The final results for all local athletes competing at the USASA National Championship are in. For the largest snowboard and free skiing event in the nation the Crested Butte Athletes really showed up. The result list bellow says it all, Congratulations to everyone!
The CB Snowsports Foundation is proud to wish the best of luck to all local athletes competing at the USASA National Championship, the largest snowboard and free skiing event in the nation. The United States of America Snowboard and Freeski Association (USASA) 2013 National Championship event takes place from March 30 – April 9 at Copper Mountain, CO. Snowboarding competition will be from March 30 – April 4 and Skiing competition will be from April 6-9.
For a complete list of local competing athletes click here.
The Crested Butte Snow Sports Foundation is proud to announce the expansion of its Merit Scholarship Program. The CBSF Merit Scholarship program has been established to provide financial assistance to local Crested Butte Snowsports Foundation member Athletes who have reached National, International, or Olympic levels of competition.
The Merit Scholarship Committee consists of the entire CBSF Board of Directors. CBSF
represents all snowsport disciplines, and our criterion for Merit Scholarships consists of:
1. Meeting the CBSF Merit Scholarship Program Guidelines and Priorities
2. Athletic Merit (points, results, strength of competition schedule, etc.)
3.Athlete’s commitment to his/her sport and personal development (including academics)
4.Athlete’s ability to represent the mission of the Crested Butte Snowsports Foundation
5.Athlete’s ability to adhere to established athlete codes of conduct
Prepare yourselves because the rampant and amusing 7 Hours of The Banana annual downhill endurance event will return to Mt. CB on Sunday, March 3, 2013.
Open to everyone, from the pro skier to the weekend hot-dog warrior, competitors will ski or ride nonstop laps down the Banana to raise money for the Adaptive Sports Center and the Crested Butte Snowsports Foundation. In past seasons, top racers completed over 65,000 vertical feet, while others take it more leisurely and enjoy a great day on the mountain.
Registration: Is limited to 100 athletes! Registration is already open. So, hurry and Register now!
Make sure to check out the Banana home page for more information!
Saturday, Jan 26 was the Kenny Mac Ski Fest at Mill Creek. The Kenny mac is a series of citizens races hosted by Gunnison Nordic. The Gunnison Nordic Team (GNT) showed up strong with its junior Athletes. Caleb Mueller took 1st in the Boys 5k skate race and Garret Butts also grabbed a win with a first in the Boys 3k skate. Ladies of the team were also there to podium. In the Girls 3k skate Kali Wiggin finished 2nd followed closely by Brianna Rickert for 3rd. The GNT has already had successful outcomes at a Junior national Qualifier event in Vail and is consistently improving.
This last weekend was the first real test of competition for the athletes on the Crested Butte Nordic Team (CBNT). They traveled to Minturn for their first Junior National Qualifier races of the season.The weekend opened on Saturday, January 19 with the freestyle, or skate, race. The team then lined up on Sunday for a series of classic races.
Avalanche education met some lucky teenage students of Crested Butte this cold January. This was a dream come true for some folks in our community, as CB Mountain Guides partnered with the CB Snowsports Foundation to offer a deeply discounted avalanche safety course.
The Snowsports Foundation students endured some early mornings and bitterly cold weather as they learned the basics of staying safe and having fun in avalanche terrain. The students worked as a team in simulated high stress avalanche scenarios. They Learned how to use their avalanche transceivers and probe to search for small buried targets. The group spent time learning why avalanches happen and what type of terrain they are most common in.
Ian Havlick and Evan Ross’s course goal for the students was “to educate them to a level that they can read the daily avalanche bulletin, recognize areas to avoid, and use it as a guide to staying safe in avalanche terrain on that given day.”
CBMG and the CBSF will continue to parter and offer continued avalanche education and backcountry experiences for the next generation of our community. Ian and Evan said they were grinning ear to ear watching the teenagers shred backcountry powder and are looking forward to spending more time with them. Ideally, this will be the seed of a full-scale Junior Backcounty program for local student-athletes in coming winters.
Ski for P.E. started this past week in the Gunnsion Valley. The Crested Butte Snowsports Foundation helped fund the program in Gunnison & Crested Butte public schools with an $8,000 grant. The program gives Elementary School kids the opportunity to get out and on the slopes for physical education classes this winter. The program aims to introduce students who haven’t had the opportunity to be exposed to the sport, advance the skills of those who are already avid skiers, and generate interest in snowsports throughout the student body. This program is the very foundation of the local snowsports pipeline, and the Crested Butte Snowsports Foundation is happy to help build that pipeline through all its partner programs: CB Junior Nordic Team, Gunnison Nordic Team, CB Mountain Sports Team, and SKI FOR PE. The local students decided to show their gratitude by writing a thank-you card to CBSF, and we would like to say,”You’re Welcome!”
The Crested Butte Mountain Sports Team zip-up Hoodies are finally here. After a long wait everyone can now purchase their very own sweatshirt. This fashionable clothing can be purchased from Woody at email@example.com or (970) 349-4441. The sweatshirts are grey and include CBMST logos on the lower back and hood with a CBSF logo on the front. Get yours now.