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Staff Ski Trip to Opus Hut, San Juan Mountains

Staff Ski Trip to Opus Hut, San Juan Mountains 0

After another great season, our staff headed south to the San Juan Mountains for our annual retreat to Opus Hut.    Nestled into the mountainside n...
Spring Skiing in Colorado: Cripple Creek Staff Update

Spring Skiing in Colorado: Cripple Creek Staff Update 0

After a record setting winter, The Cripple Creek Staff have been making the most of conditions. Here's what we've been up to:   Doug has been getti...
The North Face's FUTURELIGHT tested and CCBC approved!

The North Face's FUTURELIGHT tested and CCBC approved! 0

Doug getting sporty in FUTURELIGHT The Cripple Creek Backcountry team has been testing The North Face's new FUTURELIGHT all season. This aw...
Dissent Labs; Best Ski Socks Ever

Dissent Labs; Best Ski Socks Ever 0

After years of cold feet and blisters, I've finally found the ski sock for me.   Working in a backcountry ski shop for the past two seasons, I have...
Does it go? Skiing the Quandary Couloir - Mount Quandary

Does it go? Skiing the Quandary Couloir - Mount Quandary 0

"...the couloir both tightened and rolled just below us and that roll would reveal the answer to the question that had only been half answered at the entry. Does it go?"
Elk Mountain Grand Traverse: Ideas on Preparation and Race-Day Strategy

Elk Mountain Grand Traverse: Ideas on Preparation and Race-Day Strategy 0

So maybe you shelled out $400+ for you and a buddy to participate in a group ski tour, starting under a blanket of darkness with hundreds of other ...
Tips for Planning Your First Ski Expedition

Tips for Planning Your First Ski Expedition 0

Mike Marolt's career has brought him to the world's highest peaks and has landed him in the Ski Hall of Fame. Now he want's to help you get started...
Gear Review: Dynafit Speedfit 84 Ski

Gear Review: Dynafit Speedfit 84 Ski 0

If you're in the market for a Ski Mountaineering tool, the Dynafit Speedfit 84 should absolutely be on your radar.  Ski mountaineering demands gear...
24 Hours of Vertical Skinning and Skiing for Aspen Strong

24 Hours of Vertical Skinning and Skiing for Aspen Strong 0

Roaring Fork Valley's very own Sean Vanhorn will ski as many human powered feet in 24 hours to raise money and awareness for Aspen Strong. Show yo...
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3/23 2:30pm: Apres in Aspen

3/23 2:30pm: Apres in Aspen 0

Come drink beer and eat pizza for a great cause! With a big winter like we've had, it is more important than ever to support your local Avalanche I...
4/20 2PM: Change of the Season's Party

4/20 2PM: Change of the Season's Party 0

  Winter flew by but the ski season is just getting started! Thanks to a great winter we are looking forward to months of great skiing ahead of us...
Top 5 Additions to your Snow Study Kit

Top 5 Additions to your Snow Study Kit 1

Whether you're looking to nerd out on snow, or simply trying to determine if a slope is safe to ski, these items are essential for your Snow Kit!  ...