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CBMST Takes Tops Spots at Freeride NORAMs – Finals Video

The competitive junior freeride season wrapped up in Kicking Horse, British Columbia last week at the IFSA North American Junior Freeride Championships. Ten percent of the overall field is invited to crown the finals’ winners and overall champions. After a hard-fought season earning points to get invited, the CBMST sent 11 athletes up to champs, […]

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Ed Dujardin Tees Up Local Mini Golf Lines

If you haven’t yet seen the videos of West Elk Project co-founder Ed Dujardin teeing up some awesome lines this season on the @shredwardstomps Instagram, you should check out his mid-season POV edit.  It features a hot soundtrack from A Shadow of Jaguar and a bunch of lines from the Crested Butte backcountry, CBMR, and […]

Kye Matlock in 1st, Jon Clay Patterson in 2nd, Holden Bradford in 3rd, Seve Petersen in 4th, Marko Alling in 5th on the 15-18 Ski Male Podium. ARTICLES

Local Freeride Athletes Ride Home Field Advantage to Podium Domination

Crested Butte Mountain Resort played host to an IFSA junior regional freeride competition on Saturday under a mix of cloudy skies and flat light. The classic Colorado chalky hard pack snow that we all know and love so well here in the Elk Mountains was ripping and skiers ranging from 12-18 showcased their skills on […]

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Fall Flow: MTB Edit from Mikey Curran

Mikey Curran has been putting together some awesome local content, not to mention his job for MSP Films, for more than the last few years.  He got after it with local all-around great guy, Ryan Sullivan, to make this cool, woodsy-feel edit of mountain biking in CB. Check it out! FALL FLOW from Mikey Curran on Vimeo.

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Will Dujardin Meadow Lodge POV

The freeride coach / town councilman / painter / waiter / ski bum, Will Dujardin, is prone to a semi-interesting edit every once in a while.  In January of 2018 he went up to Golden, British Columbia with some Crested Butte folk for a hut trip at Golden Alpine Holidays’ Meadow Lodge.  Needless to say […]


 
 

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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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