Will Dujardin & Tristan Burch

You Just Moved Here: 5 Tips for Living in Our Ski Town

Photo: Trent Bona | Welcome to the coolest place in Colorado.  The mountains are incredible.  The weather is amazing.  The town rocks.  Here are a few guidelines to living and riding here.   1. You don’t always have...
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Community Profile: Ashley Bembenek

Ashley Bembenek is poised to make a big splash in the world of women’s freeskiing this coming winter.   The 27 year-old from Eden, Utah has lived in a variety of places before finally landing in Crested Butte in 2010, when ...
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West Elk ripper Chris Jefferson makes it across on a monoski at the 2012 Pond Skim.

Adaptive Athlete Sitskis the Pondskim

Grand Junction based-athlete and Crested Butte Adaptive Sports Center participant, Chris Jefferson, successfully crossed the Slush Huck Pond Skim on a monoski last Saturday in front of an ecstatic crowd. The biggest cheers ...
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USFS Determines Mt. Emmons Mine Plan Sufficient to Initiate NEPA Review

Photo: High Country Citizens Alliance The first steps towards a Molybdenum Mine on Mt. Emmons (Red Lady) have begun.  The U.S. Forest Service recently notified U.S. Energy Corp. that it’s Mine Plan of Operations is sufficien...
by 1. Ed Dujardin
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Applying #yesallwomen to Action Sports in our Little Mountain Town

In our little mountain town sometimes it takes a few days for big news to be spread around, despite the advent of the Internet and 24-hour news networks. A stabbing-shooting spree at UCSB in Santa Barbara, CA on Friday has beco...
by 2. Will Dujardin
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Draft plans for Crested Butte Airport

Action Sports Facility to be Constructed in Crested Butte

Plans are in the works for the construction of an action sports facility in Crested Butte South. We caught up with Doug Hudson, the man spearheading the project to hear more. West Elk Project: What’s the plan for the facility...
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WSCU Defends Home Turf at Pagan Pedal

On Saturday and Sunday last weekend, college teams from around Colorado and the Rocky Mountains gathered at Crested Butte Mountain Resort to race XC, Short-track XC, Dual Slalom, and Downhill.  When a collegiate race coincides...
by 2. Will Dujardin
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Chasing Powder to Alta

It feels weird driving away from Crested Butte in the midst of a three foot storm.  But the Wasatch was set to receive 40 inches on top of a strong base.  So I left the Butte, and after meeting TJ David in Grand Junction, dro...
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Dave Sugnet “Uninvited” from US Collegiate Team at 2013 Trentino University Games

If this headline doesn’t grind your gears, it should.  We reported back in early September that WSCU student-athlete Dave Sugnet had been selected to the US Collegiate Freeskiing Team (USCFST). Now, we received word the ...
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WestElkBaseCamp Flux Veho Edit – #ozandwillsbadidea

Oz Scott and Will Dujardin have been in Chile for about a month and entered the Flux Veho Mountain Film Festival with their recently-found travel companion from Québec, Patrick Desjardins.  The filming and editing window happ...
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