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Why We Skin Up Mountains

When the lifts stop is ski season over. Noooo!!! For a lot of us we can ski all the way into late July and August. You just have to work at it a little more. the best part about spring hiking at a resort is no crowd and deep Pow. Montana has been having a killer winter and seems it will not quit. This video is from Yesterday April 5, 2018 at Showdown mountain in the Little Belts. This day was actually the best and deepest we have had all season.Never quit skiing and when it does melt.....grab a mountain bike and ride lifts again!

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Taft Conlin Skier Death Lawsuit Heads Into Second Week of Court
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Taft Conlin Skier Death Lawsuit Heads Into Second Week of Court

Taft Conlin Skier Death Lawsuit Heads Into Second Week of Court

Testimonies began last week in Eagle County, Colorado, regarding the avalanche death of 13-year-old Taft Conlin on January 22, 2012 at Vail Ski Resort. Conlin was killed in an in-bounds slide near the Upper Gate of Prima Cornice while skiing with 3 friends. He did not appear to be carrying any avalanche safety gear when he was caught.  Conlin’s parents, Louise H. Ingalls and Steve Conlin, are suing Vail as a “direct and proximal result” of Vail’s negligence that resulted in their son’s

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A Tribute to Bryce Newcomb’s Spirit of Infectious Energy and Permanent Stoke
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A Tribute to Bryce Newcomb’s Spirit of Infectious Energy and Permanent Stoke

A Tribute to Bryce Newcomb’s Spirit of Infectious Energy and Permanent Stoke

This weekend, the ski community was devastated by news that Jackson’s Bryce Newcomb lost his battle with a traumatic brain injury. Newcomb was involved in a cornice collapse outside the Jackson Hole Resort's boundary in late March. For anyone who knew Newcomb, one thing always stood out: his absolutely infectious energy both on and off the mountain. He truly lived by the motto of “SEND IT,” spreading his sense of humor and stoke and convincing all those who rode with him that anything was

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Deep Powder Snow: The Philosophy of Dolores LaChapelle
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Deep Powder Snow: The Philosophy of Dolores LaChapelle

Deep Powder Snow: The Philosophy of Dolores LaChapelle

— D.L. Three years into my quest to find a copy of Dolores LaChapelle’s , I was finally on the cusp of unearthing the elusive tome. My search had led me to Powell’s Books, in Portland, Oregon, and as I closed in on my quarry, I felt the weight of a multi-year journey begin to lift. Out of print since 1993, was — and is — hard to find, and over the years the volume has gained legendary status as one of the best philosophical/academic examinations of powder skiing ever written. Today,