Category: Skiing

Multisport Days in a Multisport State: Microadventuring in Durango, Colorado

By Ibex Advocate Alex Gulsby The state of Colorado is sprinkled with some of the most amazing little mountain towns. Durango, Colorado is no exception and I’m honored to call this place home. First snow means everything to the locals here, as it signifies the seasonal transformation of adventure sports. Rock turns to ice in… Read more »

Björn Bauer is Stranded in the Backcountry

Gotta get up to fall down. Photo by Björn Bauer. The premise: “Stranded in the Backcountry” is Ibex’s mash up of the New York Times’ “Three Days In…” series, NPR’s Desert Island Discs, and our own bias for skipping out on society every now and again. Whether it’s a stroke a good luck or your… Read more »

Ski Mo, Randonée, Skinning…You Gotta Go Up to Get Down

24 Hours of Bolton Images provided by RJ Thompson What could be more fun than a 12-hour sufferfest on skis? A 24-hour sufferfest on skis! If the suffering part leaves a little to be desired, invite your friends and make it a team sport. Or go it alone – at your own pace – without… Read more »

The Conscientious Employee’s Guide to Skipping Work On A Powder Day.

The Conscientious Employee’s Guide to Skipping Work On A Powder Day. ibexbuzz: Here at Ibex HQ, we’ve enjoyed a rather large pummeling of powder over the last two weeks. With a fresh 24 inches expected by tomorrow night, it goes without saying that we’re letting folks out early for some safer travelling home. We’ve also… Read more »

SINGULAR PURSUIT: AN ODE TO WINTER

The world conspires to crowd you. Sure there are far-flung locales, deep wilderness treks, enclaves of isolation that one can seek out with enough time and resources, but a bit of quiet time alone in the standard day to day is rare. Skiers, perhaps more than their share, feel this. Chairlifts have grown in speed… Read more »

The Conscientious Employee’s Guide to Skipping Work On A Powder Day.

Here at Ibex HQ, we’ve enjoyed a rather large pummeling of powder over the last two weeks.  With a fresh 24 inches expected by tomorrow night, it goes without saying that we’re letting folks out early for some safer travelling home. We’ve also moved a few meetings to make them more powder day friendly. We’re lucky. As… Read more »

New Snowmaking System Means Rikert Nordic in Ripton Can Weather Any Winter

Winter came early to most of Vermont this year, but it arrived earlier still in the town of Ripton, just a short hour’s drive into the Green Mountains from Ibex headquarters. Rikert Nordic Center, owned by Middlebury College and perched high on the Breadloaf Campus got the white stuff early. They opened their doors on… Read more »

Kikkan Randall’s Journey

We’ve followed Kikkan Randall’s career with particular interest and a very personal stake in her growth as an athlete in her chosen sport. That’s because when Kikkan made it her intent to be an international caliber Nordic skier, there weren’t a lot of Americans doing just that. Kikkan comes from an athletic family. Raised in Alaska, her aunt was… Read more »

Vermont-to-Colorado Connections: A Q&A with Icelantic Skis

As part of our involvement with the Telluride-For-2 Giveaway, we wanted to get to know our Colorado-based co-sponsors better. We caught up with Icelantic Skis Event and Partnerships director, Sam Warren, to hear how this once small company turned into one of  Colorado’s most sought after ski brands. IBEX: Icelantic has a cult-like following in the… Read more »

Vermont-to-Colorado Connections: Ibex Q&A with Zeal Optics

As part of our involvement with the Telluride-For-2 Giveaway, we wanted to get to know our Colorado-based co-sponsors better. We sat down with Zeal Optic’s Director of Marketing, Joe Prebich, at the brand’s retail store in downtown Boulder, Colorado to better understand what goes into the fashion, function and sustainability of the brand’s eyewear. IBEX:… Read more »

The Ultimate Telluride For-2 Giveaway

ARE YOU READY??? The Ultimate Telluride-For-2 Giveaway is happening NOW!!! For the next 4 weeks, we’re giving away some amazing prizes including the Ultimate Giveaway Grand Prize to one lucky winner which includes Icelantic Skis, Zeal Optics HD Goggles, Osprey Packs luggage, Ibex Aire Jacket, Hat & Woolies, and a 2-Day Telluride Ski Resort Vacation!… Read more »