Monthly Archive: April 2013

Apr 30 2013

First Look: Rossi All Track AT boots

Even Rossignol joins the AT crowd with their AllTrack boot

  To say that Rossi’s new All Track boot line is designed with alpine touring in mind is only accurate if you’re a neophyte AT skier, not one who has actually logged more than 10-thousand vert involving physical labor and sweat. That’s not to say that you can’t hang with the gang if you’re wearing …

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Apr 29 2013

TR: Shasta via Avalanche Gulch

Shano Collins rips up Shasta corn.

  Ordinarily April is a good month to ski Mt. Shasta, but May is more reliable weather wise. However, the weather pattern for this season was well established; the much anticipated big storm at the end of the season was not going to arrive. That meant, as soon as we could coordinate schedules and head …

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Apr 22 2013

Loveland Pass Avalanche claims 5

Google view of the terrain that trapped five.

Really disturbing news for backcountry skiers this weekend. We lost five in an avalanche on Saturday around Loveland Pass. The ironic thing is all the victims were participating in an event to raise awareness about riding safely in the backcountry. A total of six were caught, one skier and four snowboarders were killed. Denver Post …

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Apr 19 2013

Tahoe’s last call for Winter Twelve-13?

Ross Collins nabs freshies off the E side of peak 10,120, near the 2-stroke smoke zone.

  Once again Tahoe was the recipient of a weak storm. Though wimpy, it turned out to be better than expected, with Mt. Rose ski resort reporting up to 10 inches of fresh snow. Despite the belief that this was an exaggeration, the fact that snow had fallen sporadically throughout the previous day made it …

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Apr 14 2013

Lil’ Morrison Powder

It's a Powder Monday somewhere today. Pssst, I won't tell the boss.

Hey, ski season ain’t over yet, okay? Not for me. But review season needs a breather —

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Apr 10 2013

Meanderthal Conversations

Gilski drops a knee and takes a powshot to the head.

  It had been a long time, too long, since we had all skied together. At least five years. Gilski and I had rendezvoused a few times at Mammoth in the interim but the last time I skied with Lou was at Onion Valley back in ’97 and with Rober’ it had been since ’05 …

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Apr 08 2013

Technique: Waxing Skins – How & Why

Glopped up! Time to stop and administer a waxy cure.

  Waxing skins is an essential part of taking care of your climbing skins which will also improve their performance. While skins are used for their climbing ability, their ability to glide when sliding between grip modes will help you climb faster. It does so two ways. Wax On? Most importantly it can prevent a …

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