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Early Season Snow and Inevitable Facets

Early Season Snow and Inevitable Facets 0

Early season snow should get you excited, but it should also keep you on your toes.  In Colorado, the first significant snowfall of the year typica...
Avalanche Safety Gear: What's Required and What's Recommended?

Avalanche Safety Gear: What's Required and What's Recommended? 0

Beacon, shovel, probe are a must- but what else will help keep you safe in the backcountry? The words ‘beacon, shovel, probe’ are synonymous with a...
Safety Considerations for Skiing in the Backcountry

Safety Considerations for Skiing in the Backcountry 0

PC: Evan Green I love skiing but I don't want to risk my life to do it. How can I stay safe while still enjoying the backcountry? Skiing or riding...
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!  ...
"Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain": Takeaways

"Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain": Takeaways 0

Three takeaways from reading Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain for a third time It’s dumping and I’m not afraid to say it: I’m pretty notorious...
CAIC Extends Daily Statewide Forecast

CAIC Extends Daily Statewide Forecast 0

In a typical winter spring conditions means better stability and less avalanche danger for backcountry travelers. However, this is not a typical w...
Gear Review: 2018 Avalanche Airbags

Gear Review: 2018 Avalanche Airbags 0

Anytime you're heading into the backcountry, you should carry a beacon, shovel, probe and an airbag pack. Here's a roundup of the top selling avalanche airbag packs out there.
Avalanche Awareness Month: Know Before You Go (Recap) 

Avalanche Awareness Month: Know Before You Go (Recap)  0

Know Before You Go is a free avalanche awareness program developed to help you see the destructive power of avalanches, understand when and why they happen, and how you can have fun in the mountains and avoid avalanches.
Five Takeaways from AIARE I

Five Takeaways from AIARE I 1

5 Key Takeaways from AIARE I This past weekend I had the opportunity to take my AIARE Level I avalanche course and I must say - If you plan on spe...
Managing Persistant Weak Slabs

Managing Persistant Weak Slabs 0

Click to view The first Wednesday of the month the shop becomes a forum for the backcountry community to discuss the crucial topic of avalanche ...

Hoar frost in Colorado 0

  It is not often when the boys at Cripple Creek get a full day off in the backcountry, but don't be surprised if you drive by the shop on Sunday a...

Avalanche - Post 1 - CAIC 0

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC) provides an invaluable resource for CDOT and backcountry travelers throughout the state of Colorad...