Events that celebrate life in the mountains. Stories of adventure and grit, skill clinics, athlete appearances, photo presentations and film screenings.
Tuesdays and Thursdays at Neptune.
January 21st, 5pm-7pm
Women's Splitboarding 101 with Weston Backcountry
Are you split-curious? Want to know about these crazy folk that ski up and then ride down? The experts from Weston will walk you through the basics of splitboarding including the mechanics of skinning, managing your transition from climb to descend, choosing a board and bindings, gear selection, packing tips, and everything else you need to know to get beyond the groomed piste. And there will be plenty of time for Q&A to make sure you’re totally dialed!
January 28th, 7:15pm-8:30pm
An Evening with Caroline Gleich, Presented by Julbo and Neptune Mountaineering [tickets required]
Julbo and Neptune Mountaineering are excited to announce a presentation by Caroline Gleich, one of the industry's most active and accomplished ski mountaineers.
Seven weeks before her expedition to Mount Everest, Caroline Gleich tore her ACL. Despite this daunting setback, Caroline was still able to complete this expedition - facing some of her worst fears while accomplishing one of her biggest goals. Learn about the challenges of her summit, as well as the ways she merges activism and adventure beyond the mountains.
Be prepared for a night of photography, smiles and a new video release!
There will be a huge raffle, and also included with your ticket, your first beer/drink is on Julbo!
Don't miss this exciting and exclusive presentation and chance to meet one of skimo's greatest.
February 4th, 5pm-7pm
Brad Gobright Tribute
Please join the friends of Brad Gobright on February 4, 2020 to celebrate his life. The memorial will be at Neptune Mountaineering in Boulder, in the Cafe space. As we all know, Brad died in a tragic climbing accident on November 27, 2019 while climbing in Potrero Chico, Mexico.
Brad rose to fame in the world of climbing with his daring solos in Eldorado Canyon and his speed records on the 3,000-foot monolith of El Capitan, in Yosemite Valley. Always remaining humble and eager to help a less experienced climber, Brad was a shining light in our community and will be sorely missed.
Whether you personally knew Brad or learned about him because of his climbing, please join us! All are welcome!
February 11th, 5-7pm
Backcountry Ski + Board Happy Hour with CalTopo
Join us for our community happy hour focused on a love for winter in the backcountry.
At this event, we'll be joined by @CalTopo! CalTopo maps and tools are frequently used nationwide and internationally by first responders as well as recreationalists to plan, navigate and return home safe from their backcountry adventures.
CalTopo will lay out some tips and tricks for planning an effective tour, and preview the app as well. Plus, expect some sweeeeeet swag giveaways from CalTopo to boot.
February 13th, 7:15-9pm
Backcountry Film Festival [tickets required]
Adventure, environment and climate, youth outdoors, ski culture- you’ll find it all in this award winning lineup.
The Backcountry Film Festival is produced by Winter Wildlands Alliance as a celebration of the human-powered experience and a gathering place for the backcountry snowsports community.
February 18th, 7:15-8:30pm
Greenland: Then and Now
In 2001, Lonnie Dupre and John Hoelscher completed the first and only circumnavigation of Greenland; a 6,500 mile journey all non-motorized by dog team and kayak.
Experience the adventure of polar travel firsthand with an incredible visual presentation by Polar explorer Lonnie Dupre.
Lonnie, a descendent of Jaques Cartier (French Explorer and founder of Quebec), will highlight the challenges of circumnavigating Greenland. Lonnie shares life on the trail with special emphasis placed on setting and achieving goals, teamwork, and overcoming obstacles.
February 20th, 5-7pm
Splitboarding 101 with Weston Backcountry
Entering into the backcountry for the first time can be a daunting task. Thankfully the experts are here to help! From choosing your first splitboard, to planning your first backcountry trip, to choosing what avalanche education you need, the Weston crew has the knowledge and gear you need to get out and have fun in the backcountry.
This course is ideal for someone who may have just purchased a splitboard setup or is looking to get into the scene and feeling things out. The course itinerary will cover choosing a splitboard setup, gear recommendations/packing list, a CAIC website demo, trip planning tips, and much more!
Presentation will kick off right 5:30pm - come early to snag your seat, grab a beer, and meet other rad folks in the backcountry community!