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Cripple Creek Backcountry Vail
A slopeside store with a backcountry mindset

About Us

Following the success of our Carbondale location and the growth of the sport, we opened a Vail Shop in 2016. Despite its slopeside location in Lionshead Village, we have maintained a backcountry mindset and have offered our expertise to the Vail Valley for the past three seasons. Whether you’re ski-touring takes you up your local resort or to the most remote peaks, be sure to stop in our Vail shop for a beer and to 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 peaks we live ski touring and splitboarding and love to share the dream!
Community Events
New to the sport? We offer group skins and educational events all season long to prepare you for a life long love of Backcountry skiing/riding.
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 be a hub for the uphill community. 

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

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