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17December 2019

Q&A: How is heli-skiing different for snowboarders?

Different gear, some differences to note. What’s definitely NOT different? One plank or two, we’re all out there to experience the joy of floating through pow in the untouched backcountry.   A smooth backcountry snowboarder ticks all these boxes:   You gotta look ahead The terrain won’t always be planar downhill pitches. There’ll be little flats,[...]

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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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