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Apex is having a sticker contest!

That’s right… Apex is ready for a new sticker, and we want your input! Rules? None! Any shape or size is welcome. You can use our logo or not…just ask and we’ll send you a high resolution graphic by email – send a quick request through our contact us page. The deadline to submit a […]

Replacing Cam Slings

Climbing gear holds the most important thing in the world, your life! With so much riding on the protection of your gear, it’s essential to know the weak links in your system and to reduce the possibility of a failure. Climbing gear that is made of cloth-like material such as ropes and slings are much […]

Winter 2011 Courses

Colorado is having a record year for snowfall – Vail’s snowpack is 137% above the yearly average. With plenty of snow to feed the icefalls, the ice is in equally impressive condition. In such a banner year we hope you join us to hit the Colorado backcountry slopes on skis, snowboard and snowshoes, or to […]

Avalanche Course Update

AIARE: Level 1 Avalanche Course As you know from our last blog, Apex Mountain School will be offering AIARE level 1 Avalanche Education Courses in Colorado’s Vail Valley. Apex has teamed up with AIARE (the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education) to provide two, three day, level 1 avalanche education courses in the 2011 […]

AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Courses

If you love to backcountry ski, snowboard, and snowmobile, it’s likely you love to play in the deep, untracked, powder snow.   There is nothing better than the feeling of floating through the snow as you cut that perfect line.  Or maybe you ice climb in exposed avalanche terrain. If you’re looking for amazing lines in […]

It’s snowing in Vail !

That’s right, we’re getting our first snow storm. Currently, it’s 30 degrees out with 2 inches of accumulated snow on the ground, and it’s still coming down! Many of our resorts are blowing snow and it seems we’re off to a great start for the snow base, both at the resorts and in the backcountry. […]