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The Science of Snow

The Science of Snow

  My friend Jill has 10 snowboards. Is this excessive? Perhaps not, after all there are well more than 10 different types of snow conditions, so why wouldn’t she have a snowboard for every snowccasion? There’s the split-board for early and late season touring, the split-board for mid-season touring, three park boards (one super soft, […]

Steep Skiing in the West- A Look Back

Steep Skiing in the West- A Look Back

“If you fall, you die!” This catchy, morbid phrase, popularized by Coloradan, Chris Landry, one of the sport’s foremost pioneers, defines the allure of steep skiing. Although people have perished, it is rare, and most never consider that dire possibility. Mountaineering skiers are driven by a passion to descend improbable lines, and the reward is […]