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The Mountain Lifestyle is the heartbeat and culture of the Chalet. You feel it within your first few steps of the shop – the feeling of excitement, comfort, history and adventure. Our passion for the lifestyle, excitement for our customers, and playful approach has led our success for nearly 50 years and made us the outdoor equipment leader in SoCo.

We have a passion for the outdoor community since 1968 by supplying:

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INVOLVED IN A COMMUNITY WE LOVE

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We are proud to support non-profits and organizations such as the Trails and Open Space Committee, Intemann Trail Committee, Rocky Mountain Field Institute, Colorado Avalanche Information Center, High Country Citizen’s Alliance, and many more.

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SMART. QUIRKY.
READY FOR ADVENTURE.

Our Staff

Jim

Jim

Which word best describes how you feel about the outdoors?
Home

Where is your favorite place to climb?
Yosemite.

What is your favorite book?
Rock Jocks Wall Rats and Hang Dogs: Rock Climbing on the Edge of Reality

Elaine

Elaine

Which piece of gear do you refuse to replace?
My 5.10 climbing shoes

Which piece of gear can always be found in your vehicle?
Dog leash.

What is the longest time you’ve spent in the backcountry?
Does 4 years in St. Louis count?

Matt

Matt

What was your favorite vacation?
My favorite backcountry trip was one to the San Juans for 4 days of backcountry snowkiting with good friends.

What is the longest time you’ve spent in the backcountry?
I spent a year one night.

Which piece of gear can always be found in your car?
A Tenkara fly rod.

Andrea

Andrea

How long have you been at the Chalet?
30 years

What is your favorite outdoor activity?
Today it is backcountry skiing in deep powder.

Which piece of gear do you refuse to replace?
My pack, Atmos 35, first generation.

Ron

Ron

Where is your favorite place to climb?
North Cheyenne Canon Park/Mount Rainier

Which piece of gear do you refuse to replace?
Chouinard ice axe

What is your favorite book?
Green Eggs and Ham

Gretchen

Gretchen

Which word best describes how you feel about the outdoors?
Essential

What is your favorite outdoor activity?
Tie: Backpacking and telemark skiing and trail running.

What is the best advice you have ever received?
Hesitation equals devastation.

Alex

Alex

What is your favorite non-outdoor activity?
Live music

What is the best advice you have ever received?
Shut up and hold on.

What piece of gear do you refuse to replace?
My whitewater pfd

Jane

Jane

How long have you been at the Chalet?
Since 1995

What word best describes how you feel about the outdoors?
Inspirational.

Which was your favorite vacation?
Rafting the Grand Canyon.

Tabitha

Tabitha

How long have you been at the Chalet?
Since June 6, 1994.  I love working here!

What is your favorite non-outdoor activity?
I love to do paper crafts, make cards, watercolor and take pictures. Some of these hobbies overlap with my outdoor activities though.

Do you have any cool scars?
No, unless you can count a dislocated ankle from training for my black belt in karate a scar?

Michael

Which is your favorite outdoor activity?
Climbing or Fly Fishing

Do you have any cool scars?
One on my left forearm from falling through a window as I was skateboarding in the house (sorry, Mom).

Who is your favorite musical artist or band?
Impossible. Check my Spotify account.

EVENTS

MIKE ANDERSON: Rock Climbers’ Training Manual
Mike Anderson is in the house on Wednesday, May 10…
May 10, 2017 at 6:30PM

LEARN

Banff Film Fest Back in Colorado Springs

MARCH 7th AND 8th, 2017 at 7:00pm
LOCATION: Stargazers Theater, 10 Parkside Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80910
DESCRIPTION: The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour presented by National Geographic and The North Face; presented locally by Mountain Chalet.

February 13, 2017

REVIEWS

For over 150 years Edelrid has been one of the frontrunners in the Alpine world.
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An insulated boot for technical mountaineers. Suitable for ice climbing, mixed mountaineering, high alpine travels.