Monthly Archive: October 2010

Oct 26 2010

Telemark Skier Magazine #15


The first thing you should notice is the cover. It’s illustrated, a choice that isn’t used very often in the world of print. It certainly creates a fresh look and this cover goes a long way towards shedding the vestiges of the past and demonstrating the pride of the young telemarkers schooling pinheads from the …

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Oct 24 2010

2010/11 Season Begins?


by Craig Dostie 24oct2010 It’s looking like the 2010-11 ski season is about to begin. We’ve had a couple of decent rains in the Sierra over the past six weeks. That tends to elevate expectations for a good ski season. Two weeks ago the mountains around Lake Tahoe had accumulations of over two feet on …

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Oct 20 2010

Ortovox wins patent lawsuit against Mammut

by Craig Dostie 18oct2010 Ortovox released a press release today announcing a favorable decision by a higher court in Dusseldorf, Germany that Barryvox had infringed on their patent of a compass function in an avalanche transceiver. The decision comes on appeal to an earlier decision against Ortovox and the rationale for the change in the …

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Oct 17 2010

Hippies, Punx & Misfits


Vid Review by Craig Dostie 16oct2010 There is little doubt I’m one of the worst folks to ask about whether I like a ski video or not. That love affair ended after I was invited to a special screening of a Warren Miller movie. At the time, skiing was my purpose, and though I loved …

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Oct 16 2010

Freshies comin’


The forecast is for rain Sunday afternoon through Monday. Heard rumors about snow up high and the last time we had rain and snow up high—just two weeks ago— there were folks getting face shots off of Job’s Peak on the Nevada side of South Lake Tahoe. Can’t say it will be that deep in …

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Oct 07 2010

Telemark: 1.4-million strong?


A look at recent SIA statistics by Craig Dostie Companion article on WildSnow If you cruise over to WildSnow you’ll see my take on the health of the backcountry ski market based primarily on numbers tabulated by the Snowsports Industries of America, better know as SIA and formerly known as the Ski Industries of America. …

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Oct 04 2010

Rottefella’s NTN Binding, Beta Version ’07


Beta Version Review Reprinted from Couloir Vol. XIX-5, March 2007 by Craig Dostie The long awaited NTN (New Telemark Norm) binding from Rottefella has arrived. And how! Is it the Holy Grail of telemark bindings? If Holy means perfect, then no. But if it means you will feel more righteous while genuflecting through your tele …

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