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Low Tide Aventures in Argentina

In Photo Gallery, Trip Reports by Jen GirardiLeave a Comment

Skiers and snowboarders are part of a nomadic tribe that can be found dreaming about the next turn, sometimes traveling to great lengths in search of pow. This summer, as the days were getting longer and temperatures higher, I found myself longing to get away from the scorching heat in Whistler, BC. Traveling to the other side of the world …

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Photo Gallery: A Remarkable Season in Alaska

In Photo Gallery by Nick D'AlessioLeave a Comment

I spent the 2017/18 season in Alaska, guiding folks from all over the world across its incredible landscape. One of my best days was ironically the worst day of the season for conditions; with rain crust to treeline, sun crust on solar and wind hammered high alpine. Good to have these reminders that it doesn’t have to be great conditions …

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Type 2 Fun: Circumnavigating Crater Lake

In Photo Gallery, Trip Reports by Brooke JacksonLeave a Comment

Thinking of words to describe the experience of circumnavigating Crater Lake by alpine touring skis in two days is difficult. Perhaps there hasn’t been enough time since having the experience to fully process it. Perhaps there just aren’t words to describe the ups and downs – both figurative and literal – of such a venture. Let’s just start from the …

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Pinch Me: An Ode to Tight Places

In Photo Gallery, Pro Tips by Nate RowlandLeave a Comment

As the season for charging powder filled bowls and popping pillow lines comes to a close, my mind wanders to narrower corners of the backcountry. The big boards have been hung up for the winter, but smaller rides like the Vector, Objective and WSP are back in the regular rotation. A consolidating snowpack and peaking snow depth mean it’s high …

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Ultralight Winter Traverse of the Tahoe Rim Trail

In Photo Gallery by Justin LichterLeave a Comment

Last week my buddy (Shawn Forry) and I completed a “thru-ski” of the Tahoe Rim Trail……well, the route of the Tahoe Rim Trail, since technically it was under a lot of snow (20+ feet). The trail runs roughly 170 miles through the high country around the perimeter of Lake Tahoe and is mainly used in the summer, except for some …