Skiing

WHERE Across Idaho, winter adventurers and yurts go hand in hand! WHY Did you know Idaho has the most yurts-per-person in the country? The appeal of these a circular Mongolian-style yurts is strong, especially in winter. Just imagine looking out of the frosty window of a yurt and seeing the light glowing over the surrounding… Read More

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Arielle’s view It’s not easy to learn something new as an adult. For one, when on earth do I have time for that? Amongst all these adult things like working, doing laundry, paying bills, and whatnot? For two, I thought you couldn’t teach an old dog new tricks? Granted, I’m in my mid-twenties, but still…. Read More

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WHERE Nestled against the foothills of the Wind River Mountains and on the banks of the Popo Agie River, Lander is in west-central Wyoming. It sits on state highway 287, which came up from Ft. Collins, Colorado and continues on into Montana to the north. Lander is 270 miles northwest of state capitol Cheyenne. WHY… Read More

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Yesterday, on May 3rd, 2016 the 8th annual festival of winter extreme sports, the Red Fox Elbrus Race officially began! More than 300 athletes from 14 countries all over the world spent the first beautiful days of May on the snow covered slopes of Mt. Elbrus in the Caucasus mountains, challenging themselves in various alpine… Read More

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Racing at Altitude Hundreds of athletes will soon be gathering around and on Mt. Elbrus, Europe’s highest peak, for the 8th Annual Red Fox Elbrus Race. It’s an intense week of competition involving alpinists, skyrunners, and skiers from around the world. This festival of extreme sports is a unique event that has been held since… Read More

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For only the second time in 19 years the Elk Grand Traverse ski race was run not as a traverse from Crested Butte to Aspen across the rugged Elk Mountains, but as a Reverse, up to the high point of the traditional route then back to the start in Crested Butte. Some 206 people signed… Read More

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The best part was the bottom where we flew by day hikers who looked at us like we were crazy and only we knew for certain they were right. It was one of those trips that you wouldn’t actually embark upon if you knew the outcome beforehand. As originally proposed, we all knew it would… Read More

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Some say that the Maroon Bells are the most photographed peaks in all of North America. Many will at least attest to the fact that they are two of the most iconic peaks in Colorado. They are known for their difficult climbing routes, loose rock, and sheer beauty. For the summer 14er crowd, the Bells… Read More

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Kiteboarding is one of the more visually exciting sports that has caught the interest of adrenaline junkies around the world. Usually it is done over water, but kites are also used to pull skiers and snowboarders across the frozen variety of water, snow. Decades ago the world was stunned when Greenland was crossed on skis… Read More

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I threw everything I thought I would need in the car and took off toward the Goose Creek Trail with the hope of escaping the city, testing out my winter gear, and exploring a new loop trail. For my first trip this season into the backcountry on skis I had no expectations other than completing… Read More

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When I last spoke with Mis­ad­ven­tures I was train­ing for a North Pole ski expe­di­tion — that was back in Jan­u­ary when the skies were dark and the weather was cold. My mind was set on get­ting even colder with my upcom­ing April trip. It is now summer, the days are long and hot, and… Read More

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Memorial day kicks off the perception of summer but the current conditions in Colorado suggest Old Man Winter made an unexpected, late visit to the state. An unseasonably wet May left upwards of ten feet of snow at the higher elevations throughout Colorado’s vast Rocky Mountains. The traditional opening day of the Trail Ridge Road… Read More

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On May 1, almost 400 participants from 14 countries around the world gathered on Mt. Elbrus (5642 m) to celebrate an international festival of winter extreme sports – the Red Fox Elbrus Race VII! The official opening ceremony was kicked off on May 1st with a welcoming speech from Alexander Glushkovsky, general director of the… Read More

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The Peak to Peak Scenic Byway offers a plethora of opportunities to snowshoe and cross-country ski. Starting off with one of Rocky Mountain National Park’s sweetest spots, Wild Basin, we’ll take you on a tour of this Colorado treasure. A lack of powder this winter makes skiing our icy resorts as appealing as ice skating… Read More

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Mt.Elbrus, 30 April – 7 May, 2015 From April 30th to May 7th, 2015 the VII International Festival of Winter Extreme Sports Red Fox Elbrus Race will be held on Mt. Elbrus (5642 m) in the Caucasus mountains, one of the most beautiful places in Russia. The festival is organized by the Red Fox company… Read More

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Three hard core snow kiters will embark on an expedition to the Extreme North of Russia on March 6, 2015 on the Kola Peninsula. Among the equipment each of kiters will take are three different sized foil kites. Depending on conditions they will use a 16 meter kite for gentle wind, 11 meters for normal… Read More

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  In the first half of March three snow kiters plan to travel by kite across the top of the Kola Peninsula, one of Russia’s most picturesque regions. The kiters will start the trip in the village Tumanny (Murmansk region) and then sail east through almost 350 km of the Kola Peninsula’s boundless expanses, arriving… Read More

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Mark Kelly, guidebook author and AMGA Ski Guide, is an avalanche expert and avid backcountry skier. He has skied snowy peaks for more than 30 years, after starting at age nine with his stepfather, a Tenth Mountain Division soldier. Around 16 he started alpine climbing. “I first used skis to access remote ice climbs and… Read More

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On May 3rd–11th, 2014, Red Fox, in coordination with The Russian Mountaineering Federation, The Government of Kabardion-Balkar (Ministry of Sports), The Russian Emergency Ministry and The International Association of SkyRunning, held the 6th Annual International Red Fox Mt. Elbrus Race Festival. The 2014 event set a new record of participants with over 350 athletes from… Read More

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