Entries by Tori Barnett

Advanced Workout for Ski Training

Winter is officially here December 21st!  The pacific northwest and the Alps have been hogging all the snow and honestly, I’m a little jealous here in Colorado where it’s dry and sunny…although that hasn’t hurt my extended rock climbing season. But enough of that – the snow will fly, it always does, and when it […]

Real Life Chick: Kristi Curry #ClimbingMom

Sunshine, dogs, heavy packs clanging with gear, dirty hands, sand… All these things remind me of climbing. I started climbing on a Colorado Outward bound trip in 1992.  I dappled with climbing through college, then really hit the ground running when I met my future climbing partner at a Starbucks where we both worked in […]

Real Life Chick – Louise Kuhn

We get to meet the amazing women we call Chicks every day and would be remiss if we didn’t get to share some of their stories with you.  Real life Chicks are CEO’s, dirtbags, moms, grandma’s, sisters, friends, athletes, and partners – just like you.  This week, meet Louise Kuhn who just finished the Iceland […]

Real Life Chick – Rhonda McGovern

We get to meet the amazing women we call Chicks every day and would be remiss if we didn’t get to share some of their stories with you.  Real life Chicks are CEO’s, dirtbags, moms, grandma’s, sisters, friends, athletes, and partners – just like you.  This week, meet Rhonda McGovern who just completed Chicks with Picks […]

Chicks Training Special Edition: Fingerboard Training

If you’ve been following, and more importantly, implementing the training tips from chicks newsletters you are dialed in for winter sports! Mighty and strong legs for back country touring and big powder days. And serious upper body strength and injury proof shoulders for ice climbing. It’s mid-winter and the stoke is high for all the […]

Ice Climbing Cody, WY – The Wild West

Ice climbing Cody is Written by: Marilina Kim, Chicks Alumni   One of the great things about ice climbing in Cody, Wyoming is its combination of Wild West and wilderness.  You can easily feel like you are in a different time and a million miles away from development.  From the Shoshone Valley where we were at, […]

Chicks Training Tip: Powerful Ski Legs

If you are new to the Chicks Training Tips take a few minutes to read the previous newsletters, there’s a lot of great information in there!It’s incredibly beneficial for all the Chicks to be introduced to new movements and concepts for training, implementing these in a regular workout in almost any fashion will create positive […]

Chicks Gear Review: Marmot Freerider Ski Pants

Writers note: Last year, I rocked the Marmot Freerider pant and loved them, this year Marmot slightly updated the design and is now calling these pants the Slopestar. Last year, Angela Hawse gave me a pair of bright blue insulated Marmot ski pants, when I came to stay with her for a couple weeks during […]

Attacking the Legendary Rifle Limestone

Written by: Diane Mielcarz Take six eager participants, throw in a little bit of snow, rain and temps in the 20s, add two awesome guides, temps in the 70s, great food, a blazing fire, challenging routes and what do you get – another successful Chicks Climbing Clinic. Although the weather made every effort to discourage […]