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IMBA Will Not Support Wilderness Amendment Act

The International Mountain Biking Association has announced that it is not supporting H.R. 1349, a bill introduced by Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA) that would amend the Wilderness Act of 1964 to permit certain wheeled devices, including mountain bikes, in Wilderness areas. In addition, IMBA has submitted its opinions to the House Natural Resources Committee. Photo: Trent […]

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Drop Everything: Aaron Blunck in CB Segment

Homegrown star Aaron Blunck and Sander Hadley filmed a fun segment here in Crested Butte that took advantage of some fantastic natural features around the mountain. 

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TGR Piece Highlights Crested Butte

A new piece by Teton Gravity Research spotlights Crested Butte, and features a handful of our favorite enterprising locals like the Weinbergs at Romp Skis, Al Smith at Camp 4, and Karen Hoskin at Montanya Rum. To see the full article, visit Teton Gravity Research’s website. Winter Spring Summer Town Life

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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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RIP Knox Frank

Posted  April 1, 2012  by  2. Will Dujardin

This terrible winter has struck another blow, this time super close to home.  We lost Knox Frank in an avalanche outside Silverton, CO on Friday, March 30th.  Knox, 34, was the first in a party of 4 to drop in on a SE facing slope at over 12,000′ around 3:30 PM.  He was caught in […]

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38th Annual Al Johnson Uphill Downhill Race

Posted  March 29, 2012  by  4. Seth Tucker

For the 38th year the usual suspects came out to race and costume for the Al Johnson Uphill Downhill race! The lack of snow in the valley especially the wind affected North Face changed the course from the usual Last Steep ending to the bottom of the boarder cross course with the finish line at […]

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Tom Runcie takes 3rd Place and Sickbird at Snowbird

Posted  March 28, 2012  by  2. Will Dujardin

Crested Butte represented at Snowbird!  Eight Crested Butte athletes were skiing in the finals.  Tom Runcie led the charge taking 3rd place and earning the coveted Backcountry.com Sickbird Belt Buckle. Despite poor snow conditions around the Rocky Mountains this winter, Snowbird was able to put on a show for the North American Freeskiing Championships on […]

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Derek Taylor flanked by some Canadians, Pat Baskins, and Randy Evans. Copyright Amy Jimmerson
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Randy Evans Earns Sickbird and 5th Place at Moonlight Basin

Posted  March 28, 2012  by  2. Will Dujardin

Crested Butte Takes the Coveted Backcountry.com Sickbird Belt Buckle at Back-to-Back FWT Events In it’s first time at Moonlight Basin, the Freeskiing World Tour Qualifier went off March 23-24.  Moonlight Basin pulled out the red carpet for the athletes as the athletes showcased the great terrain Moonlight Basin has to offer in the “Headwaters.”  Kyle […]

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Hartmans Rocks are Open for Slaying!

Posted  March 27, 2012  by  4. Seth Tucker

Announced earlier this week that some of the Hartmans Rocks Recreational Area are now open. Here is the scoop for Gunnison Trails! Conditions: March 26th, Yes it feels like Spring and mtn bike riding is soon to be the sport of choice. A reminder, Hartman Rocks has specific area closures by the BLM for Sage […]

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Wolf Creek about to go OFF in 10-20 years!

Posted  March 26, 2012  by  4. Seth Tucker

Wolf Creek is known as the sleepy amazing powder destination! Enjoy this Wolf Creek video detailing new plans for the more lift access powda stahes! There are sweet heli shots and new terrain that would be amazing with a little lift access!

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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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