After weeks of sunny skies, a large storm is raging outside. It’s been snowing since last night and should drop 10-24 inches of fluff in our backcountry mountains. With a week of storms forecasted ahead we’ll have a lovely white Christmas here at WildSnow HQ.
New snow on top of a weak layer causes avalanche conditions to be high so we’re spending the day inside. What to do when we can’t ski? Modify gear of course!
Louie left behind fabric scraps after his yoga pant hacks. His goal was to fashion backcountry gear with nothing more than scissors. I’m not such a purist.
The skin savers he made for me work well but I still stuffed them into a skin bag in order to keep my skins as clean as possible. Would it be possible to streamline this? Childhood memories helping my mom fold socks gave me an idea. I pulled out my sewing machine.
G3 introduced me to skin savers with their Love Glove. G3 Love Glove is made with slightly heavier spandex than my swimsuit version, but if you’d rather ski than sew, we highly recommend G3 Love Gloves for keeping your climbing skins clean and organized. G3 Love Glove on sale here.
Recap of WildSnow posts: December 15 to December 19, 2014:
Black Diamond Coefficient Hoody — Review
Training for the New Alpinism — Book Review
Cajon del Maipo in the Summer — Chile
Dakine Concourse Double Ski Bag — The Quiver Carrier
Dynafit Beast 14 Retail Version Blasts Our Workbench
Cold Feet at 4,000 meters — or 8,000? Here’s a Solution
Scott Alpride Airbag Rucksack — Experiments in Mass Reduction
WildSnow Girl, Lisa Dawson, is the luckiest girl in the world. Also known as Mrs. WildSnow.com, she tests whatever gear she wants. She gives the WildSnow family of websites the feminine voice.