Big Air On Elk To Benefit Crested Butte Avalanche Center

Big Air on Elk is back!

Big Air started in 2004 as a fundraiser for the Crested Butte Avalanche Center and was the Brain Child of Jason Simons-Jones and Alan Bernholtz.  This was a successful event for three years before coming to an end.  The torch has been passed and the Avy Center has given the reigns to Colorado FreeSkier and Gabe Martin.  Now as a Colorado FreeSkier event it is back in 2010 with a new vision.  Being put on in March going after a new market of Spring Breakers with warm weather and later light. Big Air on Elk we be March 13th from 4-10pm downtown Crested Butte in the heart of Elk Ave.

This year Big Air on Elk with be a showcase of local talent of both skiers and boarders to show us what they have. As Spectators we will be able to watch up and down Elk Ave. From the West end of Elk to see them being towed in or the East side to see the landing there, won’t be a bad seat in the house.  There will be prizes to be won all night long for spectators through our ticketed give-aways.  Look for our staff who will be selling tickets all night long for your chance to win a new ski jacket and skisfrom Armada, goggles from Smith Optics, a ton of swag from Line/Orage/Fulltilt,  and the grand prize, a CBMR 2010-2011 Gold Pass!

All proceeds to this year’s Big Air on Elk goes to the Crested Butte Ski Club helping raise money for kids to join the Mt. Sports team as well as the Crested Butte Avalanche Center. 

We expect this event to grow year after year having people plan their trips to Crested Butte around this event.  We see this event growing to be the “Fourth of July” of the winter.  There will also be a showing of Level 1’s latest movie “Refresh” playing in the Mountaineer Square Ballroom on Tuesday, March 16th with a 5:00 and 8:00 showing.  This will also have ticketed give-away.

Volunteers have been calling to help out over the last few weeks from the Crested Butte Ski Club and Avalanche Center to ski enthusiasts alike.