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Backcountry Skiing in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.
This is the third of four articles dedicated to skiing the more famous backcountry lines in Rocky Mountain National Park. We’ll take a look at the Park in general before zeroing in on the Longs Peak region. For those looking for a variety of intermediate ski lines or options for some of the toughest lines east of the Continental Divide, the Longs Peak region is your Rocky Mountain go-to.
The Minturn Mile is a sidecountry classic and a Vail Valley special, although the name is a bit of a misnomer. The run itself is more than three miles long and descends from a high point of 11,000 feet to just below 8,000 feet for a total vertical descent of 3,000 feet. If you’re looking for a more adventurous way to celebrate a great powder day, then skip the village scene and knock out the Minturn Mile.
Learn what makes the Tetons renowned for backcountry skiing from mountain guides Rebecca Yaguda and Betsy Manero. Let these professional ski guides take you on an adventure through this incredible area — covering everything from the history of backcountry skiing in the Tetons to its modern heyday.
If you’re looking to go beyond the resorts for turns in top-notch powder and the ultimate unplugged getaway, there’s no better choice than British Columbia’s backcountry lodges. IFMGA/ACMG Mountain Guide Tom Wolfe reviews his favorite backcountry ski lodges that offer the kind of classic ski touring and ski mountaineering opportunities that skiers from across the world come to BC to discover.
This is the second of four articles dedicated to skiing the more famous lines in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. Bear Lake offers some of the finest ski lines in northern Colorado. Late winter and spring are prime time, though many lines can be skied during the middle of winter with proper planning and avalanche gear. For those interested in skiing all year round, late summer and early fall can still offer turns on the glaciers and perennial snowfields common to the area.
This is the first of four articles dedicated to skiing the more famous lines in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. We’ll take a look at the Park in general before zeroing in on the areas of Hidden Valley and Sundance Mountain. For those looking to tip-toe into the area backcountry scene, Hidden Valley and Sundance are perfect places to run some laps, build skill and enjoy the possibilities of backcountry.
To maintain social distancing on the slopes, ski resorts are limiting the number of skiers on the mountain. When ski mountains fill up, enterprising skiers will find other ways to get outside and enjoy the season. Those options might include heli-skiing or heli-boarding, backcountry skiing, splitboarding or snowshoeing.
In a season as extreme as winter, where weather forecasts are often wrong and ground conditions change by the hour, how do you even plan a backcountry ski adventure? Colorado based Backcountry Ski Guide, Timo Holmquist, provides a guide every backcountry skier needs when planning an adventure.
Experience the excitement of backcountry skiing in the scenic Utah. Learn from the pros how to use gear, safely select routes, and have fun off-piste. Friendly local backcountry guides share knowledge and skills for you to discover the art of ski and split-board touring.
With the backcountry ski season quickly approaching, now is the time to learn everything you need to know to transition your skills off the resort and onto untouched backcountry powder. Rob Coppolillo will teach you how to do it. You will learn how to safely get started, covering everything from the gear you need to how to plan your first adventure. Consider this Backcountry Skiing 101 — a crash course in backcountry basics to help you carve your first backcountry lines on untouched powder.
British Columbia is world-renowned for its skiing. While many people may think of the iconic resorts of the region, it’s no surprise that BC is also home to some of the best backcountry skiing the world has to offer. The accessibility of much of the backcountry allows for the perfect introductory to skiing in the deep powdered backcountry. Whether it’s a week-long snowcat adventure, or a day trip excursion off of an iconic mountain, a backcountry ski trip to British Columbia is sure to be an adventure one won’t soon forget.
Why walk, when you can practically fly on a polar expedition? Located in the remote wilderness of Norway, the enormous Hardangervidda Plateau will be your training ground. You’ll learn how to use the chilling winds of Earth’s coldest regions to your advantage on this thrilling six-day snowkiting course in Hardangervidda National Park.
Learn about the week-long skiing and sailing expedition to Svalbard in May 2021. Beginning in Longyearbyen, Norway, the northernmost permanently inhabited city on earth, this journey includes island hopping under the 24-hour midnight sun to ski untracked summits, yacht-sailing with a private chef, postcard-perfect scenery and if you are lucky, a polar bear sighting.
In Colorado, making the most of your weekend is realistic because the mountains are so accessible. With 57hours’ guided tours, you can make memories with your friends and family backcountry skiing. These trips will be something you and your friends will remember forever.
Going into the backcountry is easy and fun. Making correct and safe decisions aren’t always straightforward when you’re in the field. A fundamental part of any backcountry adventurer’s toolkit is avalanche awareness. 57hours’ AIARE Avalanche classes in Colorado will give you the foundations for safe backcountry travel. Better book now, because these classes are filling up FAST!