Eliot Rosenberg pulls away from the middle pack half way through the course.

Revival of the Winter Chainless Downhill

Slush, sun, and speed in Crested Butte If there is one thing the laid back Crested Butte way of life can provide during a less than mediocre winter season its the ability to make lemonade out of very slushy, warm lemons. Thats ...
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1st, Brittany Barefield of CBMST, 2nd, Eliza Donahue of Taos, 3rd, Abby Ward of Winter Park

Crested Butte Juniors Podium at Taos

Crested Butte Junior Athletes Represent at Taos! Led by coach Ed Dujardin and ski super mom Lisa Straubhaar Blunck, a crew of juniors on the Crested Butte Mountain Sports Team went down to Taos, NM for the Taos JETA, a national...
by 2. Will Dujardin
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The Crown.  Photo: CAIC

RIP Knox Frank

This terrible winter has struck another blow, this time super close to home.  We lost Knox Frank in an avalanche outside Silverton, CO on Friday, March 30th.  Knox, 34, was the first in a party of 4 to drop in on a SE facing ...
by 2. Will Dujardin
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Derek Taylor flanked by some Canadians, Pat Baskins, and Randy Evans. Copyright Amy Jimmerson

Randy Evans Earns Sickbird and 5th Place at Moonlight Basin

Crested Butte Takes the Coveted Backcountry.com Sickbird Belt Buckle at Back-to-Back FWT Events In it’s first time at Moonlight Basin, the Freeskiing World Tour Qualifier went off March 23-24.  Moonlight Basin pulled out...
by 2. Will Dujardin
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The MSP Crew at Black Diamond Lodge in Japan

Trent Bona, International Man of Photography

North Carolina boy turned Crested Butte, Trent Bona has really made some strides shooting photos and getting his name out there.  Trent is a good friend of ours and you guys will be seeing a lot of his work here at West Elk Pr...
by 2. Will Dujardin
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Utah Sledneck Survives – Watch and Learn

Wear you beacon and remember to always go through your gear check list when traveling in the backcountry.
by 4. Seth Tucker
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Biking on the rim

Biking – Winter Update!

Winter Biking With the current sad status of the snow pack I know of a few people traveling to the desert for their bike rides in search of the early spring. Recent trips to Moab by athlete Ray “Danger” Harter and athlete S...
by 4. Seth Tucker
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To Teton Pass South

Top 5 Do and Don’ts of a Skin Track

Winter 2011-2012 has been one to remember. Epic pow records? No. Unreal backcountry conditions? Definitely no. Instead, we’ve had a notably lamer snow year that has created a mediocre (at best) to extremely shaddy snowpack (m...
by 4. Seth Tucker
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Float Bag

Airbags are not for cars anymore!

Gear of the Week Review! Having a small pressurized air canister with large balloons on your back has been added to the new recipe for better luck, while traveling avalanche prone terrain. The BCA Float 36 is a new addition to ...
by 4. Seth Tucker
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Lesson Learned.

Take a look at the slow mo dangerous sympathetic avalanche slides. Ruby Bites Back from Irwin Media House on Vimeo.
by 4. Seth Tucker
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