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Splitboarding Tips and Tricks

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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. 
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

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If you are in the market for your first avalanche airbag or want to update your outdated pack, it may seem like a daunting task with the increased amount of options to choose from.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.
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:
Choosing Your Ski Touring Setup

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Finding your first, or next ski touring setup. Cripple Creek Backcountry started in 2011 as a touring specific shop located in a tiny plaza on the...
How to Size an Alpine Touring Boot

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Alpine Touring Boots Should Make Your Feet Happy  On an average day ski touring, you spend 90% of your day going uphill, the other 10% is spent ski...
How to Size an Alpine Touring Ski

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The ski touring industry is growing faster and faster. With such growth, gear is increasingly improving in terms of price, performance, and durability. Touring skis have gotten better for edging on hardpack, floating through powder, and flying up the skin track all at once. Everything has gotten easier for backcountry skiing; everything except choosing the right skis.
Why Every Skier Should Consider Buying an Uphill Setup

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In our humble opinion, every skier needs an uphill setup, even if you never plan to step foot in avalanche terrain. The secret is out: skiing uphi...
Totally Deep Episode 68: Splitboard talk with Angus Morrison

Totally Deep Episode 68: Splitboard talk with Angus Morrison 0

Listen to Episode 68 of Totally Deep Podcast here! Angus Morrison has been riding in the Colorado backcountry for the past 20 years. You won't find...
Choosing the Right Climbing Skin

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Choosing the Right Ski-Touring Backpack

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PC: Evan Green The right ski-touring pack can make all the difference. Unless you’re rocking the lycra skinsuit and race skis on a training day, yo...
Safety Considerations for Skiing in the Backcountry

Safety Considerations for Skiing in the Backcountry 0

PC: Evan Green I love skiing but I don't want to risk my life to do it. How can I stay safe while still enjoying the backcountry? Skiing or riding...
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