November 25, 2013

Pre-Thanksgiving Backcountry Storm Gallery

Will gets deep on Purple Ridge. Photo: Peter Smith

The resort opens this week, but the November snow has had locals getting after it all month.  We visited the Anthracites and went back to Purple Ridge for another installment in our impromptu early-season gallery series.  Bryan Mazaika, Peter Smith, Alex Norton, Rob Dickinson, Tom Runcie, and Will Dujardin found some deep, creamy, and even blower pow.  We’re stoked CBMR opens Wednesday, and with backcountry skiing this well, all systems look good to go for a great season.  Just make sure you keep doing your snow dance and giving thanks to Ullr.

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2. Will Dujardin
Will Dujardin is our content editor at West Elk Project. He competes in big mountain competitions and coaches the Crested Butte Mountain Sports Team. Skiing is his life and he likes to mix it with other fun things like DH mountain biking and traveling.