You're invited - 5 pm, Jan 13, Alehouse - Know before you Go

January 11, 2016

You're invited - 5 pm, Jan 13, Alehouse - Know before you Go

Come to Aspen Expeditions' Backcountry Snowpack Roundtable Discussion this Wednesday, January 13, 5 pm at the Aspen Highlands' Alehouse.  Featured guests include Cory Gates from and Rutledge Saunders from Delorme InReach (the world's only truly global satellite communicator with built-in navigation).


Cory Gates with Aspen Weather will present his technical models and techniques on how he forecasts the local Aspen area weather, along with the challenges involved.

Rutledge Saunders from Delorme will present the newest global satellite communicator with built-in navigation, the InReach Explorer.


Sponsored by Strafe Outerwear and Salomon.

Navigate, create waypoints, log your trip and find your way back. Send and receive text messages. Trigger an interactive SOS. Plan, track and share your journey. You can do all of this from one rugged handheld device with 100% global coverage from Iridium. You can also pair it with your mobile device to access topographic maps and U.S. NOAA charts.

Coming up:
January 16-17, 2016: AEW/Strafe Outerwear/Salomon Ski Camp.... INTRODUCTION TO BACKCOUNTRY SKIING with MTN products highlighted. This camp is offered for either the entry level uphill skier and/or those who are new to the backcountry.  Topics will include:  Proper gear choice and use of skins, AT boots, dressing and packing for a day's BC tour, uphill technique/tracksetting, kick turns, basic route finding... all with access to the Aspen backcountry yet completely avoiding any "Avalanche" terrain. (
Friday, January 22, 2016 &/or Saturday, January 23, 2016: Join  Aspen Expeditions' Local's Backcountry Ski Tour.  Our AMGA ski guides have been skiing and guiding the local backcountry since early December almost every day.  They'll share their intimate knowledge of the local backcountry conditions and more. You must preregister either online, stop by our shop or call us at 970-925-7625 (SPACE IS LIMITED TO 4)
January 22-24, 2016: AIARE LEVEL 1 AVALANCHE COURSE ... The AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course provides a complete introduction to the avalanche phenomenon, avalanche terrain, decision making, and rescue. In a continental snowpack such as the Elk Mountains, AE's customized instruction maximizes student learning outcomes as they relate to backcountry travel. Aspen Expeditions has been teaching avalanche courses since 1980 and has an intimate knowledge of the Colorado snowpack. 
Saturday, January 30, 2016:  Aspen Expeditions' Avalanche Refresher Ski Tour You’ve taken an AIARE level 1 course or equivalent and want to brush up on your skills to gain up to date information. Take this educational tour in the field before heading out with your buddies this season. We practice group management techniques and discuss snowpack, terrain, and hazard evaluation. You must preregister either online, stop by our shop or call us at 970-925-7625 (SPACE IS LIMITED)