An excerpt published in Explore Summit, December 2013: Free Your Heel and the Mind Will Follow: uncovering the enigma of telemark skiing by Aaron H. Bible Glissading down a…
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…
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”.
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:
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.
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.
Redemption. All those dry winters. Well, relatively dry. This winter Breckenridge is getting its fair do. I guess cloud seeding works.
Hickory TeleFest 2011, “Ski The Legend, If You Can” – Sat. Feb 12th, Hickory Ski Center, Warrensburg, NY, On & Off Piste Mountain Tours, Free Tele Demos & Clinics, Tele Skin Challenge Race, Apres Party. Come tele the legendary Hickory. For Info – email H[email protected] or call 518-798-3962, hickoryskicenter.com.
Fun Winter Workouts to do in your own home!
By Megan Gates
The holidays are right around the corner and for some of us that means we loose the desire to work out. After a long day at work, its often tough to get to the gym and then have to wait to get on a treadmill or elliptical. Even though there are fewer sunny, warm days to motivate us to go on runs or bike rides, below are a few great workout ideas that you can do in the comfort of your own home.