Monthly Archive: September 2010

Sep 25 2010

NTN Rebate Program & Demo Tour

Mitch Weber, brains and brawn behind

It’s official. Rottefella is turning up the heat to motivate telemark skiers to switch over to the new telemark norm they pioneered by offering a $100 rebate this fall. The rebate is an attempt to overcome the high cost of switching to the NTN system because it requires buying a new pair of boots and …

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Sep 23 2010

California TRs from The Back Country


A few of you have noticed that I’m starting to make a bit of progress with filling this site out with content related to backcountry skiing. To that end, I’d like to start compiling a listing of great sites that post good trip reports. There are a ton of them out there so if you …

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Sep 21 2010

Tram Bar


It started out as just a practical way to make the most of standing in the tram line at Jackson Hole. With a typical wait in the neighborhood of an hour or more, core skiers know that’s a good time to eat except to do so food needs to be something you can handle while …

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Sep 17 2010

Snowlands Auction

Snowlands Network is hosting an auction through this weekend to raise money for protecting wilderness lands from mechanized intrusions. There are lots of good causes to support these days, and they all need it because it seems the attacks on what is good are relentless. In the context of Snowlands Network, the goal is to …

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Sep 10 2010

Clip-skins Review (beta version)

clip-skins folded

When Kaj Gyr first told me of his idea for glueless climbing skins I was intrigued but skeptical. Glued skins have always had the potential for trouble, but with proper care and a bit of luck I’ve been satisfied with most pairs of skins I’ve used. Occasionally I’ll get a pair with a bogus batch …

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Sep 01 2010

Heli-skiing comes to Tahoe

It looks like heli-skiing will be an available option for Tahoe area skiers this winter (by the time there’s enough snow, probably 2011). The last time heli-skiing was offered in the Sierra was in the early 1970s, near Mammoth. This will be the first time ever in the Tahoe area. According to Dave Rintala, owner …

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