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...

Geoff Riding West Part III October 12 2014

Geoff's XytraCycle Bike tour from Montana to San Francisco continues. I got a chance to talk to Geoff a few days ago... he was trying to identify some sort of Loch Ness monster out in the bay. His next move is to head into the Olympic Peninsula. From Geoff: 

After leaving Tonasket on day 10 I set out for loup loup pass which was a long...

Trip Report: Snowmass Mountain July 03 2014

>>> This post is from late May, but got lost somewhere along the way - so here it is now! Trip Report: Snowmass Mountain On the agenda for a number of years now has been an ascent/descent of Snowmass (14,092feet) This is an easy peak to skip over because its hard to access- roughly 9 miles up Snowmass creek. Having already climbed all the remaining Elks 14ers, Snowmass has always...

New site June 22 2014

We just brought our new site online... Enjoy! some features are not yet set up, let us know if you are having problems and we will make sure you are taken care of! More content & products are coming.  Free shipping on all orders to all 50 states in the USA with USPS priority, contact us for international rates or expedited shipping.  

from Sweden March 06 2014

We're far north right now in Abisko, (Sweden). Today we caught a once per day snow cat ride for 1hr high into the mountains near the  Laktatjakta station to upski for a few hours before skiing back down.  Winds have been W to S. and while we were out today started at 20mph sustained but had increased to 35mph average with 50mph max gust.  also the air is thicker (we...

Feb 22nd... where did January go? February 22 2014

We’ve taken a long break from being online. And rightfully so - it has been a super busy last few months.  Since the holidays, orders have picked up and we’ve been busy in the shop getting product out the door… And of course skiing! We’ve had excellent conditions in Colorado thus far.  We are solidly above average snowpack, currently at 115% - 130% which makes both for great skiing now,...

Final hours on Kickstarter... December 19 2013

Its 6pm on thursday... Its been a fast month since we launched our kickstarter project on Nov 21st.   Out deadline is 10:30pm tonight and still need to raise the final $1000 to reach our goal.  It could still go either way, and we're working hard to tow the line. Big thanks to everyone for your support!! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/upskisnow/upski-experience-wind-mountaineering Additional commentary can be found in the kickstarter updates... we'll keep this...

UpSki Experience December 15 2013

Back home after 2 weeks on the road UpSkiing in Wyoming & Colorado. This is the best early season we've had in years. Do you think its going to keep coming all season long?? we do!  This post is the continuation of our extended descriptions of our rewards for kickstarter.  This is our final week- and we need your support before Dec 19th- so support us today! The UpSki Experience:...

ExtraHuge bags for XtraCycles November 28 2013

More on Rewards for our KickStarter project:  UpSki Extrahuge bags for for XtraCycles (.com) Some background info:  an Xtracycle is a bicycle add-on which extends the length of a standard bike (typically a 26" hard-tail bike - ie. your old mountain bike). An Xtracycle with UpSki bags can expand your rear wheel carrying capacity from 40 Liters to well over 100 liters... just in the bags. It can also provide seating for multiple...