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4June 2021

How to engineer the best experience ever

“I can’t believe our luck.” Back in the early 2000s, Jeff and his friend Tom were exploring the pacific cost of Costa Rica in a beat-up Suzuki Samurai with broken air conditioning and a couple of surfboards strapped to the roof. On the advice of people they’d met in the surf further[...]

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1June 2021

Q&A: How can I get better at, and learn to love, tree skiing?

I know. Not everyone is at the stage of shouting to anyone who will listen that skiing deep turns in the trees is a near-religious-level-fun experience, and more of it is always better. That might just be me. I remember not loving it, at first. Feeling frustrated, a little overwhelmed, and wishing we[...]

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7May 2021

How do guides see terrain differently than the rest of us?

“Well, yes, maybe, but it depends.” That was the most common response I got from Jeff this winter, as I decided to use extra days off to learn more about how decision-making works in the field. I finally got fit enough to be able to ask an annoying number of questions on[...]

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4May 2021

Q&A: Seriously, what’s better? Cat-skiing or heli-skiing?

Okay, first thing: you’re here. So I think I’m justified in assuming that you’re interested in heli-skiing. But I also know that folks are often considering more than one kind of trip that gets them mechanized access to lots of mind-blowing deep powder skiing. And if you’re the sort of person that[...]

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