With Colorado avalanche deaths at a 30 year high this season, now is the time to educate yourself about how to stay safe while navigating through avalanche zones.  Backcountry Babes is offering an AIARE Avalanche L1 course March 9-11 in Breckenridge. Demo gear (probes, shovels, tranceivers) provided to us by BCA Backcountry Access Register at […]

While the rest of the West is bathing in unseasonably warm, dry weather, this has been one of the coldest, snowiest, windiest, and meanest winters on record for coastal Alaska. In the past week, huge storms dumped enough snow on Cordova to coin the term “Snowpocalypse 2012”, and trigger an official disaster proclamation requiring assistance […]

It has been a dreary year for snow in Colorado. Most ski areas are only 20-30% open, but that did not deter 7 returning and new Backcountry Babes from being smart about the situation. They took the opportunity to learn or improve their telemark technique this past Saturday at Arapahoe Basin. Several of the women […]

Check out the story on our Sisters in the Steeps weekend! Backcountry Babes Rip it up in Silverton! Want to join us at Silverton this year? Register!   Sign up before Feb 14th and you will also be entered to win a Free pair of Scarpa ski boots worth $700!! Thanks to our sponsor SCARPA!

Backcountry Babes puts on its first Women’s specific AIARE Avalanche Level 1 course in Alaska Dec 9-11, 2011. It was a huge success as the first Backcountry Babes course in Alaska! A full class of 15 participants and 4 instructors, it was a fun, enthusiastic, and tough group of backcountry gals from AK that came […]

After 20 years of free heel skiing, I am still working on perfecting my tele technique. The Babes annual instructor refresher clinic was just the ticket to get my feet moving in the right direction

We stopped at a roadside diner to pick up some food for the last 1/2 hr of our trip towards Wolf Creek. As a long time local sang and played his keyboard in the background, a women on O2, cautioned us about the pass. “Its nasty up there” she warned. In unison, the 3 of us replied, “Perfect, that is what we want”.

Hi Babes,
Change is in the air. Snow has now covered my garden and the shovels have gotten their first use.
As the seasons change and we buckle down for winter, there have also been some exiting shifts at Babes.
Yes some big news to announce:

There is a chill in the air.  Frost on my windshield.  The aspens are dropping their leaves. There is snow on the peaks and some ski areas have already opened. Winter is almost here in the high country. I have shifted from summer mode and am busy getting ready for the upcoming season.  That includes […]