Archive | November, 2009

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December Issue

December is here and snow is a flyin’. The December issue of Off-Piste Mag (Issue 43) is at the printer and will begin shipping 12/2. Subscribe or renew now to get the best in grassroots backcountry adventure. Subscribe, renew, or buy some Off-Piste Schwag (hoodies, hats, voile straps) for the holidays and you will be entered to win 1 of… Read More

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Avalanche Rescue Techniques

Avalanche Rescue Techniques

The crew over at Backcountry Access has produced a series of informative avalanche rescue technique videos. The videos cover beacon searching, probing, and shoveling techniques. All of the videos are worth checking out. I chose to post the shoveling technique video here, because shoveling, one of the longest steps in avalanche rescue, recieves very little attention relative to search protocols…. Read More

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New used gear site

New used gear site

Strike out at the local ski swap this year? Still trying to sell some ski gear? LocalSkiGear.com is a new internet based classified ad outlet that is looking to become your goto spot for ski gear sales; call it a ski-centric Craigslist. The site was created to provide the best venue by which people who are passionate about skiing and… Read More

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early season powder skiing

Cross-Country Snowboarding

While some lucky folks are out enjoying the early arrival of winter (see above photo of Ray Thomas courtesy of Larry Goldie at NCMG), we are working on finalizing the next issue of Off-Piste. All of the computer time making the issue happen results in some good time wasting fodder like the Bond clip from earlier in the week.  well,… Read More

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off-piste schwag . . .

Off-Piste Schwag

We just got new ball caps and a small run of 100% organic cotton hoodies here at the office. The new ball caps are the same style as previous hats and are 100% organic cotton. The Hoodies are navy blue with the Off-Piste logo embroidered on the front. You can click the photo for a closer look. Get ’em while… Read More

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