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  1. Argentine Andes / Bariloche - August 9-11

    I've finagled a work trip to Buenos Aires the week of August 12 so looking to tack on some skiing. Shooting for Aug 9-11 but a bit flexible. Thinking Refugio Frey overnight outside of Bariloche for...
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    January 20: Sun Valley / Sawtooths?

    Heading to Galena Lodge north of Sun Valley over MLK Weekend with my xc skiing wife, but have permission to go touring for the day on Sunday, January 20. Anyone else might be out in yonder pastures?...
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    Bump for 2018-2019 season. I'm a Cascade skier...

    Bump for 2018-2019 season. I'm a Cascade skier heading to Sun Valley (Galena Lodge to be precise) over MLK Weekend and looking for partners on Sunday, Jan 20.
  4. 1 Spot Left - Guided Trip to Ulleung Island, South Korea - Feb 19-23

    Toph, myself, and an unknown Austrian have booked Max Kim of Teamax Adventures for 3 days of skiing Ulleung Island, aka South Korea's mystery island, during the Olympics. We leave on the ferry from...
  5. Valle Nevado, Chile on Friday June 30 - Saturday July 1

    Anybody down in Chile? I skied Portillo last weekend and it was rad, if early season. Heading up to Valle Nevado on Friday June 30 (just afternoon) and Saturday July 1 (all day). If anyone would like...
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    March 11-17: Lofoten Norway

    Posting for a friend so reply to contact info below, NOT ME.
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    An American and a Danish skier want to know if YOU want to ski the Lofoten Islands in Norway from March 11th- March 17th. We will...
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    Phrasing wasn't clear: Go to La Grave over the...

    Phrasing wasn't clear: Go to La Grave over the weekend, as opposed to Cham, to avoid Cham's crowds. Then hit Cham on Mon-Tues when less crowded.
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    Chamonix/La Grave - Early March

    Finagled a work trip to Switzerland and France with time to ski in between.

    Flying Seattle to Geneva on March 1 for two days of work. Tentative plan is La Grave over that weekend (March 4-5) to...
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    It snowed down to the hut but not enough to ski...

    It snowed down to the hut but not enough to ski on. We hiked from the hut at 15,000' to the base of the glacier at 16,000' and stashed our skis and mountaineering gear there, so we carried light...
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    TR: Powder Day on the Equator

    There is one place on the Equator with a regular snowpack: Cayambe, Ecuador. The glaciated volcano is just a hair shy of 19,000'. It gets plenty of snow, but getting after it is no mean feat: the...
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    Journalist. Wanna come?

    Journalist.

    Wanna come?
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    Oct 23-28: Ski Mountaineering in Ecuador

    Want to get some shoulder season action? I am heading to Ecuador for a work trip and tacking on some ski mountaineering with Pablo Puruncajas, an Ecuadorian AMGA certified guide -- and as far as I...
  13. Even better: Schwarzenegger

    Even better: Schwarzenegger
  14. I ski toured over Greenland. And I'm a...

    I ski toured over Greenland.

    And I'm a journalist, not a diplomat, so thankfully coming up with solutions ain't my job.

    Glad to see someone post the final text though.
  15. Are you PRO SNOW? (yes this is about climate change)

    I just got back from ‪COP 21, the UN climate summit in Paris, and while there are plenty of worthy reasons to care about climate change, there's a big one all of us obviously care about the most --...
  16. FS: K2 Route Helmet (Medium Black) - LIKE NEW - $75

    I bought a K2 Route Helmet in black from backcountry.com in March -- I will send proof of purchase to buyer -- and it's too big for me. I never got around to returning it within the 30 day window...
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    1/9-1/13: Revelstoke + Rogers Pass

    Heading from Vancouver, BC to Revelstoke on Thur or Fri 1/8 or 1/9 to ski 1-2 resort days (with healthy amounts of sidecountry ideally) and then on to Rogers Pass late on Sat 1/10 or early Sun 1/11...
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    1/25-29: Hokkaido JP based out of Furano

    Will be five nights/four days in Furano most likely, but definitely central Hokkaido, from 1/25-29. Traveling with bad skier girlfriend and her first-timer sister/brother-in-law so while they are...
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    Over in NY looks like the Cats mixed in with rain...

    Over in NY looks like the Cats mixed in with rain but it could snow upwards of 18" in the Daks by the time this storm ends. I plan to head up Wednesday night to the Lake Placid area and do a dawn...
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    Hanging out at Chill-in Hostel (Casey: Gregory...

    Hanging out at Chill-in Hostel (Casey: Gregory sends abrazos) and waiting for C_Free to get here on his late bus from Santiago. Met some folks who have been in the backcountry and it's still hard...
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    The snow gods have answered for septiembre! ...

    The snow gods have answered for septiembre! Still looking for folks to go to Chillán with me around 9/11-9/17 -- PM or reply.
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    9/12-17 TOURING IN CHILE

    In South America? Going? Looking for an excuse to go? I'm your man.

    Heading to Chile from Sept 6-17. I have some work to knock out Sept 8-11 but then free and planning to ski the 12-17. I...
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    Thinking about Lonquimay, Llaima, and Villarrica...

    Thinking about Lonquimay, Llaima, and Villarrica in September. Any of those on your volcano skiing agenda?
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    9/12-17 touring in Chile or Argentina

    Sick Bariloche beta, glad to see some deep snow falling.

    Personally, I'm heading to Chile from Sept 6-17. I have some work to knock out Sept 8-11 but then free and planning to ski. I've got the...
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    Hey Casey and others -- I'm heading to Chile from...

    Hey Casey and others -- I'm heading to Chile from Sept 6-17. I have some work to knock out Sept 8-11 but then free and planning to ski. I've got the 12-17 open ideally for a longer trip. I toured...
  26. Thur 2/13: Vail/Beaver Creek area backcountry

    Heading to Vail/Beaver Creek with the fam and want to slip away for at least a day in the backcountry, whether lift accessed or climbing from a trailhead -- maybe some of the terrain around 10th Mtn...
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    Wasatch Mon-Thur 1/13-1/16

    Hey mags,

    Got a flight in five hours to SLC. Plan to ski hard through Thursday. Avy level 1 certified, locked and loaded -- hit me up if you've got weekdays off this week and want to do some...
  28. ISO backcountry buddies 4/21-23 ANYWHERE west of Mississippi

    I'm an east coaster who will be in Chicago for work in mid-April with some spare time afterwards. I have frequent flyer miles and am willing to travel basically ANYWHERE west of the Mississippi for...
  29. Also, if you don't think you'll be around or...

    Also, if you don't think you'll be around or don't want to hang out with an ice coaster, or whatever -- where would YOU go this season for a good snowpack in mid-to-late April? I was in the San...
  30. ISO backcountry buddies 4/21-23 ANYWHERE west of Mississippi

    I'm an east coaster who will be in Chicago for work in mid-April with some spare time afterwards. I have frequent flyer miles and am willing to travel basically ANYWHERE west of the Mississippi for...
  31. Join me for August or September backcountry action in Chile?

    I am an American and spending the year in Rio de Janeiro. I have my sights set on a guided hut-to-hut ski trip in Chile, somewhere in the vicinity of Santiago, in September or August. Wondering if...
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