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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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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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CBAC White Rock Field Day

Crested Butte Avalanche Forecaster Ian Havlick gives tests and photo observations from numerous spots.  Tests conducted on 1/2/15.
by 1. Ed Dujardin
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Snowmass Ski Patrol Dogs Hard at Work

Ski Patrol dogs dogs are the best and brightest among man’s best friend.  Enjoy this adorable video of Snowmass dogs hard at work.
by 1. Ed Dujardin
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Tony Seibert Tribute Video

Tony Seibert passed away January 7th in a large slide in the East Vail backcountry.  Tony was a perfect example of why skiing is fun.   I’ve never seen someone so positive after tearing their ACL.  From pipe to big mou...
by 1. Ed Dujardin
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Huge Crystal Mountain Controlled Avalanche

Check out this large controlled slide at Crystal Mountain.  It seems like the avalanche danger is silly high everywhere but in our backyard.  If it does go, however, it can go like this.  )
by 1. Ed Dujardin
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CBAC Christmas Poem

The Crested Butte Avalanche Center is coming at you with another Christmas poem, this one all about basal facets and El Niño. Be safe if you’re going to backcountry, the resort is getting dumped on! Enjoy! Fri, Dec 25, 2...
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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Massive Controlled Avalanche at Stevens Pass

February was a snowy month, even by Pacific Northwest standards. Big snow equals big avalanches.  Ahhh the power of nature.
by 1. Ed Dujardin
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Avalanches Hit Hard in Europe and Tahoe

While there have been no deaths in the state of Colorado this winter, separate avalanches claimed the lives of 3 skiers in Alps last week and  2 skiers in California just three days ago.  Both areas recently received large am...
by 2. Will Dujardin
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