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West Elk Project Vision Quest 2014 Video Contest



Snowboarding News | Thursday November 21, 2013 | Shared By:

Vision Quest Shred is pleased to announce a new event to take place this winter in the world class backcountry terrain surrounding Crested Butte, Colorado. The West Elk Project Vision Quest 2014 will feature a unique team format, with an extended event period (from the 7th to the 20th of February) and video judging.

The West Elk Project Vision Quest 2014 will bring together some of the best and brightest up an coming talent in ski and snowboarding for a backcountry showdown. Teams of 2-6 will have 12 days in the field to scout, shoot and edit a short video (5 minutes max). Videos will be reviewed by The Vision Quest Shred judging panel and social media fan voting. A $5000 cash purse and prizes will be awarded for the top three videos, stand out athlete, the fan vote, and more categories to be announced.

Video judging will allow the West Elk Project Vision Quest 2014 to feature an extended event window. There are three primary advantages to this format including safety, snow quality and competitor flexibility/availability. The West Elk Project Vision Quest 2014 contest period is scheduled between a few notable ski/snowboard events taking place around Colorado during February 2014 including SIA, the Subaru Freeride Series at Crested Butte Mountain Resort, and the Aspen Open. The extended event window will allow competitors to participate in The West Elk Project Vision Quest 2014 while remaining available to fulfill other obligations and work on other projects.

Vision Quest Shred and the West Elk project have already paired with several local sponsors but continue to search for parties interested in supporting this new and unique event. Sponsorship of the West Elk Project Vision Quest 2014 will provide sponsors with direct access to almost 100 competitors, hundreds of local ski and snowboard enthusiasts and tens of thousands of internet viewers with expressed interest in backcountry skiing and snowboarding. Please check out or email for more information about event and team sponsorship opportunities.

About Vision Quest Shred

Vision Quest Shred is a new event production company based in Crested Butte, CO. The goal of Vision Quest Shred is to re-envision big mountain ski and snowboard competition. Extended contest periods and video/photo judging will allow world class athletes to compete in world class conditions as safely as possible. We want competitors to make their own decisions about where, when and how to shred (within the event window and venue) and we hope that freedom with inspire progression and creativity. For more information please see

About The West Elk Project

Based in Crested Butte, CO the West Elk Project is the brainchild of Will and Ed Dujardin who started it to celebrate action sports and culture in Crested Butte and the Gunnison valley. The West Elk Project is a platform for local athletes and businesses to showcase their passions while increasing Crested Butte’s digital presence. The West Elk Project partnered with Vision Quest Shred because of the shared enthusiasm of the Crested Butte backcountry and freeride competitions. For more information see


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The West Elk Project Vision Quest 2014 Video Contest