Real life right here folks. We’re switching out seasons, putting storage wax on the rental skis, cleaning and repairing damaged rentals, bringing out the camping gear, unboxing new orders and we’re doing it with a skeleton crew because of self-quarantine. It’s a lot of work, work that we usually do with a full staff. But we’re thankful for so many things, thankful to be in a smaller shop with less expensive rent and utilities, thankful we did our summer buying before factories closed, and thankful for the chance to slow down, deep clean, do a 100% inventory of our rental fleet and merchandise. There’s good in all this, sometimes you just gotta kick back on a camping chair at 6am in the middle of the mess to find it 💕 Hope you’re all healthy and safe, thank you for the outpouring of love, kind words and online orders. Our hearts are full of 🙏 gratitude. #laramie#laradise#wyoming#saveyourlocalgearshop#suckitcorinavirus#shoplocal#skilocal#downtownlaramie
Missing spring skiing so much today. 💔
Had we known the last day we skied was our last for the season, we probably would have skied harder and longer. But alas. We are looking forward to next ski season already! 🎿
It’s time for some fun! We’ve teamed up with @laramiesbasecamp for a SUNDAY/FUNDAY GIVEAWAY! This ones for the hiking kiddos out there. We’re giving away the following 1️⃣ Osprey kids daylight backpack (fits ages 2-8ish) 🎒 1️⃣ Pair of Darn Tough ski socks size small 1️⃣ Strawberry 🍓 Honey Stinger Waffle 1️⃣ Kids After Bite 1️⃣ Burt’s Bees Hands Salve 🐝 1️⃣ Nalgene On The Fly waterbottle 💦 This prize is worth over $75 so you’re gonna wanna win it. To enter all you gotta do is follow us, tag two friends in the comments below and leave us a comment saying what YOU are thankful for 🙏 because we’re thankful for YOU. We’ll pick our winner LIVE tomorrow at 1pm during Basecamp Book Club on our Facebook page and notify the winner via DM. This is open to US residents only. Thanks! 🐣 ps We have a ton of cute kids Osprey and Deuter backpacks in stock. If you’d like us to put a special “backpack” Easter basket together give us a call at 307-703-0172 or email email@example.com. 🐣 #laramie Laradise #wyoming#giveaway#skilocal#shoplocal#supportyourlocalgearshop#winnerwinner
4 days ago
It’s time for some fun! *SUNDAY/FUNDAY GIVEAWAY* This ones for the hiking kiddos out there. We’re giving away the following 1️⃣ Osprey kids daylight backpack (fits ages 2-8ish) 🎒 1️⃣ Pair of Darn Tough ski socks size small 1️⃣ Strawberry 🍓 Honey Stinger Waffle 1️⃣ Kids After Bite 1️⃣ Burt’s Bees Hands Salve 🐝 1️⃣ Nalgene On The Fly waterbottle 💦 This prize is worth over $75 so you’re gonna wanna win it. To enter all you gotta do is follow us, tag two friends in the comments below and leave us a comment saying what YOU are thankful for 🙏 because we’re thankful for YOU. We’ll pick our winner LIVE tomorrow at 1pm during Basecamp Book Club on our Facebook page and notify the winner via DM. This is open to US residents only. Thanks! 🐣 ps We have a ton of cute kids Osprey and Deuter backpacks in stock. If you’d like us to put a special “backpack” Easter basket together give us a call at 307-703-0172. 🐣 #laramie Laradise #wyoming#giveaway#skilocal#shoplocal#supportyourlocalgearshop#winnerwinner
Hiya Laradise, we’ve been getting a ton of phone calls today about ski and snowshoe rentals - that’s one part of our business that we can’t do online ❄️☀️❄️ We want to help you but do it in a safe way. I’ll be at the shop tomorrow (4/4/20) from 9-10am and 3:30-4:30pm to help out anyone who needs rentals. If you’d like to pick your gear up curbside please text your name, height, weight, shoe size and what you need to 307-703-0172 and I’ll have it outside ready and waiting. Thanks for helping us keep safe social distancing in our shop. It’s annoying, we know but necessary and we can’t wait until things are back to business as usual 🙏💕 -Rebecca #laramie#laradise#wyoming#skilocal#skilaramie#supportyourlocalskishop
6 days ago
🌎 SAVE THE PLANET WHILE SKIING 😍🙌🏼 •
ad @ortovox •
I already know how lucky I am living right in the mountains. I don’t have to drive for hours to be surrounded by this natural beauties 😍😍 But what about a high-alpine, multiple-day glacier Skitour with no car ride at all? A friend of mine planned this awesome traverse from the Ötztaler the Stubai mountains and it turned out to be my last skitour of the season. •
Thanks for these memories 😍
Birthday Traditions ~
Every since I graduated from FSU back in 2017, I’ve made it a goal of mine to go skiing every year on or right around my birthday. Well 2020 hasn’t changed a thing, in fact living in SoCal has just made that tradition even easier!
💥 Bam! For the past two years I’ve struggled with our website. It’s ugly. Many of our vendors don’t even allow us to sell online. We made excuses about fitting shipping into our budget and schedule. BUT the biggest reason was because we’re a small shop with limited inventory, we want to support the people of Laramie by providing for the needs within our own community. 💥 But, we’ve been spending the past few days working hard to get our website functioning and while it’s still ugly it’s not as ugly as it was last week 🙃 You can now shop online at www.laramiesbasecamp.com and select FREE curbside pick up at check out or we’re happy to ship whatever you need. You can also buy gift cards online to use them when we open again. Thanks for your patience as we’ve been quickly adapting and adjusting to this weird new normal 💥 We know that online shopping is no substitute for trying on a new jacket or a pair of shoes or just hanging out with us in person but we always thank you for keeping your money local. 🙏 ps we don’t know who these kids are, thanks stock photos for letting us use them. Bahahahaha #laramie#laradise#wyoming#shoplocal#skilocal#saveyourlocalgearshop#laramiesbestskishop
Pizzo Cengalo - Parete Nord-Ovest, Val Bondasca, prima salita e discesa in sci.
A partire dal 2013 abbiamo dedicato diverse energie all'esplorazione con gli sci delle Alpi Centrali. Ne sono uscite diverse prime ripetizioni e vie nuove.
Nel 2014, anno record per quantità di neve al suolo in queste valli, abbiamo avuto la brillante idea di provare a sciare "qualcosa" sul Pizzo Cengalo che con la sua parete Nord (NE e NW) rappresenta la parete più alta delle Retiche e una delle più alte delle Alpi ( 1300m di disl ).
Indecisi sul da farsi partiamo con le primi luci e al posto del classico canale Klucker notiamo che si era formata una sinuosa linea sulla sua sinistra.
L'ambiente è tetro, il ghiacciaio tra Cengalo e Badile è piccolo ma i suoi crepacci sono enormi. Ci sentiamo oppressi dalle enormi pareti che abbiamo intorno. Saliamo con l'intenzione di sciare dalla vetta questa bestia, ma ci fermeremo poco sopra al colle del Cengalo, leggermente in ritardo sulla tabella di marcia e stanchi per essere partiti in giornata da casa.
La discesa sarà su neve delicata nella prima parte e poi su una bella polvere pressata.
Di sicuro uno degli ambienti più maestosi mai visitati.Lungo questi versante, prima di noi nel lontano 1984, il mito #stefanodebenedetti firmava il suo capolavoro in centro alla parete lungo la Scipione Borghese.
Qualche giorno più tardi #teotaglia tornerà in Bondasca per fare la prima ripetizione della via dei Cecoslovacchi ( a destra dello sperone della Gaiser-Lehmann ) assieme a Valentino Cividini e che vedrà a distanza di una settimana un'altra ripetizione (in solitaria) ad opera del forte #FabioValseschini.
Con @teotaglia87 Alby de Bernardi ed Enrico.
8 days ago
We want to help YOU get outdoors safely while practicing social distancing so we're offering a MONTHLY equipment rental special. If you'd like to rent a ski package (XC skis, boots and poles) or snowshoe package (snowshoes, poles, snowshoe bag) text (307) 703-0172 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll need to know your shoe size, height and approximate weight. We'll email you an invoice, pay that invoice, then stop by Basecamp tonight between 5 & 7pm. We'll have your reservation waiting for you on our sidewalk for pick up. We might need to pull some equipment from our storage unit so please try to get those reservations to us by 3pm. It's still winter in the Snowies for at least another month and the skiing is fantastic at Chimney Park too !
Giving public comment is something meaningful you can do from the safety of your quarantine place. Today is the *last day* to write your comments to the Forest Service regarding the Snow King Environmental Impact Statement! Have you written yours yet?
Public input is a key component of the NEPA process (see previous post). Your voice matters! Visit the link in our bio to learn more and submit your comments.