1. Backcountry Skiing


    from nordgaard Added 266 0 0

    In Hemavan, Sweden, on the 28th of March 2013

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    • BD employee Evan Bouchier reports on a whirlwind tour of skiing, speed-riding and proto testing


      from Black Diamond Equipment Added 5,003 25 2

      Black Diamond employee Evan Bouchier is one of our engineers hard at work on new ski development projects, and fortunately for Evan, “hard at work” often means testing prototype skis in some truly epic locations. After his missions to the Pacific Northwest, Chamonix and La Grave, Evan hustled a bunch of quality days backcountry skiing and speed-riding in the U.S. on the latest protos he has been helping to fine tune out of BD's new ski factory in Zhuhai, China. Here is a short report he sent us along with a video of his speed-riding. ===================================================================================== I spent the first part of the new year on tour throughout the wild west, in search of fresh snow and new terrain. After flying home from BD’s new ski factory with a sample pair of Carbon Megawatts in December, I started with a holiday storm in the Southern San Juans of Colorado, skiing backcountry laps with my old man. Next it was up to Jackson Hole to celebrate the New Year with old friends and ski a few days in Teton Park. From there I made the haul to the West Coast to help my girlfriend start grad school in San Francisco, then ducked up to the Sierra to check out the Tahoe scene and later the big lines and hot springs of the East Side. After several weeks I started to work my way back to the Rockies, with a quick stopover in the Ruby Mountains of Nevada along the way. The whispers are true, the Rubies are truly world class, and I was able to ride a cool line and coincidentally ran in to an old kayaking buddy and his crew who guide for the local heli-ski operation. Then I pushed through the night up to Ketchum, Idaho, to catch Idaho speedriders Dan Hoffman and Adam Majors for a weekend of sled-skiing and speedriding up in their backyard mecca of the Pioneer Range. Finally, I made it back to Jackson for some more powder skiing and speedriding at the Village and up on the pass. Then it was down to SLC to check in with the ski team at BD before launching back out into orbit to work on ski production. I just landed in Hong Kong and returned to BD Asia, where we’re turning the crank to begin the first season of full production from the new ski factory. After, I will be headed up to the mountains of Northwest China to explore terrain in the border regions of Tibet. No rest for the weary but it’s a good ride!

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      • "Storm Cycles" Ep3 Sheepshead


        from TJ DAVID [Ski] [Film] [Photo] Added 2,468 18 0

        "At first glance, Sheepshead Cabin looks like something out of the Pacific Northwest or British Columbia. The cabin, which sleeps up to ten, or more if your willing to hit the floor, is set amongst a back drop of some of the most beautiful and rugged peaks in the southern San Juans. With an average of 400 inches of snow a year and over 30,000 acres of sled accessible terrain, you’d be surprised if I told you that the cabin was located twenty miles outside South Fork, Colorado. What most people would think of as an unlikely location for a backcountry hut is soon to become a new focal point for riders limited by unstable snowpack, inconsistent snowfall and hard to access terrain." [Film] [Edit] [Writing] [Narration] by TJ David www.TJDavidSki.com Athletes: Dustin English TJ David Rob Dickinson Sydney Dickinson Tom Runcie Guides: Chris Rapp Rich Rapp http://www.facebook.com/SheepsheadCabin

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        • Snowmobiling into the Seven Devils


          from Matthew Morriss Added 23 0 0

          In early February snowmobiled into the seven devils with Andrew Spickert and Tom Glass. Great backcountry skiing found there!

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          • Marquette Backcountry Ski


            from Down Wind Sports Added 337 1 0

            Skiing Bareback in Marquette, MI on the Marquette Backcountry Ski

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            • Voormi Media Trip with Silverton Powder Cats


              from Voormi Added 170 1 0

              A short video showing a fun spring day in Silverton with friends of Voormi!

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              • AIARE student interview


                from AIARE Avalanche Education Added 1,637 1 0

                Candid interview with Ray & Nicole about the AIARE 1 'Decision Making in Avalanche Terrain" course they had just completed.

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                • 2013 skiing


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                  Coal Bank Pass and La Plata Canyon.

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                  • Snowy Mountain Ski Frenzy


                    from Linda Bily Added 363 2 0

                    This slideshow depicts the ski frenzy in the deep pow of a backcountry ski trip at Snowy Mountain Alpine Tours near Blue River, BC. enjoy! Linda

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                    • La Neige - A season of snow in France


                      from Georgie Tolmay Added 77 0 0

                      A short video about the fantastic season of snow we had for 2012 / 2013. This includes Sabine and I using our Tractor to clear the road and the snow that falls off our roof. There is also footage of our bob sleigh adventures with Wally and then some of our Randonnées in France and Switzerland. The only actual skiing downhill is Sabine on one ski after I lost one of mine at the summit of Pic Chaussy and it went flying down the mountain leaving us in a bit of a pickle. I am not going to live that one down in a hurry.

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