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4May 2021

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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2April 2021

How will they talk about you?

We were browsing photos with a family friend recently, and came upon this gem of Rudi’s dad Oskar: In the world of the How it started / How it’s going meme, this is such a trip. It’s not just the same stature, same chin, same shoes. Though yup: check, check and[...]

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30March 2021

Q&A: What’s in Jeff’s gear closet?

Oh, so many things. “Closet” in this case is most of a room in our house, but also a catch-all for the clusters and piles, bins and racks and shelves and whatever is hanging out in the entry way, or drying out in front of the wood stove. He keeps his stuff[...]

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26February 2021

How to attempt to stay warm at 10,000 feet

“Well, that doesn’t look like an igloo.” No, it sure didn’t. But it was all they had. It was in the first days of January, and a strong temperature inversion meant it was a face-numbing -30C under grey skies in the valley bottom, while being only -1 or -2 in the sun[...]

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