Tag Archive: backcountry skiing

Jul 09 2014

Review: G3′s District ski

G3's District - solid, reliable skis for BC conditions

  One of the sleeper skis of last season was G3′s District. It wasn’t that it didn’t get good reviews – Backcountry Magazine considered it one of their Editor’s Choice picks. Outside of that the ski didn’t garner much attention because it wasn’t one of the ultra-light carbon-fiber enhanced backcountry skis. Rather, it was a …

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May 12 2014

BCTalk: Colorado is STILL skiing

Photo by James. Coloradoooooooooh!

Colorado is reaping its just deserts lately. After several years of meager conditions, in spite of man’s meddling, God is sending a thrilling end to a solid season. Even in the parched Sierra, the storms continue to dust the land, but those same storms seem to be saving their full strength for Colorado. Witness a …

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Apr 27 2014

Dave Beck: Architect of the Sierra High Route

Couloir IX-3, Dec. '97 w/Kasha on the cover.

  I’m schlepping a 65-pound pack up Symmes Creek Gorge, playing Sherman to David Beck’s Mr. Peabody, helping him escort seven clients on a ski tour of California’s Sierra High Route. We’re just an hour into the first day’s climb of 4,000 feet, and I’m stressed, spent, and wondering why I agreed to be Beck’s …

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Mar 24 2014

Powder Mountain delivers for BCM Gear Test

Fun and games (gear testing) at Powder Mountain. photo courtesy BCM.

  Howie put the question to me, live, with a video camera rolling. I hate being put on the spot like that. I’m a writer because I know how easy it is to say the wrong thing in the heat of the moment. It’s much better to consider the ramifications of what you say with …

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Mar 06 2014

BCTalk: TR – Durrand Glacier Lodge

The relentless onslaught of the slopes.

James, of the BCTalk forum, is pushing the envelope of mobile communication and filing blow-by-blow reports from the field while on his backcountry ski trip at SME (Selkirk Military Mountain Experience) in British Columbia. The terrain here is mind blowing and I like the Euro atmosphere. — James

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Alpenglow Mt Fest – Skiing WA’s Backcountry

Join renowned IFMGA guide Martin Volken for a look at backcountry skiing in his home state of Washington. A Swiss immigrant, Martin regularly guides clients throughout the Cascade Range of Washington, as well as the European Alps. Plan to get a signed copy of his new guidebook on backcountry skiing in Washington.

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