CB Mountain Guides

Stop snowing already!

It has been snowing in Crested Butte for what seems like over a week straight now. Too much of a good thing. With all this snow the avalanche danger has been HIGH for about a week. There have been accidents, close calls, zero visibility, shoveling, more shoveling, skiing low angle powder, and a little complaining....

Decemeber 9th in the Backcountry

The Backcountry ski season seems to be finally here. While many of the tours that are accessible from town are really quite thin still, a little mechanized assistance (if you into that kind of thing) will get you the goods. Yesterday, Jayson Simons-Jones owner of Crested Butte Mountain Guides and I headed west from town...

CBMG Winter Backcountry Ski Guide Training

It’s that time again. I’ve been avoiding skiing in the thin and somewhat sketchy early season snow, but when duty calls I’ll tough it out for a day with CB’s finest. After the first 100 meters of skinning or so, I felt right at home psyched and ready for winter. Being a very small and...

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Maroon Bells in the Morning Light

Off-Trail in CB

As most of the front-range received a significant dump of snow (CB was spared), it feels a little like fall here in the Gunnison valley. Cool overnight temps and brisk mornings in the high country and perfect temps for rock climbing down in the Taylor and Black Canyons. For me, most of the summer work in...

Taylor Canyon Intro to Trad

  As the busy summer season winds to an end here in Crested Butte, we often have the opportunity to create custom instructional courses for our guests. Last week, the Kruglak father-daughter duo spent three days learning the basics of Traditional climbing in the beautiful granite paradise of Taylor Canyon. With the “fall out of the...

Busy in the Butte…

I’ve been super busy lately, about 13 guiding days straight.  As some of you may know, I spend the majority of my year in Crested Butte, Colorado guiding with Crested Butte Mountain Guides. Our peak summer season is generally the middle of July, but in three seasons guiding in the butte I can’t recall a...