Telemark Skiing

Sisters in the Steeps: 25 Babes Rock Silverton MT

By Babes in the Backcountry, Telemark SkiingNo Comments

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.

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Musings from the Introduction to the Backcountry Course

By Babes in the Backcountry, Backcountry Basics, Telemark SkiingNo Comments

Recently, Babes sponsored an introduction to the backcountry at the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center. A group of five women spent the first day indoors, reviewing what would happen over the weekend, including information about weather, terrain and avalanche awareness. In the afternoon, they went outside to practice. On day two, after a morning of more planning and prep, they headed out to Loveland Pass.

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