UpSkiing

On the Move! October 26 2012

UpSki has been housed in the SAW studios (Studio for Arts and Works) since March. But, with the sale of building a few months ago, we are now all on the move. Indeed the walls are literally coming down.  Its an exciting time for all of us... Its an opportunity for new beginnings. UpSki is moving across town to Delores way (right here in Carbondale) and will be adding significant...

New Production Facilities for UpSki & very first Colorado Canopy October 22 2012

Fall is here, winter is coming... and we've been busy!! UpSki's first canopy made 100% here in Colorado UpSki's production facilities here in Carbondale, CO have grown dramatically over the last few months. We will be expanding again in the next few weeks. We are all very excited... Let it Snow!! See you out there!

To Alaska April 17 2012

Sean & I are leaving right now from Boulder, CO... heading to Anchorage. Planning to seek out UpSkiing along the IceFields Parkway outside Banff... and anywhere else we find good wind & snow. Wish us luck!! If we are passing you along the way, send me an email kevin at upski dot com and maybe we can catch up!

February Manufacturing & Back in Business!! February 13 2012

Its an exciting new year for UpSki. We are now an official company again. We have recently reformed as UpSki LLC, a Colorado LLC with the aim of manufacturing UpSkis in Colorado and selling them world wide.  There has been a steady demand for our product over the last few years and our production has not been keeping up. Although we currently have a very limited supply of Upskiis, we...

January conditions update January 12 2012

Tis the season for rock skis! The US is seeing low snow this year.  Snow reports for California East to Colorado are barely out of the teens and just starting to increase. Some areas are reporting up to 40inches. Farther north in Wyoming through the Canadian Rockies and in BC things look better and in some cases awesome. New Mexico is doing good too.  I am referencing www.snocountry.com  here… you...

Corsica December 07 2011

November 1st - 7th 2011 In excellent warm weather, we ride our bikes across Livorno from our hotel to the port. Traffic is not as bad as I expect, and by my standards Livorno proves to be a fairly typical Italian town. It has 3-4 story tall white & cream colored buildings, narrow one way roads, and Italians... everywhere! At the port, it takes a bit of fooling around to...

Bike Tour: the Danube River November 09 2011

November 1st 2011 Noble Steed... is a term I often hear bestowed upon bicycles back home. More specifically back in Colorado upon extremely high-tech expensive full suspension mountain bikes. We see these 'Noble Steeds' throughout Europe, particularly in the ski area mountain towns and here & there throughout the countryside. I'd rather see my bike as a wild mustang... in really it is more of an old mare. We buy...

Finishing the Danue bike tour & looking forward October 27 2011

OK, so I have a number of other half written stories about tramping in Russia, walking in Switzerland, biking in Germany, maintaining sanity, eating pasteries, fending off the shreaking eels, and escaping the Fire Swamp. In due time it will all come out. But, I feel abliged to make a more recent update and forcast the next few weeks. So, here we are in the small town of “Ottensheim” Austria:...

Eiger North Face: Kevin attempts to set new solo speed record October 22 2011

News Brief: On October 9th 2011 Kevin Passmore attempted to set a new free-solo speed ascent of the Eiger North Face(Nordwand). Although unsuccessful, this was a very promising attempt. Starting from the town of Grindelwald, Passmore ascended to the Nordwand through heavy snow with improving skies. Passmore described conditions as wet and cold starting out. Kevin Reports: 'Some of the early challenges included circumventing flocks of small horned Eiger demons:...

Trip Plan Synopsis October 22 2011

The Trip Goal:  Travel Europe for 3 months and don't break the bank. The Fixed Dates: August 22nd AM catch a planes flying from Denver to Kamchatka, Russia. September 10th fly back east 9 hours to Moscow. September 14th land in Frankfurt, DE November 20th fly from Zurich back to Denver Whilst our trip to Russia is relatively prearranged, in contrast- our time in central Europe will be make it up as we...

Moscow & Russian Visas October 21 2011

September 15th 2011 Moscow:   It is always a relief to make it onto the plane and depart the airport. 27 hours after arriving at Moscow's Domodolovich airport we would have been happy to be on any plane leaving Russia that day. However we were even more fortunate as to still be heading to our intended destination: Frankfurt DE. At 9am on Sept 14th the check in lady for the...