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Ice Skating on Taylor Reservoir

This winter is off to a terrible start for skiing. The tiniest silver lining is that the ice, from Blue Mesa to Taylor Park, was incredible. Elevate the Media (Trevor Bona) went out with a few friends and captured another incredible morning. Ice Skating on Taylor Resevoir from Elevated Perspective Media on Vimeo.

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Aaron Blunck Takes 2nd at Dew Tour

Local pipe stud Aaron Blunck rebounded from a disappointing result at the Copper Grand Prix to take second at the Dew Tour in Breckenridge today. It is a huge result for Blunck, who needs results like this to secure a spot on the US Olympic Team. Currently, he sits in the 3rd of 4 spots […]

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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


 
 

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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