By: randosteve|Posted on: January 28, 2008|Posted in: Broken Link to Photo/Video, Gear, Trip Planning | 14 comments

2008 World Ski Mountaineering Championships

Time to start planning!!! The members of the 2008 US Ski Mountaineering Team have been announced by the United States Ski Mountaineering Association and it looks like I’m headed for Europe!!! Here is a link to the World Ski Mountaineering Championships website. One of the races has 10’000′ of vertical. The members of the team are:

  • Ethan Passant: Crested Butte
  • Cary Smith: Jackson
  • Brian Wickhauser: Crested Butte
  • Brandon French: Kalispell
  • Steve Romeo: Jackson
  • Scott Coldiron: Boulder/Spokane
  • Chris Kroger: Jackson
  • Jon Brown: Crested Butte
  • Zahan Billimoria: Driggs
  • Todd Glew: Salt Lake City

While I’m glad to be back in the Jackson, it looks like there was another incident on Teton Pass while I was gone. Sounds like there was some sort of altercation when one skier tried to pass another on the bootpack. Visit for all the juicy details, comments and controversies. More info in this article in the JH News and Guide.

Peak above Snowbasin Ski area where the on-snow Demo was.
Kinda looks like Lone Peak at Big Sky.

Tripy Movement 3D garphicsI’m a little over taking about gear and the Outdoor Retailer right now, but just a final few thoughts. I think Movement Skis had the most interesting graphic on their ski…the Joystick and I felt like I had a flashback when I looked at it’s 3D like graphics. I’m not sure if this picture does it justice, but take a look.

Conservative Dakine designsGetting hurt in the winter has to be my worst nightmare and I’m proud of RandoKitty for being so positive through her own recovery. I don’t know what I would do if I couldn’t ski…maybe I could learn something from Knitting Nick Devore!

At my appointment with Dakine, they said this pack was on the conservative side. Boy, did that make me feel old. I wonder if Arc’teryx makes any plaid softshells.

Lou Dawson and Randosteve
His royal Blogness Lou Dawson and Randosteve.
Great to see the whole Dawson family joining in the gear extravaganza.

Burning Building at Outdoor Retailerrando_steveAt OR a few years ago there was a tornado that killed one person and reeked havoc on the show. This year the building across the street burned down. Not sure if I will attend the next show…seems like it’s an accident magnet.

Andrew Mclean sent me this advertisement for Alta. He and some others wondered what I was doing in an Alta ad. I sure don’t remember posing for this one, so it must be my long lost twin. What do you think?