Monthly Archives: January 2012

Dicey Snowpack in Colorado

A highly unstable snowpack in Colorado has resulted in an alarming number of avalanche fatalities recently. Inbounds deaths have occurred at Winter Park and Vail. Denver Post report on in-bounds avalanche fatalities Vail Daily reports avalanche danger still high CBS … Continue reading

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From Zero to Hero (sort of)

Last week’s storm was a great example of how a single Sierra storm cycle can bring us from nada to Prada. The fact that Squaw was able to open KT after just three days of snow is rather astounding. It’s … Continue reading

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Flip the Switch

We needed a wet storm to kickstart our winter but when I heard it rained to 9,000 feet well into Friday night I began to worry. On Saturday Squaw looked better than it had but definitely not like the game … Continue reading

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B.A.S.I.C.S. Premiere at OVL January 21

B.A.S.I.C.S stands for Be Aware and Safe In Crazy Situations. Program Director JT Holmes wants to promote a progression into sports that maximizes safety and sustainability. High Fives has produced a short film about their athletes, the injuries they sustained, … Continue reading

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A Rookie Observation

by Geoff Forcier As we all know the weather finally looks to be changing in Tahoe to more reflect the date on the calendar. This could not come at a better time. I have been in Tahoe almost three weeks … Continue reading

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Smith, Scott Partner with Recon, Deliver Heads Up to the Masses

Get ready for the next level of ski geekery to hit the slopes next season. Recon’s Micro Optics Display (MOD) Live is dashboard that projects live data from your ski experience out in front of you so that you can … Continue reading

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Powder Sequence from Janky Films, Boot Deep

I like the fact the Janky Films Crew don’t take themselves to seriously. However, there is nothing janky about this gorgeous powder edit from their 2011 release, Boot Deep. The storm system for later this week is predicted to start … Continue reading

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Backcountry Ice Skating Continued

Backcountry Ice Skating Video I recently hooked up with a few friends for a magnificent backcountry ice skate tour in Desolation Wilderness. Hiking and skating conditions were superb. You could not have ordered up better weather. Hanging out under the low … Continue reading

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Lazy days of summer…I mean winter

Afros, fishnet stockings, cut off shorts, BBQ’s, PBR’s, disco beats and soapy cars being hosed down in the warm afternoon sun. Another summer day in Tahopia? Nope. The PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn hosted a pray for snow car wash today … Continue reading

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Ride out the Drought with SNL Digital Shorts

This winter has not been great for skiing. It’s actually been about as bad as one could imagine. Some people have seen the lighter side of a dry winter by taking up hiking, mountain biking, golf, surfing, paddleboarding, ice skating, … Continue reading

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