Aspen Ascent Festival — Cripple Creek and WildSnow There

Post by blogger | March 16, 2018      

Again this year, Cripple Creek Backcountry (our publishing partner, who sponsored this post) will participate in our amazing uphill festival. WildSnow will be there as well, just like last year’s festival, chat us up!

Just in: Cripple Creek is planning on sunset dinner at Cliff House, should be an amazing experience, see sunset on Pyramid and Sievers Peaks.

Press release from Aspen Skiing Company and City of Aspen:

Join us!! For an Uphill Experience at Buttermilk Ski Area.

In partnership with Aspen Skiing Company and City of Aspen, the Aspen Ascent Buttermilk Uphill Festival will return for the second year in a row with gear demos, vendors, uphill clinics and a mountain top party on March 31st. — — AT skiers, trail runners, snowshoers, split boarders, hikers and all non-mechanized uphillers are welcome.

There will be a festival village set up at the base of Buttermilk offering demo gear, merchandise, guides, clinics and food.

Panda Peak will be the staging area for the demo gear and instruction by local guides.

For anyone that wants to learn about up hilling, the gear, skills — stop by for hourly clinics for beginners. The clinics will take place on the hour at 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm and 1pm.

The Cliffhouse will have complimentary hot cocoa or lemonade and a limited selection of food for sale.

The event is free and open to the public (all skill levels!).


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4 Responses to “Aspen Ascent Festival — Cripple Creek and WildSnow There”

  1. Braden Schmidt March 17th, 2018 9:07 pm

    Do you know the tapping size from the large din adjuster on dynafit speeds. I started to crossthread it and need to retap it.

  2. Lou 2 March 18th, 2018 9:24 am

    Hi Braden, I’ve always wanted to figure that out, am assuming you’re talking about the “spring barrel” that is tightened or loosened to adjust lateral release-retention? If so, my metric thread gauge says it’s a 1.5 pitch thread, caliper measures outside diameter of male threads at 19.8 mm, thus it’s a m20 x 1.5 tap. Please let us know how it goes, I’ll add info to our FAQ and do a blog post, there are thousands of bindings out there with stripped threads, hopefully many are just sitting there waiting for this.

    For less money, a thread chaser could probably be made from an m20 x 1.5 bolt, if such a thing could be easily sourced…

  3. Braden Schmidt March 26th, 2018 8:50 am

    I used a m20*1.5 tap for the spring barrel on my Dynafits and it worked great, thanks

  4. Lou2 March 26th, 2018 12:11 pm

    Super, did a few here just to be sure. Blog post coming. Lou

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