Patagonia has been a long time supporter of Chicks Climbing & Skiing and we are proud to have them on board as our Title Sponsor. Patagonia’s mission is to build the best product, cause no unnecessary harm, use business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis. They grew out of a small company of climbers with their roots firmly planted in alpinism.
Patagonia’s approach to product design is based upon utility and simplicity. They begin with sustainably sourced materials to help minimize the environmental decline of our planet. Their love for the outdoors drives them to be activists to conserve them for the present and future generations. They donate time, services and 1% of their revenue to help reverse the degradation of the environment. We salute their leadership with environmental and social responsibility.
Chicks loves that Patagonia stands behind this ethos because we feel strongly that caring for the environment is paramount for the well being of humankind. Couple that with the fact that they grew from a small company of climbers and surfers to one of the most successful outdoor brands in the market, what’s not to love?
Gold Level Sponsors
Sterling Rope has been a supporter of women’s climbing programs since before it was the “thing” to do. Afterall, Sterling is a woman owned business and do all of their manufacturing just outside of Portland, Maine. Our favorite ropes include the Nano 9.1 and the Helix 9.5 and all our Chicks participants will have the chance to take them for a ride during our programs.
Vision. Innovation. Commitment. Passion. These are the trademarks of Sterling Rope. It is what separates Sterling company and products from others. Their vision is to build a brand that is the trusted name in life-safety products. Their commitment is to provide the absolute best customer service, to be environmentally right, and community oriented and build the most technically advanced, highest quality rope there is. “It’s why we get up in the morning. It’s our passion.” Amen sister!
Petzl provides our participants with state of the art technical equipment to demo for all of our winter programs. Their pioneering spirit and passion for exploration shine through in all of their products.
Osprey is the official pack provider for Chicks Climbing & Skiing. Osprey was founded in 1974, when their namesake, the Osprey bird was officially endangered. Like their mascot, Osprey has thrived and their packs are world-renown. ‘The BIRD is the WORD’ and we love their lightweight, innovative functional designs.
Subaru Adventure Team is an organization dedicated to, celebration and support of Subaru owners and fans engaged in human powered recreation. We’re passionate about the outdoors and love the all-wheel-drive cars that deliver us to blank spots on the map.
Rock and Ice Magazine has partnered with Chicks Climbing and Skiing as our Official Media Sponsor. Owned by Big Stone Publishing and based out of Carbondale, Colorado, they put out eight issues of Rock and Ice and an annual feature of Ascent. Their staff are all world-class climbers and their publication is the best in class, devoted to rock and ice climbing as well as mountaineering.
Grabber is the Official Temperature Regulator for Chicks Climbing & Skiing. Their innovative “HotHands®” are always in our pockets for winter sports and we’ve come to love their Magic Cool wipes to help keep cool in the summer.
The Victorian Inn in Ouray, Colorado is our Official Basecamp Sponsor. The ‘Vic’ has been our home away from home from the beginning, providing us with comfortable accommodations within walking distance to the Ouray Ice Park. The founders of the ‘Vic’ spearheaded the Ouray Ice Park conception and it’s always been the place to be for winter ice climbing.
Cliffview Resort is a rustic, hilltop development in eastern Kentucky situated next to the Red River Gorge and Daniel Boone National Forest.
Our resort and conference center blends the benefits of modern conveniences with scenic views and the serenity of the natural environment making it an ideal location for the person wanting to rent a room or cabin or a larger party wanting a space for retreats, weddings, corporate meetings, sports teams or church or youth group functions.
Cliffview features a small lake and ponds ready for anyone looking to cast a line in, sit back and relax. The surrounding area presents all the opportunities afforded by the Red River Gorge and Daniel Boone National Forest such as hiking, canoeing, rock climbing, and more.
Our resort also features a fully-equipped activities center, open air dining hall, picnic shelter and a heliport for rental. A fantastic on-site restaurant can provide catering for any event at the resort.
Accommodations at our resort are the Cliffview Lodge, the Cliffview Retreat and the Cliffview Lakeside and include amenities like flat screen televisions and wifi. All accommodations are located close to all of the resort’s facilities.
Ripple Effect offers individualized training programs to meet your needs. Their training philosophy was born of the mountains, of high standards and hard work. No matter the athlete, our craft applies: wield the “tools” of a unique training environment to create a better, faster, stronger, more conscious human being.
RE is a regular contributor to our blog and offers training tips and advice on how you can be better prepared for all of your climbing and skiing adventures. Read more
Demo Level Sponsors
Black Diamond provides our participants with state of the art technical equipment to demo for all of our winter programs. They are a company of users and they are committed to the core.
La Sportiva has been making quality technical footwear for 80 years. Produced in the Dolomites and brought to us from Boulder, Colorado we are love their products and support of Chicks Climbing and Skiing.
C.A.M.P. stands for history, innovation, quality and absolute dedication to the mountain lifestyle. You’ll have the chance to demo their ice tools and crampons on our winter programs, and harnesses and helmets on the summer programs.
At Outdoor Research, we think that life gets better the minute we step out the door on a new adventure, no matter how big or small. We learn about ourselves, each other and the environment every time we get out. We come home a little wiser and stronger. We see the world more clearly, and that compels us to treat it better. More than anything, we’re convinced that if we inspire more people to get outside, the world will be a better place.
Asolo has been a long time winter supporter of Chicks Climbing and Skiing. Their alpine footwear is some of the best on the market and like us, they are passionate for winter sports.
Stellar Snowsports Sponsor
K2 was born as America’s ski company in 1951. They’ve led the market in innovation, especially for women’s ski design since the beginning with alpine and backcountry boards. Their brand has grown to include everything for the backcountry enthusiast from quality shovels, probes, packs, poles and accessories. We couldn’t be more stoked to partner with K2 for our Chicks with Stix Programs.