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Dane Tudor & Naish Ulmer Crush at CBMR

Dane Tudor and Naish Ulmer came to Crested Butte after one of our first snowstorms this fall, and absolutely crushed it. From snowy alpine down through the playful aspens at Evolution Bike Park, these Scott athletes weren’t afraid to get after it.

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Western MTB Wins Nationals

The Western State Colorado University Mountain Bike Team took home 1st place and are the DII Varsity Collegiate Mountain Bike Champions. Story by Peter Noon. Photos by Finn Beidleman and Taylor Cull.  Western’s Mountain Bike team fought hard and brought home a national title this past weekend. But first, let’s go back in time for […]

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The Fourth Phase: Action Cut

Craving more winter stoke? Red Bull has dropped the action cut to their critically acclaimed movie, The Fourth Phase. It features the likes of Travis Rice, Mark Landvik, Eric Jackson, Bryan Iguchi, Pat Moore, Mikkel Bang, Cam FitzPatrick, Shin Biyajima, Bode Merrill, Jeremy Jones, Victor de Le Rue, Ben Ferguson, and more, shredding the Wyoming, […]

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The Big Picture: Lite Years

After years of incredible webisodes, The Big Picture crew came out with a fantastic 20 minute movie. It features the likes of Chris Logan, Parker White, Duncan Adams, Mike King & Tanner Rainville shredding deep lines in the Pacific Northwest. The Big Picture | Lite Years from The Big Picture on Vimeo.

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Trail Running West Elk Peak

The Western Trail Running Team, accompanied by Jamil Coury, ran themselves to the top of West Elk Peak (elevation 13042) after we got our first taste of winter in the high country.


 
 

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Taos Salomon Extreme Freeride Championships 2012

Posted  March 17, 2012  by  1. Ed Dujardin

The first weekend of March I joined a large group of Crested Butte skiers to go compete at the Salomon Extreme Freeride Championships in Taos, NM.  Having never been to Taos, I was delighted to find a mountain littered with spines, cliffs, and great snow conditions.  Taos has enjoyed a relatively good snow year, and […]

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BIG AIR ON ELK 2012

Posted  March 17, 2012  by  4. Seth Tucker

Big Air on Elk was another great year! The jump was questionable at the start with athletes speed checking the practice runs, but eventually there were plenty of tricks being thrown down. Check out the video by Crested Butte/Gunnison Tourism association and photos by Trent Bona. http://youtu.be/kANGpFXRZIg

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The MSP Crew at Black Diamond Lodge in Japan
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Trent Bona, International Man of Photography

Posted  March 9, 2012  by  2. Will Dujardin

North Carolina boy turned Crested Butte, Trent Bona has really made some strides shooting photos and getting his name out there.  Trent is a good friend of ours and you guys will be seeing a lot of his work here at West Elk Project. Consider this an introduction and an update on this crazy season. […]

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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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