Archive | January, 2011

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Backcountry Skis for 2011-12

The news on the ski front for 2011 is that, surprise, rocker is still the name of the game. If you have not moved to a rockered or early rise ski yet, you will have even more options to choose from next season. Check here for a great article describing ski rocker. The usual suspects all have new boards for… Read More

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Mount Carlyle Lodge

I should be writing up the interesting gear from the trade show, but instead I am learning how to process video off a GoPro Hero HD Cam. I have had the GoPro Cam on a couple of trips so far, but I have just taken the time to process the video.  Pretty nice little cam. Llittle being the key word,… Read More

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Tracker2 Software Update

Backcountry Access has announced an update for its Tracker2 Beacons. BCA is offering a free update to their version 4 software. This update prevents the Tracker2 from entering reprogramming mode if there is an interruption to the power supply. Along with the new software, you will also receive a new front with anti-static material and stiffer action on the return-to-transmit… Read More

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Utah report

Utah report

Northwest-based skiers see a wide variety of conditions over the course of a season, and  Northwest snow quality is often the butt of jokes for skiers from the Rockies and the Wasatch. Well, a recent trip to Utah offered some interesting snow conditions in the Wasatch backcountry . . .

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2011 Backcountry Ski Gear Preview

Walking the halls at a trade show is not my favorite pastime, but between ski days in Salt Lake, I managed a couple of days at this year’s Outdoor Retailer trade show. There is a lot of new product for Fall 2011 of interest to backcountry skiers. From new Dynafit bindings to a host of skis from the usual suspects… Read More

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backcountry powder skiing

British Columbia Powder Skiing

‘Tis the season for powder skiing and we’ve been out making the best of it in British Columbia and Utah. Below is a quick slideshow of some of the powder skiing to had last week up at the Mt. Carlyle Lodge in British Columbia’s Kootenay range near Nelson, BC. Lodge owner, Brian Cross, hosted our crew for a little Kootenay style white gold… Read More

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Subscribers, Weather and Ski News

I wanted to take a chance to thank all of the new and renewing subscribers this year. Subscriptions to the print mag are growing at a great pace. We appreciate your support and words of encouragement. This is our 12th season of the mag! The January issue is in the works now and is scheduled for shipment by January 15…. Read More

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New Year’s Day Dawn Patrol

In keeping with a tradition of sorts, I managed to rally for a dawn patrol session up on Hood to start the new year right. Conditions on Hood are exceptionally good right now, cold snow and cold temps. I could rant about the existing skin tracks, but in an effort to greet the new year right, I will save my… Read More

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