcountry conditions? Definitely no. Instead, we’ve had a notably lamer snow year that has created a mediocre (at best) to extremely shaddy snowpack (most days). These less than ideal snow conditions have lead us all to the same skin tracks over and over. […]

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Airbags are not for cars anymore!

Posted  March 7, 2012  by  4. Seth Tucker

Gear of the Week Review! Having a small pressurized air canister with large balloons on your back has been added to the new recipe for better luck, while traveling avalanche prone terrain. The BCA Float 36 is a new addition to the backcountry checklist, through a rigorous gear checklist. This week presented a good start […]

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Lesson Learned.

Posted  March 2, 2012  by  4. Seth Tucker

Take a look at the slow mo dangerous sympathetic avalanche slides. Ruby Bites Back from Irwin Media House on Vimeo.

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Tour of the Week, 10/10/2011

Posted  March 2, 2012  by  4. Seth Tucker

All options pointed to go and so we got on our way. This was a fall trip to enjoy the cold and brisk air that can only be achieved over 10,000 feet and winter was closing in, or so we thought. Crossing streams filled with dew while the gators gather grim and grit we pushed […]

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WEST ELK PROJECT

Posted  February 14, 2012  by  5. Eben Wight

Welcome to The West Elk Project We are a media website covering the progression of action sports and arts in the West Elks of Colorado and beyond.

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