Farris Road/Farris Creek Trail

Ride Details

Difficulty: Difficult
Status: ,
Distance: 2.8 mi
Avg. Time: 30 min
Climb:457 ft
Trail Type: Motorized Singletrack
Descend:646 ft
Ride Area:

Description

Farris Creek is a change of pace from the Strand Hill ride, and rolls through a beautiful valley below Doubletop Mountain.

Farris Creek is one of the more technical rides around Crested Butte. Varying from some fast open bits to chunky rock gardens it is a challenging yet fun addition to the trails in the Strand Hill area. The trail can get very loose as a result of the moto traffic on the trail. The downhill itself is fairly short but this ride is great as a quickie in the evening or an add-on after riding 409.5.

Photos

Farris Creek on Trailforks.com

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Brothers Morgan and Caleb Weinberg started Romp Skis in 2010. Both have a long background in the construction industry. This knowledge of building coupled with some experience in fiberglass work gave them the skill base to start making skis. Both brothers are life long skiers, learning when they were young children in northern New Hampshire. They progressed through high school ski racing and then moved to Colorado in search of deeper snow. In the winter of 09-10 construction work was slow for Caleb’s company. During this same time Morgan was reading online that people were making skis in their garages.

That winter the brothers made 8 pairs of skis in Morgan’s garage with the construction tools that they already owned. These skis weren’t pretty but they skied really well. Morgan and Caleb gave them out to their friends to ski. Everyone who tried them came back with big smiles on their faces saying how much fun these ugly garage made skis were. This feedback gave the brothers the motivation to rent a factory space and start Romp Skis. By the end of the 2010-11 season Romp Skis was making custom skis for the public.

Since that time the factory has moved once and grown into the production facility that it is today. Romp Skis still builds handcrafted one of a kind custom skis for each customer out of the best materials that money can buy. These skis are meticulously designed and crafted with one goal in mind, to make skiing more fun for the customer.

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