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Winter 2011 Courses

Colorado is having a record year for snowfall – Vail’s snowpack is 137% above the yearly average. With plenty of snow to feed the icefalls, the ice is in equally impressive condition. In such a banner year we hope you join us to hit the Colorado backcountry slopes on...

Avalanche Course Update

AIARE: Level 1 Avalanche Course As you know from our last blog, Apex Mountain School will be offering AIARE level 1 Avalanche Education Courses in Colorado’s Vail Valley. Apex has teamed up with AIARE (the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education) to...

AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Courses

If you love to backcountry ski, snowboard, and snowmobile, it’s likely you love to play in the deep, untracked, powder snow.   There is nothing better than the feeling of floating through the snow as you cut that perfect line.  Or maybe you ice climb in exposed...

Replacing Cam Slings

Climbing gear holds the most important thing in the world, your life! With so much riding on the protection of your gear, it’s essential to know the weak links in your system and to reduce the possibility of a failure. Climbing gear that is made of cloth-like material...