Archive | September, 2010

Written in Snows - Lowell Skoog Northwest Skiing History Project

Written in the Snows – Northwest Skiing History

Lowell Skoog, Northwest ski mountaineer and dedicated ski historian, has just published the first chapter in his ongoing Northwest skiing history project, Written in the Snows, on-line. Here is what he has to say about the project:    

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Viva La Nina

  As predicted earlier this summer, La Nina appears to be taking shape. In fact, according to NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, Nearly all models predict La Niña to continue at least through early 2011 (Fig. 6). However, the models continue to disagree on the eventual strength of La Niña. Based on current observations and model guidance, we expect the SST… Read More

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Jetboil Java Kit - backcountry coffee system

Jetboil Coffee Maker

A self-professed coffee snob and addict, I am always looking for a way to get a fix in the backcountry or on the road. I recently started using the Jetboil Java Kit on road trips and in the field. The Jetboil Java Kit mates a one-piece cooking vessel/French press and proprietary heat baffle with a small, easily packable canister stove…. Read More

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Ski Movies, again.

Anthony Bonello and the self described "collective of vibrant characters" known as b4apres media have recently released the teaser to their new film, AZADI: Freedom. The film is a cultural documentary, seen through the eyes of skiers in the disputed Kashmir region of northern India. Whilst exploring the mountains surrounding the world’s highest skiable gondola, the crew meet vibrant local… Read More

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50 classic ski descents

Fifty Classic Ski Descents

We just got word of a cool new book due out in November, Fifty Classic Ski Descents. We should have a copy in time to get a full review in the December issue of the mag. In the meantime, here is the general beta: $60 The book is a large-format compilation of iconic and aesthetic ski descents from Alaska… Read More

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More Ski Movies

There are more ski movie teasers coming our way. Of course, there are the usual big name ski flims, but we have had a couple more interesting titles come our way. A new documentary on Ruedi Beglinger (guide and owner of Selkirk Mountain Experience), Life Ascending, profiles Beglinger and touches on the tragic day  in 2003 when an avalanche took… Read More

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