The Mountain Sports Park and Pipe Team at Western was designed for skiers and snowboarders who like to build skills, compete and have FUN riding in the park.


Park and Pipe Coach Dave Sugnet showing how it’s done.

Mountain Sports student athletes compete in local and regional USASA competitions; as well as in the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA), including the USCSA National Championships. Over the years, the Mountain Sports Program has won, or at least hit the podium, in most events. At USCSA Nationals, the overall title combines Slopestyle, Halfpipe, Skier/Boarder Cross and Snowboard Giant Slalom.


Park and Pipe Athlete Miranda Holson. Photo, Portia Wassick

When our riders aren’t in class or away at a competition, they’re probably up the road at Crested Butte Mountain Resort, tearing up the park at 10,000 feet. Check out the edit below, plus tons more on our Vimeo page.