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22February 2019

Après-Ski, Then and Now

“It opens around 3:30, and by 4:00 people are dancing on the tables. Every day.” I had asked Kurt for his take on the ultimate après-ski scene from what he’s seen in Europe. He made a noise that made it clear there was only one answer. It came fast and decisive: Austria. St.[...]

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16February 2019

How To Go Fast, In No Hurry

“Okay folks, there’ll be a short flat coming up to traverse us over a ridge, so you’ll want to hold some speed so you have the momentum to get across.” In the backcountry, in natural terrain, skiing and riding isn’t always uninterrupted downhill. In order to work the given terrain, your guide[...]

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6February 2019

January, In Photos

This year, January was a little unusual, and at the same time, right on track. The weather was drier and milder than normal, but the snow quality proved to be every bit as good as January can be. We skied alpine and trees, and our brand new burn (!) made by[...]

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25January 2019

Embedded: Why Some Trips Are Just Better Than Others

“I think I’m going to pass out.” After striking out at the sixth place we thought might serve breakfast, we finally found a spot for a croissant and some cheese so we wouldn’t faint on the sidewalk on our first morning wandering through Grindelwald. It was the first 24 hours after transcontinental[...]

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