Bluebird Backcountry In Colorado Open On New Year's Eve

Take a look at ski and snowboard industry business news and you'll see that touring and backcountry gear sales are way up this year. The idea is that it's a wicked safe way to play outside during the era of COVID-19. There is some truth to that as it would be extremely easy to be socially distant in the backcountry. However, while one might be safe from COVID-19, they may not be safe from avalanches, exposure, and every other danger that comes along with NOT knowing what one's doing in the backcountry.

Fact is, those venturing out into the backcountry should learn how to do it and, if you're able to get there, Bluebird Backcountry seems like an awesome place to do it and is opening tomorrow, December 31st, for the season.

As the only ski resort in the United States with no lifts, basic amenities, and all the backcountry action one could ask for while still being inbounds, learning at Bluebird Backcountry would be the way to go. That goes double since that is one of the main goals of the resort, to teach folks how to play in the backcountry safely while still being in a more controlled environment.

Having fresh powder on the ground would make anyone excited to head up to this mountain, but take a deep breath and do yourself and the operators a favor. Please, know before you go. Though having a backcountry setting, Bluebird Backcountry still has to follow COVID-19 guidelines set by the state of Colorado. Follow all of the general guidelines that we all do, as well as finding out about mountain-specific guidelines before you go.

Photo: Bluebird Backcountry Trail Map - Credit: Bluebird Backcountry/FB


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