Backcountry Skiing

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Anatomy of an Upslope Snowstorm

Anyone who has experienced winter on the northern Front Range knows that when the smell of cow manure suddenly permeates the air seemingly out of nowhere, heavy snow will start falling within the next 12 hours. As a widely accepted and honestly hilarious forecasting tool, this phenomenon is actually the […]

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Best Late Season Skiing In Colorado

Best Late Season Skiing In Colorado with Colorado Wilderness Rides And Guides There’s a reason that Colorado is known as one of the ski capitols of the world. With a deep snowpack and hundreds of miles of backcountry, Colorado’s ski season lasts year-round for the most dedicated of backcountry enthusiasts. […]

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Colorado Skiing 14ers – An Introduction

Colorado Skiing 14ers – An Introduction  They’re big and daunting. Colorado’s 14ers are the pride of any Colorado mountaineer, hiker, and avid outdoorsman. During the summer through fall, the summits of Colorado’s 53 14ers (Peaks over 14,000-feet) are filled with hikers knocking off a checklist of achievable summits, either walking […]

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Classic Couloir Skiing of Colorado

Classic Couloir Skiing of Colorado As well as being known for it’s tours, Colorado is famed for it’s challenging and technical ski lines, ranging from 30 to 50+ degrees in steepness, and featuring some of the most thrilling drops in the West. A couloir is a steep, narrow gully that […]

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Best Late Season Skiing In Colorado

Best Late Season Skiing In Colorado There’s a reason that Colorado is known as one of the ski capitols of the world. With a deep snowpack and hundreds of miles of backcountry, Colorado’s ski season lasts year-round for the most dedicated of backcountry enthusiasts. But for those who are looking […]

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