Backcountry Skiing/Riding

Ski Touring Obsession.

My legs are tired and my feet are sore… Yesterday’s tour, my 6th day on skis in a row, was comprised of more than a mile of vertical gain and almost thirteen miles of distance. Yesterday’s tour What did I learn from the past week of touring in the local mountains? We have options and...

Winter Newsletter and Blogging Hiatus

There has been plenty of unreported activity since my last blog post, but I’m going to be perfectly honest with you; I like skiing powder and climbing ice far more than I like the interwebs. I know that might be hard to believe for the folks that know my ‘net tendencies, but it’s true. Speaking...

Winter in Full Swing!

My infrequent blog updates are a clear indicator of plentiful backcountry adventures here in Colorado. A guides’ holiday season is usually filled with many opportunities for mountain adventures with friends, both old and new, and this holiday season has been no exception. Approaching Resolution Mtn and the Fowler-Hilliard Yurt Last week,  I had the pleasure...

This week in the CB Backcountry

“We can travel a long way and do many different things, but our deepest happiness is not born from accumulating new experiences. It is born from letting go of what is unnecessary, and knowing ourselves to be always at home. True happiness may not be at all far away, but it requires a radical change...

Recent Skiing Slideshow

Deep snow here in the Butte- I’m on my way out the door for a longer tour… stay tuned and enjoy these photos from the past week. Click here to open the gallery. MB

San Juan ski short

I’m not usually one for season cross-contamination, but this video is a quick reminder of how special the Colorado winter can be. [vimeo 5056784] “Shot and edited in the winter of 2009 in collaboration with the Telluride Visitors Center, Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association, Telluride Ski Resort and Telluride Mountainfilm in hopes of giving viewers...

Ski Review: K2 Mt. Baker Superlight

Written in winter 07/08 STATS Skis (make/model): 2007-2008 K2 Mt. Baker Superlight Dimensions: 120/88/108 Weight per pair: 6.6lbs Size Tested: 174 Tester’s Name: Mike Bromberg Tester’s Weight: 155 Bindings: Dynafit TLT Classic Boots: Garmont Megaride Summary A mid-fat ski in a ‘superlight’ weight… Hmm… I think I’m right to be initially skeptical. How could a...

Spring Training

Spring is the season for ski guides training for upcoming AMGA Ski Mountaineering Courses and Exams. I’ve been getting in touch and helping out fellow guides with advice for how to really maximize their instructional experiences while avoiding excessive MARGINAL scores. As temperatures climb here in the Elk Mountains, stability is quite good, even Very...

Join me this weekend for an AIARE avalanche course.

Every single Crested Butte Mountain Guides’ level I avalanche course this season has filled to capacity. The weather is warm and the snow is good, so what are you waiting for? Join me this weekend Feb 27- March 1 for an AIARE Level I avalanche course in Crested Butte. I will be teaching this course...