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7December 2019

The Private Difference: White Space and White Gold

Of all the backcountry adventures I’ve been on with Jeff, the only time I really thought I might freeze to death was not on some snow-covered peak. It was in the international terminal of LAX. We had gotten off an overnight flight from Kauai, and had a five-hour layover before boarding our[...]

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3December 2019

Q&A: When do the deepest days happen?

Okay, one thing to clarify at the top: When you’re asking me ‘when will it be deepest?’ you’re usually not referring to how deep the overall snowpack is, i.e. how much snow has piled up so far over the season. If you did ask me that, you’d get a simple answer: it’s[...]

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7November 2019

The Secret of Stoke

Our dog Russell hates it when I play the piano. Like, haaaaaaates it. This is what happens seconds after the first notes are struck. Two things to note: (1) Description really doesn’t capture it. Click below. Sound on. (2) Only one dog was annoyed in the making of this video. So from May to October[...]

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4November 2019

Q&A: What decides what kind of terrain we’ll ski?

Every day in the backcountry is different. Our commitment is to find you the best possible backcountry skiing and riding given what Mother Nature serves up. Wondering what factors affect terrain choice on a given day?   Visibility If we can’t see it, we can’t get to it. Good visibility is crucial for the pilot[...]

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