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Benedict 100

Filed in Hut Trips, Winter Adventures, Winter Featured by on September 29, 2015
Benedict 100

Ski tour Aspen to Vail  January 2019 Traverse the heart of Colorado’s central Rockies on skis from Aspen to Vail. This upcoming winter, Paragon Guides leads this six ­day, 100-mile backcountry tour that connects five 10th Mountain Division Huts. The tour honors 10th Mountain Division veteran and hut system founder, Fritz Benedict. Ski from 11 […]

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Backcountry Ski FAQ

Filed in Hut Trips, Ski Day Tours, Winter Adventures by on September 15, 2015
Backcountry Ski FAQ

Backcountry Ski FAQ What is the difference between alpine, cross-country, and backcountry skis? Alpine skis are great for lift-service ski areas because of their locked down heels, wide bases and metal edges. Little to no flat terrain is encountered with this equipment.   Cross-country skis are great for moving over flat to rolling terrain because the […]

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Kurt Kincel

Filed in Paragon Guides Professionals by on September 15, 2015
Kurt Kincel

Kurt Kincel Kurt started his mountaineering career in the wooded hills of upstate New York. After a climbing trip through the Western states, the move to Colorado was inevitable. For more than a decade Colorado has been his “base camp” for further adventures both Kurt Kincel Paragon Guidesguiding and personal pursuits, ranging from Canada to […]

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Rochelle Ford

Filed in Paragon Guides Professionals by on September 15, 2015
Rochelle Ford

Rochelle Ford Rochelle_FordRochelle has worked with Paragon since the winter of 2008. A native to Colorado she has lived in the area since she was a teenager. On skis or snowshoes she enjoys exploring the mountains near her place in Vail. Rochelle is certified as a Wilderness First Responder and has an AIARE Level 2 […]

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Pam Gibbs

Filed in Paragon Guides Professionals by on September 15, 2015
Pam Gibbs

Pam Gibbs Pam describes herself as a soul with a perpetual drive to understand life. She first followed a more conventional approach, studying Plant Biology at Wellesley College and then completing full graduate level studies in Biology at Brown University. She then opted to continue the quest by returning to her childhood love of wild […]

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Ryland Gardner

Filed in Paragon Guides Professionals by on September 15, 2015
Ryland Gardner

Ryland Gardner Ryland Gardner has been guiding for Paragon Guides since . He moved to the west from Virginia after college and has lived in or close to the Rocky Mountains since. Ryland has a Master of Arts from Prescott College in Natural Science and Environmental Education and his passion for the natural history and […]

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Meredith Goldberg

Filed in Paragon Guides Professionals by on September 15, 2015
Meredith Goldberg

Meredith Goldberg Born and raised in northeastern New Jersey, Meredith spent the happier moments of her childhood “romping” in the Adirondack, Catskill, and Berkshire Mountains. She graduated from Colgate University in 1989 with a BA in English Literature and immediately moved to Colorado, following the undeniable pull of the mountains even before in was fully […]

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Mike Holmes

Filed in Paragon Guides Professionals by on September 15, 2015
Mike Holmes

Mike Holmes Mike was born and raised on the Continental Divide, just south of Guanella Pass, Colorado. He spent many of his formative days exploring and learning about the high alpine terrain near the 11,669ft pass that had been named by his mother. The remote mountain setting located between the historic mining towns of Breckenridge […]

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Philip Peralta-Ramos

Filed in Paragon Guides Professionals by on September 15, 2015
Philip Peralta-Ramos

Philip Peralta-Ramos Philip has been a year round guide for Paragon since 1989. He immigrated to Colorado from New York City where he received a degree in creative writing from the University of Colorado at Boulder. His passions for learning and the outdoors soon led him to the Colorado Outward Bound School, where he worked […]

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Will Elliott

Filed in Paragon Guides Professionals by on September 15, 2015
Will Elliott

Will Elliott Will Elliott grew up in the Paragon family, and has spent countless nights in the mountains. After graduating from the Denver University in 2005, Will moved back to the Vail Valley and resumed guiding ski mountaineering trips in the winter and rock climbing, camping, trekking, and mountain biking expeditions in the summer for […]

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