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The Mountain Lifestyle is the heartbeat and culture of the Chalet. You feel it within your first few steps of the shop – the feeling of excitement, comfort, history and adventure. Our passion for the lifestyle, excitement for our customers, and playful approach has led our success for nearly 50 years and made us the outdoor equipment leader in SoCo.

We have a passion for the outdoor community since 1968 by supplying:

INVOLVED IN A COMMUNITY WE LOVE

We reach out and connect with our community in lots of ways.  We’re energized to collaborate with and support local non-profits and community organizations, such as those highlighted below and many more.

SMART. QUIRKY.
READY FOR ADVENTURE.

Our Staff

Jim

Jim

Which word best describes how you feel about the outdoors?
Home

Where is your favorite place to climb?
Yosemite.

What is your favorite book?
Rock Jocks Wall Rats and Hang Dogs: Rock Climbing on the Edge of Reality


Elaine

Elaine

Which piece of gear do you refuse to replace?
My 5.10 climbing shoes

Which piece of gear can always be found in your vehicle?
Dog leash.

What is the longest time you’ve spent in the backcountry?
Does 4 years in St. Louis count?


Shane

Shane

What’s your favorite non-outdoor activity?
Is there such a thing?

Do you have any unique talents?
I am a percussionist

What is the best advice you’ve received for outdoor adventure?
Do you have enough sunscreen…


Jeff

Jeff

Do you have any cool scars?
Yes, and they all involved a profuse amount of blood!

What piece of gear do you refuse to replace?
Moonstone Mountaineering Chagga Hoodie Screen reader support enabled. Moonstone Mountaineering Chagga Hoodie

What is the first musical album you ever owned?
Sports - Huey Lewis and the News (You know you liked it too)

What is your favorite non-outdoor activity?
Playing table tennis with my daughter

Kate

Kate

What’s your favorite non-outdoor activity?
Yoga and crafting.

Do you have any unique talents?
Karaoke and talking to animals. Although they never talk back.

Do you have any cool scars?
From all the knife fights I’ve been in.


Matt

Matt

What was your favorite vacation?
My favorite backcountry trip was one to the San Juans for 4 days of backcountry snowkiting with good friends

What is the longest time you’ve spent in the backcountry?
I spent a year one night.

Which piece of gear can always be found in your car?
A Tenkara fly rod.


Ron

Ron

Where is your favorite place to climb?
North Cheyenne Canon Park/Mount Rainier

Which piece of gear do you refuse to replace?
Chouinard ice axe

What is your favorite book?
Green Eggs and Ham


Will

Will

Do you have any unique talents
Does being able to reach high places count?

What is the best advice you have ever received?
Make your bed

What is your favorite book?
The Lord of the Rings (No shame!) Screen reader support enabled. The Lord of the Rings (No shame!)

What piece of gear can always be found in your vehicle?
I'm a bit of a neat freak with my car, I clean it out pretty often.

Daria

Daria

What word best describes how you feel about the outdoors?
Majestic

Who is your favorite musical artist/band?
I'm really digging the Bad Bad Hats these days!

What is the longest time you've spent in the backcountry?
23 days, Wind River Range

What movie do you like but, would never admit in public?
Spice Girl Documentaries

Kim

Kim

What was your favorite vacation/trip?
Hiking Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa Screen reader support enabled. Hiking Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa

Do you have any unique talents
I can recite the Canadian alphabet

What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery?
An alpaca farm.

Who do you consider an inspirational figure in your life?
My firefighting sister

Aiden

Aiden

Where is your hometown?
Colorado Springs

Where is your favorite place to climb?
Joe's Valley Utah

What movie do you like but, would never admit in public?
LEGO Movie!

What piece of gear can always be found in your vehicle?
Various pieces of cut up Z-lite sleeping pads. Never know when you're going to find a spot to take a seat!

Connor

Connor

What was your favorite vacation/trip?
Climbing trip to Bugaboo Provincial Park in 2016

What is your favorite book?
Stories from the Dirt, John Long

What piece of gear do you refuse to replace?
Tri Cams, didn't learn to use them effectively

What is your "go to" meal in the backcountry?
Cup-a-Soup

Jason

Jason

What word best describes how you feel about the outdoors?
Happiness

What is your favorite outdoor activity?
Whitewater kayaking

What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery?
House down by the river.

Who do you consider an inspirational figure in your life?
Buddha

Tabitha

Tabitha

How long have you been at the Chalet?
Since June 6, 1994. I love working here!

What is your favorite non-outdoor activity?
I love to do paper crafts, make cards, watercolor and take pictures. Some of these hobbies overlap with my outdoor activities though.

Do you have any cool scars?
No, unless you can count a dislocated ankle from training for my black belt in karate a scar?


Ellen

Ellen

What is the longest time you’ve spent in the backcountry?
21 days – Grand Canyon White Water Trip

What is your favorite non-outdoor activity?
Farming.

Who do you consider an inspirational figure in your life?
Wendell Berry


Bill

Bill

Where was your favorite place to climb?
Ellingwoood Arete on Crestone Needle – Cotopaxi in Ecuador – Huyna Potosi in Bolivia – Elbrus in Russia – Mt Hood in Oregon – Mt Whitney in California

Which piece of gear do you refuse to replace?
My alpenstock from Switzerland but I would go back for another.

What was your favorite vacation?
Hiking the Milford Sound Trail and the Routeburn Trail in New Zealand.