The H2O Guides’ heli ski season started last weekend. As communications/operations director, they occasionally let me out of the cage. I took this photo on a fairly technical Landing Zone deep in the Chugach Range on a run called Upper 49ers. As you can see, the slope drops away from the nose of the helo … Continue reading
Next time you’re driving over Thompson Pass on your way to Valdez, Alaska, in the summer or fall, check out the Ridge Trail hike at the Worthington Glacier. I’d been scoping the trail for awhile and finally found a day to hike it with my trail buddy Grizzly. My new friend recently told me about … Continue reading
Customization is king in snowboard boot designs for 2014. The newest boots take a complex, multi-tiered approach to lacing and lacing systems, enabling riders to fine-tune fit and tightness according to preference and style. For targeted and zonal lacing, the Boa Closure System integrates with traditional lacing and other systems. Boots for 2014 are loaded … Continue reading
Another winter storm slammed Monarch Mountain from Saturday night through Sunday, and we skied 20+ inches of storm snow all day Sunday. That brought Monarch’s five-day snowfall up to 5-6 feet! Thursday and Sunday were both “right place, right time days.” Most of Colorado had good snow during the past week which boosted the snow-pack … Continue reading
Extensive studies have shown that supplementing your outdoors recreation diet with steady doses of Vitamin P (Powder) can significantly improve your physical and mental health. We got large doses of Vitamin P on Sunday at the Wolf Creek Ski Area in southwest Colorado, where a storm cycle deposited a couple feet of fresh, deep powder. … Continue reading
See the full powder gallery at OnTheSnow.com. Wolf Creek, the Mt. Baker of Colorado, gets more snowfall on average (465 inches) than any other Colorado ski area. It’s one of our favorite places to chase powder, and we hit it just right on Dec. 15, 2012. I was with Mountain Nomads owner and longtime friend … Continue reading
I tested nine hybrid trail shoes for Mountain Getaway. Click HERE to check them out. These are multi-purpose shoes that can transition between trail running, hiking, and scrambling – even easy bouldering in some cases.
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