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45 Posts tagged “ski”

The Huascaran…Dynafit's New F12 Landfish

Click all photos for larger image. Remember when Dynafit was known for making ultra-skinny and short skis for rando’ers that liked to spoon tight wiggle turns and put in low angle skin tracks? Well, they still make skis for that, but for next fall, Dynafit will add a new stick its collection called the Huascaran [...]

Side Wall Planers…An Edge Tuning Necessity

Side Wall Planers are key to getting sharp edges. It is interesting to think that when I used to ski the resort a lot, I could have cared less about what condition my ski edges and bases were in. Back in those days and all too often, I’d be skiing around with a few inches [...]

First Matterhorn SkiBASE…Lucky Matthias Giraud!

Pretty wild take-off by Matthias Giraud during the first ever ski-BASE off the Matterhorn in Switzerland. Matthias tags some rocks as he launches and looses a ski, which forces him into a front-flip to avoid certain death.

Photos from Mount Wister

Buck Mountain’s Buckshot Edit

A week ago today.

Off The Couch

This has got to be one of the longest trip reports I’ve ever read for 12 hours of skiing.  Luckily, it’s a fantastic read written by Christian Beckwith, who got out for a day of skiing last weekend with one of the Teton’s most talented skiers, Mark Newcomb. A nice descent of the Northwest Couloir [...]

Friday Funnies!

Have a good laugh and a great weekend everyone!!! With 6″ of new snow and a base of 80″ at 10k’, I’m heading out to ski some noodley chutes and epic powder today. Thanks to Outside Bozeman Magazine for this one!! If you’ve got a good ski, snowboard or tele joke, please share it with [...]

Santa Came Late, But I've Been a Very Good Boy!

Thank You Santa! Santa was a little late to the party this year, but I knew I had been a good boy last year and I was expecting a delivery. Thankfully, ye old Kris Kringle (disguised in a brown suit this year) didn’t let me down and delivered this tasty treat for my feet. Yes [...]

Transitioning Between AT Ski Setups

I know many of you out there probably have quite the quiver of rando skis and maybe a few pairs of boots. I know I do. They range from a 5 lb/foot (ski, boot, binding) old-school Dynafit race setup, to a more than 10 lb Black Diamond/Dynafit hybrid. I ski on both setups quite often [...]

Video: Alpha's Ivory Shoulder, Tantalus Range, BC

Check out this sickter POV and line JD Hare skis in the Tantalus Range of British Columbia. I think I’ve driven by this zone a couple times on the way from Vancouver to Whistler for some rando racing back in 2004 or so. Sure makes you want to drive on up there to check it [...]

Launching for Mount Aspiring

View of the Northwest Ridge of Mount Aspiring. The crux of the descent will be how icy the route is. Photo courtesy MatthewTurley.com I’ve been hanging out here in Wanaka for a few days. There have been a few fine spells here and there, and we managed to get out for a skin up the [...]

Time In…Up To Pioneer Hut

Pioneer Hut from Von Bulow. My finger is feeling a bit better and it looks like there is another high pressure system rolling in for a few days, so I’m catching a heli ride and heading back up into the mountains and the Pioneer Hut on Monday…New Zealand time. The Pioneer Hut sits in the [...]

Off To The Wind River Range

How many couloirs do you see on this Wind River peak? Click photo for larger image. Finally, the weather forecast is looking good for more than just a few hours and today I am off to ski in the Wind River Range of Wyoming for five days. It may be a little soggy on the [...]

Exploring Spaulding Peak…And Off to Canada!

Well, it most certainly has been a trying last few days. I’d like to thank my bosses, Phil Leeds and Jeff Crabtree of Skinny Skis, for giving the time I needed to get my head straightened out. I’ve worked at the store for about 13 years now, so that should tell you what kind of [...]

Photo TR: Spaulding Peak

Randosteve skis from near the summit of Spaulding Peak. Click photo for larger image. During our day, we watched 7 people…in two different parties, climb up no more than 1/3 of the way up the Ellingwood Couloir on the Middle Teton. From skiing the Amora Vida Couloir on the South Teton the day before, I [...]

The EDGR, The Ultimate Ski Waxing Tool?

Consistently flat and sharp scraper edges every time! Okay…now I know some of you are going to think I’m nuts, and I think people that wax their skis a lot might be the only one’s to appreciate this. Upon returning back to work from my extended leave last week, there was one new addition to [...]

Ski Acclimatization on Aconcagua, Part 2

Randosteve skis with glaciers in the Horcones Valley. The weather forecasts we were getting off of the satellite internet connection at Plaza de Mulas continued to show unsettled weather for the upper elevations of Aconcagua. Unsettled weather means average winds at about 80mph, with stronger gusts, and temps rising to a maximum of about -5F [...]

2009 Aconcagua/Polish Glacier Ski Expedition Update 6

Back at basecamp… …and the weather determined it was not meant to be. Steve called this morning and the team has returned to base camp from Camp Two and a half. The weather over the last couple days has been challenging – cloudy with the winds bringing the temps. down to approximately minus 40F with [...]

2009 Aconcagua/Polish Glacier Ski Expedition Update 5

Headed up to Camp Two and a Half! Well, despite some serious weather obstacles, the team has decided to move higher still! Steve called today to report that the team has decided to continue up to Camp Two and a half tomorrow, even after spending a full day in the tent yesterday, enduring “nuclear winds”. [...]

2009 Aconcagua/Polish Glacier Ski Expedition Update 4

Headed up the Mountain! Steve called yesterday to report that the team has now moved up to Camp One (and a half), located a little over 18,000 ft. The team is doing well – everyone is feeling strong, and the plan is for the team to either take a rest day today or start shuttling [...]