Monthly Archives: April 2011

Kip Garre and Allison Kreutzen die in accident on Split Mountain

The worldwide ski community lost two of it’s finest souls this week. Kip Garre and Allison Kreutzen were found on Split Mountain in the Eastern Sierra after an avalanche apparently swept them down the Split Couloir. Kip and Allison were … Continue reading

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Film Review “Hot Dog…the Movie”

By Rob McCormick I was thirteen years old when the ski comedy Hot Dog was released and the movie pretty much set my course in life to end up in Tahoe. I watched the film and wondered to myself, “where … Continue reading

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All Aboard the A(drenaline) -Train!

By Rob McCormick When the sun finally came out at the end of March I became depressed. I love snowstorms and had become accustomed to skiing powder every day. On March 28 temperatures soared into the 50’s and began radiating … Continue reading

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Mini Mountaineering

Last week a friend and I sessioned one of our favorite zones along the Pacific Crest. Perfect conditions allowed us to ski some exciting new lines. At 600 to 800 vertical feet, it hardly qualified as big mountain skiing. However, … Continue reading

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Flashback to March

We will not soon forget what a crazily amazing month March of 2011 was. Copious amounts of snowfall, endless pow turns and a super fun tribute weekend celebrating the life and legacy of Shane McConkey. Here’s a look back at … Continue reading

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The Shane McConkey Legacy Gala

On Friday evening, March 24, the PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn hosted the swankiest, sexiest, classiest event the Valley has ever seen. Two years after the passing of ski legend Shane McConkey, his wife Sherry created the Shane McConkey Legacy Gala … Continue reading

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