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Support Your Avy Center

By ccrossen | October 26, 2017

As winter approaches, it’s time to sort through the gear, evaluate goals, and think about past seasons. If you tour, then you should utilize your local navy center on a daily basis. These pros make it possible for us to get a read on the snowpack history, immediate considerations, as well as future potential without having to get out there every single day to evaluate.


These avy centers are grossly underfunded given the number of backcountry enthusiasts whom utilize their skills and information. Help out this season. It doesn’t take much to go a long way given their tiny budget.

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Life of Glide Tour

By ccrossen | October 25, 2017

New short out by Jeremy Jones and Tim Manning…. this is a unique look at a master snowboarder using the most advanced cameras going, by master film maker Tim Manning. Mer reflects on a life spent pursuing flow, in all its various forms, something he seems to have been born to do. Check it out at a location near you:


Revolution – Camarillo, CA / October 26, 2017 @6-8pm
2235 Ventura Blvd. , Camarillo, CA, 93010

Santa Monica Pier WORLD PREMIERE – Santa Monica, CA / October 27, 2017 @6-8pm
200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA, 90401

IF3 Film Festival – Montreal QC / October 27, 2017 @5:45pm
Hangar 16, Old Port of Montreal, 360 Rue de la Commune E, Montréal, QC H2Y 0B4

South Coast – Ocean Beach, CA / October 28, 2017 @6-8pm
5023 Newport Ave., San Diego, CA 92107

Proof Lab – Mill Valley, CA / November 1, 2017 @6-8pm
244 Shoreline Hwy. Mill Valley, CA, 94941

Brave New World – Point Pleasant, NJ / November 3, 2017 @6-8pm
1208 Richmond ave, Point Pleasant NJ 08742

Island Surf & Sport – Middletown, RI / November 3, 2017 @6-8pm
86 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, RI, 02842

The Lido Theatre presented Surfside – Costa Mesa, CA / November 29, 2017 @6-8pm
3459 Via Lido, Newport Beach, CA, 92663

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High and Dry

By ccrossen | October 25, 2017

We have high pressure solidly in place over California. The high pressure begins to break down toward the end of this week, but no precipitation in the forecast at all, just cooler temps. No snow until at least November…. Coasts and mountains are beautiful right now, get out and enjoy.

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J. Jones new trailer

By ccrossen | October 17, 2017

Life of Glide Trailer

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By ccrossen | October 17, 2017

Winter ’17-18 is getting a bit of a slow start in Tahoe. Other areas are having all-time early seasons, and we have a little dusting on tap for later this week, but, overall, we’re looking dry for the near-term. Hang tight and enjoy the fall. One of the nicest falls we’ve had in a long, long time. This weather will change starting Thursday, as a very windy and brisk system drops down into N. California. We don’t expect much precip, but above 7,500 we should see light snow. Then we have a warm-up starting again Sunday.

From NWS Reno:

Primary weather concern for this week will be the approaching storm
system for Thursday and Friday. Model simulations continue to trend
towards less rain/snow and more wind. Ridge winds will increase
significantly with this storm with gusts between 80-100 mph
possible. Wind gusts of this magnitude are pretty typical for
fall/winter storms. A weak moisture feed with this storm will
provide some chances for precipitation across areas north of
Highway 50, but the amounts are looking lower than previous model
runs have shown. Wind gusts along the cold frontal passage
Thursday afternoon/evening will likely be around 40 to 50 mph with
locally higher wind gusts to 60 mph possible. There are fire
weather concerns with the gusty winds too, so be sure to check out
the Fire Weather Discussion below. Downslope enhancement is
feasible, but it would be right along and with the cold FRONT
Thursday evening. Minor changes from day-to-day have made it
difficult to pin down the downslope potential. Just know we are
keeping an eye on it!

Precipitation will likely occur with this storm especially along the
Sierra crest and north of Highway 50, but amounts have been reduced
since we first started talking about the storm. It looks like we
could get between 0.25 and 0.50 inch for northeast CA, Tahoe basin,
and near the Sierra crest (mainly north of Tioga Pass) with lighter
amounts elsewhere.

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