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The Trailhead Ecommerce Reward

About The Trailhead

We're a locally owned and operated outdoor gear, equipment, clothing, and accessories retailer in Buena Vista, Colorado since 1972.  AND NOW…. We have opened our second location in the heart of downtown Winter Park!  

Our purpose is to help create opportunities for people to get out and play in some pretty amazing parts of the Colorado Rockies.  We love what we do and are excited to connect with you. Let us know what you like to do or how we can help provide some fun activities or adventures while you’re here in BV or Winter Park!

So swing by and say hello.  In Denver or around the Winter Park area?? We’d love to show you around the new shop.  Whether we see you in BV or Winter Park- we can’t wait to say hi, help you find some fun things to do, or get you set up with some new gear. 

#GoThereStartHere

In The meantime, here's a little about us:

(Chances are, one of these people will ring you up for your dehydrated noodles)

 

Dave Blazer

Owner

 

  • Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Rock climbing, sleeping, and traveling. 
  • Favorite Local Adventure: Rock Climbing near the Midland Tunnels. 
  • One thing you can’t live without in woods or water: Sugar. 
  • Favorite adventure you haven’t taken yet: Traveling to Bhutan. 

Ashley Blazer

Owner

  • Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Climbing, biking, guitar playing, and adventuring outside with my family.
  • Favorite Local Adventure: Biking with friends on the Midland Trail.
  • One thing you can’t live without in woods or water: Sunshine and a good book! 
  • Favorite adventure you haven’t taken yet: Multi-day horse packing trip (summer) and cross country ski trip (winter) in the mountains with my favorite people.

John Williams

VP Operations

 

  • Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Biking, skiing, nerding out about insulation jackets, watching football, reading business books, and spending time in the backcountry, whether that's on a bike, on the river, or in the snow. 
  • Favorite Local Adventure: Hiking to the top of Midland Hill to see the awesome views of the Mountains and Arkansas Valley; backpacking through the San Isabel National Forest; and long bike rides to explore new areas around BV. 
  • One thing you can’t live without in woods or water: Sunglasses.
  • Favorite adventure you haven’t taken yet: Completing a bike tour and a through hike (unsure where yet!).  

Ben Wygant

Store Manager - BV

  • Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Trail running, mountain biking, skiing, climbing, sketchy Mexican food
  • Favorite Local Adventure: Spring skiing on Cottonwood Pass, heckling the town deer, and climbing around Transmitter Tower
  • One thing you can’t live without in woods or on water: Flushable wet wipes and a Voile ski strap
  • Favorite adventure you haven’t taken yet: Bike touring the Icefields Parkway in Canada and ending with a Poutine Crawl in Banff

Tilly Phelps

Assistant Manager - BV

  • Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Roller skating, aerial silks, hiking, and cross country skiing
  • Favorite Local Adventure: Hiking Ptarmgan Lake and rafting the Arkansas River
  • One thing you can’t live without in woods or on water: Chapstick
  • Favorite adventure you haven’t taken yet: Renovating a Sprinter van and traveling the Pan American Highway

 

Mason Wadley

Inventory Manager & HR - BV

  • Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Golf, skiing, river stuff, not hiking (except for this one photo from Nepal)
  • Favorite Local Adventure: Avoiding eye contact with various groups of people at Cottonwood Hot Springs
  • One thing you can’t live without in woods or on water: Pringles
  • Favorite adventure you haven’t taken yet: Raft the Grand Canyon

 

Tanner Trantham

Our Very Engaging Assistant Manager - WP

  • Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Having good times with good friends around a campfire
  • Favorite Local Adventure: Driving up Corona Pass
  • One thing you can’t live without in woods or on water: A Yeti cooler full of the good stuff
  • Favorite adventure you haven’t taken yet: A horse pack trip in Hawaii (don’t know if that exists but it’s on my list)

Brad Bosard

Sales Associate & Most Tenured Employee at The Trailhead 

  • Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Moto touring throughout North America (Alaska into Mexico) on my BMW 800 GS, fat biking, mountain biking, road biking, bike packing, trail running, back country skiing, cross country skiing,  challenging my hang board, reading, cooking, baking, watching season 6 of Game of Thrones, visiting the New Mexico hot springs, trail building, and eating pie!
  • Favorite Local Adventure: Backpacking or trail running in the Fourmile area.
  • Favorite adventure you haven’t taken yet: Visit to Alaska on GS 800 to ride to Invec, Canada (way above Canadain Artic Circle, moto to Cobo San Lucas, Mexico - Baja) and riding my mountain bike to Antalope Wells (Mexican Border on Divide route), New Mexico.

LJ Mendoza

Sales Associate - WP

  • Favorite Hobbies/Activities: I like just hanging with my people and seeing cool things. but also coffee shops, casual sports, learning something I don’t know, cooking, exploring, traveling, photography, snowboarding kind of, razor scooters 
  • Favorite Local Adventure: frisbee golf at Crooked Creek Ranch
  • One thing you can’t live without in woods or water: an Opinel knife and Rumpl blanket
  • Favorite adventure you haven’t taken yet: Surfing in Hawaii, or anywhere really. 

Andrew McFarland

Assistant Manager - WP 

  • Favorite Hobbies/Activities: Climbing, Biking, Backpacking, and climbing photoshoots for every climbing magazine out there (he's kind of a big deal)
  • Favorite Local Adventure: Climbing at "Almost a Tunnel" and Mountain Biking the "Fistful of Dollars" trail. 
  • One thing you can’t live without in woods or water: Instant coffee & tea! 
  • Favorite adventure you haven’t taken yet: Climbing Moonlight Buttress in Zion. 

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