Gear Review – Never Summer Westbound

Shop pick of the week: Never Summer Westbound The Westbound is a directional free ride board with a hybrid rocker. It is stiff in the tip and tail while being slightly soft underfoot. This makes the board the best of both worlds! It has camber underfoot for a solid edge hold while carving on hard-pack and rockered in both the… Read more →

Enjoy Specialty Drinks in an Old Miner’s Cabin

The Dogwood Cocktails + Kitchen offers unique cocktails and small plates for 21+ in a charming miner’s cabin off Elk Avenue. Their liquors and syrups are house-infused with fresh fruits, vegtables, herbs, and spices. This bar was voted one of the Top 10 Best Apres-Ski bars in USA Today! Enjoy a cocktail here on your next ski vacation to Crested… Read more →

Gear Review – Nordica Enforcer 88 and 104 Free

This week’s shop pick for the gear review: The Nordica Enforcer 88 and 104 Free! The Enforcer collection is known for being stable, great carvers, and playful sporting accolades such as “Gear of the Year” and “Best in Test.” The Enforcer 88 ski is the most versatile all-mountain 88mm ski on the market. With its early rise tip and slight… Read more →

Where should you eat on your Holiday Vacation?

Merry Christmas! Are you looking for a great dinner spot to eat this Holiday? The Slogar is a town favorite. They have been serving the Crested Butte valley for over 30 years now. They offer family-style dinners with a choice of southern fried chicken, roasted pork ribs, rib-eye steak, veggie pot pie, parlor cocktails, and a broad wine line. With… Read more →

Staff Day – Matt

Say hello to Matt, a ski tech here at Black Tie! Matt grew up in New York and spent a whopping six seasons as a raft guide. After deciding, he wanted to take a break from the river, he looked at a map of Colorado and found the furthest mountain town from Denver he could — Crested Butte! He’s probably… Read more →

Gear Review – Never Summer Proto Type Two

This weeks shop pick: Never Summer Proto Type Two The Proto Type Two is an all-mountain, twin freestyle board. It’s very versatile, making for a great ride whether you’re in the park, carving on groomers, or riding a steep line. It’s a true twin shape with a centered stance making riding switch feel easy. It also has an asymmetrical sidecut… Read more →

Staff Day – Tim and Justin

Justin and Tim — The Ski Tech duo of your dreams! Justin grew up in Boston, Massachusetts, and came out to the Gunnison/Crested Butte valley for school. He eventually wants to go back for a Masters in Science and Ecology. As he said, “I enjoy botanizing frequently,” aka he’s a big plant guy. His favorite things about our valley are… Read more →

11″ Storm Total

We were smiling big here in Crested Butte. It came down for 4 days straight leading to a storm total of 11 inches. With the new snow came terrain openings and pow days — A skiers dream! On Monday they dropped the ropes on Twister and Jokerville opening up 11 inches of powder to float down the mountain on. It… Read more →

Is There Anything Better Than Beer and Pizza?

The Brick Oven serves up handmade pizza, calzones, burgers, wings, and more, accompanied by having 30+ beers on tap; this is the ultimate pizza place! “The Brick” is a great place to grab good food, a drink, and take in the local Crested Butte culture. Pictured here is one of their delicious beers and an order of their mozzarella bread… Read more →

Gear Review – K2 Mindbender 108Ti and 90C

This weeks shop picks of the week: K2 Mindbender 108Ti and 90C. The Mindbender 108Ti has K2’s new Titanal Y-Beam technology combined with a traditional shape and rocker profile. It’s a hard-charging all-mountain ski that will rip on both hard pack and powder. This ski is a great mix between being stable yet also forgiving. They remain very stable at… Read more →