For most backcountry skiers, taking AIARE level 1 is an obvious choice.   As a beginning backcountry skier, you want to solidify knowledge that you’ve gleaned from ski partners and personal experience to make better informed decision in the backcountry.   You sign up for AIARE Level 1.  The reward is great. You have more knowledge and […]

You’re headed to a 10th Mtn division hut trip in Colorado! Perhaps a Summit Hut Association Hut.  What do you really need to bring? 1. Ski Gear Backcountry Skis Touring bindings Backcountry Ski Boots The Backcountry Babes consensus for best make and model?   Scarpa Gea RS boots. Ski Poles -adjustable height, lock firmly into place, powder baskets, extra […]