Blisters while backcountry skiing is something almost everyone has dealt with at one point or another. Finding that balance between uphill comfort and downhill performance in your ski boots is a never-ending challenge. Even more, it can be very hard to tell if the boot fit that feels great at home is going to chafe you to death on the […]
earn your turns
I started my North American ski season making my first turns of the year on a mountain I grew up on and where my family has been skiing for the better part of 30 years, Kachina Peak in Taos New Mexico I toured up Kachina the week before Thanksgiving was rewarded with record deep snow and epic pow. El Nino was predicted to treat Taos well and for the most part this came true.
The current record for most vertical feet earned in a year is held by Greg Hill. In 2010 he earned 2 Million vertical feet. On July 9th Aaron Rice announced that he will be trying to beat this record. He plans to start on December 1st, 2015 and end November 30th, 2016. In that time his goal is to ski 2.5 Million Vertical feet. When asked why he would be attempting to top this record […]
With summer just about here and the mountain bike tuned and ready for some single track I had almost put that final coat of summer wax on the skis and called it a season………but one thing living in Utah has taught me, is never count the mighty Wasatch out and it can deliver some goods when least expected. I made the hardest decision of my life and decided to pursue my career […]
The skiing at Stowe this morning was deep! About 8 inches of fresh on a few inches from the past few days. The snow was light and fluffy. In honesty there was a bit of crust underneath the new snow, but it was still the best turns on the East coast of the season. We fell asleep on Tuesday night with the plan to do a quick dawn patrol at Stowe. The forecast was for 1-3 inches and our hopes were pretty low, but we wanted to get out and see the sunrise and move our legs. We woke up this morning at 5:30 am to 3 inches at the house. We got excited and pulled into the dark and unplowed Stowe parking lot 15 minutes later. […]
As the lifts begin to spin, we close the books on the “early season”. And what an early season! The past week would have been great by mid-winter standards. This morning we were even able to get some great gladed turns, let’s keep in mind that its only November 15th! This week started off with a surprise foot of […]