So, you want to get into the backcountry in the San Juan Mountains and all you’ve heard is how gnarly and huge everything is. You see your friends at the bar after a day of riding Telluride resort and your buddies roll in, rowdy, smelly, covered in snow with smiles beaming from ear to ear.
Learn how we go about weatherizing/waterproofing and baking your Weston Hero Hands gloves in the tried and true fashion used by many ski patrollers and guides out there on the slopes.
We’ve compiled a list of 10 “beginner” backcountry zones that offer easy access from Denver with lots of low angle terrain. We’ve even identified a few boot pack routes that are great for beginners who haven’t yet invested in AT, tele, or splitboard as well as a couple zones geared toward snowmobile-access backcountry riding.
So you want to know how to move to Vail to chase your dreams of being a ski bum? Living in Vail as a snowboard dirtbag is a tough road, especially for your first season. It can be very rewarding though and we applaud you! To help you out, we've compiled a list of tips to help you get out here and start slaying pow ASAP.
Yūgen is a 3-year borderless mountain-based documentary film from Rafael Pease and team that explores the connection we as mountaineers and environmentalists share with the natural world.