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Choosing Your Ski Touring Setup

Choosing Your Ski Touring Setup 1

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

How to Size an Alpine Touring Boot 0

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

How to Size an Alpine Touring Ski 3

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.
Choosing the Right Climbing Skin

Choosing the Right Climbing Skin 1

 

Avalanche Safety Gear: What's Required and What's Recommended?

Avalanche Safety Gear: What's Required and What's Recommended? 0

Beacon, shovel, probe are a must- but what else will help keep you safe in the backcountry? The words ‘beacon, shovel, probe’ are synonymous with a...
Choosing the Right Ski-Touring Backpack

Choosing the Right Ski-Touring Backpack 0

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...
How to Dress for Ski-Touring

How to Dress for Ski-Touring 0

They're aren't many sports out there more gear intensive than ski-touring. Here is a guide to dress comfortably for your next day out in the mounta...
The Ultimate Ski Touring Starter Guide

The Ultimate Ski Touring Starter Guide 0

Climbing Skins: 5 Myths Debunked

Climbing Skins: 5 Myths Debunked 0

Check out the full article from owner Doug on WildSnow Pristine alpine bowls, untouched powder meadows, fitness laps at your local resort. All of ...
Telemark Skiing Isn't Dead!

Telemark Skiing Isn't Dead! 1

PC: (Evan Green) Free the heel free the mind.   Much like split boarding, you don't telemark in the backcountry because you are looking to be the l...
What are the Different Ways to Ski in the Backcountry?

What are the Different Ways to Ski in the Backcountry? 0

So you want to ski in the backcountry, but what exactly does that mean? You've overheard stories on the chairlift or at the local apres bar of deep...
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