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Backcountry Skiing

December 22, 2009

Backcountry Skiing – Red Mountain Pass & The Battleship

On Saturday the 19th and Monday the 21st, SWAG guide Gary Falk led one of our past Level 1 Avalanche Course particpants, and veteran of the […]
December 20, 2009

SWAG Ski Guide Training in the San Juans

Last week we conducted our first SWAG Ski Guide Training for all of our Backcountry Ski Guides here in the San Juans.  We will conduct an […]
December 8, 2009

New Parntership with Backcountry Access!

We are proud to announce our new partnership with Backcountry Access, makers of the finest selection of avalanche beacons and gear in North America.  Backcountry Access […]
December 7, 2009

SWAG Guide Meeting – Eye of the Storm

We all gathered at the office today to discuss training dates and refine skills prior to the start of another busy winter season of guiding in […]
December 4, 2009

Major Winter Storm On Tap For Next Week!

Check out this text from the National Weather Service.  Winter is in full swing, ice conditions are superb, and this storm should really help ski conditions, […]
October 28, 2009

Winter Has Arrived in the San Juans!

Winter has officially begun in Durango and the San Juans with a few inches of snow in town this morning with A LOT more up in […]
September 29, 2009

AMGA Alpine Guides Exam

I’m glad to report that I’ve successfully completed and passed the AMGA Alpine Guides Exam!  It didn’t come easy, and a whole lot of time, money, […]
September 1, 2009

Astrodog in The Black

Climbed August 8th and 9th. Trip report soon…                                  
July 20, 2009

El Nino Forming for 2009 – 2010

It was recently reported by NOAA that an El Nino weather pattern is forming in the Pacific Ocean, and is expected to strengthen and continue through […]
April 11, 2009

More Ski the Peaks

Another day in the mountains on our Ski the Peaks program.  Due to the weather, we were forced to make a change in our scheduled descent […]
April 5, 2009

Ski the Peaks

Our Ski the Peaks programs in the San Juans are in full swing.  Last weekend we completed a ski descent of the West Face Couloir of […]
March 16, 2009

Backcountry Skiing Part 2

Spent another day in the backcountry with Ben from Oklahoma.  We’ve successfully converted him from resort skiing and claims he’ll never go back after a few […]
March 15, 2009

Backcountry Skiing near Silverton

Did some backcountry skiing today with Ben from Oklahoma.  It was his first time bc skiing but he performed like a pro!  We toured up and […]
May 8, 2008

Bear Mountain Dispatch

Twas a beautiful day…