Upski News

Wind Forecast Part 1: quick & dirty with weather.gov March 27 2017

Get in, get the facts, move on... once you know what you are looking for, you should be able to get your forecast quickly to make an informed decision. I'm going to write multiple parts to this (time allowing).   Part 1:  quick forecasting with Weather.gov Part 2: Colorado's CAIC avalanche website: Using The Model Forecast Part 3: Kevin's wind & weather 101 for high alpine wind chasing I'm skipping...

Purple Mountain UpSki Mission April 06 2015

We nailed it yesterday in the Marble backcountry!  Tucked in on my secret list for the last few years, I’ve been waiting for the right opportunity for a shot at Purple Mountain - the most remote of lines on the list. We would circumnavigate all the mountains visible in the distance - and still be back to the car before dark! This wasn’t going to be just a little UpSkiing jaunt,...

New Product: Express Creek Sled Duffle February 24 2015

 Here by popular demand? We’re giving it a shot and will find out! Order one by March 5th  to prove your interest. We’ll take a limited number of orders up till that date, and build/ship them to before April for your spring mountaineering expedition. Why you want one: it gets the job done! It will get your gear from your garage to your snowy destination and keep going to wherever...

Taylor Pass: a remote escape February 02 2015

Tony & I prepared and packed all the ski gear before returning to the shop for a couple more hours of work late Saturday night. We'd just been out with Sam - a huge Bernese Mountain dog for a fast pace skin/ski - returning to the car at dusk. The sunset ski had left us wanting more and a trip to Taylor Pass (Gold Hill Plateau as I often like...

Pearl Pass Seatbag now in stock December 16 2014

We now have inventory of the Pearl Pass SeatBag in Small and Medium. We are really excited about how this bag has come together. The prototyping and testing has been in progress since the beginning of summer... seems like forever now!          Designed with an external UHMW (high end plastic) frame sheet on the bottom. It will survive a tight tire clearance without damage to the fabric and also...

Holiday Sale Sat. Dec 13th November 20 2014

Mark your calendars: We'll be hosting our annual holiday sale from 11am - 5pm on Saturday December 13th.  more details are HERE:     

Geoff Tour part 11 finishing in San Francisco November 18 2014

Geoff is back in Colorado again now after riding the AmTrack back from San Francisco. 2000 miles on the bike from Glacier Montana - Seattle - S.F. sweet trip!! Here is the final post from the ride:    Day 42 we woke up early with the time change in Bodega Bay and set out for a long day to the golden gate recreation area. We biked about 70 miles. Later...

Geoff Tour 9/10 November 10 2014

Talking to Geoff today, he suggested that there is a tandem converted to Xtracycle with a set of our bags touring on the east coast... who may also be reading our blog? If you are said person... it would be awesome to hear/see more! contact us!  From Geoff:    Day 35 was a rest day. We had beautiful sunny weather in Arcata so we dried out all of our gear...

Geoff Tour part 8 Into California November 06 2014

From Geoff:    Day 32 we left gold beach in the morning and biked with no rain. It was a great day of biking and we hit California in the afternoon!  We kept biking to crescent city and had a place lined up to stay at a church.  There were about 10 of us on the road and we all eventually met there at the end of the day. We...

Geoff Tour Part 6/7 Astoria - Gold Beach October 23 2014

I woke up and met some other bikers at the camp and they invited me to bike with them. So I took off with Jarney, Josh, and Beth. It rained on us and we stopped at a beach/ Pelican Brewery and had some tasters. Beth was having bike issues so she took the bus to meet in Newport. My phone had been dead...

Geoff Riding West IV/V the PNW Coast October 16 2014

I got up the next morning and took the short ferry ride over to Port Townsend and biked around town. It was a cloudy day but a very cool town. I biked toward Sequim on a great bike path called the Olympic Discovery Trail...

Honeymoon Tour Part II Aspen to BV October 14 2014

Our second day involves riding up Independence pass, then down to Twin Lakes, Buena Vista, and onward...