17December 2018

Why Low-Tech is Still in the Game

On the flight to the first drop, it’s the first thing you see that’s not snow, rock or sky. From the back seat, they don’t appear until the last second, right outside the window, as the skids are settling deep into the snow, and you’re about to make sense of where[...]

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26November 2018

What ‘Out of the Box’ Really Means

It didn’t happen to me, but hearing about it made a lasting impression. It was a story about a guy in San Francisco. His life was going great. He went to his computer engineering job every day, rode his bike the same way to work, stopped at the same coffee shop, read[...]

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20November 2018

How To Dress For Heli-Skiing

Is it any different from dressing for a regular day of skiing or riding? It can be. Yes. Heli-skiing presents a few variables that are different from the standard frontcountry day. Dressing smart can help you avoid overheating, getting chilled, bad visibility, and even transceiver interference.   Few Layers, Make ‘Em Count The winning recipe for[...]

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9November 2018

Is Small-Group Heli-Skiing Worth It?

They believed I would come back for him. That’s why it worked. I drove away from the gas station into the Mexican heat, with a full tank but not having paid. In my rearview mirror, I see Jeff standing surrounded by a small group of attendants, arms crossed, no smiling. It’ll be[...]

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