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Exploring Colorado’s World of White on Skis

December 4, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Don’t miss this multi-media presentation by ski-mountaineer Dr. Jon Kedrowski and nature photographer John Fielder, authors of the new books Classic Colorado Ski Descents and A Colorado Winter.

Travel Colorado with ski mountaineer Dr. Jon Kedrowski as he guides you to some of the best ski descents the state has to offer. Kedrowski discusses preparation, gear selection, planning, and analysis of weather and snowpack for skiing in the backcountry. With his photography, he highlights many of the 300 different ski routes and ski descents showcased in his new guidebook.

John Fielder brings the artistic side of winter into the presentation. With a backdrop of beautiful music, Fielder shares his favorite scenes from 40 years of exploring the Colorado backcountry on skis. This is a great opportunity for photographers to learn photo techniques unique to this monochromatic environment!

Jon and John team up to tell stories both funny and dramatic from their combined 60 years of surviving the challenges of exploring the nivean world. Between the stories, music, and photography, your excitement for the coming winter season will surely be enhanced!

About the Authors:

Dr. Jon Kedrowski is the author of Sleeping on the Summits: Colorado Fourteener High Bivys and grew up in Vail, Colorado. He is a professor of Mountain Geography at Colorado Mountain College. In addition to 500+ ascents of the Colorado 14ers and 13ers in all seasons, and the 74 named 14ers in the continental U.S., he has climbed six of the seven continental summits including Mount Everest in 2012. His expeditions to Everest in recent years have been featured on Discovery Channel, Smithsonian, NBC, Dateline NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox, and CNN.

John Fielder is Colorado’s best-known nature photographer, publisher, teacher and preservationist with over 40 exhibit-format books and guide books to his credit, including John Fielder’s Best of Colorado and Colorado 1870-2000. He is also the recipient of numerous awards, including the Sierra Club’s Ansel Adams Award for Conservation Photography (1993) and the Aldo Leopold Foundation’s first-ever Achievement Award (2011). John Fielder’s photography has influenced people and legislation, and he has worked tirelessly to promote the protection of Colorado’s open space and wildlands.


Tickets are $10 and will be available at the SteamPlant Box Office and ONLINE HERE.


December 4, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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SteamPlant Event Center


220 W. Sackett Street
Salida, CO 81201 United States
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