Monthly Archives: February 2008

Off to Hawaii

After our recent storm and all the ones that hit in January, the snow levels in the mountains are high (a friends’ 7-year-old skied Squaw’s Main chute yesterday) and I’m off to the tropics! I leave for Hawaii tomorrow for … Continue reading

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Skiing the Truckee Ski Hill

I’ve eyed the north-facing gladded lines just south of West River Street for years. Recently, tracks have been laid down after big storms. On the drive back to Sierra Meadows, after a crowded day at Squaw, I think about taking … Continue reading

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Video from Squaw Freeskiing Comp

Despite icy conditions, skiers hucked huge cliffs — and stuck the landings fluidly — at Squaw’s freeskiing competition last week. The performances were amazing. One after another, skiers dropped big air onto hardpack and skied away. It left me wondering … Continue reading

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Benson Hut Slide Show

The Benson Hut trip was a big success with warm sunny skies, an endless sunset, creamy corn and some dry powdery snow.

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Squaw Freeskiing Competition Qualifiers Today

Skiers are trying to qualify for the 2008 Subaru Squaw Valley USA Open Freeskiing Finals today in Enchanted Forest. The finals will be held tomorrow in the C2 area.

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Off to the Benson Hut!

Yesterday I went to Squaw to check out the 48Straight events. While the competition was exciting, the slopes were wall to wall with people. Today, I’m getting away from the crowds and heading out on an overnight trip to the … Continue reading

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Skiercross, Superpipe and Music Hit Squaw

This weekend the 48Straight and Keep King of the Mountain Tour come to Squaw Valley, bringing skiercross, bordercross and superpipe competitions. At night, big-time performers like the Roots and the Crystal Method will play in the village. Here’s a photo … Continue reading

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Skiers Rescued After Two Nights in the Snow

Two skiers were located and rescued by helicopter this morning after spending two nights in a snow cave outside of Alpine Meadows Ski Area. Read the full story from the Sierra Sun >>

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New Ski Gear for the 2008-09 Season

View all four issues of the Snowpress Show Daily now to preview the next generation of gear.

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Watch the Squallywood Clinic Movie

After six consecutive days of snow, the skies cleared and the sun illuminated six feet of powder last Saturday. The conditions were perfect for Robb Gaffney’s first Squallywood clinic. The six participants were filmed as they hucked cliffs and skied … Continue reading

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