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Sochi Winter Olympics 2014


Celebrate with the world!

The Crested Butte Snowsports Foundation showcased new photos throughout the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, by local photographer, Nathan Bilow. We are proud to support Team USA, especially athletes from Colorado and the Gunnison Valley such as Aaron Blunck & David Chodounsky — you too can show your support!

Go Team USA!

  1. Justin Reiter, competing in Parallel Snowboard Giant Slalom
  2. Tim Ligety takes the Gold for USA in Men\'s Giant Slalom
  3. Youngest Olympic slalom champion, Mikaela Shiffrin
  4. Mikaela Shiffrin racing around the gates
  5. Aaron takes 7th place for USA in Men\'s Halfpipe
  6. Aaron airs out of the pipe
  7. Aaron at the completion of his run
  8. Susan Dunklee in the Women\'s 15km Biathlon
  9. Men\'s Biathlon delayed due to weather
  10. Kaitlyn Fennigan takes the Gold for USA in Women\'s Snowboard Halfpipe, Kelly Clark take Bronze
  11. Andrew Weibrecht takes the Silver & Bode Miller ties for Bronze in Men\'s Super G,
  12. Travis Ganong, racing for USA in Men\'s Downhill
  13. Christop Innerhofer, Silver Medal in Men\'s Downhill for Italy
  14. Alpine racer, Julia Mancuso celebrates for team USA
  15. Julia Mancuso takes a Bronze in Women\'s Super Combined

Preparing for Sochi!

  1. Olympic Rings
  2. Olympic Stadium
  3. Aaron and his mom proudly display red, white & blue at the airport.
  4. David gets ready for Russia with a send-off party -- Go Team USA!
  5. Olympic Park
  6. Lighted half pipe at dusk
  7. Russia\'s Flower Ceremony


7 Hours of the Banana

Thank you to everyone that contributed to an amazing event!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

A Benefit for the Adaptive Sports Center and Crested Butte Snowsports Foundation

Individuals: may ski/ride solo for all 7 hours (you may not compete on a team and in the solo category). You may stop/rest as often as you like. Laps will be counted each time you pass through the timing tent at the base area,   located to skier’s left of the Silver Queen chair lift.

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Tag Team: Don’t want to go it alone? Sign up with 3 of your favorite ski buddies and take on the Banana together! Only one member of a tag team can be on course at any time. Tag teams are limited to 4 people and can be comprised of alpine skiers, telemarkers, snowboarders, monoboarders or any combination there of.

Social Teams: can be of any size. One or all team members can be skiing the Banana at any time. Team members may start at any time from the Silver Queen lift. Laps will be counted when you pass through the timing tent. Team captains are responsible for collecting and submitting team member’s waivers and entry fees. Please turn all forms and payment in together.

How it works: By 8:30 a.m. all participants must have located their skis at the designated area a short ways uphill of the starting line. Le Mans start at 8:50 a.m.: participants will run up to their skis and traverse above both chairlifts down to the Silver Queen lift. Competitors must use the dedicated lift line; do not use other lines open to the public (the Silver Queen will open early for the start). After riding the Silver Queen lift, competitors must ski/ride through the Banana/Flatiron Gate and ski the Banana. The runs to the west -Total Recall, Funnel and Sunset Ridge – can be skied/ridden if open. You may not exit at The Luge/Aspen Park Road.

To finish a lap: From the Banana exit, traverse under the West Wall chairlift across Buckley to Hocheman’s Trail. Continue toward the base area. To have your lap counted: ski through the support tent/ lap timing area just before the Silver Queen lift. Ski into the competitor’s lift line…REPEAT!

**Use CAUTION when approaching intersections…
the mountain remains open to the public.**

Aid station: will be provided at the support tent/lap timing tent

Helmets: are required!

Pledging: Enlist the assistance of your friends, family and coworkers in your efforts to conquer the “Banana” in support of the Adaptive Sports Center and the Crested Butte Ski and Snowboard Club! People can pledge per lap (i.e. $2.00 per lap) or a one-time ‘flat’ pledge for completing the event.

All the money you raise will go to support the missions of the Adaptive Sports Center and the Crested Butte Ski and Snowboard Club.

Registration: Is limited to 100 athletes!


Adult Athlete (all categories) $50.00
Adult: Raise $100 in pledges by Monday, February 24 and the entry fee is waived!
Youth (17 and under) Athlete (all categories) $25.00
Youth: Raise $75 in pledges by Monday, February 24 and the entry fee is waived!

For more information please contact Emily Girdwood at 970-349-5075 x104

Check out photos from 2013 & 2012!

Thank you to all our Sponsors!

Josie Byron Wins Girl on Fire Scholarship

Congratulations to local athlete Josie Byron!

Keely’s Ski Camp For Girls and Tecnica Blizzard are pleased to present Josie Byron and Karin Rand with sponsorships for the 2013-14 ski season.

Josie Byron, 18, a Junior Freeride Tour athlete from Crested Butte, Colo., and Karin Rand, a U16 alpine ski racer from Cochran’s Ski Area, Vt., will receive packages from both Keely’s Ski Camp For Girls and Tecnica/Blizzard including spots in Keely’s Camp in 2014, two pairs of Blizzard skis, Tecnica boots and company swag, including t-shirts, hats, and stickers.

These two athletes exemplify the meaning of “Girl on Fire” through their passion for the sport of skiing, tireless work ethic, and position as role models in their ski communities.

Congratulations Josie and Karin on behalf of Keely’s Ski Camp For Girls and Tecnica/Blizzard – may you move mountains this season!

Release courtesy of Keely Kelleher