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Day One: Crested Butte

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On a clear day, a view of the Swiss Alps covered in snow is enough to make anyone want to give up everything and move there. OK, maybe that was just…

Crested Butte 5:10-8:00 Vertical: 2,775 feet

The Crested Butte ski patrol fired up the chairlift for us almost and hour-and-a-half after closing. Willoughby and I took our run with resort celeb Kim Reichhelm, a two-time Women’s World Extreme Skiing Champion and Crested Butte ski ambassador. We shot down Monument, International, and the Playground in dark, flat light. She ripped sweet, effortless turns through the steep moguls like she could feel every bump before she hit it.