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  1. Thread: Ski Chile 2021

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    Placing any bets on when the border will open for...

    Placing any bets on when the border will open for tourism, Casey? Looks like they pushed it till June 15 for now.

    https://cl.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/
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    Good news, thanks for following up on this!

    Good news, thanks for following up on this!
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    Can anyone compare release on the Raider 12 vs...

    Can anyone compare release on the Raider 12 vs 14? I’ve spent a lot of days on the 14s and trust them to only come off when they should. I’d go for 14s again, but they’re tough to find a deal on in...
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    Anyone given these a good durability test yet?...

    Anyone given these a good durability test yet? What breaks, and how quickly?
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    The recommended setup for hotronic foot beds is...

    The recommended setup for hotronic foot beds is to punch a hole in the heel of your liner to run the cable up to the battery. This doesn’t work for AT boots or tele boots, the cable snaps pretty...
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    Ive spent a few hundred days on the Freeraider 14...

    Ive spent a few hundred days on the Freeraider 14 2.0 over the last couple years, and love them. I trust their release and durability more than any touring binding out there.
    I haven’t skied the new...
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    Vulcan is stiffer and smoother.

    Vulcan is stiffer and smoother.
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    Where is the best place to ski in May?

    In general (whatever that means), not this season specifically. I've been thinking about this one a bunch recently.
    Eastern Sierra? NW volcanoes? San Juans? Somewhere in Canada? Alaska Range?...
  9. Thread: Ski Chile 2016

    by llyon
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    Looks like El Colorado is opening tomorrow....

    Looks like El Colorado is opening tomorrow.
    http://www.elcolorado.cl/
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    Leñas is looking snowy....

    Leñas is looking snowy.
  11. Thread: Ski Chile 2015

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    Wow Casey, this is awesome. So much good info in...

    Wow Casey, this is awesome. So much good info in one place.

    Geno - nope!
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    All my work is pretty seasonal. In the summer, I...

    All my work is pretty seasonal. In the summer, I coach sailing during the day and bar tend at night. I can crank out lots of hours and stack cash for a couple months, and then get down to South...
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    South America 2015

    It's that time again. The snow is falling around the lakes, and the resorts will be opening in a couple months.

    Who's heading down? I'll be around Las Leñas mid August till closing, and elsewhere...
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    On Honshu, the transition from winter to spring...

    On Honshu, the transition from winter to spring can be be painful. In March, temperatures rise, but the mountain weather remains as wild as ever. The result is rapid and violent transitions from heat...
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    I've started waxing my topsheets (Praxis, so no...

    I've started waxing my topsheets (Praxis, so no texture), and seems to work pretty well.
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    One cool thing about Hakuba is that many of the...

    One cool thing about Hakuba is that many of the biggest, most aesthetic lines are clearly visible from town. Every sunny morning, I wake up and stare at Shakushi’s SE face lit up in alpenglow. I scan...
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    Wet Dreams in the Hida Mountains

    Due to the complete media blow out coming from Japan this winter, I’ve been hesitant to share anything from over here. I know I’m sick of hearing about how awesome Japan is; I can’t imagine how...
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    Great adventure and great photos! You lead quite...

    Great adventure and great photos! You lead quite the exciting life.
    It looks like there is some pretty good ski potential this time of year in Nepal, no? I've often thought that would make a good...
  19. I would love to see some photos of this area from...

    I would love to see some photos of this area from when it used to actually snow in the Andes.

    This area is above Vallecitos, a ski resort that has been closed for a few years. We went late...
  20. One more from South America. My buddy Adri just...

    One more from South America. My buddy Adri just put up this video from Leñas this season. The Banana at 0:30 is pretty ridiculous.

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    Snowbrains
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    Wow, that was fantastic. That is what it's all...

    Wow, that was fantastic. That is what it's all about. I would love to see / read more about the trip.
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    ...or maybe I just ski WAY more deep powder than...

    ...or maybe I just ski WAY more deep powder than you people do. ;)



    Those BND leashes look like a huge improvement on the beater cords I've seen, but I take my skis off too often to bother with...
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    RESQSKI: Transceivers For Your Skis

    Anyone seen these? I've been using them for a couple years now, and they're pretty legit.

    I got a pair of these for free to test, but I don't feel any obligation to make a positive review or...
  24. Thanks everyone. I'll be back in Japan...

    Thanks everyone.




    I'll be back in Japan and Alaska this season, and we'll see what other opportunities come up! Can't wait!
  25. I’ve been coming to Las Leñas for a lot of years,...

    I’ve been coming to Las Leñas for a lot of years, and I really love it there. It feels like a second home to me.


    Oh yeah, BUT: it never snows, it blows 100mph every day, Marte opens once a...
  26. South America Recap: Nevados de Chillan and Las Leñas

    I spent two months skiing in South America this summer, and it was fun! My trip took me to Nevados de Chillan for two weeks, Las Leñas for a month, and the Cordon del Plata for a week. I’ve been...
  27. Thanks everyone. I'll get some more South America...

    Thanks everyone. I'll get some more South America adventures up on here soon.
  28. TR: Riding Giants Argentina - Super Canaleta on Cerro Rincon

    As the season came to a close in Las Leñas Argentina, Dorian Densmore, Alejo Sanchez and I decided we wanted to explore and ski something new. Here is what we got up to. Video (by Dorian) and trip...
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    Fall Shoulder Season Work?

    I have most of my year of seasonal skiing and work figured out, with skiing Japan and Alaska Dec - June, working at home in Massachusetts June - August, and skiing Argentina August - October....
  30. As May arrived, we decided to go for a little fly...

    As May arrived, we decided to go for a little fly in camping trip.

    Into the mountains.
    http://snowbrains.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/IMG_1351-620x465.jpg

    The aeroplane....
  31. Things were starting to heat up around the Arm,...

    Things were starting to heat up around the Arm, so we headed for higher climes.

    Hatcher. Same run different day.
    http://snowbrains.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/IMG_0865-620x620.jpg
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  32. Onwards. While the storm didn’t exactly...

    Onwards.

    While the storm didn’t exactly deliver as much as we’d hoped, we still caught a couple decent powder days at Alyeska.

    Chair 6 pow. Miles Clark photo....
  33. Portage. Fun adventure out there, some good...

    Portage. Fun adventure out there, some good looking terrain!
  34. In March, it was time to head for Alaska. We...

    In March, it was time to head for Alaska. We arrived in Anchorage just in time for a good-sized storm. After a couple of endless days of shopping and organizing our van for camping, we headed for...
  35. More fun moments from Japan. Miles backflips....

    More fun moments from Japan.

    Miles backflips.
    http://snowbrains.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/IMG_0784-596x620.jpg

    Travis Gohan flies in helicopters....
  36. I didn't film anything this year, but my buddy...

    I didn't film anything this year, but my buddy just sent me a few clips the other day, which I thought I should share. They're from early March in Japan.
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  37. Ok, round 2: While flat light, trees, and...

    Ok, round 2:

    While flat light, trees, and powder tend to be the norm in Japan’s winter months, we were lucky to have our fair share of sunny days this season.


    A good run on the Lone Tree....
  38. Another Long, Drawn-Out TR: Japan and Alaska Season Review

    With my northern winter coming to a close, I thought it would be a good time to look back on what has been a pretty fun season for me. Bear with me here, this could take awhile.

    A quick preview....
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    I'm surprised this hasn't taken off yet. Who's...

    I'm surprised this hasn't taken off yet. Who's going down? The Niño is back and it's going to be a huge season in the Andes. Many resorts already have a fair bit of snow on the ground (which will...
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    I'm happy to help people find accommodation in...

    I'm happy to help people find accommodation in Las Leñas. Feel free to PM me.
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    Very cool.

    Very cool.
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    I've flown into and out of japan the past 3 years...

    I've flown into and out of japan the past 3 years w a full abs canister. Haven't been stopped yet. As others have mentioned you are not allowed to fly w full abs canisters in either the USA or Japan...
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    I thought the TGR community should have some...

    I thought the TGR community should have some videos to see what Jordi was all about. He was truly an amazing person and skier. Thinking of you, my friend.

    Some words from Txema Trull, who was also...
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    And the entrance that is top left in the photo is...

    And the entrance that is top left in the photo is quite a techy climb through loose scree in a low snow year. Not always worth it, considering Martin is supposed to just be a quickie before going off...
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    http://snowbrains.com/marte-chair-opens-today-at-l...

    http://snowbrains.com/marte-chair-opens-today-at-las-lenas-after-98-inch-storm-simply-madness/
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    Report from Bariloche ...

    Report from Bariloche

    http://snowbrains.com/upper-mountain-opens-after-130-inches-5-days-of-being-closed-bariloche-argentina-today/
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    We'll be able to fit you in somewhere. PM me or...

    We'll be able to fit you in somewhere. PM me or email at llyon211 at gmail.
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    Come down to Argentina at some point, we'll show...

    Come down to Argentina at some point, we'll show you a good time. Get in touch if you're interested, and I can help you get organized.
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    You can change money on the blue market in any...

    You can change money on the blue market in any decent sized city. Typically Arbolitos are near Western Unions, major banks, financial centers. They'll be dressed like used car salesmen and muttering...
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    Juan was riding Yetis, stock flex. I think he has...

    Juan was riding Yetis, stock flex. I think he has been really happy with them, both in Peru and all spring in the Alps. He's a climber who has recently gotten into skiing, and chose a ski that...
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