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Backcountry Blog

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.

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.

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If you are in the market for your first avalanche airbag or want to update your outdated pack, it may seem like a daunting task with the increased amount of options to choose from.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.
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Know Before You Go is a free avalanche awareness program developed to help you see the destructive power of avalanches, understand when and why they happen, and how you can have fun in the mountains and avoid avalanches.
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