early season powder skiing

Gittin’ some

  Better late than never, snow is falling in the NW. Mt Baker is opening, Mt Hood is open and expanding terrain available. Here’s a shot from Max Reitz up in 4 bowl at meadows. They hiked up to catch the latest round of snow . . . We also just got a couple gear items in the office this… Read More

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Only in Europe . . .

A friend sent this link my way – I heard that the latest Warren Miller film had some footage of paragliding skiers too. I can just imagine what a US resort would say if you tried this here.

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SKI REVIEW 2007-08

Ski Reviews posted

Although the weather forecast calls for clear weather through Thanksgiving, the hills are starting to look more like winter in these parts. The resorts are opening limited terrain and there is skiing to be had above treeline.     We had a small wax and tune party the other day to get the sticks ready for action. It was warm and… Read More

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14er movie

We have been getting feedback that our rss feed and our comments area were not working. We did a little troubleshooting this weekend and believe we have both up and running properly. Thanks for letting us know and thanks for visiting the site. We posted a preview of Chris Davenport’s Ski the 14ers book back in September, well word is there… Read More

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Outdoor Research Mithril Stormshell

Hooded Softshells – OR Mithril Stormshell

Softshell fabrics like Schoeller have been gaining momentum for a handful of years now. They are great for ski touring because they really breath. They do not always offer the same protection form the elements that laminated shells offer but the improved breathability is a worthy trade off when your focus is climbing to ski.   The recent surge in… Read More

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Sol Mountain Lodge October 2007

Monashee Update

Aaron and the folks up at Sol Mountain Touring in the Monashees sent us a couple images of a recent trip up to the lodge to finish a few projects on the hut maintenance list. Unfortunately for the project list, it snowed heavily while they were up at the lodge. The good news is that they actually got some skiing… Read More

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STEEP the movie

STEEP the movie

  I had the opportunity to preview STEEP, a new film from Sony Classics. This is not your normal ski porn. STEEP is a high quality documentary film that explores the history and evolution of steep and big mountain skiing. A project by High Ground Productions and the Documentary Group (formed by Peter Jennings), STEEP is a combination of interviews and… Read More

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Osprey Switch 36 Pack

Osprey Switch 36 Pack

New in 06-07, the Osprey Switch 36 returns for the 07-08 season. I used this pack all last ski season and for a variety of climbs and hikes over the summer. At 36 liters, it has enough space for a big day but packs small for lighter days without feeling like too much pack. A modified top loader design, the… Read More

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Spirit 3

Scarpa Spirit 3 AT Ski Boots

I skied the Scarpa Spirit 3 AT Boot all last season. A three-buckle boot with a touring bias, the boot is a step above the Matrix in the Scarpa line-up, offers Dynafit compatibility, and seemed like a logical step for my next AT boot. The Spirit 3 uses a new strap system that broadens the pull of the straps thus giving… Read More

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Ski the 14ers by Chris Davenport

Ski the 14ers Book – Chris Davenport

Ski the 14ers Book – Chris Davenport The ski related press releases just keep coming across my desk these days. The latest is information on a new book about skiing Colorado’s 14ers. Aspen based skier, Chris Davenport pulled off the impressive feat of skiing all 54 of Colorado’s fourteen thousand foot peaks in one year last season. Lou Dawson skied them… Read More

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Book

Ski Related Book Reviews

Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain – Bruce Tremper One the best avalanche safety books available. It has the science, it has the human element. If you are looking to expand your vision in the world of avalanche science, this is the book. Powder Pioneers – Award winning book on Canadian ski history by Chic Scott. From the roots of skiing in… Read More

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Past Video Reviews

Past Video Reviews

Big Mountain Little Skier: Free Heels Big Mountain Little Skier is Nils Larson’s latest movie. Anyone who questions the power of the free heel turn needs to see this movie. Big Mountain Little Skier features free heel skiers pushing the envelope of backcountry skiing the Chugach, Selkirks, and Sierra. The majority of the film is composed of footage earned via… Read More

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