Archive | September, 2015

roller ski bags

Roller Ski Bags

Roller Ski Bags – the only way to travel A minimalist at heart, I have travelled for many years with the most basic of ski bags for air travel; a single zip bag with shoulder strap. I’ve looked on with envy at those with roller ski bags as they effortlessly negotiate the airport and car rental counters but have have… Read More

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In The Pocket – the cycle of the seasons

In the national forest around the volcano near my home, there is a pocket formed by the near-perpendicular intersection of two ridges. There’s a steep, old logging road that winds its way up to the ridgetop above this cleft in the earth, past a small spring that seeps downhill and is gathered by a creek and continues onward. I am… Read More

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Wave Skiing

Wave Skiing by Salomon FreeSki TV Fall is not quite in the air, so here’s a not quite snow related ski film. A few years ago, Voile did some water skiing on their skis. I suppose it was only time before someone decided to try surfing . . . and now for something completely different. Wave Skiing by Salomon FreeSki TV

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Alpine Singletrack – Sol Mountain

Alpine Singletrack on the Rise Story and Photos by Steve Shannon A hundred kilometers south of Revelstoke, British Columbia, tucked away in an alpine meadow in the Monashee Mountains, sits a growing alpine singletrack hotspot: Sol Mountain Lodge. Sol has operated as a ski touring lodge since 2005 but with the lodge accessible by car after the snow melts, owner, Aaron… Read More

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