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Top Ten Bad BC Ski Habits that Must Go for 2015

Top Ten Bad BC Ski Habits that Must Go for 2015

| January 3, 2015 | 31 Comments

1) Half Lapping It is one thing to break trail up the side of a big beautiful bowl and look back to see multiple groups coming up behind you.  It is a totally different story however to see people making it halfway up the climb, ripping their skins and snagging first half-tracks.  Totally lame. Remedy:  Public […]

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How I Met My Wife

| November 22, 2013 | 1 Comment

Among skiing married couples, a common question is, “How did you meet your wife?”  My history was straight forward.  I was coming back from a tour one day when I noticed a cute girl with a La Grave bumpersticker on her car.  This led to a discussion about La Grave, in which case it turned […]

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Retro Pfieff

Retro Pfieff

| June 4, 2013 | 5 Comments

In the process of organizing my photos, I found this classic 1992ish image of Alex Lowe skiing the NW Couloir of the Pfiefferhorn in the Wasatch Mountains. A lot has changed since then, including Alex no longer being with us.  More than anyone, Alex was the guy who showed me, and many others like me, […]

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First Ever Public SkiLink Meeting Recap

| March 1, 2013 | 9 Comments

I’m not sure what prompted this meeting, but I was secretly hoping that Mike Goar of the Canyons was going to use it as an occasion to admit he had made a horrible mistake with SkiLink, retract the proposal, and offer everyone a free ski and/or bikini waxing at one of the resort’s empty facilities.  […]

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Wasatch Tidbits

Wasatch Tidbits

| December 6, 2012 | 7 Comments

1) November is the weirdest on record. The SLC golf courses are psyched, but the skiers are not.  According to the SL Tribune, in November 2012, “Not even one day was cooler than normal, while 17 days were 10 degrees or more above average.”   Awesome. A great early season in the Wasatch starts around Halloween, […]

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SkiLink Update

SkiLink Update

| October 16, 2012 | 2 Comments

Like rust, SkiLink never sleeps – it just gets covered up with a new coat of spray paint or a greasy press release.  Nothing new has happened on the congressional bill side of things, and for that matter, nothing is expected to happen on that front until after the November elections.  More on that in […]

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SkiLink Circle of Trust

SkiLink Circle of Trust

| July 3, 2012 | 18 Comments

If you have read any of the on-line comments in newspapers or skiing forums regarding SkiLink, you undoubtedly are familiar with the prolific pro SkiStink persona known as “itsnowjoke.” Snowjoke moved to Utah about five years ago and has been on Sagebrush Rebellion bender as an effort to take away public lands and convert them […]

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Alex Lowe Photo Gallery

Alex Lowe Photo Gallery

| June 27, 2012 | 6 Comments

After putting up a photo of Alex Lowe on the previous post and getting lots of comments from mutual friends, I had a pang of nostalgia for Alex and dug up a few more. I first met Alex in 1991 when we both started working at the newly formed Black Diamond Equipment in Ventura, California […]

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Cardiac Bowl Peace Accord

Cardiac Bowl Peace Accord

| May 3, 2012 | 3 Comments

Last Tuesday, May 1, 2012, the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest re-issued a permit to the Cardiff Canyon Owners Association (CCOA) to allow motorized access to their private property. As part of this agreement, the private property owners have agreed to allow the public the same right-of-way through their land for backcountry travel. On the surface, this […]

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SkiLink Update

SkiLink Update

| April 25, 2012 | 19 Comments

As much as I enjoyed being in Alaska (details and photos forthcoming) for the past three weeks, I couldn’t help but have a Wasatch flashback while we were flying over the spine of the mighty Chugach Mountains. Cruising at  something like 125mph, it took us about an hour to cross the range and we saw […]

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