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- WildSnow Weekend — Happy New Year 2017 : January 1, 2017
- Nosskidamus Predicts the 2017 Ski Touring Future : January 2, 2017
- Cleaning Contour Hybrid Skins — Sauce Application is Key : January 3, 2017
- Ski Touring News — RIP Adam, and Where is Safe Snow? : January 4, 2017
- Salomon X-Alp Boot Fitting and Mods : January 6, 2017
- No Cripple Feet At Cripple Creek — Boot Fitting SCARPA F1 : January 9, 2017
- Beacon Philosophy & New Barryvox Units for 2017 : January 10, 2017
- Outdoor Retailer 2017 — Dynafit, Black Diamond, Petzl, Suunto and more! : January 11, 2017
- Dynafit Spiffs Skis, Adds New Ski Touring Bindings : January 11, 2017
- New Scott S1 Ski Touring Boot Delivers Innovation : January 12, 2017
- A Little Bit This And A Little Bit That — Winter Clothing Outdoor Retailer 2017 : January 13, 2017
- La Sportiva Ski Boots – Model Iterations and Clever Solutions : January 16, 2017
- Test Skiing with SCARPA and G3 — Part 1: New Maestrale Boots : January 17, 2017
- Testing G3 and SCARPA — Part 2: New G3 SENDr Ski : January 18, 2017
- Arva Reactor 18 Avalanche Airbag Backpack : January 19, 2017
- WildSnow Weekend — Snow, Snow, Snow! : January 22, 2017
- Salomon Mtn & Atomic Backland Binding Brake — Retrofit Mod : January 23, 2017
- Women’s Ski Touring Boots — Outdoor Retailer 2017 : January 24, 2017
- Lou Goes Alpine — Knee Binding Review Part 2 : January 25, 2017
- Week of Deep : January 27, 2017
- Atomic New Hawx and Ultimate Touring Boots 2016-2017 : January 28, 2017
- Hokkaido, Colorado : January 30, 2017
- Lange XT Freetour 110 Freeride Ski Touring Boot – Review : January 31, 2017
2017 was a year of wonder and of sadness for the WildSnow greater family, to equal extremes. Below, chrono follows our blogger’s 365 day journey.
My year’s beginning predictions post is always fun to look back on. I didn’t get too specific with this one for 2017, but the popularity of E-bikes is definitely on the rise, airbag backpack weight appears to be a defining factor in the market and wool is not showing any signs of decreasing in popularity. Yeah, I know, not the most amusing predictions, perhaps I can throw in something a bit more risque next time around.
We are still high on Contour Skins, though consensus is they’re not ideal for regions with significantly colder temperatures.
Very very sad news about a guy we liked — the kind of avalanche accident that simply did not need to happen.
I’m not convinced that avalanche beacons need anything more than good range and simplicity, but the industry does tend to go different directions on this. Is the hive mind of the design engineers smarter than our individual predilections? Jury out on that.
As always, we visit the temple of materialism in our material world!
S1 is an amusing if not bold departure from the norm, boot design is normally quite boring, something different.
Sportiva Synchro tongue is genius, would make Leonardo D. proud.
Probabably the best selling ski touring boot brand of all time, keeps improving.
Colorado winter of 2016-2017 was one to tell your grandchildren about.
Best ski binding in 25 years?
We can’t help but be fascinated by anything intended to improve skiing safety, especially for knees.
I’m not sure what the market really is for alpine boots that have tech fittings for touring bindings, but everybody seems to be giving it a go. Atomic not slouching.
Yep, another alpine boot that tours.
- Couloir Hunting On Mt. Pilchuck : February 1, 2017
- Callaghan Country, Journeyman Lodge, Whistler BC : February 2, 2017
- Marmot Rosco Bibs — An Overall Review : February 6, 2017
- Slumber For Two — Big Agnes King Solomon 15 Double Wide Sleeping Bag : February 7, 2017
- ISPO 2017 — Scott S1 Boots and Alpride Airbag : February 8, 2017
- ISPO 2017 — Dynafit Takes : February 9, 2017
- ISPO 2017 – In Flight : February 10, 2017
- WildSnow Weekend — Food Blogging from Austria : February 12, 2017
- ISPO 2017 — Hanging out with Fritschi : February 13, 2017
- ISPO 2017 — The Jewelry Of ATK Ski Touring : February 14, 2017
- Arc’teryx Procline Boots — Mods for AT Hardboot Splitboarding : February 15, 2017
- ISPO (extended) 2017 — Visiting La Sportiva, Italy : February 16, 2017
- ISPO Extended — Pampered at Pampiago : February 17, 2017
- Austria — Proof of (snow) Life : February 21, 2017
- ISPO 2017 — Scarpa, Trab and More : February 22, 2017
- ISPO 2017 — Zerogear Air Insulated Emergency Clothing Layer : February 23, 2017
- Atomic Ski Boot Flex Testing Machine : February 24, 2017
- WildSnow Weekend — Power of Four 2017 : February 26, 2017
- Mammut Light 30 Airbag Backpack and Carbon Cylinders : February 27, 2017
- Dreamtime LT Powderworks — DPS Fantasy is Life : February 28, 2017
Our PNW correspondent chimes in.
I take my annual jaunt to the EU, where food is easily as important as snow.
Fritschi graciously helped me out with ISPO, I can’t thank them enough.
There is really nothing like La Sportiva’s home region, hugged by the Dolomite.
I’m a sucker for anything in a ski factory that moves.
This is just so excellent, easily gets the weight of your airbag rig down to the point of total comfort.
- Human Powered Skiing — Aspen to Operate Without Ski Lifts : March 1, 2017
- Patagonia Worn Wear and Warehouse Tour : March 2, 2017
- ISPO (extended) 2017 — La Sportiva Innovation Center : March 3, 2017
- ISPO (extended) 2017 — Sportiva Boot Conversations : March 6, 2017
- ISPO 2017 – Plum Ski Touring Bindings Driveby : March 7, 2017
- Maiden Skis — Made To Order : March 8, 2017
- New Scott S1 130 Carbon Ski Touring Boot — Tested : March 10, 2017
- Phantom Splitboard Bindings – TESTED : March 13, 2017
- Ski Touring News Roundup – March 2017 : March 14, 2017
- Making The Switch To AT Ski Touring Hardboot Splitboarding : March 16, 2017
- ISPO 2017 (Extended) — Atomic Austria Visit — Part 1 : March 20, 2017
- ISPO 2017 (Extended, P2) — Atomic Austria FIS Shop : March 21, 2017
- ISPO 2017 (Extended) — Atomic Austria Visit — Boots : March 22, 2017
- Sol Mountain Ski Touring — Monashees Powpalooza : March 24, 2017
- Cuff Cant (Angle) Scott Cosmos III Ski Touring Boot : March 27, 2017
- Atomic Salomon Backland-MTN Binding Heel Breakdown : March 28, 2017
- Triangle Traverse = Colorado Grand Traverse X 3 : March 29, 2017
- Atomic Hawx Ultra XTD 130 Ski Boot – Reviewed : March 31, 2017
Aspen announces they’ll open up an entire resort for a few days with NO lifts operating.
Whatever your view of how important, they walk their talk and that’s something.
Things are getting serious in the world of ski touring gear.
I’m always surprised at how much splitboard content we end up with.
Atomic is just, well, nuclear.
Where the racers go to get thick plastic boot shells.
Boot modifications are alive and well in the WildSnow modshop.
A fun teardown of one of the best bindings in decades, if not the second best of this century.
What did I say about alpine boots that tour?
- TUV Certified New Avalanche Shovel from BSA – Game Changer : April 1, 2017
- Triangle Traverse Trip Report — Leadville, Crested Butte, Aspen, Leadville : April 4, 2017
- Scott Cosmos 3 Ski Touring Boot – Review #1 : April 5, 2017
- Ski Test or Trip Report? Grand Teton National Park and Fischer Hannibal 96 : April 6, 2017
- Fischer Transalp TS Pro — Boot Review : April 7, 2017
- News Roundup — Up Festival, Mulled Wine, New CAST : April 10, 2017
- Fischer Ranger 108 TI Ski — Review : April 11, 2017
- Mountain Equipment Puff Jackets – Dewline & Skyline : April 12, 2017
- Climate Science Panel — Future of Skiing — Arapahoe Basin Ski Resort : April 14, 2017
- WildSnow Weekend — Ute 40th — Trak Bushwacker? : April 16, 2017
- Vallée Blanche Descent, Gourmet Ski Tour, Mont Blanc, France : April 17, 2017
- ATK Raider 12 2.0 Ski Touring Binding — Review : April 18, 2017
- Fritschi Tecton Ski Touring Binding — Mounted and Tested : April 20, 2017
- Ski Touring News — RIP Hervé Maneint of Scott : April 24, 2017
- Fritschi Tecton Brake Seance : April 25, 2017
- Voile Ultra Vector Ski — Alpine that Tours : April 26, 2017
- Scott SuperGuide 95 Review – Up/Down/All-Around Ski : April 28, 2017
- WildSnow Weekend — Sad news re Ueli Steck, and Shop Season Closing Party : April 30, 2017
The Spooner avalanche rescue shovel has to be seen to be believed. The Apollo moon landing might beat this out in terms of significant historical events, but only by millimeters.
These guys take it to the next level.
I figure in 20 or 30 years those of us still around will look back at all the yammering we’re presently doing, and we’ll have a very interesting take.
A little ski history.
I thought all ski tours in France were gourmet by default, but I guess there are different degrees to everything.
Tecton looks to be impressive, testing begins. We’ve been burned so many times by new touring bindings, from nearly every brand, so we’re gun shy. But we’ll get on the case as much as is appropriate.
This really got to me, as Herve was one of my favorite industry people. I’m never too sure the Chamonix alpine culture isn’t too crazy in terms of risk taking, so many sad stories come out of that place.
Tecton brake truly is a mental puzzle.
- ISPO 2017 and Beyond — Contour Climbing Skins : May 1, 2017
- Ski Touring News Roundup April 2017 : May 2, 2017
- BCA Float 27 Airbag Pack Review — Ski Touring Safety with Less Weight : May 3, 2017
- Of Mice and Skiers: The Enchantments Traverse Backcountry : May 5, 2017
- Teepee Park Ranch / Shark Park — Campaign for Public Access : May 6, 2017
- Ski Touring Iran Backcountry — Trip Report : May 8, 2017
- Dynafit TLT Speed (and Speedfit) — Ski Touring Binding Unboxed, Tested : May 9, 2017
- Red Line Traverse — Backcountry Skiing Trip Report : May 10, 2017
- Arcteryx Voltair 20 — Nearly Perfect Size for Ski Touring : May 12, 2017
- Scott Cosmos 3 Ski Touring Boot — Review #2 : May 15, 2017
- WildSnow ModShop — Adding LVM to Airbag Battery Hack : May 16, 2017
- Rogers Pass — Saphire Col and Jupiter Traverse : May 18, 2017
- These Boots — SCARPA F1 Ski Touring : May 19, 2017
- Saying Goodbye to Colorado — Five Favorite Ski Mountaineering Lines : May 22, 2017
- Voile Factory Tour — American Made Ski Touring : May 23, 2017
- Spring — Below Timberline Skiing — Colorado : May 26, 2017
- Ski Touring News Roundup — End of May 2017 : May 26, 2017
- Our Favorite Place — Spring at Independence Pass — Colorado : May 30, 2017
- News — White Mountain NF Prelim Approval for Ski Glade Cutting : May 31, 2017
I’ll admit to being fascinated with skiing forbidden zones.
Interesting bindings from Dynafit, retro is the word.
This is an uber classic.
Electric airbag backpacks have come a long way in a short time, but we’d like to see them lean out a bit and for the prices to come down.
Third time is the charm.
Hacking the electronic backpacks, one could make a career of it!
Another listacle, this one is pretty good.
Voile has developed their own ski making process over years of development, looks quite good.
Closing out Colorado’s thick winter, one for the ages.
We are huge advocates of citizen involvement in removing vegetation to improve backcountry skiing areas. This looks like a positive in that direction.
- Beautiful Backcountry Skiing, Crystal Mountain, WA : June 2, 2017
- Independence Pass Ski Touring Party Picnic 2017 : June 5, 2017
- Salomon 2017-2018 Touring Skis and Binding Review : June 7, 2017
- The Snowy Torrents of 1996-2004 — Avalanche Book Review : June 8, 2017
- Outdoor Research Skyward Jacket and Pants — Review : June 9, 2017
- News Mid June — Chainsaws, Honnold and Robson : June 12, 2017
- NIMBY Ski Touring and the Local Stash : June 14, 2017
- ‘The Time of Wild Snow’ — Official Poem of WildSnow.com : June 15, 2017
- G3 Calls for Return of Some ION Bindings — Assembly Defect : June 19, 2017
- Summer Skiing, St. Mary’s Glacier, Colorado : June 21, 2017
- Dispatch from Alaska — Denali Speed Record — West Buttress : June 23, 2017
- G3 ION Warranty Return Part 2 — Experiments and Evaluations : June 26, 2017
- Insta-Hut Porta-Hut Tiny-House Backcountry Installation : June 27, 2017
- FAT Torque Screwdriver Wrench Review — Ski Binding Screws : June 29, 2017
- Ski World Panics On Word that Marker Kingpin Discontinued : June 29, 2017
Our PNW reporting doesn’t stop, turns all year most certainly.
Once a year, for nearly 30 years now, we gather at Independence Pass for apres with friends and friends of friends. So excellent.
These types of books are important. Difficult reading, but mandatory.
OR continues making clothing that’s ultra appropriate.
A little op-ed by yours truly, asking what place the nimby?
We love this poem, it’s been our theme song since WildSnow was barely a book title.
Oh Lordy, I am so over defective ski touring bindings. So over them. Is that a prayer? Yes, it is.
Researching routes for the guidebook I said I’d never write. This one didn’t make the cut.
Speed here, speed there, speed everywhere. Perhaps too much, but I love seeing how the human machine can pump it out.
We dig into the ION, regrettably.
Tiny houses as huts, they just work.
How much precision is necessary in ski binding mounting?
Funny business with rumors, the death of Kingpin was greatly exaggerated.
- July 4th Holiday Ski Touring News Roundup 2017 : July 3, 2017
- Dispatch from the Kenai: Nunatacks, Bergschrunds, and Bears : July 5, 2017
- Water Supply — WildSnow Field HQ — Updated : July 7, 2017
- The Tech Binding Toolset — Part 1 — Screwdrive’n : July 10, 2017
- Leveling Tiny House Ski Touring Hut — Summer DIYF : July 12, 2017
- Footbeat — Recovery and Health Device that Works : July 14, 2017
- The Tech Binding Toolset — Part 2 — Mounting Specific : July 17, 2017
- WildSnow News Roundup — July 2017 — Tiny Houses, Drones vs Eagles : July 19, 2017
- Tech Binding Toolset — Part 3 — Determine Left-Right Center of Ski : July 20, 2017
- How to Avoid Walking Downhill in the Summertime : July 24, 2017
- G3 Ion Goes Topless : July 26, 2017
- Outdoor Research Ascendant — Women’s Jacket Review : July 28, 2017
- Scott Celeste III – Women’s Backcountry Ski Boot – First Look : July 31, 2017
Alaska snow trekking in July, excellent adventure.
Dry cabin water supply tanks, everywhere in the world folks rig up gravity feed systems.
If you didn’t use this for Christmas shopping, save in your bookmarks for next birthday.
Portahut tips and tricks.
One of the most useful health devices we’ve seen, don’t go without.
More tool listing, the best shopping list around.
Gadgets and necessities, go pro or go home.
How exactly is that G3 Ion binding assembled in manufacturing? We burn it to learn it.
- Mt. Shasta — Spring Skiing Trip Report : August 2, 2017
- WildSnow Mod — Keen On Quinoa Version 2 : August 4, 2017
- Mt. Hood Ski and Bike: Ultimate Multi-Sport Day : August 7, 2017
- Patagonia Down Sleeping Bag – Tested : August 9, 2017
- Patent Published for Capacitor Powered Fan Airbag Backpack : August 9, 2017
- Your First Ski Touring Bindings — 10 (extended) Tips : August 14, 2017
- Skeats — Simplified Ski Crampons — First Look : August 16, 2017
- Ski Touring News Roundup — Mid August 2017 : August 17, 2017
- Re-thinking My Backcountry First Aid Kit and Repair Kit : August 21, 2017
- Top Ski Shops of the World — Vote! : August 23, 2017 –3921–
- Arcteryx Recalls Procline Boot Due to Problem with Shell : August 24, 2017
- Dynafit Ski Boot Inserts — Part 1 — History of the Wild Toe : August 28, 2017
- First Creek Cabin, Colorado, 1935 — Morning History Hit : August 30, 2017
- Tech Bindings with “Alpine” Heels — The Hybrids : August 31, 2017
Mount Shasta, the best ski mountain in the world.
Ever popular WildSnow food posts, we should do more.
Now this is interesting with a capital I, perhaps the solution to battery airbag temperature and weight problems.
Shopping tips and tricks for those new to the sport of backcountry ski touring.
Strap this guys on and go with traction, uphill, on skis, like we were all born to do.
Eternal issue, always good to revisit the list of emergency gear you haul on your back.
One of our best blog posts ever, always updated.
The endless recalls in ski touring gear are like the drip drip drip of water torture.
Everything you ever wanted to know about tech binding boot inserts, Dynafit and otherwise.
Colorado ski history is rich in cabins, check out this old grandpa of the crop.
Hybrid tech bindings are those with pins at the toes but alpine-like heels. This overview could be useful.
- Dynafit Tech Heel Inserts — Part 2 — State of the Union : September 5, 2017
- Resort Uphill Skiing Code of Ethics and Guidelines : September 6, 2017
- South American Ski Touring Travel Tips and Tricks : September 8, 2017
- Elan Ibex84 Carbon XLT Ski Review : September 11, 2017
- Thoughts on Ski Touring Gender — Type 1 Fun Can Be Cool Too : September 13, 2017
- Avalanche Cord — String of Life or Placebo of Sad Demise? : September 14, 2017
- 7 Deadly Sins of Tech Binding Mounting : September 18, 2017
- G3 Scala Hybrid Climbing Skins — Handy Or Hoopla? : September 19, 2017
- Dawson To Author ‘Mellow’ Colorado Ski Touring Guidebook : September 20, 2017
- Dynafit Binding Comparison — Rotation and Radical 2.0 : September 22, 2017
- A Skier’s Fancy — Atomic Backland 95 Ski Review : September 25, 2017
- Do it Yourself: Mount your Dynafit TLT, Comfort, Vertical, Radical, Speed and Rotation Bindings : September 26, 2017
- Dynafit Ski Touring Boot Inserts — Part 3 — Manufacturing : September 27, 2017
- Ski Touring News Roundup September 2017 : September 29, 2017
More on the science of skit touring boot binding inserts, focus on Dynafit.
While working on new guidebook, we put together this list of guidelines that seemed common to most resort.
The keys to South America are many and sometimes obscure.
A little oddball history for you history nuts out there.
Moralistic take on ski bindings, yes, judgement has been rendered.
I write my own press release about myself, get flack, laugh all the way to the bank with a guidebook fortune in royalties — three dollars buys a good cup of coffee, anyway.
Another of our famous comparos.
Atomics were well liked for springtime Sierra fun harvest.
- Taking Pause, Las Vegas : October 2, 2017
- New Zealand Soujourn — Spaceship Camper Vans and Corn Snow Skiing : October 3, 2017
- Guess That Pastry — Kiwi Edition : October 5, 2017
- Dozen Tips for ULTRA Avalanche Safe Backcountry Ski Touring : October 6, 2017
- 2-Way Radio Talk at the Avalanche Safety Event : October 9, 2017
- Devastating Tragedy hits the WildSnow Community — RIP Hayden Kennedy and Inge Perkins : October 10, 2017
- Thoughts Of Our Loss — RIP Hayden Kennedy and Inge Perkins : October 11, 2017
- New Zealand Sourjourn TR 2 — Mueller Hut, Mount Ollivier, Tasman Saddle Hut, Hochstetter Dome : October 12, 2017
- WildSnow Ultimate Ski Touring Binding Quiver — 2018 : October 13, 2017
- New Zealand Tasman Saddle — NZed Hospitality and Weather Windows : October 17, 2017
- Snowmobiles — 2017-2018 — “Shot” Capacitor Starting : October 18, 2017
- Autumn Snowmobile Musings Pt. 2 — Sled as Rescue Tool : October 19, 2017
- Patagonia Micro Puff: Tested : October 23, 2017
- Dynafit Salewa North America — Beautiful New Diggs : October 24, 2017
- Snow Tripping in New Zealand — the Spaceship Solution : October 26, 2017
- New Zealand – Soggy Snow in the Sibbald Range : October 30, 2017
Mass shootings and other tragedies make blogging about skiing seem so trivial or downright inappropriate, so we do pause now and then from our frivolity.
How do you spell soujourn?
We got burned out years ago on sugar consumption, but sometimes we go there anyway.
A main agenda here, if not THE agenda, is saving lives and limbs that could otherwise be lost to avalanche. You can ski tour quite safely but doing so requires a style that adheres to a lot of basic rules — standards that are not so easy to follow sometimes, due to mistakes or just plain powder fever. So we offer reviews such as the above.
Walkie talkie communication on the trail can be super effective for safety and enhanced fun, but doing it well is not as simple as picking up the phone.
We are still reeling from what is clearly the worst mountain accident tragedy to strike our hometown clan. Many of us still find it hard to believe that the wild, fun, exuberant and amazingly talented Hayden is gone, along with beautiful Inge. We are told those feelings will probably persist the rest of our lives. I find some solace in knowing that these were lives well lived, but that’s meager in the face of it. We respond with love and care for those living, and an enhanced mission of mountain safety education.
Our take on what ski touring bindings to shop for this fall and winter of 2017-2018. We got some flack for this from industry, due to our not favoring first-year product that other publications give awards to. We like to wait and see — been burned too many times.
The journey down under is always worthy.
This tech is exceptional, capacitors will rule.
The blend of machinery and human power is often so effective, in many ways over our entire civilization, in this case for saving lives in avalanche accidents.
Thin puffy jackets have their place, we like big thick belay parkas, but…
Nice to see the big daddy of them all get the facility they deserve.
Van life, on the tiny side.
- Walking the Tightrope with Bruno and Edge — Avalanche Safety at BCA : November 1, 2017
- Sensai Says — Be One With Panda Ski Poles : November 3, 2017
- WildSnow Ultimate Ski Quiver 2017-2018 : November 6, 2017
- Gulo Gulo — Backcountry Enthusiasts Fill Up At NSAW : November 7, 2017
- Dynafit Hoji Pro and PX Boot Lineup — Pants Down Always : November 8, 2017
- Review: Konsella Colorado Ski Touring Guidebook — Encylopeadellic : November 10, 2017
- Ski Review — K2 Wayback 88 — Solid Springtime Performer : November 13, 2017
- Skialper 2017-2018 Buyer Guide is Out! Review : November 14, 2017
- Mt. Baker Ski Atlas — The Key to Mordor Powder? : November 15, 2017
- SCARPA Maestrale RS 2 — Review : November 17, 2017
- Patagonia Descensionist 40L Ski Touring Pack — Tested : November 21, 2017
- News Roundup November 2017 — Ski Touring Education : November 22, 2017
- “Early” Season Backcountry and Resort Skiing the PNW: Drool Worthy : November 23, 2017
- Avalanche Airbag Practice Rig — BCA Gets WildSnow Mod Treatment : November 27, 2017
- Hayden Kennedy — A Blogger’s Tribute : November 28, 2017
- New Guidebook is Out — Easy Tours of Colorado : November 29, 2017
Extensive interview about avalanche safety gear innovation and development, also some rescue philosophy.
I’m not so sure about bamboo for everything, but it’s interesting.
This year’s Ultimate Quiver is kind of a “best ever” overview. Every time we do this we have a different take.
Long rumored Hoji boot goes public, overall looks terrific, disappointing it has the shark nose toe.
We have no idea why Colorado has around a dozen ski touring guidebooks in print, but whatever, this one is amazingly detailed.
Best ski magazine in the entire known universe, new gear edition comes out.
PNW gets snow, is that news? Whatever, looks beautiful.
New guidebook by myself? What a hoot.
- Patagonia Descensionist Kit – Ski Jacket and Pants – Tested : December 1, 2017
- La Sportiva Synchro (Shadow) Review — Spectre Boot Reinvented : December 4, 2017
- Got My Repaired G3 ION Bindings : December 5, 2017
- Arcteryx Revises Voltair Airbag Battery Specifications : December 5, 2017
- Salomon SHIFT Ski Binding is Nix Optimus Prime : December 8, 2017
- Strafe Women’s Clothing Overview — High Performance Ski Touring : December 11, 2017
- 3 Tips Keep You Alive in Avalanche Terrain – Discuss : December 13, 2017
- Ski Touring News Roundup – Mid December 2017 : December 14, 2017
- Cascade Backcountry Alliance – Washington State Snowsports Access Advocacy : December 22, 2017 e
- Three Sportiva Ski Touring Clothing Items : December 18, 2017 e
- Merry WildSnow Christmas 2017 : December 25, 2017 e
- Tecton Test Bindings Breakage — User Error, Hex, Or? : December 27, 2017 e
I expect to see much more access advocacy in coming years, above is an example. The time his come to not be “anti” but to be pro recreation, and once areas are opened up and trailheads improved, sort out the user groups and conflicts. If everyone just sits around fighting over limited trailheads and complaining about artificial crowding, nothing good is ever going to come of it.
I’m loving the amazing innovation in the ski touring binding industry, but a few things will always break along the way to perfection.
WildSnow.com publisher emeritus and founder Lou (Louis Dawson) has a 50+ years career in climbing, backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering. He was the first person in history to ski down all 54 Colorado 14,000-foot peaks, has authored numerous books about about backcountry skiing, and has skied from the summit of Denali in Alaska, North America’s highest mountain.