Archive | June, 2008

Ski Trab Stelvio Freeride skis in the factory in Bormio

Ski Trab Factory Tour

In April, I was able to visit the Ski Trab factory in Bormio, Italy. I was skiing in the mountains nearby and realized it was much easier to ski into the town than it would be to drive or take a train. Giacomo Trabucchi made his first wooden ski in 1946 and Ski Trab as a company was born. Today,… Read More

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Mt Hood South Side Climb

Mt Hood Summit Ski

With spring/summer finally kicking into high gear here it has been a couple weeks since I have skied, but yesterday I made it out for some corn on Mt Hood. Larry Goldie from North Cascades Mountain Guides was visiting so I figured he should add Mt Hood to his quiver of summits. We opted for the easy access south side route given our short window… Read More

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Leather Ski Gloves

I have long been a user of insulated leather work gloves for backcountry skiing. They are inexpensive, offer great dexterity, take a fair bit of abuse, and still seem to keep me warm and dry in most conditions. They are not the best for biting cold or serious storm cycle skiing, but they are excellent for general ski touring.  There are a… Read More

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Proposed Tumalo Backcountry Recreation Area

Tumalo Butte, OR

The Winter Wildlands Alliance has a new action item of interest to backcountry skiers in the Bend, OR area. Local skiers are looking to create a dedicated non-motorized area around Tumalo Butte, called the Tumalo Backcountry Recreation Area. TUMALO Butte BACKOUNTRY RECREATION ZONE Proposal Presented to Deschutes National Forest Supervisor John Allen on May 8th, 2008 Some winter recreationists (snowmobilers, dog sledders,… Read More

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