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February 2018

Irwin Guides Avalanche Courses – AIARE Level 1 – Feb 2-4

February 2, 2018 - February 4, 2018

Monarch/Salida February 2-4 Our classroom will be at the Monarch Mountain Lodge. Discounted lodging available at Monarch Mountain Lodge (Monarch Pass) and The Amigo Motor Lodge (Salida). Receive 10% off backcountry rental gear for Irwin courses at Salida Mountain Sports! http://www.irwinguides.com/aiare-level-1-course COURSE DESCRIPTION The American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) is a 3-day, 24-hour introduction to avalanche hazards. With a mix of both classroom and field time, the focus of the course is to learn how to recognize hazards, how to manage and…

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Colorado Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes – Book Tour

February 3, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join 14erskiers.com and Salida Mountain Sports for A COLORADO BACKCOUNTRY SKIING & SNOWBOARDING PRESENTATION! Meet Frank & Brittany Konsella, guidebook authors; 4th person & 2nd woman to ski all of Colorado's 14ers! RSVP at our Facebook event page here!

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Antarctica: A Travelogue

February 8, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Salida Mountain Sports, 110 North “F” Street
Salida, CO 81201 United States
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Photos & Stories by three Salidans & their recent ski mountaineering trip.

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Irwin Guides AIARE Avalanche Rescue – Feb 22

February 22, 2018

Monarch/Salida February 22 Our classroom will be at the Monarch Mountain Lodge. Discounted lodging available at Monarch Mountain Lodge (Monarch Pass) and The Amigo Motor Lodge (Salida). Receive 10% off backcountry rental gear for Irwin courses at Salida Mountain Sports! http://www.irwinguides.com/aiare-avalanche-rescue COURSE DESCRIPTION AIARE Avalanche Rescue is a one-day stand alone course that is intended to be retaken on a regular basis in order to stay current in rescue techniques and gear. Each participant will have the opportunity to receive professional…

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Irwin Guides Avalanche Courses – AIARE Level 2 – Feb 23-25

February 23, 2018 - February 25, 2018

Monarch/Salida February 23-25 Our classroom will be at the Monarch Mountain Lodge. Discounted lodging available at Monarch Mountain Lodge (Monarch Pass) and The Amigo Motor Lodge (Salida). Receive 10% off backcountry rental gear for Irwin courses at Salida Mountain Sports! http://www.irwinguides.com/aiare-level-2-course COURSE DESCRIPSTION New to the 2017/2018 season the AIARE Level 2 Rec course has been designed specifically to meet the needs of advanced students who have taken an AIARE level 1 Rec and AIARE Avalanche Rescue Course. The American Institute for…

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April 2018

State of the Snowpack

April 3, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Salida Mountain Sports, 110 North “F” Street
Salida, CO 81201 United States
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$3.00

What happened to winter? With the lack of snow fall this winter, many of us may be wondering the impacts on our snowpack. Spend an evening learning from local experts about the state of our snowpack, winter weather forecasting, spring snow travel considerations and more. $3.00 suggested donation. Presenters include Kreston Rohrig, Forecaster for the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, and Rich Rogers, a full-time ski patroller with Monarch Mountain. More information on Garna's website here.  RSVP via Facebook Event page…

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May 2018

Billabong Brunch

May 6, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Salida Mountain Sports, 110 North “F” Street
Salida, CO 81201 United States
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Do you fancy a free brunch while getting styled by your personal Billabong stylist? Need ideas for Mother's Day? We are bringing fun, food, and giveaways to you and your friends on Sunday, May 6th - one week before Mother's Day! Come on down, have a drink and get spoiled.

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June 2018

Osprey Backpacking Night

June 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Salida Mountain Sports, 110 North “F” Street
Salida, CO 81201 United States
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Osprey Representative, Tyler Noonan, will be here to talk about something we all know and LOVE - Backpacking! He will go over what to pack, how to pack, and will spend some time on each of the major considerations: tent, sleeping bag, water filtration, food, clothing, stoves, and of course, backpacks. Everyone who attends this free event will get a free compression sack and can purchase a raffle ticket for $5 that will be for an Osprey day pack to…

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July 2018

Dirtbag Film

July 28, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
A Church, 419 D Street
Salida, CO 81201 United States
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$12 – $15

“Dirtbag” climber : one who forgoes material comforts and defies societal norms in pursuit of a nomadic mountaineering lifestyle. GARNA and Salida Mountain Sports presents DIRTBAG: The Legend of Fred Beckey as a fundraiser for the Greater Arkansas River Nature Conservation, our local conservation organization. **Tickets may be purchased at Salida Mountain Sports in advance beginning Monday, July 9th.** ___________________________________________________ DATE: Saturday, July 28th Doors Open @ 7:00pm Film Begins @ 7:30pm LOCATION: The A Church, 419 D Street, Salida…

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December 2018

AIARE – Rec 1 – Crested Butte – Dec 7-9

December 7, 2018 @ 8:00 am - December 9, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Friday, December 7 - Sunday, December 9 COURSE DESCRIPTION The American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) is a 3-day, 24-hour introduction to avalanche hazards. With a mix of both classroom and field time, the focus of the course is to learn how to recognize hazards, how to manage and minimize them and finally how to respond in case of an emergency. COURSE OBJECTIVES Students will come away from the course having learned: How to prepare and plan for a backcountry tour How to…

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