Conditions, On the Mountain

Tahoe Versus Utah?

No Comments 28 January 2010

Tahoe versus Utah. Seriously, it’s a contest happening right now on Travelocity: the Roaming Gnome Cabin Fever: Finding The Cure contest. Here’s what the news release says: Lake Tahoe mountains are calling upon faithful fans of the Lake Tahoe area and its skiers and snowboarders to vote for Lake Tahoe in Travelocity’s Roaming Gnome Cabin [...]

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I AM Alpine

I am Flulike

No Comments 27 January 2010

My legs are weak despite my training. I am dehydrated despite all best efforts. Pre-H1N1 influenza demons have jumped from my children to me but the chills will not keep me from the pow that March day in ’08. Aaaa, acetaminophen. My new boots help hold me upright. I talk to no one on the [...]

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Conditions, On the Mountain

Big Thanks to Ski Patrol

No Comments 27 January 2010

The recent storm cycle has been one of extremes. Extreme amounts of snow, people getting extreme, and extremely hard work from the Alpine Meadows ski patrol. With such relentless and copious snowfall it is amazing that patrol was able to get the mountain safe and ready for us to ride so quickly. I think we [...]

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Conditions, On the Mountain

Little Alaska: Powder

No Comments 23 January 2010

My friend Jackie Paaso and I were lucky enough to hike out from Alpine Meadows and ski the fabled Little Alaska.  We found some awesome conditions and got two laps in while never even having to use our skins.  You wanna ski spines?  You don’t have to go all the way to Alaska to find [...]

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On the Mountain

Alpine Meadows Ice Bar open for business

No Comments 21 January 2010

We have a winner! Congratulations Andrew!!  You won lunch for two.  The answer: video trick: the video is flipped/reversed where the guy says he is “gettin inverted” beers: pbr tallboy, coors light, dale’s pale, old chub scottish ale, fat tire, new castle Thanks for all the participation and see you at the Ice Bar! We [...]

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Conditions, On the Mountain, Uncategorized

Addressing Wicked Wind

No Comments 20 January 2010

Addressing Wicked Wind

The Sierra Nevada’s shining star, Mother Nature, has delivered the goods during this storm; and the goods just get deeper every day. Snow has found its way to every mountain crag and has achieved extravagant depths in a matter of 72 hours. Trees look more like shrouded towering ghosts than the gentle Jeffrey pines of [...]

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