First Look at Colorado’s New Crowdfunded Backcountry Ski Area

With the continuing increase of backcountry skiing and snowboarding’s popularity, a firm in Colorado is getting matters into its personal hands—er, legs—to handle amplified demand from customers by opening the country’s newest human-powered ski region, sans chairlift.

Founded by companions and longtime skiers Erik Lambert and Jeff Woodward, Bluebird Backcountry opens Feb. 15 concerning Kremmling and Steamboat Springs, Colo., featuring anything no other vacation resort in the nation can: a raise-totally free backcountry ski region, total with guides, instructors, ski patrollers, rentals additionally a mid-mountain warming hut and tent at the base.

Enveloping two,200 vertical feet of skiable terrain, the

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