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Heat Holders Keep Feet Warm and Cozy

As someone who has suffered from cold feet for years and been recently diagnosed with Raynaud’s disease, Heat Holders thermal socks are a game changer. My cold feet stem from years of wearing tight-fitting race boots in New England’s sub-zero … Continue reading

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The Lost Ski Area

Eureka Peak, located about an hour drive north of Truckee, is home to some of California’s richest ski history and is still a great place to visit today. The gold rush of the late 1800’s brought thousands of eager miners … Continue reading

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Afterglow. New short film from Sweetgrass Productions

Never ones to rest on their laurels, Nick Waggoner and Mike Brown of Sweetgrass Productions have followed up their stellar two year project Valhalla (2013), with a short film called Afterglow. The movie includes three main chapters, all of which … Continue reading

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Keeping it real at Grand Targhee

After nearly three sub-par ski seasons in Tahoe, a couple of friends and I finally decided to join the vagabonds and hit the road in search of powder. The plan was to select a date and leave enough flexibility to … Continue reading

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Bentley Rolls Deep in Squaw Valley

Ski mountaineer Chris Davenport accompanied Bentley CEO Christophe Georges and a few automotive writers as they showcased the new Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible in Squaw Valley last week. The car redefines luxury and performance and with a top speed … Continue reading

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Sunscreens

We haven’t seen much snow recently, so it has been a great time to do some “spring” skiing and try out some sunblock. Up at 8,000 feet, the UV intensity is about 40% greater than it is at sea-level. Add … Continue reading

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Gorilla Glue Expoxy

Need to fix a broken pole strap,  boot liner or ski rack? Gorilla Glue Epoxy is a two-part, water-resistant epoxy that sets in five minutes. Clamp the broken parts together for 30-minutes and the epoxy will fully cure in 24 hours. It … Continue reading

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Mt. Lassen in it’s prime

Northern California’s Mt. Lassen is the southernmost volcano in the Cascade Mountain Range. Frequently overshadowed by more prominent volcanoes such as Mt. Ranier and Mt. Shasta, Mt. Lassen is an absolute gem. What it lacks in height (10,463), it makes … Continue reading

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The Lost Weekend

There’s nothing better than a weekend surrounded by friends, except maybe a weekend surrounded by friends in a backcountry palace with a gourmet kitchen, Jacuzzi tubs, sweeping mountain scenery and instant backcountry ski access. In late April, 25 of us … Continue reading

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Friday the 13th!!! Is Scary Deep!

Nothing like a couple feet of new snow in the middle of April. Friday was a legit pow day. By late afternoon, lower elevations were cooked but still skiable. Stay high and north for the goods.

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