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Santa Claus Skiing

Time for the traditional Xmas eve ski run. Maybe the best one ever was on the steps of the cathedral in Helsinki, but skiing my local hill in Santa Claus costume and a bag of presents was also nice!

This article has also been published at Blogspot. Read the full Planetskier series at planetskier.net, or all blog articles from Blogspot or TGR. Photos, videos, and text (c) 2021 by Jari Arkko.

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​Griffin Post’s Inside Line on Finding Washburn’s Lost Cache
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Griffin Post at the discovery site of Bradford Washburn's abandoned 1937 camera cache. | Leslie Hittmeier photo. Now here’s a real-life treasure hunt story. After a multi-month search spread across three separate expeditions, professional skier and mountain explorer Griffin Post discovered a historic cache of camera and climbing gear abandoned in 1937 by legendary mountaineers Bradford Washburn and Robert Bates. Washburn and Bates, members of the Harvard Mountaineering Club embarked on an

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Eric and Logan Pehota | A Glimpse into a Legendary Skiing Family
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In his very first podcast we welcome Eric Pehota, the freeskiing pioneer and undeniable ski legend, to the LPP.  We sat down in his shop in Pemberton, BC alongside one of his sons... and friend of the show, Logan, who just happens to be one of the best skiers on the planet right now. Listen Eric talks about pioneering countless first descents in the Coast Mountains of BC with his ski partner and friend, Trevor Petersen. In the late 1980's and early 90's Eric and his ski partner,

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TGR Tested Quick Hit: Helly Hansen Ridge Infinity Shell Kit
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The Ridge Infinity kit is a durable freeride kit for ripping no matter the conditions. | Helly Hansen photo. Freeride skiing takes a toll on your gear – your skis, boots, and outerwear need to hold up to abuse season over season. As much as I love lightweight gear, reality is, an ultralight touring outerwear kit just isn’t going to cut it for mobbing around in and out of bounds. Helly Hansen’s solution comes in the form of the smartly designed Ridge Infinity Shell jacket and pants, and