Monthly Archives: November 2011

Product Review: Tecnica Cochise Pro AT Boot

Tecnica introduces the 2012-2013 Cochise Pro AT ski boot. Performance oriented, extremely light and Dynafit compatible (of course). The authors of SBDC hope to get into a pair of these things soon and will write a subsequent review. Here’s an … Continue reading

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Dead Calm

November 29 was dead calm on Lake Tahoe. It was a great day for paddleboarding or boating. Conditions will change radically today and tomorrow as a cold front moves in with very high winds but little or no precipitation. Thursday … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

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Now Showing – Sierroin has completed it’s new ski film called SIERROIN. The movie features North Tahoe locals getting after the best ski season in recent history. Grant Kaye contributed some great timelapse photography to the project and Squaw residents JT Holmes and … Continue reading

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Jamie Pierre Dies in Avalanche

Freeskier Jamie Pierre was killed in an avalanche at Snowbird Utah last Sunday.  Snowbird is not open for skiing yet but touring is accepted because the ski area operates on US Forest service land.  Pierre was largely known for his … Continue reading

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Story of a Man – by Jon Grant

I never met Shane McConkey. In the last few years of his life, when he was arguably at the top of his game pioneering ski culture and industry, I was a minor league professional quarterback playing on teams from Canada … Continue reading

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The New Gold Standard – All. I. Can. sets a new precedent in ski filmmaking

By Rob McCormick The future of ski films has arrived and it is called All. I. Can. by Sherpas Cinema. More of an art piece than a ski film, All. I. Can. is a notable departure from the ski porn … Continue reading

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Bridge Day

Shane McConkey loved Bridge Day.  Bridge Day gives base jumpers the chance to huck themselves in whatever fashion they can imagine…legally.  Held on the New River Gorge Bridge in West Virginia, Bridge Day simply rocks.  Here’s a stellar edit from … Continue reading

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Early November Snow

Elevations around 6,000 feet received anywhere from 6 to 11 inches of new snow last night.  That should mean much more on the Pacific Crest.  Looks like round one delivered more than expected.  More snow is expected Saturday evening.

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Ramping up at Squaw – Snow in the Forecast

Lots of activity around the base of Squaw recently. Construction projects in full swing, lifts getting bumped to life and snowmaking to the top of Red Dog. Six inches of snow is expected above 7,000 feet tonight. It may be … Continue reading

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