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A day of cat skiing

December 09, 2005 EST | Winter Sports

Snowcat skiing offers strong-intermediate and expert skiers full-service guided tours into remote high-mountain regions. Powder snow and “fresh tracks” are the norm. Uphill transportation is provided by a tracked snowcat equipped with warm, comfortable cabs. They usually accommodate 12 guests,...

Lindsey Kildow Alpine Skiing article

December 06, 2005 EST | Winter Sports

Snowshoe clothing basics

October 06, 2005 EST | Winter Sports

Dress in layers and be prepared to shed or add layers if you heat up or cool down or if the weather changes abruptly, as it often does in Colorado's high country. Thermal underwear, windproof pants, an insulating layer of...

Factors on snowshoe size

October 06, 2005 EST | Winter Sports

As you probably know there are hundreds of different snowshoes available today. With all those choices come different sizes as well. So why do they make so many different sizes? It's a personal thing. Determining the size of your snowshoes...

You don't have to hurt yourself to snowboard

September 25, 2005 EST | Winter Sports

Are you thinking of trying snowboarding, but reluctant because you've heard that you'll be bruised after the painful edge-catching falls of the first three days? Or have you tried snowboarding but thrown in the towel because it hurts too much...

The ultimate skiing experience

September 06, 2005 EST | Winter Sports

Powder snow provides downhill skiers the ultimate skiing experience. For most skiers however, good “powder” is a short-lived and infrequent pleasure. Ski areas in some geographic areas enjoy frequent “powder days” but in most areas, powder is rare and the...

Optical illusions when snowboarding

August 26, 2005 EST | Winter Sports

While Shifties are a snowboarding trick they are also an optical illusion. When doing a Shifty you are creating the illusion of doing a 180-degree turn in the air and reversing it before you land. Of course since it is...

Snowshoe clothing basics

July 26, 2005 EST | Winter Sports

Dress in layers and be prepared to shed or add layers if you heat up or cool down or if the weather changes abruptly, as it often does in Colorado's high country. Thermal underwear, windproof pants, an insulating layer of...

Backcountry skiing for intermediate skiers

July 08, 2005 EST | Winter Sports

Snowcats have made backcountry skiing accessible to intermediate skiers. Backcountry skiing offers vast expanses of soft, consistent powder snow in remote and spectacular high-mountain settings. Often considered the domain of hardy and self-reliant ski touring enthusiasts, or of proficient and...

Winter safety in the mountains

June 02, 2005 EST | Winter Sports

Snow-topped mountains look beautiful but they can be death-traps for the unprepared hiker or hill walker. Sadly, every year, people die and are badly injured whilst exploring these regions at this time of year. Harsh weather conditions, bad visibility and...