Nearly everyone needs some sort of customization to get the maximum performance and comfort out of a ski boot. Some folks always need a lot of tweaking, some need very little, and the boot that we tend to buy is the one that requires the least amount of adjustments to make fit. Fit is a [...]
Archive for October, 2012
Legend of Aahhh’s is coming to the Tahoe area this Friday, Nov. 2nd at the Olympic Valley Lodge. Come get amped for the new season by reflecting on one of the most influential ski films ever produced, the Blizzard of Aahhh’s by Greg Stump. Sponsored by the Start Haus, Truckee’s local radio station 101.5 [...]
Last week was an unexpected delight with up to three feet of snow blowing in on the Sierra Crest on the north shore of Lake Tahoe. Travis Ganong files the following pictorial report, the day the storm abatted.
What are the results from the season opener? Fresh tracks, two face shots, a serendipitous meeting with friends, revelations with G3′s Onyx, some sweet tele turns with an attack of the nuns using the NTN Freedom binding, no trouble but an unexpected symptom with Ascension glue, the usual frosting with G3 Alpinists skins, and [...]
Like every good storm I’ve ever seen in Tahoe, this one came in early. Cousin JD reported 18 inches of fresh yesterday at Alpine Meadows and I didn’t think we’d get half of that until tomorrow. So it’s time to organize and hit it early in the morning. There’s been a bunch of gear begging [...]
It was love at first kiss and the way the Lange XT held my feet I couldn’t help wonder what a longer term relationship might produce. I still haven’t had the pleasure of even a single day tour with a pair but I’ve had a chance to look a lot closer at the design. Aside [...]
One thing most of us can agree on is you don’t want to make too much of a sacrifice in the performance of your go-to ski. It needs to be solid enough to handle a lot of vertical in-bounds, yet not be a tank for a full day in the backcountry. It has to [...]
Every year the seasons change, and though the calendar says they begin at the same time, we know when they start and end are as predictable as the numbers on a roulette wheel. Sure there is a range of when it will occur, but the exact day, just as the exact number to bet on, changes all the time.
Finally, the snow show came to my doorstep. The International Snow Science Workshop has been high on my tick list for years and now as the colorful leaves of fall began blowing off the trees, I was on the road to Anchorage’s convention center on the other side of the Chugach. The road trip [...]
Last weak I was struck by the hole that exists in the AT world these days for an AT binding that works with tech-less alpine boots and weighs less than four pounds. It simply doesn’t exist anymore. Not in retail stores anyway. But if you sleuth enough, you can find an old pair of Ramer [...]