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Canyoneering In Southeast Utah

Canyoneering in Southeast Utah

When Osprey, the backpacking company, reached out to Mountain Chalet to join a small group of specialty outdoor retailers to “talk shop” on an adventure in the canyonlands of southeast Utah, no one jumped higher at the opportunity than the shortest person in the shop. Store co-owner, Elaine Smith, got to spend five days in early April exploring a beautiful part of the great American Southwest.

The Boss Talks Bindings

The Boss Talks Bindings

Jim Smith, owner of the Chalet, took time out of his busy schedule to talk to us about the latest Tech/NTN (New Telemark Norm) binding that he believes is the future of telemark skiing…the Meidjo binding from The M-Equipment.

Via Ferrata: A Different Kind Of Climbing

Via Ferrata: A Different Kind of Climbing

Despite what you read in Outside, Climbing or Alpinist about enduring epics, it was just one of those days when I did not want to be on the rock. We had ascended to a Refugio…

The Tongariro Crossing

The Tongariro Crossing

In retrospect, it seems entirely unnecessary for the astronauts to go through such a rigorous selection and training process just to walk on the moon. We did it with only a little physical fitness training:…

Ute Valley Park

Ute Valley Park

DIRECTIONS From northbound I-25: Exit at Rockrimmon (exit #147) and go west on Rockrimmon Blvd. Turn left on Vindicator Dr. The parking lot will be on your left. From southbound I-25: Exit at Woodmen (exit #149) and…

Backpacking Tents

Backpacking Tents

Food and shelter are basic needs, in or out of the mountains. Lightweight backpacking tents are reliable protection and keep you warm and dry despite Mother Nature’s best shots in the high country. Wind, rain,…

Hiking Poles

Hiking Poles As a matter of necessity, I was forced into using a walking stick in 1994 when my arthritic hip became too sore to walk on. I still wanted to participate in outdoor activities,…

Layering for Comfort and Survival

Layering for Comfort and Survival Layering refers to a choice of clothing that enables the user to manage their individual pieces to promote comfort and ultimately their survival. Layering is frequently thought of as a…

Links to Further Informational Resources

Useful links from around the area.

EVENTS

Intro to Whole-Body Alignment for Better Movement
Intro to Whole-Body Alignment For Better Movement. Your body was…
Jan 23, 2019 at 6:30PM
TELEfestivus 2019: Skiing for the rest of us!
TELEfestivus 2019: Skiing for the rest of us. Join us…
Feb 09, 2019 at 12:00AM
Banff Mountain Film Festival 2019 – March 5
Banff Mountain Film Festival WORLD TOUR is back! Tuesday, March…
Mar 05, 2019 at 5:30PM

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SALOMON AND A COSMIC SHIFT

“I’m fascinated by what I’ll do tomorrow.” - Georges Salomon A Legend is Born Enticed…

November 23, 2018