The snowpack in the Crested Butte Backcountry right now isn’t exactly the stuff dreams are made of, so over the past few weeks I’ve immersed myself into making a short documentary type film for the Crested Butte Avalanche Center.

The community of Crested Butte is comprised of some of the most caring, compassionate and supportive folks in the mountain world. Not to mention home to a very inclusive and welcoming backcountry snowsports community. The CBAC is but one small example of the many community driven programs that exist as a result of the citizens of this special place.
Below is my first real endeavor into a documentary type short film and I’m excited to refine it a little bit throughout the winter and further explore some amateur video production. I have to say that showcasing the CBAC last night during the annual Avalanche Awareness night was truly a highlight of my autumn season.

The Crested Butte Avalanche Center provides daily weather and avalanche bulletins for the Crested Butte community.

Our Mission: The CB Avalanche Center’s sole purpose is to provide valuable and needed information and support to the community and neighboring towns. Volunteers and forecasters of the Center will observe, record, and report daily weather, snow pack and avalanche activity and provide regularly updated avalanche danger ratings accessible to anyone interested via telephone, internet, radio, and paper postings.

The overall educational purpose of the CB Avalanche Center is to provide necessary daily information that prevents deaths and injuries due to the natural and triggered occurrence of avalanches in the backcountry.

The Center is established as a non-profit organization.