It’s always been strange not to have a core backcountry skiing retailer here in our little Colorado berg with a ton of ski mountaineers and rando racers in the area. More, being a ski blogger without a nearby ski shop to work with on occasion has been a hassle. No more. Now we’ve got a nice specialty retailer nearby we can send people to and work with when it comes to things like ski testing and boot fitting. Cripple Creek Backcountry had their grand opening last evening. The usual suspects showed up. Fun to see the snenergy (snow energy) in full force. I think most of the folks had seen our ski burning video and thus knew we were up for an excellent season. So, congratulations to our new retailer!