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Countdown to Opening Day: Tom Runcie in the Backcountry

Welcome to our Countdown to Opening Day series. During the 30 days leading up to opening day at Crested Butte Mountain Resort, we will be featuring a clip or edit from winter in the West Elks. This is video 23 of 30. Tom Runcie...
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Jordan Schwartz, new kid on campus.

Meet Jordan Schwartz and the SoCO 14er Project

Jordan Schwartz, a former marine and 29-year-old freshman at WSCU, has set an ambitious goal this winter while starting his first year at Western.  Jordan will ski all the 14ers in the San Juans, the Sangre de Christos, and th...
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Traveling through the West Elk Backcountry.

Elk Mountain Grand Traverse Project!

The Elk Mountain Grand Traverse enjoyed its 15th year where skimo (ski mountaineering) skills are put to the test between the valleys of Crested Butte and Aspen traveling over Star and Taylor Passes totaling over 40 miles and 8...
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West Elk Project Vision Quest Winners Announced

After a crazy editing period, the judges’ votes have been tallied and the winner has been picked. A huge thanks goes to our local sponsor partners: Kochevar’s Saloon, Crested Butte Gear Exchange, The Mountain Store,...
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Balancing Goals and Survival in the Backcountry with Donny Roth

Donny Roth is an experienced mountain athlete and ski guide. We are lucky enough to have him and many other professionals here in our valley.  He gave a similar version of this talk to the CB community back in December at the ...
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Castle Peal above the clouds.

First Day of Spring 3/21/2012

I’ll admit it, it’s the end of March and I’m thinking about fishing, boating, sand and river beers watching pretty girls in sundresses. Sure, there’s still spring skiing to be had, but with recent events, the consensus ...
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A beautiful morning hike to a beautiful spot.

Chile – Argentina Part Dos: Skiing and Backcountry Hotsprings in Chillan

The search for better snow brought us south to Nevados de Chillan, Chile.  Bound eventually for Bariloche, we found ourselves making a mid-way stop deep in volcanic mountains.  A warm welcome at the end of a poorly maintaine...
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Countdown to Opening Day: Rob Dickinson’s POV

Welcome to our Countdown to Opening Day series. During the 30 days leading up to opening day at Crested Butte Mountain Resort, we will be featuring a clip or edit from winter in the West Elks. This is video 15 of 30. Rob Dickin...
by 2. Will Dujardin
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Sour Steezle Getting Pow Around Elkton

Mikey Curran and Jamie Salter rallying some pow up around Elkton on Saturday.
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Matt Evans is in there somewhere. Photo: Nick Matisse.

Winter arrived in Crested Butte!

With four feet of snow from the last storm and -20 degree temps this morning, it’s safe to say that winter is finally here.  Video and photo proof below. This storm was perfectly timed with finals week, so Western studen...
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