There is truth to the argument that winter sports are, unfortunately, a rich person sport. According to the HomeToGo Ski Price Index, the average daily cost for ski rentals, lift ticket, lunch, and accommodation is on average $325 and it is quite possible to spend over $500 a day making a day of it in … Continue reading Ski Vacation Cost Breakdown
My wife and I walked out of our first avalanche awareness class terrified and immediately reflected on a trip we took the year before the Fowler Hillard hut, part of the 10th mountain division hut systems. We humbly share this story, so you know we don't always have things dialed. We also take full responsibility … Continue reading Safety Check Up – A Lucky Hut Trip!
Welcome to the 2018 /19 ski season! The lifts are turning and just on time... Ullr Provides! By now, you may have heard that the traditional early bird ski areas of Arapahoe Basin and Loveland have been turning the bull wheels, including the newest chair Chet's Dream High-Speed Quad, for a couple weeks. In … Continue reading The Bullwheels are Turning, The Bullwheels are Turning!
Welcome back to the fourth edition of The Mountains are Calling, Get There Safely. Throughout this series, we have been talking about options to get to the mountains without driving, prepping the car with items to have on hand, and gaining skills to be confident on the road. If you are just now finding this series, … Continue reading The Mountains Are Calling, Get There Safely – Know Before You Go!
Welcome back to our third installment of The Mountains Are Calling, Get There Safely. In this article, we will talk about how to become more comfortable with driving through a raging blizzard in order to get to fresh tracks or, as you'll see soon, back from a great free concert. Even if you avoid the … Continue reading The Mountains Are Calling, Get There Safely – White Snow and White Knuckles Don’t Go Well Together!
Welcome back to our second installment of The Mountains are Calling, Get There Safe. If you missed our first installment The Mountains are Calling, Get There Safely – Alternatives to Driving, you might want to check that out for alternatives to getting behind the wheel. In this session, we will start to address the preparation items … Continue reading The Mountains Are Calling, Get There Safely – Winter Car Kit
We are kicking off a new series today to focus on winter driving series. In this set of sessions, you can expect to get some solid advice on how to plan a trip to the mountains, the resources we use to stay on top of the road conditions, facing the conditions while in them, and … Continue reading The Mountains are Calling, Get There Safely – Alternatives to Driving
Welcome back to our final session of the stay warm series. If you missed our past sessions, I'd recommend starting back at Stay Warm! – Retro Respect to get caught up. We'll be looking at Socks, Neck Tubes, and Beanies today. Before you say "oh that sounds boring!' and pull chocks, stick with me. Outside of the … Continue reading Stay Warm – Yay Accessories!!
We are stoked that you have returned for this session of the Stay Warm series. If you have read this far, it's pretty exciting for us as it means you have been out on the slopes a hand full of times are now starting to get hooked on the sport. To recap our last 4 … Continue reading Stay Warm – Own It!
While not quite as furious as the Lion, Tiger, and Bear, Mid Layers, Shells, and Pants can definitely take a huge bite out of your budget and hurt your budget. As stated in our first session Stay Warm! – Retro Respect, the hand me downs and items found at the thrift shop or craigslist … Continue reading Stay Warm! – Mid Layers and Shells and Pants… Oh, My!