Rescuers on scene in Sheep Creek off of Loveland Pass.

Remembering Ian Lamphere and Ryan Novak

As the winter season winds down, we find ourselves facing the harsh realities of a mountain town again.  Crested Butte lost two community members in the tragic avalanche in Sheep Creek off of Loveland Pass last Saturday, April...
by 2. Will Dujardin
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Ste Foy Tarentaise Avalanche Video

This video from an avalanche in France was taken a week ago.  It’s scary. It caught the 5th skier on the slope, typical of a persistent slab avalanche, and propagated large enough to take 4 people out who thought they we...
by 2. Will Dujardin
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Gigi Rüf Talks About Getting Caught in an Avalanche

After getting caught in his first avalanche last year while filming for the Pirate Movie Productions film “Perceptions” in Alaska,  pro snowboarder Gigi Rüf reflects on the lessons he learned and why the avalanche...
by 2. Will Dujardin
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CB Skis for Jim Jack – A Year Later

We lost our friends Jim Jack, John Brenan, and Chris Rudolph in a tragic avalanche a year ago at Stevens Pass, WA.  We think about our lost friends everyday.  As the head judge at countless FWT events and former head of the I...
by 2. Will Dujardin
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JP Auclair Street Segment, Andreas Fransson “Happy Winter”, Liz Daley

It’s really sad to hear of yet more avalanche deaths in the ski world.  Freeskiing legend JP Auclair and big mountain line pioneer Andreas Fransson both lost their lives in an avalanche in Chile on Monte San Lorenzo ye...
by 2. Will Dujardin
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CB Local Caught in Mt. Ruby Avalanche – CBAC Photos

Preliminary reports are not good regarding an avalanche that took place around 2:00 PM today, January 21st, 2016.  A snowmobiler was caught in a large slide in the Lake Irwin area under Mt. Ruby.  A local man, known as B-Rad,...
by 2. Will Dujardin
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Snowboarder Triggered Avalanche Destroys Homes, Buries Residents

A snowboarder triggered avalanche buried part of a neighborhood in Missoula, Montana.  The slide destroyed homes and injured residents, leaving one in critical condition.  Neighbors teamed up to dig the victims out.  The sno...
by 1. Ed Dujardin
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Large Avalanche Footage from NZ

Ryan Taylor, of New Zealand, was on the side of the mountain when he happened to notice some rockfall across the way.  That rockfall turned into a large avalanche and he happened to film it all. By the bottom you can truly se...
by 2. Will Dujardin
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Avalanche Accident on Schuylkill

As we finally see our first real storm cycles of the year, the backcountry is proving to be very active here in Crested Butte, and throughout the state. Two skiers were caught and injured in an avalanche on Mt. Schuylkill̵...
by 1. Ed Dujardin
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Julien Lopez Caught in Massive Avalanche in FWT Competition VIDEO

This morning we woke up to some pretty incredible news that Julien Lopez had triggered an avalanche during his run at the second attempt at the Freeride World Tour stop in Fieberbrunn (the women skiers skied earlier in the week...
by 2. Will Dujardin
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