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Locked-up snow

I saw snow today! Outside the Leppävaara skating rink... behind bars. What did that snow do, and why is it locked up, and we're not allowed to play?

Photos and text (c) 2019 by Jari Arkko. All rights reserved. My skiing stories can be found from Teton Gravity Research, as well as planetskier.net. This particular story has also appeared here.

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Colorado and Wyoming To See Significant Snowfall This Weekend
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Colorado and Wyoming To See Significant Snowfall This Weekend

Colorado and Wyoming To See Significant Snowfall This Weekend

Big blobs mean big snow. NOAA image. A winter storm is shaping up to drop some significant snow in the mountains all over the West this weekend. With the PNW already seeing their first skiable snow a short while ago, it’s now Colorado’s turn to join the fun. NOAA is calling for upwards of a foot for places like Loveland and Vail, and up to 16 inches for Steamboat. With Keystone and Arapahoe Basin already spinning lifts, this might be a fun weekend for those first turns of

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Behind the Scenes of Dash Longe’s Stone’s Throw
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Behind the Scenes of Dash Longe’s Stone’s Throw

Behind the Scenes of Dash Longe’s Stone’s Throw

If you haven’t watched Dash Longe’s latest DPS Cinematic short – shot and edited by Sweetgrass Productions – we suggest you do so. Right now. It’s an ode to skiing close to home, pushing the limits of what’s possible in new ways, and balancing daily “real” life with getting after it in the mountains. In truth, it’s something we can all relate to, no matter the life we live. RELATED: Kai Jones - 12 Years Old and Living The Dream Aside from being a one-of-a-kind look at skiing in the

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First Tracks Already in Utah and Wyoming
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First Tracks Already in Utah and Wyoming

First Tracks Already in Utah and Wyoming

Forget carving pumpkins, there’s snow in the mountains! This weekend the Rocky Mountain region received enough snow that people were pulling out their touring equipment. From the photos and videos, it’s clear they weren’t being overzealous, the coverage was legitimate. In Utah there was about 14" of fresh snow, and Jackson scored about 16" of freshies. RELATED: Is this the best 12-year-old skier in the world? Meanwhile, this winter weather is a good reminder to start refreshing your