Feb 19

With the Ice Park closed, we have been getting lots of calls about the condition of the backcountry. As of this writing, February 20th, almost all of the backcountry areas are in great shape and getting climbed regularly. Here are some recent photos that show the current conditions:

Chockstone Chimney (at the Skylight Area) on February 12th. This route is still in good shape as of February 20th.























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Feb 12

Great backcountry ice climbing conditions in Eureka Canyon, CO.




















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Dec 4

Read our early winter newsletter for information about avalanche course specials, ice park giveaways, gear picks, current conditions, hut skiing, and other winter offerings.

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Dec 1

The Ouray Ice Park is off to a great start for the 2016-2017 winter season. Read on for an update on current conditions as of December 1, 2016.


The South Park area on December 1, 2016.
















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Jun 1
New! Canyoning in Ouray
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New for 2016, we will be offering half-day and full-day guided canyoning adventures. Join us for a fun-filled, wet and wild adventure that is perfect for the whole family.  Hike past dazzling rock formations, wade through crystal clear pools, and rappel down splashy waterfalls in an experience you will treasure for years to come.
















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Apr 27
Spring 2016 Newsletter
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With the spring season in full gear and summer just around the corner, we are excited to release the newest edition of our newsletter.  Click the image below to read about the incredible spring skiing season that we are experiencing, new canyoneering programs, and a diversity of rock and mountain climbing opportunities available this summer.

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Mar 27

Spring skiing is in full swing on Red Mountain Pass, although not in the traditional sense of hot days, slushy snow, and swimsuits.  A series of powerful spring storms have buffeted the range in the last two weeks, bringing almost two feet of snow and incredible powder skiing conditions.

Spring Powder Skiing on Red Mountain Pass.

Spring Powder Skiing on Red Mountain Pass. Photo courtesy Jayson Simons Jones.


















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Nov 6

With El Nino in the forecast and ice already forming in the high country, anticipation of the 15-16 winter season is high. Click the image below to read about our Ice Park Membership and Ice Festival Pass giveaway, Marmot Spring Glove gear pick, El Nino News, and our winter 15-16 offerings.

Early Winter Newsletter 2015

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Apr 9

Spring has sprung in the San Juan Mountains and with it comes a time of new beginnings, fresh opportunities, and optimism. Read on to learn about NEW guided climbs of Wilson Peak, ski mountaineering in the San Juans, rock climbing in Moab and Ouray, and a review of the Marmot ROM Jacket.

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Nov 20

We are proud to announce the debut of our newest video, Your Best Day in the Mountains.  It captures our dedication to providing you with the most professional, personalized, and fun-filled climbing and skiing experiences available.  We can’t wait to join you for Your Best Day in the Mountains!


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