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Randosteve, You are not forgotten. Part I

  Steve “Randosteve” “Randomeo” “Randobewan Skinobee” “X-Steve” Romeo, 40, of Jackson was caught in avalanche March 7 on the north side of Waterfalls Canyon near Ranger Peak in Grand Teton National Park.  He was accompanied by fellow backcountry skier, Chris Onufer.  Neither survived. Steve was born in Manchester, Conn., and graduated from East Catholic High […]

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Randosteve, You are not forgotten. Part II

                                   

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From one skier to another…

A week ago today – Randosteve showing Kershaw Finlay (X-Reed’s son) how to properly grip a ski pole. Steve was so happy! Steve and Chris we love you! – Randokitty and X-Reed

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De-Stink The Stink

It’s that time of year again. The temperature is starting to rise (oh nooooo…) and your feet sweat like no one’s business when they are stuffed inside your thick and warm ski boot liners all day. I use thin synthetic socks when I ski, and they hold plenty of wrank foot odor on their own. […]

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Words of Wisdom

I just wanted to give a shout-out to my good friend and ski partner Reed Finlay (now former ski partner?), for the birth of his son on Leap Day last week. With the Leap Day birthday, little Kershaw Finlay will no doubt be a huckster on the skis when he grows up. But, Uncle Randosteve […]

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Live To Ski Weekend Video

I put this video together of the three days of skiing that was my weekend…I think a couple weeks ago now. Nothing too outlandish, and it starts with a couple pics from a nice ski tour to No Woods Basin. The meat of the footage is a mission in the northern end of the park. […]

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No Words Can Describe…

…how freaking good the powder skiing in Jackson Hole is right now. And this is with Carbon Megawatts. O-M-G!!!

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Trenching It

When relating to skiing, some people call it “trenching” when you leave deep ruts in the corduroy as you rail GS turns down the piste. Others, myself included, consider it “trenching” when you ski really deep and light powder (on skinny skis?), and you leave deep and wide trenches in the snow. Never-the-less, the snow […]

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“A Life Ascending” This Thursday

If you missed the screening of “A Life Ascending” when it played in Jackson Hole last winter as part of the Banff Mountain Film Festival, don’t fret…as you will have another chance to see this great film on Thursday, March 1st, at 7PM in the Snow King Teton Room. Tickets are available at Skinny Skis […]

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Scary Skin Track Moments

Whether it is whumps in the snowpack, unpredictable moose, or slick and icy spots, there can be some pretty darn scary moments when you are out on the skin track. How about this one? When what appears to be an untouched track of fresh snow…suddenly explodes into a ball of feathers and flapping wings as […]

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Guess Who’s Boots: Modified Dynafit TLT5

Had the day off today, but turned out to be pretty busy…after shredding 7K’ of awesomely fast untracked powder, of course. One of my “extra tasks” today was to help a fellow skier bring his modified Dynafit TLT5 boots back up to par and replace some blown rivets with T-nuts. And when I say modified…I […]

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Skiing And Mainstream Media

It is pretty wild (and sorta cool) to see skiing all over the mainstream media recently. Too bad it took a bunch of awesome people dying for the bigger audience to realize the risks many skiers take every day. Unfortunately, I think Rob Gaffney speaks a lot of truths in this MSNBC video and I […]

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Side-By-Side: Dynafit Vulcan and TLT5 AT Boots

Click all photos for larger image. Since Outdoor Retailer, I’ve been able get a couple ski tours in using the much anticipated Hoji-boot, AKA the Dynafit Vulcan, for next season. The Vulcan tours great and skis even better, as the cuff and flex pattern is very stiff. There were some parts of the boot that […]

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Do The Right Thing

Considering the Jackson Hole region is predicted to receive 2-3′ of snow in the next 24-48hrs, along with wind gusts approaching 100mph, we will no doubt see a spike in the avalanche danger.  Because of this, I think this little avalanche and skiing safety video is appropriate, and I like it because it isn’t as […]

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I’ve Skied Everywhere

Well, obviously I haven’t skied everywhere, and I only managed to have skied at 24 of the 92 (I think?) resorts listed in this Johnny Cash tribute. (My list in the comments section.) What about you?!

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