Monthly Archive: December 2014

Dec 30 2014

Bruce Tremper on Deaf-to-Danger Newbies

Bruce Tremper, Director of Utah's Avalanche Center

We just don’t have the resources to combat all the extreme videos that are out there…all these movies that are encouraging people to go out there and just rage. — Bruce Tremper Last January 2014, at the annual Outdoor Retailer Winter show Verde PR teamed up with Emerald Expo to convene a panel of industry …

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Dec 24 2014

PR: Voile expands athlete roster

Noah Howell, the public face of PowderWhores, joins Voile as team athlete manager.

  Voile keeps quietly moving forward with strategic moves that continue to give them a solid hold on where the sport of backcountry skiing is headed, and by skiing I mean glisse, the art of schussing downhill whether you’re wearing one or two boards on your feet. Their latest move has less to do with …

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Dec 21 2014

22 Designs announces Outlaw beta program

22D's NTN baby has emerged from gestation an Outlaw.

  The Outlaw, the first American made NTN binding is ready for pummeling by the public. In the world of telemark bindings, that’s not a joke. The very nature of telemarking creates forces that test the limits of every part of the system and when a new combination of ingredients comes together as a new …

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Dec 16 2014

Review: BCA Float 32 Airbag Pack

Outdated colors, but the size and shape of the BCA Float airbag is still like this.

  Okay, so you’re ready to plunk down for an airbag pack, but you need to do it for less than a thousand bucks. In that case one of the models you should be considering seriously is BCA’s Float 32. It uses compressed air, so that means you can practice blowing up the airbag for …

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Dec 08 2014

Review: BD’s Carbon Convert (2015)

Viva le Carbon Convert - in white. Don't let it out of your sight!

What is it about skis that is so danged exciting? As much as I like to think they are just another utilitarian piece of gear to get me to the goods, the fact is, the sensation of skiing comes primarily from the ski. Everything else is just connecting you to it, although, with tele, the …

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Dec 07 2014

Low budget, lightweight ‘clinometer

Hold it vertically, and eyeball it.

  Knowing the angle of the slope you’re on is important for bragging rights and avoiding avalanches. There are plenty of options available for measuring slope angle, with price usually providing an indication of accuracy. There is a new slope angle estimator heading to market that is a simple sticker that you apply to your …

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Dec 02 2014

Sugar Bowl – Tahoe’s BC Resort

Mt. Lincoln presents many levels of ski terrain, extremely steep to mellow cruising.

  Lake Tahoe offers some amazing choices when it comes to ski resorts. A total of 15 resorts are sprinkled around the lake, with a huge variety of terrain and amenities, from Squaw Valley’s Olympic caliber steeps, Homewoods unparalleled view of Tahoe’s deepest blue depths on her western shore, Heavenly’s night life to Soda Springs …

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