Posts tagged "colorado crested butte"

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...

more pow!

Skied some great crested butte backcountry snow with the Arc'teryx Arrakis 40 backpack.

spooky snowpack- check out the New Propagation tests

Those of you who have been following the news lately have likely noticed the alarming amount of avalanche accidents both in-bounds and in the backcountry. The weak layers that seem to be plaguing the mountain west are undoubtedly contributing to restless nights of sleep for the nation’s snow professionals. I don’t know about you all,...

AIARE Level 1 Hut Course

The saga continues for the winter 2008/2009 snowpack here in Crested Butte. Persistent weak layers, basal facets, natural avalanches and HIGH avalanche danger for over a week now. We saw the sun for a few hours yesterday, but it seems like we’re going to continue to receive heavy snowfall. As the skeptical students rolled in...

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....

Flat land ski mountaineering training.

I’m out in Minnesota for Thanksgiving with my partner’s family, not missing much as there is really no snow back home. I’ve been keeping myself busy with some flat-land training pain. In my on again- off again training regiment, I’ve become enamored with pain inducing programs derived from the Cross-fit program. While crossfit doesn’t exactly...