Upski News

Juneau Alaska ASAP! April 22 2013

This trip has been in question all season... but, plane tickets were purchased Friday (before going out UpSkiing), so now we are going!!... and departure is Thursday:  Quick... Pack!! Destination:  Juneau Ice Field Goal: have a damn good time... and put our equipment to the test in bigger mountains. Puzzle Pieces: Fly to Juneau, Hele/bush plane to glacier, spend week or more on the ice, wish we didn't have to...

Mt Sopris UpSki Ascent April 22 2013

this has been on the to-do list for a while...   Up and over Mt Sopris with an UpSki... In the above picture: starting in the bottom right corner, ascending the back side to the left summit, then descending to the bottom left corner not much else to say other than awesome!  10 miles start to finish, >6,000' of ascent to summit, ski Sopris! Winds were gnarly, ie ascending 1000...

close comfort March 22 2013

what to do on a sunny day before going skiing?  see how close we can get to pegging an UpSki on a solid object.  Yes thats our building right there.  The turbulence created by wind blowing around the building is pretty fun. Its actually pretty easy not to snag the canopy on the building even with such close proximity. ... drying out a canopy in the Confluence Overlook parking lot:...