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Backcountry Boot Fitting: The Tools Used for Fitting Ski Touring Boots

Backcountry Boot Fitting: The Tools Used for Fitting Ski Touring Boots 0

Buying new boots is an exciting process, but it can be nerve wracking if they feel tight when you walk out of the store. Fear not, in most cases a boot right off the wall will not be perfect until it is customized to your specific foot shape. Read on to check out our options to make your new boots fit like a dream!
  • Alex Popovich
Midseason Gear Checklist: Prevent Gear Malfunctions Rather Than Fix Them

Midseason Gear Checklist: Prevent Gear Malfunctions Rather Than Fix Them 0

Fix the problem before it evens happens. Prevention is key when is comes to gear maintenance. Check out our checklist for a few tips on how to inspect and correct all of your touring equipment.
  • John Paul
Splitboarding Tips and Tricks

Splitboarding Tips and Tricks 1

When you are just starting out splitboarding, riding down is the only skill that transfers over from resort riding. You'll need to learn an entirely new skillset to operate your equipment efficiently whether you are resort skinning or exploring the backcountry. 
A Celebration of the Mellow Tour

A Celebration of the Mellow Tour 0

We want to show you how to plan a mellow tour, highlight the merits of casual backcountry skiing, and give you a few examples of what those tours might look like.
  • Slator Aplin
Recreational Level 1 Avalanche Training Preparation Tips

Recreational Level 1 Avalanche Training Preparation Tips 0

Cripple Creek Backcountry partners with AMGA-accredited guiding service Aspen Expeditions to offer comprehensive avalanche education and companion rescue training. We've written a blog post to give you some tips to best prepare for an introductory avalanche education course.

A Buyer's Guide to Avalanche Airbags

A Buyer's Guide to Avalanche Airbags 0

If you are in the market for your first avalanche airbag or want to update your outdated pack, it may seem like a daunting task with the increased amount of options to choose from. To make the decision a bit easier, we broke down some of the key concepts to know about avalanche airbags and what to consider when shopping for a new one.
Backcountry Etiquette

Backcountry Etiquette 0

The snow is falling, the resorts are questionable, and you’re itching to get out onto the boundless backcountry with unlimited options. There is a good chance that you will cross paths with other backcountry travelers who are seeking solitude and untracked goods. These general guidelines can help us generate a respectful winter backcountry community and more enjoyable experiences for generations to come.
  • Hugh Carey
Power of Four Preparation (2020 Update)

Power of Four Preparation (2020 Update) 0

In celebration and announcement of the race, we're throwing together a mashup post of old and new race preparation. Doug Stenclik, Cripple Creek Chief Barista, originally posted a PO4 Preparation piece in February of 2016. What lessons can we learn from the racing of yesteryear? What new information can we contribute to help get you prepared for such a fun and grueling outing? Let's find out:
2021 Jones Splitboard Line

2021 Jones Splitboard Line 0

A How-to Guide for Ski Touring With Kids

A How-to Guide for Ski Touring With Kids 1

A guide to keeping your children on the snow and off the streets by building a healthy, hefty addiction to ski touring. Learn more how to safely introduce your kids to the world of ski touring and what is the best gear to set them up for season's of successful uphill skiing.
  • Slator Aplin
Skiing Light and Fast

Skiing Light and Fast 5

Check out Slator's post revealing why you rarely see CCBC staff our in the mountains on anything but the lightest gear. It seems disingenuous to sell another all mountain setup without letting our readers into this secret. All it takes is a slight mental adjustment to realize that skiing never was and never will be again a gravity fed sport.

  • Slator Aplin
1st Backcountry Only Ski Swap Denver! November 7th

1st Backcountry Only Ski Swap Denver! November 7th 5

After the biggest mountain swap yet we are bringing this great event to Denver. We started this awesome event 9 years ago and it has grown every ye...
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