Archive | September, 2016

snow and avalanche workshops

2016 Snow and Avalanche Workshop Schedule

Snow and Avalanche Workshop Schedule Fall is securely upon us and ski season is on the horizon! Fall snow and avalanche workshops have become a pre-season staple in most regions around the country. These large-group workshops represent a gathering of the dedicated backcountry community and offer an excellent opportunity to experience presentations from seasoned snow and avalanche pros. Here’s a… Read More

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ski film - a skier's journey

A Skier’s Journey – ski film launch

A Skier’s Journey – the final episodes Anyone who has travelled to remote locales to ski appreciates that the resulting experience is much broader than just the skiing. It’s about the adventure – the people, the travel, the tent time, the culture and the all the small pieces that make the skiing possible. In 2010, artful adventure photog, Jordan Manley, and intrepid skiers… Read More

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backcountry skiing off-piste magazine

Winter Snow Forecast – ENSO, PDO and Optimism

Winter Snow Forecast 2016-17 UPDATE – October 15, 2016 – NOAA Climate Center moves back to La Niña forecast! Skiers and weather forecasters talk a lot about El Niño and La Niña when gazing into their crystal balls in search of the winter snow forecast. And for good reason, El Niño (warm Equatorial Pacific sea surface temperatures) and La Niña (cool Equatorial… Read More

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2017 backcountry skis

2017 Backcountry Skis – Beta part III

2017 Backcountry Skis Finally, a third installment previewing 2017 backcountry skis! The weather patterns shifted this week to yield a glimpse of fall. There’s nothing quite like the first dust of snow in the mountains to turn your thoughts toward ski season. The big picture for 2017 backcountry skis is lighter weights, modest widths and impressive performance through a range of conditions. Basically, skis… Read More

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candide thovex edit

Who Needs Snow – Candide Thovex Edit – Tuesday Time Waster

Tuesday Time Waster – Candide Thovex Edit The weather seems to have turned toward fall as the calendar turned to September this year. The Northwest mountains have only seen a trace of snow but the cool temps and grey skies help fuel thoughts of the winter ahead. But who needs snow to ski. Apparently, Candide Thovex doesn’t. This clip is… Read More

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