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  1. Thanks. I'm waiting on the final specs from the...

    Thanks. I'm waiting on the final specs from the manufacturers, but will repost when it's gets updated with more detailed info.
  2. Avalanche Airbag Weight/Price Comparison

    If you're thinking of buying an avalanche airbag, here's a comparison of weights & prices for next year's US models:


    ABS
    weight range: 5.2 - 7.4 lbs
    starting price:$1040+

    BCA
    weight: 6.5 -...
  3. Enjoying the early season snow in Tahoe ...

    Enjoying the early season snow in Tahoe

    http://www.tgrmedia.com/i.ashx?w=400&h=0&crop=false&i=http://media.kickstatic.com/kickapps/images/75233/photos/PHOTO_11752442_75233_7441987_ap_730X550.jpg
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    Thoughts and prayers are with everyone at Wolf...

    Thoughts and prayers are with everyone at Wolf Creek, and especially with the patroller's family & friends.

    Taking a moment to remember all those who have passed away in the mountains.
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    It's right next to Ball Butte:...

    It's right next to Ball Butte: http://www.skiingthebackcountry.com/ski_guide/UNITED-STATES/OREGON/CASCADES-CENTRAL/BALL-BUTTE


    The 3 Sisters Backcountry folks are awesome. You'll have a great...
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    Evidently Rainier is skiing very well. "Once in...

    Evidently Rainier is skiing very well. "Once in a decade tour" reported yesterday at Paradise.

    There is also a pretty good base and a fair amount of powder in Central Oregon right now! Here's...
  7. It's been said, but I'm gonna say it again. If I...

    It's been said, but I'm gonna say it again. If I could choose one person to go skiing with in Jackson it would definitely be Eric Henderson. Knowledge, skills, safety of course are all as good as...
  8. Next time you think you are having a bad day.....

    Yesterday in Yellowstone:

    http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs077.ash2/37166_453028118758_360786338758_5544162_3857615_n.jpg

    You just don't see this every day. (let alone get a photo...
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    If you really don't mind driving 10 hours for a...

    If you really don't mind driving 10 hours for a weekend, I would definitely go to Kicking Horse. Although there are plenty of world class resorts in BC, KH has the most consistent steeps.

    Get...
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    Used to live in a Subaru. Got married and now we...

    Used to live in a Subaru. Got married and now we live in a 1990 Chevy G20. 2 people + a dog that takes up the ENTIRE bed at night. (Not sure what's wrong with me that I submit to the dog in my...
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    Not quite the same... This is pretty old news,...

    Not quite the same... This is pretty old news, but Greg Hill is going for 2 million UPHILL vert in a year. He's already reached over 1.5 mil, but with 2.5 months and 500,000 to go, he needs to ski...
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    I don't know other than the drivers license. I...

    I don't know other than the drivers license. I guess a birth certificate would be possible to bring. I'm just trying to avoid the rush passport fees. Not sure if it's even possible to get it in...
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    Crossing the border with pooch- no problem. We...

    Crossing the border with pooch- no problem. We had rabies documentation and paid $100 for travel health check the week, but neither side even glanced at it.

    I can't believe the Fairmont allows...
  14. [Disclaimer- I am NOT familiar with the facts of...

    [Disclaimer- I am NOT familiar with the facts of this case...]

    1. I skied at Kicking Horse for a week last winter and it's perfectly clear (signs, ropes, etc) when you are leaving the resort...
  15. I really enjoyed that. Thank you! Can't wait to...

    I really enjoyed that. Thank you! Can't wait to see Television also. I hear it's in the works to come to Jackson. Any update on when or where?
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    In terms of jobs as a US citizen, basically- good...

    In terms of jobs as a US citizen, basically- good luck. There is definitely no chance of getting a work permit for typical ski bum jobs.

    When I was there I found some work at the hostel, and...
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    Here is a link (also in the other thread) ...

    Here is a link (also in the other thread)

    http://www.archive.org/details/whitebuffalo2004-01-03.at831.shnf


    I've been obsessed with that song since The Big One came out and have been lucky...
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    Every day, my dog makes me smile. :) A...

    Every day, my dog makes me smile. :)

    A friend's adorable Siberian Husky, almost a year ago on Mt Adams:

    http://www.skiingthebackcountry.com/images/2608.jpg
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    Let the East Coast countdown begin! ...

    Let the East Coast countdown begin!


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    We could all use one of these: ...

    We could all use one of these:

    http://www.skiingthebackcountry.com/avalung_avabong.php
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    Skiing in Central Oregon last weekend and a whole...

    Skiing in Central Oregon last weekend and a whole group from California was out on snowshoes. One of them didn't even have snowshoes! He was a photographer and post-holed all the way up to the...
  22. Dani was accompanied by Max Mogren. He went back...

    Dani was accompanied by Max Mogren. He went back and skied the Grand again just a few days later! Read his second trip report here:
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  23. Congrats to Dani Deruyter- 1st Female Snowboarder to Ride the Grand Teton

    Trip Report here: http://www.skiingthebackcountry.com/skiing_journal/354/TETONS-CENTRAL/GRAND-TETON/FORDCHEVYSTETTNER
  24. Meeting tomorrow night at the Forest Service...

    Meeting tomorrow night at the Forest Service Office on 3rd Street (Red Oak Square), 5:00 6:30 PM.

    5-7 uphillers will share/present concerns and comments to the forest service and Mt. Bachelor...
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