BACKYARD ADVENTURES: Dotsero Crater

BACKYARD ADVENTURES: Dotsero Crater

While it may not be as impressive as Mt. St. Helens or the Yellowstone Caldera, the Dotsero Crater is still worth checking out. A large, deep crater in the hills is not something you come across everyday on the Western slope of Colorado. With it’s ease of access, and vast network of trails, the Dotsero Crater makes for a fun side-trip, or destination campsite with great views of the surrounding mountains. 

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TRIP REPORT: Chasing snow in British Columbia with the WSCU freeride team

TRIP REPORT: Chasing snow in British Columbia with the WSCU freeride team

Skis and bags are stuffed frantically in the back of a black rental SUV in the parking lot of Western’s Mountaineer Fieldhouse as the sun sets Thursday, January 5th; two days after the big mountain team’s planned departure for freeride world qualifiers in Revelstoke, British Columbia. With over a foot of new snow at their home mountain of Crested Butte, however, who could blame them for the late start?

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