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After a really good week of skiing, with 8-10″ of nice pow, we’re entering a transition phase, lots of variable out there, a result of high winds, dry pow, sun, and varying temps. We’ve got nice pow and wind buff in numerous locations, lots of different types of crusts, boilerplate, wind board, sustrugi, etc. That […]
I am constantly on the look-out for the perfect Tahoe backcountry insulation layer. Tahoe has its own peculiarities and conditions, namely the refined balance between relatively “warm” cold temps and high water content snow, so it is difficult to find a great match. For an insulation piece to become a core piece for the pack, […]
I’m ready for some change … however, we’ve had surprisingly great conditions considering we haven’t had snow in over a week, and no real snow since the end of December. That said, we’ve been finding great corn on the south and nice consolidated dry pow on the north. It has definitely become more variable day-by-day […]
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Just enough snow out there to make it an amazing day. super light pow, 8″ up high in the most favorable spots, on top of a firm but very manageable base … really fun slarve turns to get the full overhead effect. skiing great out there and for another few days until the […]
It’s been a long, long stretch since we’ve had snow … too long to remember almost. About a month since the last refresh, and 5-6 weeks since the last real pow. Thankfully it stayed very cold and then we went into corn. Time for another small system to come in. Not expecting much, but we’ll […]« Previous Entries