Archive | May, 2011

Washington Pass Opens

The North Cascades Highway is scheduled to open today, Wednesday May 25, at noon (WA DOT website updates here). The road offers access to some of the best roadside attraction skiing in the lower 48. Classic ski tours such as the Birthday Tour, Easy Pass and Cutthroat Basin are all accessed from the Washington Pass area.  This year’s late opening… Read More

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Solitaire Episode IV – ski film

Episode four of Sweetgrass Production’s 12-part webisode, Solitaire. Journey to Las Lenas, Argentina for an inside perspective on the making of a ski film with Nick Waggoner and crew. On the Road with Solitaire Episode IV: Low Tide from Sweetgrass Productions on Vimeo.

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Aeropress Coffee Maker- Great Backcountry Coffee

In my pursuit of the perfect cup of coffee, I am always on the lookout for interesting ways to make coffee while on the road or an extended ski tour. A true coffee addict and aspiring aficionado, I always travel with some level of coffee making apparatus and some quality beans for an easy fix. My default apparatus of choice… Read More

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Summit Fever Gone Bad

Well, the fickle Northwest weather is dragging out the spring snow consolidation process. Spring corn skiing has been a bit elusive the past couple of weeks. If you manage to get out between storm cycles, there is good snow to be had, but Mother Nature is serving up storms more often than calm. The northwesterly flow continues this week –… Read More

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Wallowa Avalanche Center Receives $4k Grant

The Wallowa Avalanche Center (WAC), the non-profit avalanche information hub based in Joseph, Oregon, just wrapped up its second season of operations. The center provides high quality snowpack reports and promotes avalanche safety in the Wallowas and neighboring mountains, providing a valuable service for the backcountry skiers in Northeastern Oregon. WAC just announced that they have received a $4,000 grant… Read More

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