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 […]

This is a piece I  wrote for a Patagonia Catalog Field Report a couple years back .  Since its spring skiing time, thought I’d pull it out and share some thoughts from the field. ——- Blindfold circus elephants navigating through crevasse-laden terrain, we piece together our route. Rescue gear dangling as decoration,clanks to the beat […]

Still on a high from the weekend, paradoxically my hands are glued to the steering wheel as I drive over Red Mountain Pass. The Astro Sista( the babes astro van) draws s’es on the rocky pavement as I drive the windy road 15-20 mph. No shoulder for errors. Like tree skiing, keep your eyes looking where you want to go and not where you don’t want to go. In this case it would be more detrimental than an interlude with a tree. The drop off is hundreds of feet. Woo, My heart beats. I use my yogic breath to calm the nerves.

Spring is a time of renewal. Come spend and inspirational and energizing weekend in the Mountains. Energize, Renew and Rejuvinate Women’s Spring Equinox Full Moon Retreat March 18-20, 2011 Brought to you by Meta Yoga Studios and Babes in the Backcountry $175 for the weekend Drop in classes $20/class Drop in Dinner/Wine Tasting $35 Workshop includes: 5 yoga classes, Morning Meditation, Organic Group Dinner, Wine tasting, Snow Shoeing/Cross Country Tour, Discounted Massages. Join us for a weekend of renewal. The Spring Equinox is a time of rebirth when the sun and the moon are in balance. The weekend will be chock full with yoga classes, body work and time for playing in the snow or relaxing in town. Classes include: Anusara, Yin Restorative Yoga, Rock’n Vinyasa, Kundalini and Hatha Vinyasa. Visit www.metayogastudios for more details. Friday Night: 5:30-7:30 pm Rock’n Vinyasa with Kellie Frischett Saturday: 8:30-9 am Tap Into Your Breath – Mindful Meditation at Fuqua with Leslie Ross. 9 am – 10:30 Sunrise Hatha Vinyasa with Leslie, Spring Detox. 2 pm-4 pm Kundalini Yoga- Boost your Immune System/Balance your emotions. 6:30 pm-8:30 pm Group Dinner and Wine Tasting. Sunday: 8 am-10 am Open Your Heart with Aly Morrison. Anusasa Practice 2pm-4pm Equinox- Chakra Yoga with Singing Bowls- Inanna Hall

“I am no expert” said the avalanche professional to his class.  That is what my mentors have been saying to me and what I have been conveying to my students over the years.  Avalanche education is a lifelong journey that progresses one step at a time. We all are avalanche apprentices.  This was one of […]

Just wrapped up our Babe AVI I course in Breck. Photos to come. Time for the Tele Tune Up this Saturday. Anyone interested. We still have spaces available.

She stepped into her Rubies for the first time. She was a backcountry virgin. Skinning up on the Acent Elle’s she kept up with the group. Christy, had from Amarillo,Texas traveled through a storm cycle to Breckenridge for a weekend geta a way… the Babes in the Backcountry Introduction to the Backcountry Workshop. A confident resort skier and mother of 5, driving an F250, she was excited for the challenge. “They don’t get much snow in Amarillo.”