Monthly Archive: November 2010

Nov 27 2010

Ten-Eleven, Day 2, Thanksgiving 2010

John Holleman ripping freshies at Sunrise Bowl, Tahoe Donner.

Conditions in the Tahoe area are epic and the Ten-Eleven season is off to a rip roaring start. The last time I can remember such a strong start was 82/83, or maybe 97/98. One can only hope this season is as good as either. Here in Truckee we received a solid four feet of snow …

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Nov 16 2010

Ten-eleven begins, day 1


After teasing myself with a shot from last season I just had to get out and make some turns myself last weekend. It was great to get out on the snow and immerse myself in a climb. Pepper was ecstatic once we got on the snow, alternately dancing on her hind legs and sprinting in …

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Nov 12 2010

Teaser Shot


If you haven’t seen the evidence, you’ve heard about it. It’s happening out there. The ten-eleven season has begun. There’s bound to be a dry spell soon, with more snow on the way, but not just yet. Some of us haven’t gotten out yet, and probably won’t until there’s enough depth to protect our skis …

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Nov 08 2010

Mo’ snomo’ in Giant Sequoia Natl Monument?

Ran across a plea for help today that seem worthy of mention. Snowlands Network sent out a notice to protest a proposal by the US Forest Service to allow snowmobiling on nearly all roads in the Giant Sequoia National Monument (not the same as Sequoia National Park). Snowmobiles had been allowed in the monument area, …

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Nov 01 2010

TR: August skiing in Alaska


  There aren’t very many places that beckon skiers to the “Call of the Wild” in late summer like Alaska. I still have vivid memories of a movie adventurer who was dropped off by a bush pilot in a remote area of Alaska when it sunk in to him just how much of a commitment …

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