ARE YOU READY FOR WINTER?

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

We sure are!  As the snow show season winds down and the snow is accumulating at higher elevations, the itch to ride gets stronger every day.  There certainly are many contributing factors building excitement and anticipation for this winter.  I have lost track of the current description for the El Nino weather event that may or may not occur.  Most reports suggest a really good snow year for us here in southern Colorado.  The all new 2016 Polaris AXYS has generated a lot of excitement along with a few changes and improvements from the other manufacturers.  Aftermarket offerings are more functional and better than ever.  New technology and options are available in the forms of avalanche safety gear as well as riding gear.  It truly is a very exciting time to be a mountain snowmobiler.  After the disappointing conditions for many areas last season, I am hoping for a good average winter for EVERYONE. Our last ‘average’ snowfall winter locally was back in 2008 and I remember that seeming like a heck of a lot of snow.  Regardless, we are going to make the most out of what we are provided with and have another awesome winter thanks to all of our incredible clients and supporters!  Here is a closer look at some of the offerings from Mountain Skillz this winter.

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got snow?

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testing the new Klim STEALTH jacket last spring

Our calendar is filling up and time is running out to take advantage of our discounted preseason rates.  These special prices are good through October 31st.  Standard personalized riding workshops are available in 1, 2, and 3 day increments as well as custom arrangements.  CLICK HERE to learn more about workshop details and pricing.  We have also brought back our MEMBERSHIP program with a limited number available.  For $1500, you can join us for up to 10 days throughout the 2015-2016 season with a 5 day minimum guarantee over 2 years.  That means that if for whatever reason you are only able to join us for 2 days this season, you have 3 days for the following season at no additional cost.  The days throughout this season can be scheduled on any available dates.  As of November 1st, standard pricing will go into effect.

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an excited group ready for a snowy workshop

We are excited for another winter of avalanche safety courses and education with the Wolf Creek Avalanche School and Tyler’s Backcountry Awareness.  Our first course is scheduled for December 20&21.  This is an intro course consisting of an evening classroom presentation followed by a full day of on the snow training and education for snowmobilers.  There are a few spots available for this course and you can find a more detailed description HERE.  Courses are also scheduled for February 18&19 and March 3&4.  BIG NEWS regarding something new for our avalanche safety courses will be coming soon…… We are honored to be partnered with HIGHMARK by SnowPulse and MAMMUT for all of our avalanche safety gear and equipment needs.  We have a full lineup of airbags, beacons, shovels, and probes available for all of our clients to demo and test at no cost!

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James Finsterwald getting ready for another tough day at ‘work’

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who likes champagne POW?!

Our Ladies Clinics have become quite popular over the past 2 seasons.  A large part of that is the awesome experience and help from my assistant for these special events, Kim Long!  Aside from being a great rider, Kim has a lot to offer as a teacher and relates well to the experiences of women riders.  Two days of fun intense riding and instruction without ‘the guys’!   Two Ladies Clinics are on the calendar for this winter.  The January 9&10 clinic is full and we currently have a few opening for the January 30&31 clinic.  For more information or to register, please email me at matt@mountainskillz.com.

 

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taking a break with last year’s ladies

We sure are excited about our snowmobiles for this winter!  Stay tuned for a detailed in-depth article about our fleet of 2016 Polaris AXYS Pro RMK snowmobiles in the near future.  We are thankful for the opportunity to provide a variety of builds as rental sleds.  When you ride with Mountain Skillz, you will have a chance to ride the best equipment available! Each sled will be different with a variety of goods from VOHK, Skinz Protective Gear, BoonDocker, Arctic FX Graphics, ZBROZ Racing, C&A Pro Skis, Sled Solutions, Timbersled Products, IceAge, FRANKENSLED, and 2Cool air vents.  Hopefully you are ready for snow and we hope to see you this winter!

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the new Polaris AXYS in action

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teaser of a few of this years sleds