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A small pile of garbage sits on a rock near an otherwise pristine stream and waterfall.
Guiding Life

The Importance of Leave No Trace

With Colorado Mountain School Guide Rainbow Weinstock Unfortunately, we have all likely experienced a favorite place becoming littered with trash, or trampled over by people

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Mike Coyle skis the backcountry in Scarpa Maestrale XT boots.
Backcountry Skiing & Splitboarding

Scarpa Maestrale XT Review

I’ve owned nearly every iteration of the Scarpa Maestrale ski boot. I started skiing on the original Maestrale about 10 years ago. The way I

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CMS guide Norie Kizaki teaching a rock climbing course with Colorado Mountain Scool
Guiding Life

Parenthood and Mountain Guiding

Meet Norie Kizaki: Guide and New Mother Mountain guide, sponsored athlete and mother. Hear how Colorado Mountain School guide Norie Kizaki approaches motherhood, pregnancy and

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CMS guide Jason Maurer looks at the RMNP conditions in the Dream Chutes zone.
Backcountry Skiing & Splitboarding

Reports From the Field: 1/10/18

Rocky Mountain National Park Conditions CMS Avalanche Course Leader and Guide Thomas White reports the field conditions from 1/09/2018 – 1/10/2018. The storm that moved

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Backcountry Skiing & Splitboarding

Berthoud Pass Field Report: 1/3/2018

Christmas week brought a series of nice gifts for backcountry travellers. Storms on the 21st, 23rd and Christmas day provided 30-36 inches of holiday wrapping.

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Backcountry Skiing & Splitboarding

RMNP Field Report: 12/23/17

One of the student questions that comes up regularly in AIARE-1 courses is whether it’s safe to go into the backcountry on days when the

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Avalanche Rescue training.
Avalanche Training

AIARE Pro-Rec Split

The American Avalanche Association together with avalanche educators has revised the guidelines for safety training in the USA. Beginning with the 2017-18 season there will

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