Any skier worth his or her salt knows that just because chairlifts close doesn’t mean it’s a wrap for the ski season. Far from it. Sure, the dilettantes make their way to the desert for crack climbing and mountain biking, but some of skiing’s greatest treasures can be found closer to the spring equinox than […]Read more "Skiing Doesn’t Have to End with Winter"
Fall is a great time to pick up deals on gear as outdoor shops transition from their summer stock to their winter selections. But don’t be fooled into just picking up the first tent that catches your eye on the clearance rack. Too often, discounted gear ends up taking space in the garage next to the […]Read more "Quick Tips for Choosing the Right Gear for You"
Ski guides have the luxury of being expected to operate clinically. Within the client / guide dynamic there is a clear leader and a clear objective. There is also the understanding that there will be as big a margin of safety as is practical. I have recently been out touring with lots of friends and […]Read more "Resisting “Powder Fever”"
Christmas is a time for lists, right? “Making a list; checking it twice…” I don’t make Christmas lists anymore, but I sure make enough other lists throughout the year – places I want to go; mountains I want to climb; educational courses I seek; gear I need for trips. I truly hope that if you […]Read more "One Last List for the Year"