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  • Easton Mountain Products Artica Backcountry Snowshoe
    Easton Mountain Products Artica Backcountry Snowshoe

    The Eastern Mountain Products Artica Backcountry Snowshoe didn't come here to mess around.

    $259.95
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  • Tubbs Flex ALP Snowshoe - Mens
    Tubbs Flex ALP Snowshoe - Mens

    Winner of the Outside Magazine 2010 Gear of the Year award, the FLEX ALP represents true innovation. The patented FLEX Tail design, tested by the Colorado State University Health and Exercise Department, reduces stress on joints in the lowe (more...)

    $229.95
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  • Tubbs Frontier Snowshoe
    Tubbs Frontier Snowshoe

    The Tubbs Frontier is an incredible value; it's lightweight design gives you the most efficient stride for packed trails while the Recreational crampon system gives you the bite you need for gentle, rolling terrain. New for 11/12, the streamlined180E ... [more]

    $159.95
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  • MSR Lightning Ascent Snowshoes
    MSR Lightning Ascent Snowshoes

    The highly regarded MSR Lightning Ascent gets a re-design for winter 10/11. Now equipped with the all-condition adaptability of MSR's Modular Flotation tails, their most aggressive snowshoes are built on a solid foundation of our advanced, (more...)

    $269.95
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  • MSR Lightning Axis Snowshoe
    MSR Lightning Axis Snowshoe

    The MSR Lightning Axis snowshoe is a great step forward in snowshoe technology. All because it is the first snowshoe to address how you step! How many of us really walk with our feet pointed straight ahead? Some are pigeon toed, some walk l (more...)

    $239.95
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  • Atlas Run Snowshoes
    Atlas Run Snowshoes

    Snowshoe runners rejoice...the Atlas Run snowshoe features the totally new LightSpeed Binding for precise foot placement, while shaving crucial weight. The Spring-Loaded(TM) Suspension flexes the new, ultra-light Speed V-Frame for powerful energy return, natural articulation, and an uncompromised running stride. The Run's lightweight aluminum Twin-Trac(TM) crampons offer traction on icy hillsides.

    $209.95
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  • Atlas Series 10 Snowshoe
    Atlas Series 10 Snowshoe

    A winter walk has never been so simple. The new 10 Series snowshoes feature the new Wrapp Comfort binding for the ultimate in comfort and ease of use. Building on Atlas' renowned fit platform, the Wrapp Comfort offers easy entry with positive toe location and eliminates pressure points with insulating EVA padding. A single pull on the binding handle snugs the Uniloop strap around instep, toe and heel, and you'll be ready to go with the classic Atlas maneuverabilty provided by Spring-Loaded Suspension. The t

    $199.95
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  • Atlas Series 12 Snowshoe
    Atlas Series 12 Snowshoe

    The Atlas 12 Series snowshoes are designed to handle anything you find between the trailhead and the summit. The Wrapp Pro bindings feature FlowTape silicone straps that glide through low-friction buckles with a smooth buckle release for easy on-off use. The 7075 aluminum frame is the lightest, strongest tubing available, and the variable ReactiV forming lends a stiffer, more responsive flex. Spring-Loaded Suspension provides deeper penetration of the Holey-1 Toe Crampon, and the Advanced Aft Traction provi

    $279.95
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  • Tubbs Flex ALP Snowshoe -  Women’s 22
    Tubbs Flex ALP Snowshoe -  Women’s 22

    Winner of the Outside Magazine 2010 Gear of the Year award, the FLEX ALP represents true innovation. The patented FLEX Tail design, tested by the Colorado State University Health and Exercise Department, reduces stress on joints in the lowe (more...)

    $229.95
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  • Tubbs Flex Trek 22 Snowshoe - Women’s
    Tubbs Flex Trek 22 Snowshoe - Women’s

    An excellent value, the FLEX TRK has all of the important FLEX Series features like FLEX Tail, Torsion Deck, and 3D-Curved Traction Rails at an affordable price. The Compact Design makes it the perfect choice for trail blazers, and the QuickFLEX bind ... [more]

    $139.95
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  • Tubbs Flex Trek 24 Snowshoe
    Tubbs Flex Trek 24 Snowshoe

    The newly upgraded FLEX TRK has launched itself into the Day Hiking category with the addition of the ActiveLift heel lift. An excellent value, the FLEX TRK has all of the important FLEX Series featuresThe ergonomically and biomechanically designed F ... [more]

    $139.95
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  • Tubbs Flex NRG 22 Snowshoe - Women’s
    Tubbs Flex NRG 22 Snowshoe - Women’s

    Tubbs was the first company to manufacture women's-specific snowshoes, and they remain committed with women's-specific versions of every model, including the FLEX NRG. The Flex NRG is Tubb's gold standard for ergonomic comfort. The patented (more...)

    $179.95
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  • Tubbs Flex NRG 24 Snowshoe - Men’s
    Tubbs Flex NRG 24 Snowshoe - Men’s

    The FLEX NRG is the gold standard for ergonomic comfort. The patented Soft Strike zone, which acts like the shock-absorbing midsole in your athletic shoes to absorb shock and reduce footslap noise, coupled with the biomechanically-designed FLEX Tail makes the FLEX NRG a dream for your joints. With the set-and-forget 180FLEX binding, and the FLEX Series 3D-curved Traction rails, the FLEX NRG is designed to keep you secure for your all-day treks.

    $179.95
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  • MSR Tyker Snowshoe - Kid’s
    MSR Tyker Snowshoe - Kid’s

    A kid-sized version of MSR's strong, reliable Denali snowshoes, these easy-to-use snowshoes are intended for children who weigh up to 90 pounds (41 kg). They feature steel crampons and kid-friendly molded traction bars for great all-around traction and added safety.

    $59.95
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  • MSR Shift Snowshoe - Kid’s
    MSR Shift Snowshoe - Kid’s

    If you want your kids to enjoy snowshoeing, the snowshoes need to be easy to put on, and fun to use. It helps if that high performance doesn't have a high price, and the MSR Shift snowshoe delivers it all. For parents who seek to share thei (more...)

    $89.95
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  • MSR Evo 6 tails
    MSR Evo 6 tails

    Evo Modular Flotation tails add 6 of on-demand flotation to any Evo snowshoe. Simple slide them on and twist down the adjustment knob for added flotation in deep snow, or when carrying a heavier pack. Evo 6 Flotation Tails features: Unrivaled Versati ... [more]

    $39.95
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  • MSR Lightning Tails
    MSR Lightning Tails

    The Lightning Modular Flotation Tails bring the advantage of MSR's proprietary, adaptable flotation to their elite 360 Traction frames. Small and light enough to bring on any trip, you can take advantage of the agility of a smaller, primary snowshoe in packed conditions, while adding 5-inches (13cm) of flotation on-demand for deeper snow, or when carrying heavier packs.

    $49.95
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  • MSR Lightning Flotation Tail, 5 in.
    MSR Lightning Flotation Tail, 5 in.

    Easy-to-attach flotation tail adds 5 inches to MSR's 2011 Lightning snowshoes, providing extra flotation in deep snow or when carrying a heavy pack.

    $49.95
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  • MSR Snowshoe Maintenance Kit
    MSR Snowshoe Maintenance Kit

    This kit offers complete and easy field maintainability of all MSR snowshoe binding pivot points and rivets.

    $14.95
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  • CRESCENT MOON Neoprene Booties
    CRESCENT MOON Neoprene Booties

    The Crescent Moon Snowshoe Booties enable you to use your favorite trail shoes in wet and cold conditions.

    $47.50
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Colorado » Front Range

Mine Dumps

These are tree runs.  There are a couple of different options, the further back towards the ski area you go along the ridge the steeper it gets (I have heard woomphing and all sorts of sketchiness over on these shots before).  The further towards the top of the pass you go the mellower it gets.  Pick your line and ski down to the open meadow which provides a pretty great regrouping point.  After this next meadow ski tight trees down to the road.  From here I usually take my skis off, cross the road and drop down the next section and into the Loveland Valley ski area.  From there you can catch the free shuttle back to the area and either go do it again or go ski something inbounds.

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