With 30 years under its belt, the Prater Cup closed Sunday with major blizzard conditions in the Gunnison Valley. The event enjoyed mega powder for the four day comp and went out with a big complimentary bang as 200 families headed down valley with a snowy drive ahead of them.
There are many major industry and local sponsors to thank for all their support. Tony Hawk, Spyder, Bula, Oakley,Smith, Bollé, Buff, Thorlo, Sol, Bula and Scott.
The event T-shirts given to all Prater Cup competitors, were sponsored by many wonderful local businesses and individuals—Acme Liquor, Holbrook & Smith, Seth Morrison, Jim Talbot, Ron Prater, Prater Oil and Gas, At Home in Crested Butte, Milky Way, Donitas, Last Steep, Gas Café, Jeff Hermanson, Molly Eldridge, A & A Mechanical, the Cut Above, Alpine Construction, The Crested Butte Bank, Prater Pumping Service, Economy Storage, Faith Spitz, Garrett Smith, Butte & Co., Bob Huckins Construction, Wooden Nickel, Flatiron Sports, George Reinhardt, Robert Staley Photography and John Carnahan, The Saturday afternoon BBQ was sponsored by Red Lady Realty, the Prater family, the Garcia Family, the Lobar, Secret Stash, Artesan Rugs, McGill’s, Maxwells and the Avalanche Bar & Grill.
Big thanks to Bob, Liz, Dave, Carbo, Morgan and Ali for their mad serving skills. A special thanks to Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Crested Butte Ski and Snowboard Club, Brown Labrador Brewery and all the wonderful volunteers for their support during the event.
The Prater Family