Snowsports Foundation increases scholarship giving in both number, amount

Kate King Uncategorized

Crested Butte Snowsports Foundation (CBSF) continues to aid young athletes of all ability levels. CBSF recently wrapped up giving for the 2016-17 winter season, which saw increases in both the number and amount of scholarships dolled out to young athletes in the Gunnison Valley. CBSF’s mission is to provide financial support for youth in Crested Butte and Gunnison in their …

Young Skier Determined to Shine: Athlete Profile on Ella Haverkampf

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Ella Haverkampf has made waves during her short time competing on Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s Mountain Sports Team. And the reason is evident: She’s a confident and collected freeskier. Originally from Chicago, her family moved to Crested Butte in 2007. That winter, Haverkampf began skiing at CBMR in the Cruisers program, an initiative to help teach young athletes fundamentals of …

Making Friends and Enjoying the Views: Athlete Profile on Gunnison Elementary School Alpine Ski Program Athletes

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The sun was bright for the last day of Gunnison Elementary School’s Alpine Ski program at Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) this past Tuesday – a welcome change after the previous few weeks’ lessons under cloudy skies. A group of fifth graders, who named themselves “The Powshredders,” waited eagerly at the bottom of the ski trail. They each shouted the …

Skating to the Top: Athlete Profile on Woody Martineau

Kate King Uncategorized

Sometimes the mere introduction to a sport plants a competitive seed, carrying a young athlete on a path to success. That was the case for 17-year-old Woody Martineau, a Crested Butte Junior Nordic Team athlete and junior at Crested Butte Community School. Martineau’s introduction to competitive Nordic skiing came via participation in biathlon through what is now Crested Butte Nordic’s …

Competing Against All Odds

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JAWS Scholarship Recipient Rob Vandervoort recently competed at Revelstoke Mountain Resort for a 3rd place standing. Read his unbelievable story below. Author: Rob Vandervoort I always have a funny feeling when I leave Crested Butte in a snowstorm. This was exactly the case on January 6 as I struggled to depart for the Freeride World Qualifier 4* competition at Revelstoke …

CBSF President & ED on KBUT’s West Elk Word

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Almost a month ago, our Board President Jason Napoli and myself participated in an interview with Toni Todd on her KBUT news show, West Elk Word. When we received the invitation from Toni, we realized what a special opportunity this would be. It would not only let us spread the word about our most recent successes, but help our community …