My Cart

Cripple Creek Backcountry Vail
A slopeside store with a backcountry mindset

About Us

Cripple Creek Backcountry is the only shop in the country dedicate to human powered skiing and snowboarding. Whether it is Alpine Touring, Telemark or splitboarding we have the gear, knowledge, and experience to get you ready for you next ski adventure. Whether it is fast casual resort skinning, your next ski mountaineering race, or to the top of the highest peak, stop in for a beer and share your love for the sport.

Living the Dream in Vail

Meet the Vail Crew
From cruising up groomers with friends at the resort to the summit of Patagonian peak we live ski touring and splitboarding and love to share the dream!
Group Skins and Events
New to skinning? We will take you out. We offer group skins several days a week along with other educational events to prepare you for a life long love the mountains.
Come in and grab a coffee or beer!
We are setting the bar for a new retail experience. Whether with a Colorado Micro Brew or a hand pressed espresso, we want you to come in and hang out.

Try Before You Buy

Demo Fleet
At Vail, the goal is to be out the door and on the snow in minutes to try the gear and find that perfect setup for you!

Contact Us

Vail Store Hours
Open 7 days a week 9am-6pm


500 E. Lionshead Cir #21
Vail, CO 81657

Join our Mailing List

Get 10% off your next order just for signing up!

My Cart

Subtotal: $0.00

Your cart is currently empty.