CRMS is synonymous with winter activities, being located just 30 miles from the world-renowned Aspen-Snowmass ski areas and only seven miles from the extensive Spring Gulch Nordic trail system. From alpine and snowboarding to Nordic and telemarking, there is no better place for the beginner to learn a new snowsport or for the advanced winter athlete to experience such a vast array of terrain. CRMS offers beginning to competitive in all of the following winter disciplines:
Alpine & Freestyle Skiing
Off Piste Skiing
Off Piste, or Backcountry, skiing is an opportunity to enjoy winter in the surrounding mountains away from ski areas and off the beaten track. In order to enjoy carving turns in the fresh powder, one first has to “earn the turns” by skinning up. This activity meets two mornings per week in the winter quarter. CRMS instructors introduce and practice the basic concepts of avalanche awareness and precautions. Every student is required to carry the proper avalanche equipment when entering the backcountry.