It is a beautiful spring day in Alaska. What all of us wait around for after the long dark cold winters. The spring days are lengthy with the sun coming up at 6:30 am and not setting again till 10:00 pm. We had a late winter storm that left us with amazing snow-covered mountains everywhere. […]

The Health Benefits of the Great Outdoors All too often in this day and age we spend our time cooped up indoors. Gone are the days when getting some fresh air are regular and routine parts of our day. Our time is taken up with work and family life and it is becoming more and […]

by Kirstin Nelson ~CO Programs Manager The first time I ever heard about ISSW (the International Snow Science Workshop), was a few years ago during one of our ski patrol orientations. It was the last day which is always focused around snow safety and our avalanche program. We usually talk about last season’s stats, and […]

As always, Backcountry Babes has G3 skis available for their women’s ski clinics. Most of the skis stayed in Colorado this winter for the many telemark and steeps clinics going on all winter. But one pair of G3 Zests mounted with an AT Ruby binding and some Alpinist Elle skins managed to make their way […]

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 […]