Ski Haus http://skihaussteamboat.com Steamboat Springs, Colorado Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:27:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Ski Haus Photo Contest http://skihaussteamboat.com/featured/ski-haus-photo-contest/ http://skihaussteamboat.com/featured/ski-haus-photo-contest/#respond Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:27:33 +0000 http://skihaussteamboat.com/?p=6480 Enter your summer photos to win! – Ski Haus is hosting our first ever photo contest. We would love to see what you’ve been up to so far this summer. So… instead of making several hundred thousand phone calls to check in we thought a photo contest would be easier. All you have to do […]

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Ski haus Photo COntestEnter your summer photos to win!

– Ski Haus is hosting our first ever photo contest. We would love to see what you’ve been up to so far this summer. So… instead of making several hundred thousand phone calls to check in we thought a photo contest would be easier. All you have to do is submit your best photos from your summer outdoor activities. Submit your photos that show hiking, mountain biking, road biking, climbing, swimming, car camping, backpacking, StandUP paddle boarding, trail running, your favorite panorama, or one of our favorite pastimes, chasing rainbows! The top three photos will win: 1st place – Garmin Virb Elite Camera. 2nd Place – $100 Ski Haus Gift Card. 3rd Place – Ski Haus Full Bike Tune.

Submit your photos between now and August 5th. Vote for your favorite photo between July 30th and August 5th.

Click the link for complete list of rules and to submit your photos!
Ski Haus Photo Contest

 

 

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Wilderness Guidebooks http://skihaussteamboat.com/featured/wilderness-guidebooks/ http://skihaussteamboat.com/featured/wilderness-guidebooks/#respond Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:24:52 +0000 http://skihaussteamboat.com/?p=6471 Mount Zirkel and Flat Tops Wilderness Guidebooks – Mount Zirkel and the Flat Tops Wilderness practically surround Steamboat Springs. Zirkel to the North. Flat Tops to the South. And the Sarvis Creek Wilderness to the East completes our idyllic surroundings. Currently, the Mount Zirkel Wilderness and the Flat Tops Wilderness have guidebooks but not for […]

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wilderness guidebooksMount Zirkel and Flat Tops Wilderness Guidebooks

– Mount Zirkel and the Flat Tops Wilderness practically surround Steamboat Springs. Zirkel to the North. Flat Tops to the South. And the Sarvis Creek Wilderness to the East completes our idyllic surroundings. Currently, the Mount Zirkel Wilderness and the Flat Tops Wilderness have guidebooks but not for long. The odd thing about this is the Zirkel went for years without a guidebook. The Flat Tops had one but it went out of print for over 20 years. Now the tables have turned. The Mount Zirkel Wilderness Guidebook will soon be out of print and the Flat Tops guidebook just came back into print!

Odd.

Both wilderness areas are spectacular in their own ways and each one deserves a guidebook. Guidebooks let you learn about the hidden gems that most people ignore. Take these two wilderness areas – most people know and use the Slavonia Trailhead for the Zirkel. It is the most convenient for those of us who live in Steamboat Springs and on the west side of the Divide. And the same goes for the Flat Tops – Stillwater Trailhead is the go-to launching spot. But this limits the experience. A guidebook lets you discover the less used access points, the less used trails, lakes, and isolated camping spots. The hope is experiencing these wild lands without having to say  “excuse me” “just passing by here” or  answer the achingly painful “how much further is it?” by passing hikers.

I love these two wilderness areas. Of course I’m biased. They’re in my backyard and my access is only limited by my imagination. And isn’t that the whole idea of a guidebook? Let your imagination run wild and get a feel for the complete wilderness area – not just the cliffs notes. See you out there – better yet – maybe not.

Backcountry Adventure Guide to the Mount Zirkel Wilderness – $19.95
The Hiking and Camping Guide to the Flat Tops Wilderness – $19.99

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Soda Mountain Day Hike http://skihaussteamboat.com/featured/soda-mountain-day-hike/ http://skihaussteamboat.com/featured/soda-mountain-day-hike/#respond Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:22:58 +0000 http://skihaussteamboat.com/?p=6467 Steamboat Day Hikes – From very early Sunday morning, it was apparent that it was going to be a hot day. My In-laws were in town and we had promised them a hike. We decided to hike to Soda Mountain from Buffalo Pass. The great thing about Buff is that driving 45 minutes to an […]

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Soda MountainSteamboat Day Hikes

– From very early Sunday morning, it was apparent that it was going to be a hot day. My In-laws were in town and we had promised them a hike. We decided to hike to Soda Mountain from Buffalo Pass. The great thing about Buff is that driving 45 minutes to an hour up the road you gain a couple thousand feet and the temperature drops 10 degrees or more.

Soda is a 10,804 ft peek to the northwest of the summit of Buffalo Pass. It does not have an established trail up it, but is hiked fairly frequently. We parked about 1.5 miles before the summit of the pass and began our climb. It took the in-laws a little bit to adjust to the altitude but before long they were flying up the hill (this might have been in part to the fact that stopping for too long brought the mosquitoes). We hiked through some pines then got up into some high mountain meadows with amazing wildflowers everywhere. In a little over an hour we had reached the top of Soda. With views of Lost Ranger (Zirkel Wilderness), the Flat Tops, the Never Summers and more the short hike was well worth it, and the cool temperature made it all that much more enjoyable.

Come into Ski Haus for more ideas of where to go for a hike of any level.

Ski Haus Stocks: Hiking the Boat Guidebook. Mount Zirkel Wilderness Guidebook, The Flat Tops Wilderness Guidebook. Maps from USGS, National Geographic/Trails Illustrated, Sky Terrain Maps, Latitude 40 Maps, Beartooth Publishing Maps and more…

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Petzl Climbing Ropes http://skihaussteamboat.com/featured/petzl-climbing-ropes/ http://skihaussteamboat.com/featured/petzl-climbing-ropes/#respond Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:00:00 +0000 http://skihaussteamboat.com/?p=6462 Climbing. Climb on! – Petzl climbing ropes are some of the best in the climbing world. Petzl is renowned for making quality climbing ropes for decades. There are few pieces of equipment absolutely necessary to safely access the vertical world, and a rope is the most crucial. From your entry level ropes for those new […]

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Climbing ropeClimbing. Climb on!

– Petzl climbing ropes are some of the best in the climbing world. Petzl is renowned for making quality climbing ropes for decades. There are few pieces of equipment absolutely necessary to safely access the vertical world, and a rope is the most crucial. From your entry level ropes for those new to climbing to high end twin, half and single ropes used by the most elite alpinist. Ski Haus is your home to quality Petzl ropes.

For those looking to get their first rope, check out the 10.1 mm Mambo. Perfect entry level rope rock climbing rope, ready to take plenty of falls as your learn to clip bolts or plug gear, and a durable yet smooth sheath for an ideal belay.

For those more seasoned, looking to lighten up and send their “proj” there is the 9.5 mm Ariel. This dry treated single rope will withstand all seasonal conditions, from the sharp granite of Vedauwoo to the Ice Park in Ouray. The Ariel is a spectacular single rope for any climbing endeavor.

Get into Ski Haus to pick up your fresh new Petzl rope just in time for the peak of summer rock season.

Rope Care Tips:
Never Step on your rope. Stepping on a rope grinds dirt into it and adds premature wear and tear on it.
Use a rope bag to help keep your rope clean. Avoid the dirt and tiny flecks of rock that work their way into your rope.
Run your rope freely. Climbing on a top rope or lead your rope should run free. Avoid sharp edges or rough corners of stone.
Switch ends after falling. Try not to fall on the same section of rope time after time. Alternate ends so your ropes takes the falls evenly distributed from one end to other.
Wash your rope when it needs it. Ski Haus carries a nice mild detergent (414.95) made just for th

is purpose.

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OTZ Shoes http://skihaussteamboat.com/featured/otz-shoes/ http://skihaussteamboat.com/featured/otz-shoes/#respond Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:54:11 +0000 http://skihaussteamboat.com/?p=6456 What’s Old is New – OTZ shoes are based on some pretty old technology – 3,000 year old technology, in fact. We have a saying in the outdoor business, “What’s old is new and what’s new is old.” OTZ shoes has just taken this concept to an extreme. The OTZ shoe design is based on […]

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OTZ footweaerWhat’s Old is New

– OTZ shoes are based on some pretty old technology – 3,000 year old technology, in fact. We have a saying in the outdoor business, “What’s old is new and what’s new is old.” OTZ shoes has just taken this concept to an extreme. The OTZ shoe design is based on the oldest shoes ever found. They belonged to Oetzi, the iceman, and dated back to 3300B.C. The shoes were quite remarkable. They were made of a deer skin upper stitched to a bear skin sole with an internal woven net filled with dried grass and moss for warmth and comfort. OTZ shoes realized the design was perfect. It only needed a three thousand year technology update!

OTZ shoes are a zero degree rise shoe. That is there is no height difference between the heel and the toe box of the shoes. Your foot is essentially flat with the ground, parallel, no drop from the heel to the toe. OTZ shoes come with a very nice insole that provides excellent support and comfort. CorkFit® is their classic cork footbed made from cork and latex with a heel Pu cushion. The footbed is lined with a 1.8mm suede leather cover. This provides a firm ride that gradually molds to the shape of your feet. The more you wear your OTZ shoes the better and better they feel!

On a side note – initially the OTZ slip on is a little snug to put on. You shouldn’t let this stop you from trying them. This happens only on the initial try and just as the shoes become more and more comfortable they become easier to put on as well.

We really love the colors, the simple design, and comfort. Come on in and try a pair!

Left to Right:
Belize Empresa (white/multi)$90
Linen (viola) $80
Linen (military) $80
Wax Canvas (grey) $90

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Santiki Hadley Tank http://skihaussteamboat.com/featured/santiki-hadley-tank/ http://skihaussteamboat.com/featured/santiki-hadley-tank/#respond Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:12:19 +0000 http://skihaussteamboat.com/?p=6446 Tanks for Mountain Casual – The Santiki Hadley Tank is one of our favorite mountain casual tops. Ski Haus offers lots of tanks for running, biking, hiking, and yoga but the Hadley from Santiki is one of my favorites for just being casual around town, at home, or traveling. When the heat is on during […]

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Hadley Tank by SantikiTanks for Mountain Casual

– The Santiki Hadley Tank is one of our favorite mountain casual tops. Ski Haus offers lots of tanks for running, biking, hiking, and yoga but the Hadley from Santiki is one of my favorites for just being casual around town, at home, or traveling. When the heat is on during the day, light and breezy always feels best. Santiki in located in Aliso Viejo, California and they know a thing or two about warm days and nights and dressing casual with style.

http://scheels.scene7.com/is/image/Scheels/66586619699_F?$largethumbnail$Santiki tops are ideal for resort vacations or casual summer days. Their fabrics are easy to care for and are lightweight for easy packing. The Hadley is made from 100% Rayon, it is silky soft, has a really nice hand and it feels wonderful when you are wearing it. Santiki’s Hadley tank features delicate tonal beading on the adjustable spaghetti straps and neckline. Very pretty.

Whether you’re going on vacation or just love light, comfortable casual wear, the Santiki line offers stylish, comfortable clothing which is both easy-to-pack and will keep you looking great all year long.

100% Rayon

Hand wash separately, cold water, hang dry.

$40

gray, pink, black

 

 

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Specialized RBX Pro Bib Short http://skihaussteamboat.com/featured/specialized-rbx-pro-bib-short/ http://skihaussteamboat.com/featured/specialized-rbx-pro-bib-short/#respond Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:18:29 +0000 http://skihaussteamboat.com/?p=6433 Comfort for Long Rides – The Specialized RBX Pro Bib shorts are ideal if you are interested in comfort and performance during long bike rides. Mile after mile in the saddle requires endurance in fitness. Long rides shouldn’t require endurance with discomfort. With that said, you will really increase your comfort with bib cycling shorts […]

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Specialized bib bike shortsComfort for Long Rides

– The Specialized RBX Pro Bib shorts are ideal if you are interested in comfort and performance during long bike rides. Mile after mile in the saddle requires endurance in fitness. Long rides shouldn’t require endurance with discomfort. With that said, you will really increase your comfort with bib cycling shorts vs a standard bike short . We’ll get back to that later….

Bib shorts for cyclingThe Specialized RBX Pro Bib Shorts offer the long haul performance and fit that is required for an all day ride. It’s all about a comfortable riding position and having a kit that matches your endurance. All day long means just that – 5 to 6 to 7 hour5s in the saddle. Endurance.

The Specilaized RBX Pro Bib short features DeflectUV material, Specialized’s wearable UV skin protection. Long days in the saddle shouldn’t mean you’re left out there to fry in the sun. The bibs also feature an engineered Body Geometry chamois – a generous pad for the RBX – again with the thought of a multi-hour ride.

If you haven’t ridden in bibs you should really consider the increased ride comfort. A bib eliminates a waist band. Everytime I ride in a bike short I end the ride with pressure marks all around my waist. How can that be comfortable? The waist is diggin’ into me leaving pressure marks. With a bib short that is completely eliminated. There are some who are a little uncomfortable form fitting themselves into a lycra bike short or bib but I find it ironic some of these same riders are covering up a bib short with a baggy downhill short… Whatever works…

Here are a few feaures of the RBX Pro Bib Short:

  • VaporRize™ moisture transfer knit fabrics with Coldblack® technology
  • Articulated cycling fit
  • RBX silicone grip elastic
  • Body Geometry RBX Pro Chamois
  • Deflect UV 50+
  • 11 1/2″ inseam-size medium

$175.00

 

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Petzl Djinn Axess Quickdraw http://skihaussteamboat.com/featured/petzl-djinn-axess-quick-draw/ http://skihaussteamboat.com/featured/petzl-djinn-axess-quick-draw/#respond Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:05:27 +0000 http://skihaussteamboat.com/?p=6425 Master of Sport – The Petzl Djinn Axess Quickdraw makes clipping bolts on your sport routes smooth and fast. Sport climbing has so much to offer any climber. Challenging problems, unique movement and sheer exposure. You want everything to go right and the Djinn Axess Quickdrasws are lightweight, without sacrificing quality and durability. The Djinn […]

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rock climbing quickdrawsMaster of Sport

– The Petzl Djinn Axess Quickdraw makes clipping bolts on your sport routes smooth and fast. Sport climbing has so much to offer any climber. Challenging problems, unique movement and sheer exposure. You want everything to go right and the Djinn Axess Quickdrasws are lightweight, without sacrificing quality and durability. The Djinn Axess comes fixed with Petzl’s ergonomically designed Djinn key-lock carabiners. A dense and durable Axess sling and STRING sling protection attached to the rope end of the draw to minimize carabiner movement and protect the sling. The 6 pack comes crag ready, just add bolts. At $89.95 it’s a steal of a deal that will help keep a little extra coin in your pocket that you can use for training weight next time at the crag.

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Sarvis Creek Wilderness, Silver Creek Trail http://skihaussteamboat.com/featured/sarvis-creek-wilderness-silver-creek-trail/ http://skihaussteamboat.com/featured/sarvis-creek-wilderness-silver-creek-trail/#respond Thu, 10 Jul 2014 22:21:57 +0000 http://skihaussteamboat.com/?p=6418 Wonderful Hiking – The Sarvis Creek Wilderness is unique in Colorado and the Silver Creek Trail is one of two established trails to get you into this wilderness. The thing that is most unique about the Sarvis Creek Wilderness is it is all below treeline. There is no alpine tundra or above treeline terrain. This is […]

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Sarvis Creek Wilderness near Steamboat ColoradoWonderful Hiking

– The Sarvis Creek Wilderness is unique in Colorado and the Silver Creek Trail is one of two established trails to get you into this wilderness. The thing that is most unique about the Sarvis Creek Wilderness is it is all below treeline. There is no alpine tundra or above treeline terrain. This is great and necessary habitat. The forest primeval. A unique experience for those willing to travel by foot.

This short video gives you a small taste of the Sarvis Creek Wilerness. There are two trails that provide human access. The Sarvis Creek Trail and the Silver Creek Trail. They are both wonderful and easy hiking… not much elevation gain up or down. Both trails have good water if you take your dog – lots of good opportunities for them to cut their thirst and cool down.

A cautionary note – the pine beetle did wreck havoc on the trees back there so you should be aware of snags and keep a heads up – especially on windy days. Who knows when a tree decides it’s time to lay down…

Another nice fact about this area is since it is lower in elevation, compared to the Mount Zirkel Wilderness to our North and the Flat Tops Wilderness to the South, the trails open up sooner in the Spring and provides good trails for early season hiking.

Don’t overlook the Sarvis Creek Wilderness. Backyards can be big and beautiful.

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Tour de Steamboat http://skihaussteamboat.com/featured/tour-de-steamboat/ http://skihaussteamboat.com/featured/tour-de-steamboat/#respond Mon, 07 Jul 2014 23:46:47 +0000 http://skihaussteamboat.com/?p=6411 A Great Ride! – The 2014 Tour de Steamboat is right around the corner! Ski Haus is proud to support this annual event consisting of a one-day ride that gives 1,000 cyclists the opportunity to pedal through some of the most beautiful places in Colorado. The event is fully supported and non-competitive allowing cyclists of […]

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tour de steamboat bike ridersA Great Ride!

– The 2014 Tour de Steamboat is right around the corner! Ski Haus is proud to support this annual event consisting of a one-day ride that gives 1,000 cyclists the opportunity to pedal through some of the most beautiful places in Colorado. The event is fully supported and non-competitive allowing cyclists of all ages to ride at their own pace while they experience places like Rabbit Ears Pass, Stagecoach, Gore Pass, and Wolford Mountain just to name a few.

Gore pass gruelThere are three mileage options including the classic Tour de Steamboat route (approximately 110 miles), The Stagecoach Out-n-Back (40 miles), and the Sidney Peak Ranch Ride (25 miles). All rides start and finish in Downtown Steamboat Springs. The group start is scheduled for 7:00 am on July 19 and riders will be guided by police escort along River Road to Highway 40 to begin their routes.

Packet pickup for The Tour de Steamboat will be held at Ski Haus (1457 Pine Grove Road) on July 18 from 3:00-8:00 pm. In the meantime, stop by the ‘Haus to get everything you need to make the most of this year’s Tour. We’ve got all the essentials from spare bike tubes to sunscreen, Co2 cartridges to bar tape! Our expert mechanics are also ready to get your ride ready for the big day!

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