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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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12January 2019

Trying something new? Remember this.

My Christmas gift to Jeff a few years back was a banjo. He loves bluegrass music, and had been saying for a while that he would really love the chance to finally learn to play a musical instrument. I believed his enthusiasm, but I spent many months testing his resolve. I grew up[...]

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