Black Crow Vertis Review

Type: All-Mountain Underfoot: 85mm Turning Radius: 15mm This ski brings the saying “It’s like riding a bike” to life! It feels very intuitive to ride as it quickly transitions from edge to edge with ease. The short turning radius and smaller underfoot make this an excellent ski for a beginner to intermediate skier as it is easy to maneuver whether… Read more →

Atris Birdie Ski Review

Type: Big Mountain Ski Underfoot: 108mm Turning Radius: 29m at 169cm The Atris Birdie is a favorite pick for women free-riders! With a 108mm underfoot, this ski is catered to soft snow. It will feel like a dream while floating through powder. With that being said, it’s still very versatile. You’ll still be able to thrown down some means carves… Read more →

Never Summer – Women’s Proto Synthesis 21/22

Type: All-Mountain Freestyle Flex: Medium Shape: True twin Ability: Intermediate – Advanced This board is capable all over the mountain! Whether you are carving down groomers, hitting the park, or weaving through trees, the Proto Synthesis will excel. It has the new Shockwave Rocker Camber with an elongated rocker between the feet and camber outside of the bindings. This makes… Read more →

Never Summer – Snowtrooper 2021/22

Type: All-Mountain Flex: Medium/Soft Shape: Directional Twin Ability: Beginner-Intermediate The Snowtrooper is similar to Never Summer West, with a softer flex. It’s quick to turn and forgiving of the occasional skidded turn. It gives you an overall loose, playful energy but still has decent edge control. It’s a fun board to take off small-medium jumps or natural features and will… Read more →

Closing Week Festivities!

It’s your last week to get spring turns here in Crested Butte! This week is packed with fun events to enjoy. March 30th: IFSA Freeride World Tour 4* Head over to Spellbound to watch Free Rider’s rip their best line for podium. You will be amazed at the talent these skiers have as they quickly weave their way down the… Read more →

Paradise Cliffs

Hop off midway on the Highlift to access Paradise Cliffs! When you’re riding up the Paradise lifts, these are the cliffs you see looming above. This run is one of my favorite areas on the mountain. Hang a left into the trees lining the Highlift, skiing down to your options. Stop above the cliffs if you’re looking to drop, stay… Read more →

Crested Butte IFSA Junior Regional 2*

Watch the Junior Regional 2* Freeride competition here in Crested Butte on March 12th. A freeride competition is judged by how well a skier or snowboard descend a specific mountain face. They’re scored on style, air, fluidity, speed, and line! Take a seat at the bottom of Headwall and have your mind blown at how some of these kids can… Read more →

Attitude Adjustment Fundraiser

The 39th annual Attitude Adjustment fundraiser is tonight, March 5th, at 7pm! “This fundraiser was started as a party during the winter of 1978-’79 to raise money for a ski patroller who sustained life-altering injuries in an auto accident. Since its inception the Attitude Adjustment Party has developed into a fundraiser for community charities, non-profit organizations, and an assortment of… Read more →

Authentic Himalayan Cuisine

Sherpa Cafe brings food from India, Nepal, and Tibet! You will be served their amazing food in a calm, down-to-earth setting with hints of the owners heritage scattered through the decor. Broaden your horizons on your next ski vacation to Crested butte and try their chicken tikka-masala and momo’s. They’re to die for! With your Black Tie VIP card you… Read more →

Gear Review – Never Summer Maverix

Shop pick of the week is the Never Summer Maverix! This is the snowboard of choice for our boarder ski techs. It’s a traditional surfy free-ride board with a modern hybrid rocker. It’s medium stiff being stiffer in the tips and tails, and softer through the middle. It has a very snappy and quick edge to edge initiation making it… Read more →