Francesca Pavillard-Cain on the podium. Trent Bona Photography

Crested Butte Invades Taos For FWT Qualifier

photo: Trent Bona Photography | This past weekend, around twenty Crested Buttians (including the WSCU Mountain Sports Team) invaded Taos Ski Valley to take part in the four star Freeride World Tour Qualifier.  Expectations wer...
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Hazel Birnbaum: 2016

Tahoe based ripper Hazel Birnbaum threw together a fun edit from her time traveling and skiing on the Freeride World Tour last season. Enjoy.
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Local FWT Athletes Fundraiser at Butte 66 on Friday, Dec 5th

Hey Gunnison Valley! We have 2 amazing women representing our little part of Colorado on the Freeride World Tour this year.  Frequent visitors to our site are no strangers to Francesca Pavillard-Cain and Mary Boddington̵...
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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...
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On her way to second at Snowbird. Photo: Mike Schirf

Community Profile: Francesca Pavillard-Cain

photo: Mike Schirf Next winter, Francesca Pavillard-Cain is set to represent Crested Butte on the biggest stage in competitive freeskiing.  The 22 year old Crested Butte native took first overall in the Freeride World Qualifie...
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FWQ Series Concludes at Kicking Horse: Durtschi Wins Overall Ski Title

The final stop of the Freeride World Qualifier series wrapped up this weekend at Wrangle the Chute up on Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in British Colombia. Western State Colorado University freshman Max Durtschi secured the ove...
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The Alex Else Experience

photo: Eben Wight This edit of Alex Else was shot over the past few seasons in Crested Butte by Kit Davidson of Whorefish Productions.  Else, a native of New Hampshire, spent his years at Western escaping to the Butte, masteri...
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FWT Course Preview: Chamonix

Tonight, Francesca Pavillard Cain and the rest of the Freeride World Tour battle it out on the famed slopes of Chamonix.  Check out this course preview.  The slated start time is 8:15 am CET, which is 12:15 MST, but that is ...
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Francesca Pavillard Cain: Prepping for FWT in Europe

Francesca Pavillard Cain is in Europe prepping for the first female stop of the tour at Chamonix.  We’re excited for the Western State Colorado University athlete to throw down on the biggest stage in freeskiing.  This...
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Francesca Pavillard-Cain Checks in After Chamonix FWT

Our friend Francesca took an unfortunate fall in her first ever FWT at Chamonix this last weekend.  No worries, though, she’s skiing pow in Switzerland getting ready for her next competition at Fieberbrunn in Austria thi...
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