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Looking back at it. Hayden Price visits Japan.

Looking back at it, Japan was a pretty surreal experience filled with consistent deep pow, friends, and a glimpse into other ways of living. Certainly felt like a big 180 into Japanese culture and the mountain experience there. I miss some, but not all of the snacks and food. I…

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evo’s 3 Favorite Products of 2018

Our gear is sold in multiple shops and online retailers around the world. We love when customers love our gear, but there’s something pretty cool when people who hang around outerwear all day, every day as part of their job, love our gear. When the folks at evo, one of…

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Aspen Highlands Bootpacking – A Veteran’s Perspective

By Ted Mahon Every November, after early season snow starts to accumulate up in the Highland Bowl, an army of volunteer bootpackers get to work. Under the supervision of the Aspen Highlands Ski Patrol, this group “packs” all of the steep terrain of the Bowl, Steeplechase and Oly Bowl. They…

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Why We Love eVent Fabric

When it comes to planning and pulling off a mountain adventure, destination, company, weather, and route are just a few components that determine the success of the mission. Gear, however, is easily one of the most important components—if not the. As passionate on- and off-piste adventurists, we at Strafe Outerwear…

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Pop-A-Squat in the New Women’s Scarlett Bib

This season’s women’s line is special for a few reasons. First, it’s the deepest and most comprehensive array of women’s products we’ve ever created. We heard what the ladies were saying and responded accordingly. Three brand new jackets and two all-new pants give the women more options than ever. Second,…

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Summer Adventuring with Photographer Devin Pool

There are many reasons to adventure. It might be the desire to elevate your heart rate and exercise. It could be the opportunity to spend time with friends. Or maybe it’s the opposite… maybe you are out there to spend some time by yourself. Or it’s the sights, vistas and…

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THE CENTENNIAL SKIERS

The Centennial Skiers  Camp Sites, Summits, Suffering and Sending: Weminuche Wilderness Round 2. Words by Ian Fohrman  Images by Ian Fohrman and Ted Mahon  This May (2015) Ted Mahon, Christy Mahon, Chris Davenport, and Pete Gaston clawed their way up the steep airy ramps of Jagged Mountain’s summit approach. For Davenport…

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WRANGELL, ST. ELIAS SAGA

Wrangell, St. Elias Saga   Skiing Super Sized Giants in the Glaciated Wrangell/ St. Elias Range.  Words and Images by Art Burrows The Wrangell-St.Elias mountains look like little bumps on the glaciated landscape, however when viewed from the ground they are enormous rising over 18,000 vertical feet out of the Gulf of…

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Go North, Go Deep, Go Canada

Go North, Go Deep, Go Canada! Legendary Aspen local, Art Burrows, provides some suggestions for adventuring in the Great White North this spring.  Words and Images by Art Burrows  Well it is warming up and the days are getting longer and the snow leaner on the southern flanks of our…

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THE TED MAHON INTERVIEW

THE TED MAHON INTERVIEW Words by Tess Weaver Strokes  Images by Ian Fohrman  Ted Mahon might be a new Strafe athlete, but his relationship with Pete and John Gaston extends back 20 years. The 43-year-old Aspen based ski mountaineer used to wait tables at an Aspen restaurant that the Gaston family…

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BOWL SEASON

BOWL SEASON: HIGHLAND BOWL IS BACK IN BUSINESS Words by Tess Weaver Strokes  Images by Jordan Curet “Once the bowl is open, we just get to go skiing with our friends.” The north side of Highland Bowl is open thanks to extensive pre-season work by Aspen Highlands Ski Patrol (AHSP) and…

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COMMUNITY HILL

COMMUNITY HILL: NO OFF SEASON AT ASPEN HIGHLANDS Words by Tess Weaver Strokes  “You don’t make plans, you just show up. I know I will run into someone I know by lap 2. It’s a ski area filled with friends, but without lifts.”    Aspen Highlands officially opens for operations…

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