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Guided Ski Tours in Utah with Inspired Summit Adventures

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During Part 1 of our virtual interview with long-time Voile ambassadors, Shaun and Weston Deutschlander,  we chatted about their relationship with Voile, as well as the history behind their guiding business, Inspired Summit Adventures. Their experience as professional skiers and guides coupled with their outgoing and perceptive personalities has resulted in top-notch customizable education and backcountry experiences. They offer a …

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The Gaslight – Gannett Peak Ski Guiding

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Like most mountain guides in mid-March of 2020, I lost all my employment prospects for the foreseeable future due to the fallout of our worldwide pandemic.  Ski patrol work at Big Sky: terminated early.  Ski guiding season: terminated early. Denali guiding season: canceled. Summer guiding season: hard to say; maybe?  Mountain Guiding to COVID Screening With limited options available, I …

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Skiing the Grand Teton: An Exercise in Patience

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Patience. A word we have heard a lot about lately, especially in regards to spring ski mountaineering. As ski mountaineers, we exercise patience often as we wait for acceptable conditions to line up with our specific objectives. Sometimes that means waiting until spring. This spring, Zach and I had our sights set, once again, on skiing the Grand Teton together. …

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Sea and Ski Alaska

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It’s no secret that Alaska is famous for its skiing. When you visit, it is mind blowing how big this place is and how many different mountain ranges and diverse climates it offers. For me, living here for 13 years now I am committed to life in the last frontier. A common question I get from guests I guide is …

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The Legend of the Camel’s Hump Challenge

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Each February, skiers of all levels set out to take on the Camel’s Hump Challenge. Over the years, due to the fickle Vermont weather, the Challenge has been postponed to later in the year or canceled altogether if the course is not navigable. Weather on the Hump can be intimidating on a cold Vermont winter day. Just before the midway …

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Backcountry Misadventure: Embracing “Bad” Weather

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Before the ski season began I had grand ideas of the backcountry trips I would take here in the northeast; the places I would visit, people I would bring along, the routes we would explore, etc. However, as the season unfolded each plan faded along with the changing weather patterns. From planned tours around Mount Washington, the Presidential Range, Camel’s …

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Enjoy the Journey: Japan Backcountry Culture

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WINTER IS COMING Shorter days, lingering morning frost, and snow blankets the mountains- winter is near. Skiers and snowboarders itch to get back in their bindings. For lovers of mountain exploration, this season of anticipation is nostalgic and exciting. It is time for reflection on past trips and planning of future trips. Time for pulling out old gear and reminiscing …