Upski News

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...

T-Shirts November 27 2013

Our first round of shirts came in today and they look even better than expected. Right now we have mens sizes S,M,L,XL.  If this isn't your size, get your order in before Dec 19th so we can order different sizes and women's cuts as needed. They are poly/cotton blend and feel great to wear.  Show some UpSki pride and pony up in for one on our project! Just back from a...

Kickstarter Rewards: Stickers November 25 2013

Over the next 3 weeks we are going to dedicate a post to each of the Kickstarter Rewards we have to offer. Starting with our stickers: They are 4"x4" and will look great on your water bottle, skis, snowboard, car, or bike. Field tested: yes, we printed our first batch last year and they're holding up great! We'll be getting more in soon. The artwork comes from another epic day of...

UpSki now on Kickstarter November 22 2013

We've just launched a kickstarter project.  Check it out at: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/upskisnow/upski-experience-wind-mountaineering This will run through Dec 19th. Our goal is to raise $11,200 to fund new demo equipment.  By contributing to our project, you'll have the opportunity to come and experience UpSki!  For rewards, we also have T-Shirts, bike bags, a limited supply of UpSkis at special discounted pricing, and more. Stay tuned as we announce info, event dates &...

Nov 30th holiday party November 20 2013

"Holiday Gift Market" as the flier says.  nearly a dozen shops surrounding Upski will hosting this event. Come stop by check out the latest Upski equipment and lets talk snow!  

its coming together November 18 2013

We've just pushed a lot of work through the shop in the last week, with much thanks to our dedicated sewing posse!  We will have finished product available by Dec 15th. The UpSkiis we'll have available this season are Red/Black and Orange/Black.  We'll also have a few Blue/Burgondy, and Yellow/Black.  We've brought the overall weight down to 10lb (last year we were at 11lbs).  Much of our most recent weight...

Summer is over??? October 31 2013

Hi all, Welcome back.  We took a break from blogging over the summer.  But seasons are changing, and I know you’d like to here what we’ve been up to. We added a line of bike touring bags (modernly referred to as ‘bike packing’). We’ve been partnering with our local bike shop Aloha Mt Cyclery and  through this effort we’ve generated a big increase in XtraCycle owners here in Carbondale.  With...

Torrey's Peak ascent August 06 2013

Torreys Peak is on the East perimeter of Summit County At 14,267’ Torreys is now the highest UpSki ascent to date, and possibly a world record for highest wind powered ski ascent to a mountain summit?? In the Alps there are only 6 peaks higher and in N America ~50 higher peaks only 10 of which are in the lower 48 states. We had been wanting to peg a 14er...

Indy Pass Demo Days May 21 2013

Schedule: May 23rd Thursday 7pm: Preliminary Instruction and shop tour. This will speed things up for anyone interested in demos. Saturday & Sunday 9am - 3pm: Demos & instruction on the pass.  Additional information: Its all about the wind:  usually the best wind leads from the top of the pass northward towards Twinning peak. This offers some great terrain for UpSkiing.     See you up there!!

Events & Demos May 18 2013

Come stop by the shop on Saturday MAY 18TH for the Roaring Fork Studio Tour roaringforkstudiotour.org/ Independence Pass Opening weekend. This is always the most fun weekend of the year. Bring your ski gear, and come Upskiing with us. Tenitively the dates will be May 24th-27th pending weather. Be savy, and bring your camping, boating, biking, and/or climbing gear and make it a full multi-sport weekend. RSVP to Kevin (or...

Alaska: Part 1 May 13 2013

May 13th Juneau...Part of the Alaska story: I met up with friends in Juneau a few weeks ago now. Our plans for the Juneau Ice Fields were cut short by poor weather. Juneau outskirts had just received 1-2 feet of snow and more snow/rain was in the forecast for the whole week. Our first quick outing at the closed Eagle Crest resort found DEEP snow... and everything was sluffing which made for...